Worship Leader With A Grateful Heart And A Positive Message To Share

My life tells a story...just like your life. Ups and downs no doubt? Maybe more downs than ups?

 

 

 

In October of 2004 I was finally broken, a drunkard, a liar, and at risk of losing my wife and my Air Force career. That's when I heard the voice. It was THE Voice. God was knocking on the door of my heart for the billionth time and it was time to wake up. I heard the message loud and clear for the first time, "follow me first and I can set things right." That night, October 26th, 2004, was my last drink of alcohol. I went to church, found some help, and turned on a fire for the Lord. My wife stuck it out with me, though not understanding at first, but loving the Lord, worked through the change and we mended our marriage. 
 
God kept his promise.
 
I began listening to praise and worship music on KLOVE radio. I heard for the first time, after always being moved by music, songs that made me feel good and made me want more of what these artists like Chris Tomlin and Casting Crowns were singing about.

 I wanted to sing like that; I wanted to "make a joyful noise" (Psalm 100:1).

With my wife's help and tutelage, I got involved in playing guitar for church praise teams as we traveled with the Air Force (oh yeah, by the way, God, restored my career too and I'm now a retired Master Sergeant of 20 years). I was asked to lead a few songs; then asked to lead teams. Now, almost 13 years from that fateful night in October, I've begun writing music again. And I'd love to share them with you now. 
 
My debut album, "Dreams Come True," tells a musical journey from top to bottom; from my “beginnings” writing music with my brother, seeing “Dreams Come True” in my gracious marriage to my wife and seeing the miracle of birth in my daughters, to being “Restored” by God and being “Baptized” in the East China Sea in 2007--and on fire for the Lord ever since. I now look toward the future in my still "new" life with Jesus Christ, when one day the “Train Goin’ Home” will carry me through the "Rapture" on my way to Heaven.

We all have a story...in HIStory. 
 
I hope by sharing a little piece of my story helps you realize that you, too, can see your "Dreams Come True." Just answer the knock when God calls.
 
"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me." Revelation 3:20
 
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." - Proverbs 3:5-6
 
God Bless,
- Kevin Ray Nichols
KRN on Twitter @kevinraynichols
 
 

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