It's not unexpected when worship songs and dynamic Christian artists are birthed out of the local church. For many years, artists such as Chris Tomlin, Paul Baloche, David Crowder, Casting Crowns, and Lincoln Brewster have been inspired by church ministry to create meaningful lyrics and a cohesive sound built upon theological dialogue within the local church. For Christian artist, Kyle Wijnands, this could not be more true.
“I find that Christian songwriting would be very difficult without the relationships, community, and ministry opportunities I have within the contexts of the local church” says Kyle Wijnands who serves as a part-time youth pastor at Riverdale Mennonite Church in Millbank, Ontario. Kyle is a songwriter and musician who has been singing and playing the piano since the age of eight. Over the last four years, he has completed his Bachelor of Theological studies in the pastoral program at Emmanuel Bible College to prepare for full-time church ministry. During this time, Kyle has had many opportunities to perform his music and lead worship at college, local churches, vacation Bible schools, ministry retreats, youth gatherings, and even an international music festival in Rochester, New York.
"My prayer is that this album would be a soundtrack to our lives inspiring us to humbly and desperately seek the Lord in everything that we do. It is amazing that God can use broken people like us to be part of a beautiful kingdom tapestry that He is weaving!"