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About Me

I am a fortunate man…

  • Husband to a wonderful woman for so many years it is assumed I must have married her when she was five years old.
  • Father to two talented, grounded young men, both of whom I would choose as friends if I wasn’t already their dad.
  • Grandfather to four beautiful grandchildren.

I am a fortunate man…

  • Still finding new avenues for the work I love after some four decades.
  • Privileged to make music with incredibly talented cowriters, artists, and recording musicians all along the way.
  • Blessed to work with ethical, creative clients from all around the globe, in the worlds of church music, advertising, musical theater, & broadcast media.

I am a fortunate man…

  • Saved by God’s grace when I was a boy.
  • Forgiven by God’s mercy every day since.
  • Still learning how amazing the Lord truly is after all these years.

I am a fortunate man.

Assorted Credits

(And other things that might make you think I’m a big deal)

  • Winner of six Dove Awards. (Not as big a deal as some think.)
  • Writer of eight Top Ten Christian radio hits. (A bigger deal than many think.)
  • Producer of Point of Grace, the Talleys, Kurt Kaiser and several other talented artists. (A bigger deal for me than for them.)
  • Writer/Arranger/Orchestrator of a small mountain of choral music anthems, collections and musicals. (Which at least speaks to my work ethic.)
  • Author of The Craft of Christian Songwriting. (Which speaks to my obsession to finish even the most unprofitable of tasks.)
  • Seller of tacos, airline tickets, jewelry, and frozen cobblers, during a decade of writing radio & TV jingles, including a recording session with the legendary Mel Tormé. (Now that’s a big deal.)
  • Teacher of songwriting from a Christian POV since 1995. (Only time will tell if that’s a big deal or not.)