The Greatest Of These

This CD brings together songs written at different times within the last few years. Whether my inspiration was the written word or the spoken word, the source remains the same, namely the Word of God delivered through the Holy Spirit. Christ Reigns and Who Is The King? were both written for a theme song competition. I Have Called You was written by request for Resurrection/St. Paul School. A Song About Hope and The Greatest of These were written specifically for this project and You Are My Son was written for and dedicated to the parishioners of the Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City, MD.

Thank you to my wife Jeanne for being there these many years; for loving me and supporting my work as a musician. I have always said that she really has the tough job on Sunday mornings; bring our three children to church and keeping the peace in the pew!

Someone I absolutely need to give many thanks and props to is Todd McCagg, without whom I can beyond a shadow of a doubt that this recording would have never happened. Purely out of the goodness of his heart and a deep love for all things musical has Todd taken on the laborious and often thankless job of fleshing out my ideas and synthesizing them into a coherent whole; it is difficult to imagine the number of hours he has put into this project. Todd has also been a mentor, coach, and cheerleader; thank you Todd for believing in me and making me sound good!

I would like to thank the parishioners of the Church of the Resurrection for their support, affection and desire to hear more of my music. Thank you to all of those who continue to ask each week: “When are you going to make a CD?”. Thank you to the students at Resurrection St. Paul School who heartily embraced the song You Are My Son, listening to it on their mp3 players, congratulating me and inspriring me to write more. Thank you to Karen Murphy and Wendy Cottrell for all of their support, and not allowing me to “hide under a bushel”. Thanks go to Suzanne, Pat, Matt, Nick, Niko, the Church of the Resurrection Choir and the RSPS Children’s Choir for lending their particular talents to this CD. I also need to thank Scott McCagg, Todd’s brother in Buffalo, who makes his way into Todd’s basement every once in a while via a broadband internet connection to lay down some tasty guitar licks.

A portion of the sale of this CD will go towards the Church of the Resurrection Parish Based Resurrection St. Paul School Tuition Endowment Fund. Thank you for your support.

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