UK and Republic of Ireland Territory
I am currently the Assistant Director for Music and Creative Arts (contemporary music/song) in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Territory. I’ve worked for the Salvation Army for the last 11 years and I’m passionate about engaging everyone in a lifestyle of worship across many genres of music and creative arts. I’m married to Emily, and we had a “lockdown baby” born last year (2020). I enjoy sports of all kinds and sitting down to watch a good film!
I wrote O To Be Like Thee ten years ago. Although its initial outlet was intended for congregational worship, there was no outlet at the time and so I arranged it for SATB and it was published in the mixed voice series of Sing to the Lord. It followed a trend of setting older lyrics to a new tune and spoke to me as a declaration to become more like Jesus, to seek His face and long to reflect Him in my life.
Singing God's Praises
Singing God’s Praises is intended to be a song that congregations can use to proclaim how they want to live their lives. It’s a song that declares how we choose to sing praises to God in all situations. I believe that if we want others to be inspired by Christ in us, we need to have joy as we share God’s goodness with those who may not know Him. Sometimes, it can be hard to do this through certain times and seasons in our lives, but with an understanding that we have the enduring love of God with us for all our days, we can have that song of praise ready for all who meet us to hear.