One of my heroes - a longtime friend and quite simply, one of the greatest guitarists to ever roam the earth. Our work together in the studio was a dream come true for me.
The one thing Steely Dan -
Rod Stewart - Christopher Cross -
The Imperials and me all have in common . . . Michael Omartian.
Producer - composer - arranger - and magnificent keyboard artist. He has contributed his talent to more than 350 million albums worldwide and is multiple Grammy winner.
There is only one Michael Omartian. I am grateful to call him friend . . and love the fact he is a crucial creative contributor to Great Expectations.
Australian Darlene Zschech is acclaimed all over the world as a composer, worship leader, pastor, author and speaker, and became most well known for her involvement in the worship team at Hillsong Church, Sydney, Australia over many years. Although she has achieved numerous gold albums and her songs are sung in many nations of the world, Darlene’s success simply stands as a testimony to her life’s passion for serving God and people with all her heart. Alongside her husband Mark, they are the Senior Pastors of Hope Unlimited Church (HopeUC) on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia.
SINGER / SONGWRITER
and my favorite worship leader.
- A pure heart -
- wonderful guitarist -
- a southern gentleman -
and a dear friend.
We've been friends for many years - along with the other guys from 4HIM.
An amazing vocalist and worship leader with a heart for God.
Hillsong is a church
that believes in Jesus,
a church that loves God and people.
Hillsong is a contemporary Christian church. Overwhelmed by the gift of salvation we have found in Jesus,
we have a heart for authentic worship, are passionate about the local church, and are on mission
to see God’s kingdom
established across the earth.
Hillsong Church was founded by Brian and Bobbie Houston in 1983
in the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia. Now, Hillsong has churches in city centres in 23 countries around the world. The church has
an average global attendance over 130,000 weekly.
Like me - Greg Laurie is a product of the
Jesus Movement in the 70's.
HARVEST CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
in Southern California.
Greg is cool without trying to be.
The ministry of Harvest is outstanding and accomplishes the idea of being relevant without the least bit of compromising truth.
The Cove is a Christian Conference Center
in Asheville, North Carolina . . . designed to encourage, refresh, and empower believers who want to grow
and deepen their faith.
It is an amazing place!
You will feel something very special the moment
you drive on to the property.
Nancy and I both the product of the ministry
of Dr. Billy Graham.
Nancy - by way of Billy Graham Films
and me . . . via Explo '72 in Dallas.
Dr. & Mrs. Graham, along with members of their family,
were very supportive of
our Cafe in Pigeon Forge.
Be sure to check out this
amazing place located in
Charlotte, North Carolina.
He turned pro at age 15.
He won THE FRENCH OPEN,
becoming the youngest player
to ever win the event.
He become the youngest player
to rank in the Top 5.
His fastest serve
was clocked @130 MPH.
After playing in the French Open in 1997- he sent his shoes (complete with the red clay), one of his rackets and a practice shirt for us to display in our Cafe.
From Michael on his work now:
"The Chang Family Foundation is not only an avenue to give back to the community but a way to share
the Gospel message through sports,
touching many lives along the way."
Besides being Michael Omartian's wife . . . . Stormie is a bestselling author who personally connects with readers by sharing experiences and lessons that beautifully illustrate how God changes lives when we learn to trust in Him, seek His will, and follow His lead no matter what the circumstances.
She says, “My goal in life is to help others find the same freedom, healing, restoration, fulfillment, and purpose that I have found. I want them to know the wonderful life-transforming power of God’s love and all that He has for them, so they can become all He
created them to be.”
Stormie is amazing.
For some of the best years of my life . . . I lived in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, just south of Yellowstone.
In fact . . . to get to my home,
we actually crossed thru
Grand Teton National Park.
If you've never visited there -
you owe it to yourself to add Yellowstone and Jackson Hole
to your bucket list.
It will always be home to me.
Loving Yellowstone, I have been a supporter of this foundation for many years.
Yellowstone Forever is the park’s official education and fundraising nonprofit partner. Their combined operations include 11 educational Park Stores; the Yellowstone Forever Institute, offering in-depth educational programs for visitors of all ages; and a worldwide community of Yellowstone enthusiasts who have made a financial commitment to fund visitor education and park preservation.
Join our community today and help ensure that Yellowstone
is preserved for future generations.
Our dear friend, MARK HARRIS,
is worship leader @ Gateway
in Dallas, Texas.
They are all about people because God is all about people. One of the ways they express their love for Him is through love for people, and they do that by helping each person who comes to Gateway grow in their relationship with the Lord.
in Redding, California
Bethel Redding's mission is to create a vibrant family of hope filled believers who deeply experience the love and presence of God and partner with Jesus to express the joy and power of His kingdom in every area of life.
MOSAIC CHURCH is located in Hollywood, California . . . . just down the street from my kids. Erwin is one of the best writers on the planet.
He has been a big influence on my life in recent years.