like to firstly thank the Lord for His gift of music to
me. I want to also thank my wife, Loraine for her
constant encouragement and support of my music ministry
and also my son Jeremy and
Jilleen and her husband Bryan for their
support and encouragement.
At the age
of 17, I was filled with the Spirit and shortly after, a
young man in our church who was youth leader, shared a
prophetic word with me.
instrument you put your hand to to bless My
Name, I will bless you in it"
For many years
that instrument was the guitar which I used
to lead worship in literally hundreds of
meetings. For about
3 years I also played the organ in a church.
However, I have always had a desire to play
the piano and over the years I have
used every opportunity to sit at a
piano and finger cords and try to play.
But it wasn't
until we came to the USA in 1991 to travel
full time in revival meetings that the
opportunity became a reality. I would
sit at the piano or the keyboard in the
church, when everyone had gone home, and
just worship God while playing two or three
cords. God by His Spirit, taught me to play
and again fulfilled His promise to me 43
unconventional style, but it is what God has
given me and called me to do.
At one morning
meeting back in 1992, I plucked up the
courage and began to play at the end of
service. People came and told me they
were really blessed with the music I was
playing during the altar call.
So I continued to use the keyboard and
eventually began to lead worship.
years later, in a small church in North
Carolina, the pastor asked me to give him a
recording of the music. I had recorded
each piece and stored them in my keyboard
memory. I copied them onto a cassette
and gave it to the pastor and he began to
play it in every service that week. I
had many requests to make the cassette
available, and so, about 14 years ago the
first instrumental cassette tape called
"Rivers of Worship" was released. We
sold and gave away hundreds and people would
wear out the tape and purchase a new one.
We recorded a
second one called "Rivers of Worship 2" also
on cassette about three years later and both
tapes one and two were very popular.
When CD's became the norm, we began to sell
a CD and combined both cassettes into a
min CD and this has been one of our most
popular CD's ever since.
However, a few
months ago, I began to work on a brand new
CD and one day while talking to my brother,
Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne, he said he would
like to help me and that he would arrange
for me to visit "Rain Music Recording
Studio" belonging to his worship leader,
Nick Coetzee. Well I did
and the new CD which you see on this page is
now available for purchase.