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VOLUME 11 NUMBER 2 MONTREAT-ANDERSON COLLEGE OCTOBER 2. 1987
STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN: A
POWERFUL VOICE WITH A
This past Friday night, September
25th, we were blessed with another
spectacular concert. Steven Curtis
Chapman performed for us In Gaither
Chapel at 7:30 PM, He was energetic,
uplifiting and enthusiastic! He sang a
variety of songs In a diverse format.
He started out with some fast songs
and then slowed down the pace In order
to put us in the mood for some thoughts
he had to share.
Steven talked about how we should
have a quiet time In prayer with God
and to read the scripture daily. He
humored the audience with a story
about a woman who was having a baby
and the only verse she could remember
was, "Jesus weptl" He wanted us to try
to keep Jesus in our lives throughout
each week and each day even If It was
only one little word remembered that
Steven Curtis Chapman was eight
years old when he met the Lord. He was
brought up In a Christian home and
everything he did seemed to work out
STEVEN CURTIS CHAPtlAN SHARES HIS PERSONAL TESTIMONY
TO A CAPTIVE AUDIENCE OF STUDENTS
for him. Until recently, when hls home
caught fire, he was having family
problems, and everything In his life
seemed to be falling apart, he never
realized the need for total faith In
Jesus. He wrote a song based on the
scripture, “In this world you will have
trouble, but take heart, I am always
with you, for you were created for a
purpose." Chapman stated, "Have
fellowship with God and God will get
you through, he carried me and he will
carry you, Hls word Is faithful."
Steven was fifteen years old when he
wrote hls first song. Steven Is
married and hls wife's name Is Mary
Beth. He has one daughter, Emily, who
Is nineteen months old. Mary Beth Is
very family oriented and It's hard on
her when Steven travels. She has
grown to be' very supportive though.
Steven has hls priorities set: first Is
his life Is the Lord, second, his family,
third, hls ministry.
Mary Beth and Emily travel with him
frequently. Maybe the reason she
wasn't with him at this concert is
because they are expecting another
Steven expressed that life on the road
is hard because you have to be diligent
with your quiet time. He also stated
that life on the road also has Its
advantages. "You get to know what
people are feeling and how to minister
to them," he said.
Steven was approached by producer
Greg Nelson (Sandl Patti and Steve
Green's producer) about recording his
music. Steven said "I was a writer for
Benson Company at the time and this
opportunity fell into place after
earnest prayer and then the Lord opened
doors,” Steven's songs have been
recorded by the Imperials, Whiteheart,
Sandi Patti, Truth, Glen Campbell, DMD
Band, Benny Hester, Silverwind and Gold
Cityl WoVil Steven's own favorite
artists include BeBe and CeCe WInan,
Dallas Holm, Steve Fry, and Whiteheart.
Hls favorite secular artists are Huey
Lewis, Bruce Hornsby and Ricky Scaggs.
How would we desribe Steven Curtis
Chapman's music style? He describes
it as being adult contemporary with a
pop-rock, up tempo flavor. Although
concert wasn't well attended by our
college students there were those
present who had a great time and got a
lot out of It! Steven sang a song called,
"Hiding Place' based on Psalm 36:7,
which we would like to conclude with.
"How precious is your unfailing love.
Both high and low among men find
refuge In the shadow of your wing."
Praise the LordI
ALETHIA PROUDLY PRESENTS
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