Honouring the past to inspire the future.
“It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to put your trust in man”. Psalm 118:8
The first Church I ever sang in was the Kangaroo Ground Presbyterian Church in the very small town of Kangaroo Ground in Victoria. I was 13 years old and me and some friends had been taking guitar lessons with a local school teacher, Gordon Mullen. He faithfully took time every Tuesday afternoon to teach us disinterested kids a few chords on our nylon string guitars. We formed a band… well sort of… called Freedom. Me and my mate Geoff Bentley and four girls who all had strong opinions on what we should wear. Purple flared pants and sickly yellow silk shirts for us guys and yellow mini skirts and big white boots for the girls. Our first ever performance was at this church. It was not all that good….. But I remember it well.
I recently visited the historic church and stood where I would have played my guitar on that Sunday morning in 1973. If I had known back then that the Lord would take my humble songs and music and build a worldwide ministry from them it would have been overwhelming… yet He has. And I desire more than anything that He gets all the glory and credit for it. The truth is…. I still can’t read music and have no idea what chords I’m playing most of the time. I failed music in High School and was told by my first vocal lessons instructor I did not have the voice to pursue a career in singing. He was right!!! But that never stops God from doing amazing things in your life.