In my personal testimony I speak of returning to the church in a United Methodist congregation (Pine Forest UMC), I note that I attended an evening service first where some young people gave their testimony. One of those young people was Leah Taylor (then Leah Bridges), at that time involved in soccer, music, and the Christian youth group at Pine Forest under Linda Smith. One of the things I kept my eyes on in those days was the impact that the church had on its young people, and over the years even more importantly the impact the young people had on their church. Leah is an example of the impact a young person can have on the church, if the church will only permit it.
A few weeks ago I was priveleged to attend an evening service at Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola, FL, and the worship music and special music were provided mostly by Leah Taylor. She was also introducing her newly released CD, Faithful Friend. Leah is now a bit older than when I first heard her testimony in words, and she has a husband and three children. This time she gave her testimony in music. My wife and I would have been there just for friendship. But Leah’s passion, her worship, or the quality of her musicianship meant this was a concert I would have wanted to hear whether or not I already knew the artist.
If you want to hear the gospel presented in music, more clearly than any sermon, you’ll want to buy this CD and listen to it. You won’t be disappointed.
Leah’s song “Falling Up” was chosen to be in a competition for the best new song, which will be performed at the Praise in the Park concert. The first competition will be this week, Thursday the 16th at 6:15pm on Power 88 FM. The DJ will play the three songs that were selected then people can log onto www.goforth.org to
vote for their favorite of the three. I invite my friends to listen and vote–for Leah, of course! 🙂