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.
Phil Keaggy is perhaps one of the most admired guitarists in music today.
His career has spanned more than 40 years, and has included over 60 solo albums, both vocal and instrumental, 8 releases with his band, Glass Harp, as well as numerous duets and trio albums. One of the most sought after studio guitarists, Phil also continues to sell out concerts all over the United States, with his ever-changing style, ranging from rock-and-roll to fully orchestrated instrumental compositions.
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.
SINGER / SONGWRITER
and my favorite worship leader.
- A pure heart -
- wonderful guitarist -
- a southern gentleman -
and a dear friend.
Tom and I have known one another since the mid-70's. He is amazing.
A Grammy Award-winning and nominated Instrumental Recording Musician, Producer, & Composer. He’s also a four-time Dove award-winner as well.
Through the years he became a very active session and touring sideman guitarist, as well as a producer, arranger, and composer.
Some of Tom’s recording & live performances include: Elvis Presley, Jessica Simpson, Michael McDonald, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Peter Cetera, Kenny Loggins, Barry Manilow, Fatih Hill, Wynonna Judd, Brian McKinight, Donna Summer, Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20, Steve Winwood, Christopher Cross, Michael W. Smith, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Christopher Cross, Cliff Richard, Melinda Doolittle, Glen Campbell, Bill Champlin, John Secada, Michael Card, Englebert Humperdinck, Mandisa , Charlie Daniels, Richard Marx, Yolanda Adams,, B J Thomas, Phil Keaggy, Bob Carlisle, Ricky Scaggs, Michael English, Lisa Marie Presley, Carman, Bill Gaither, Point Of Grace, CeCe Winans, 4 Him, Bruce Carroll, The Imperials, Garth Brooks, Paul Overstreet, Twila Paris, Steven Curtis Chapman, Dobie Gray, , CeCe Winans, and many more.
Mylon and I have been friends forever.
So many amazing times together in ministry - many times with my band opening for him and Broken Heart.
Today Mylon and his wife, Christi, minister in churches all over the world - on Christian TV, at revivals, crusades, Bible Schools, Worship Seminars, Motorcyle Rallies, NFL and NBA chapel services, Nascar chapel services and ladies meetings. They are also committed to minister with Mike Barber Ministries which ministers in prisons across America. Mylon and Christi have also had numerous missionary opportunities in various parts of the world.
Babbie is one of my favorite people on earth . . . a two-time Dove Award winning Christian singer, songwriter, author and TV talk show host.
She is simply a remarkable woman who loves God with all her heart. It's great just to be in the same room with her . . . but then she starts to sing and share her faith . . . and there is a shift in the environment.
If you don't about Babbie - it's time for you to discover her - you'll be blessed.
The plan is for us to write some songs together. I'll keep you informed.
The best thing about CeCe . . .
she's the real deal.
And additionally . . . she can sing.
The best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time, CeCe has long since cemented her status as one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in modern music history. Recording and performing as both a solo artist and as a duo with her brother BeBe, CeCe has influenced a generation of gospel and secular vocalists over the course of her astonishing career. Her mantel today holds a staggering 12 GRAMMY Awards, 20 Dove Awards, and 7 Stellar Awards. She’s been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Nashville Music City Walk of Fame, in addition to being named a Trailblazer of Soul by BMI and garnering multiple NAACP Image Awards, Soul Train Awards, Essence Awards, and more.
We've been friends forever!
I've always said that David Huff is the most humble guy I know. He's also an amazing songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and record producer.
David is a Mississippi-born singer/musician who at the age of 11 years old was given his first guitar. David knew at around four years old he was destined to play music.
His career started in country music with his sister Dorothy. They appeared on several radio stations and was invited to appear on the Louisiana Hayride.
David formed a rock group in the 60s and became known as Little David & the Giants. The group became popular with the college crowd and opened for groups like Cheech and Chong, Styx, and Black Oak Arkansas. David was signed to Capitol Records, MGM, CBS, and United Artist Records.
In 1977 David’s twin brothers Rayborn and Clayborn gave their lives to Jesus Christ. It was shortly after their conversion David was involved in 3 car wrecks and the final wake-up call was getting busted with a felony charge. A couple of months later David committed his life to the Lord Jesus.
The rest - they say - is history.
THE WORLD'S ONLY 5-TIME NATIONAL BANJO CHAMPION
Inducted into the
BANJO HALL OF FAME
Biscuit is one of my very best friends.
And - one of my heroes. He is pure country . . . with a big heart for God and people. We've performed together a bunch of times thru the years. It is safe to say - there ain't nobody like Biscuit.
Gary “Biscuit” Davis is a world-class musician and banjo expert. He holds a total of five National Banjo titles and is known throughout the world for his accomplishments.
Gary’s experience speaks for itself. He played for Dolly Parton for more than 20 years and spent much of that time as her band leader and producer.
Stormie is Michael's wife . . .
and she is amazing.
A best-selling 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.”
The strength and transparency of Stormie Omartian’s message has driven her books to the top of the bestsellers list and earned many prestigious awards. Stormie has been interviewed on many national radio and television programs and featured in many Christian publications and magazines. She and have been married more than 48 years, have two married children, and two granddaughters.
The Navigators is a ministry that shares the gospel of Jesus and helps people grow in their relationship with Him through Life-to-Life® discipleship, creating spiritual generations of believers.
Since its founding in 1933, The Navigators has upheld the mission
“To know Christ, make Him known, and help others do the same.”
The Navigators is focused on developing disciples person-by-person-by-person and encouraging spiritual growth across life stages.
A disciple is someone who believes in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, intentionally learns from Him, and strives to live more like Him.
To share the gospel and disciple all people in all places, The Navigators includes a wide variety of ministries and a broad family of missionaries, supporters, and volunteers.
The Navigators reaches and disciples people in need of the gospel where they work, live, worship, and play: on college campuses and military bases, in inner cities, workplaces, churches, and local communities, and in hard to reach places.
I've been to a lot of places . . . . .
but The Cove has to be one of the
most special on earth.
The Cove’s story began with a vision that God placed in the hearts of Billy and Ruth Graham. A review of the years prior to the founding of
The Billy Graham Training Center
at The Cove
reveals how God led the Grahams, opened doors, and paved the way for ministry in this unique mountaintop retreat center.
The Graham’s vision for The Cove
is a living reality as ministry takes place and lives are transformed here. Believers from across the globe come to The Cove with the goal of spending focused time in God’s Word and with the desire to receive renewal and rest in our beautiful mountain setting.
Transformation takes place
as The Cove teaches people
to know God better, know His Word, build godly relationships, and help others know Him.