So I noticed a few weeks ago Jake did a piece of Phil Wickham, and rightfully so.  However most people don’t realize what a talented family he has.  His dad John is a worship pastor at Marantha Chapel in California.  Phil’s brother Evan, is a worship pastor at Horizon Christian Fellowship in San Diego.  All Wickhams have that amazing ability to lead us to the throne of God through their music, and Evan is no different.

He offers a much deeper, jazzy sound than Phil, but still has that trademark style. I have been blessed to have seen these two guys lead worship with their dad a few times while in California.  One thing that I love about those times of worship is that I feel an amazing sense of authenticity.  It isn’t about glorifying anyone other than Jesus Christ.  It is simple, yet intricate.  Powerful and purposeful.  The songs aren’t hard to sing along with – instead they invite everyone to sing unto the Lord, the way I believe worship should be.

On his album Mysterious Things Evan takes this simple approach, and has written a collection of 13 inspiring songs that seem to find their way resonating in your heart.  They are catchy, clever, and I am pretty sure I have heard other “mainstream” musicians using them as well.  For someone who leads worship for a youth group, they often find their way into the song selection.  My favorite song is “Pour Out Your Spirit Lord.”  It is a simple song that simply asks God to pour out His Holy Spirit upon us.  

Pour out your Spirit Lord
Pour out your Spirit Lord
I want to be like Jesus
I want to be like Jesus 

(Chorus)

King of Glory, Lord of all
Your face I seek, Your name I call

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus

You are holy, you are pure
Your love is great, and your mercy endures
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus 

I choose to honor You
I choose to honor You
I want to be Your servant
I want to be Your servant

So do yourself a favor and pick up this CD either via iTunes or whatever source you get music from.

Here are a few mp3s that you can take for a test drive, but you should probably buy the whole thing:

House of the Holy One – Download – Stream
Pour Out Your Spirit Lord – Download – Stream

Website: www.evanwickham.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/evanwickham

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