All posts filed under: Worship

Scoop ~ Interview with Worship Leader & SongLab Founder, Meredith Mauldin

Meredith Mauldin is a wife, mom, co-founder of worship and songwriting group, Upperroom, and the founder of SongLab. SongLab recently released an EP, Simplicity (read the TBAP review here) with the wonderful anthem song, Hero. Meredith took some time to chat with TBAP about her work and journey in SongLab so far. Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello Meredith! Lovely to have you visit TBAP today! Please tell us a bit about yourself and SongLab that we don’t already know. Meredith: Thank you so much for the interview! Well, my name is Meredith Mauldin and I have been a singer, songwriter, and worship leader for almost 15 years. I have an incredible husband and 3 kiddos but I momma a lot more worship peeps all over the country through SongLab. SongLab started as songwriter/ worship events to help equip worship leaders to write their own unique songs coming from their heart and testimonies as well as their local churches. Over the last year and a half it has developed into much more. Miranda ~ How …

Album Review – Simplicity by SongLab

Category Christian Genre Worship/Contemporary Rating 4 Stars Review There’s a subtle atmosphere to the music that leads a listener into a mode of worship and praise. The lyrics are beautifully designed and structured in a posture of surrender, humility, and awe for God’s love, holiness, and sovereignty. SongLab leaves no doubt about the sweetness of a relationship with Jesus Christ. Each song is a resounding testimony of the goodness of God and His faithfulness to each of His own. An anthem song to look out for in this EP is Hero, a number wholeheartedly dedicated to worshiping and praising God in utmost adoration simply because He is God. *Though I offer this review to the public, it’s my opinion and simply that. A ‘thank you’ to DREAM Label Group for a free copy in a exchange for my honest opinion.

Scoop ~ Interview with Chad Dorough of Royal Company

Royal Company is a group of passionare singers/songwriters that came together to make music to glorify God. They were first two, and then took off from there and grew into what they are now. They recently released a beautiful song, Love In Your Eyes, that’s both hopeful and heartwarming. Recently, TBAP had an interview with Chad Dorough, one of the cofounders of the group, and this is what he had to say: Miranda ~ Hello! Glad to have you visit TBAP today. Could you please tell us a bit about Royal Company and your ministry as a group? Chad – Thanks so much for having us! So, our music is a reflection of the love and acceptance we find in Jesus. We want to change the world through love, genuine relationships, and music. Our ministry motto is valuing human hearts over listeners. We care about every heart that hears one of our songs, and we go to great lengths to make sure we can connect with everyone. Music brings us together, but the love of …

Book Review ~ Shaped Notes: How Ordinary People With Extraordinary Gifts Influenced My Life and Career By Larnelle Harris with Christine Schaub

About the Book “My dad was a bootlegger. Believe or not, bootleggers go to church. Drug dealers and cartel kingpins go to church. That doesn’t make them Christians. Mom was praying Dad into the faith…praying for a change in his life and a change in ours…” The majestic tenor voice of Larnelle Harris has helped define a generation of contemporary Christian music. Most people know about Larnelle’s notable successes—his Grammy Awards, his Hall of Fame inductions, his #1 hit songs—but no one has heard the true story of how a little boy from the hills of Kentucky made his way to music’s most acclaimed stages and venues. His journey—from the son of a bootlegger to being the first gospel artist inside the Kremlin after the fall of the Soviet Union—is chronicled for the first time in this heart-felt memoir. From watching his father handcuffed and taken to jail to battling racial tensions to losing his voice and not knowing if he would ever sing again, Larnelle shares the most painful and triumphant moments of his …

Album Review ~ Amazed By Alexandria Levin

Category Religious/Christian Genre Contemporary/Worship Release Date January 17, 2020. Rating 4 Stars Review Levin’s Amazed is a powerful testimony of God’s love and faithfulness on a personal level and in a tangible way. The song, Amazed, by which the album is titled, mirrors the general theme of the album, which through lyrics and music, portrays a faith and journey that have weathered many storms to reveal something stronger and beautiful. The organic testimony is uniquely refreshing and softly bold, with a flow that uplifts heart and spirit. Amazed tells a story of love, trust, faith, and hope in a God Who stands true and unchanging in every season of life.   About Alexandria Levin Alexandria Levin is a passionate worshiper and follower of Jesus. From the age of 12 she began singing in churches, traveling with ministry teams and for the past ten years has served in worship leadership. For years Alexandria has written songs and used music as an expression of her worship. In 2018, she took a more intentional approach to her songwriting …

