Andrew Kinsey - Salvation Army Canada

Andrew Kinsey

Andrew Kinsey

Andrew Kinsey 

UK and Republic of Ireland Territory

Some of my earliest memories growing up include listening to my dad play guitar and singing songs he had written to put me to bed. Music was a part of my life before I could even walk, and I have always loved different kinds of musical expressions.

I first picked up a guitar at 10 years old and was soon playing in different church bands and projects. In my later teens and early twenties, I was part of some semi-successful secular rock bands. For a while, I thought that was the direction I wanted my life to go, but I started to feel that there was something missing in my life.

It was during this time that I recommitted my life to Christ and my life started to head in a different direction. During this faith journey, my music started to reflect my faith and my lifestyle. I started to play in a wide variety of worship groups in my division. Since then, I’ve had the pleasure to lead worship across the country and be part of several awesome bands and projects. I also started to write songs that reflect my personal experience of being a Christian and I’ve found the whole process of writing songs helpful in my walk with God. 

Nothing but Jesus

This song came to me during some free time I had at a Salvation Army leaders conference. I was reflecting on the faithfulness of God and how He was all I wanted and needed in life. I had the idea to rework the hymn and a new melody came to me. I sang it to my friend Sarah Rose. She wrote some lyrics and helped bring the song to life. It is a song that is a declaration that Jesus is all we need in life. He has the power to make us whole and restore our lives. I hope that when people hear this song that they are reminded of His goodness to us.