Article ~ Conversations with God (Part 3): Unpleasant Revelations

When things go wrong and we don’t understand why, especially after we’ve tried everything in our power to fix it, and prayed every prayer we know to pray, and yet the situation remains unchanging or grows worse, we often come to God baffled, and sometimes even, indignant, with questions about why He’s letting things unfold the way that they are without intervening. It’s not wrong to ask why (as long as you do it from a posture of humility and not entitlement), as God Himself invited us to do so, saying, “Call to Me, and I will answer you and, show you great and mighty things that you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3).  Don’t be surprised if God will show you baffling things that you never knew were intertwined with the events that have happened to you. You may ask God why your third marriage has failed and why He did nothing to change the heart of your spouse despite your endless prayers, and God may show you a cycle of bad behavior that started …

Album Review ~ Who You Are By Northwood Worship

Category Religious/Christian Genre Urban/Electronic Pop/Praise/Worship Release Date October 25, 2019. Rating 4 Stars Review Who You Are opens with Bright, an anthem of faith and hope for a future that’s in God’s loving and powerful hands. The rhythms are paced beautifully with the instrumentals to allow them to be easily heard and followed. Nothing about the songs is in a rush or too slow; the emphasis is on the deep meaning—and the experience that comes with it—embedded in the seemingly simple lyrics. Who You Are is an album that portrays faith and hope for better days to come, by trusting, loving, and focusing on God and His unfailing love. Who You Are inspires absolute surrendering worship born from this certain hope that is evident in the lyrics and overall music. *Though I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply that. Much appreciation to Lance Brown, GM & Senior Partner at DREAM Label Group, for a free copy in exchange for my honest opinion.  About Northwood Worship Northwood Worship is the …

Scoop ~ Interview With Northwood Worship

Northwood Worship is a group of songwriting friends who are also pastors and worship leaders at Northwood Church, whose new album, Who You Are, has a genre that offers the beautiful element of a different taste than the conventional contemporary praise/worship that most worship teams are known for, and they do it in a way that shows diversity and open-heartedness in songwriting, music style and sound. NW took the time to share some thoughts with TBAP today. Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello! Super glad to have Northwood Worship visit TBAP today. Tell us a bit about NW? NW: Thanks so much for having us. We are a group of friends that all attend Northwood Church on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We’ve done some different projects over the years, but really got serious to do a new album about 2 years ago. Since that time, we got hooked up with Dream Worship and so we’re excited to seeing this album get out there. Miranda ~ NW has a unique brand of genre, a little different …

Album Review ~ God So Good By Life.Church Worship

Category Religious/Christian Genre Contemporary Worship/Praise Release Date September 20, 2019. Rating 4 Stars Review Life.Church Worship stirs up a celebration with this brilliant, yet spiritually uplifting release. The instrumentals at various moments turned out to be pleasantly surprising in a classicly unique way, so that the music altogether is filled with God’s glory and inspires praise, joy, and enjoyment. The heart of God So Good celebrates God as the center of our life and that He is the ONLY One worthy to be praised and worshipped. God So Good showcases the ultimate vision/mission of Life.Church and its worship team—the principle by which they’ve come to be known—that life and truly living begins with God. *Though I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply that. Much appreciation to DREAM GM, Lance Brown and DREAM Label Group/DREAM Worship for a free album copy in exchange for an honest opinion.  About Life.Church Worship Life.Church Worship is a collective of worship pastors from Life.Church, a multi-site church meeting at 33 physical locations in 10 …

Artist Scoop ~ Interview With Zion Rempel, Worship Leader & Creative Pastor Of 29:11 Church

It wasn’t too long ago that DREAM Label Group/DREAM Worship released the all wonderful album, Marble & Mortar Vol. I & 2 (read the TBAP review here and here). The incredible people behind the awesome songs, 29:11 Worship, have been writing for their local church and community from the inception of 29:11 Church. Zion Rempel, the Creative pastor took the time to tell us a bit about his personal journey and ministry in 29:11 Church and worship team, in the chat below. Miranda ~ Hello! Pleasure to have you visit TBAP today. Please tell us a bit about yourself. Zion: Honored to be here. Hello there, my name is Zion Rempel. I am the Creative Pastor at 29:11 Church in Tempe, Arizona. I have been a part of this movement from the very beginning. It has been incredible to see what it has grown into—from a small Bible study that met in our living room, to a thriving community over just the past five years. I am married to my beautiful wife, Kirstyn, who is …