Guitar, Bass, Keyboards when we're really desparate, and singing (sort of)
I pastor the Allegheny Valley Church of God in New Kensington, Pa. I was saved at age 29 and entered the ministry about 5 years after that. Never thought I'd be a Christian, let alone a preacher and worship leader. Never looked back.
We started our church back in 1991 in a firehall with just me and a guitar for music. That was it for about 6 years until after much prayer and moving into an acutal church building God began to send in singers, musicians and song writers. We now have between one and three guitar players, bass, drums, conga, bass clarinet and many singers.
For those who like fingerstyle guitar I have a few lessons on wholenote.com. Just click the lessons tab and find the "sort by member" link. Click on my name and you're there. You can play some of the old hymns, they're not that hard.
Jars of Clay, Rita Springer, Twila Paris, Terry Talbot, Old School Anything, anything that lifts up the name of Jesus. I love the guitar playing of the Rev. Gary Davis, a true master on his instrument. (Don't know exactly how reverent Bro. Davis was, but that's another matter.) He has some great videos on you tube.
Favorite Bible Verses / Passages:
Whatever I need at any given moment. Right now it's "Submit yourselves therefore to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you." I often forget that first part!
Of course, we have lot of problems over here but our God is faithful to us. Amidst of all the difficulties and persecution Church is growing. Our state where I serve the Lord is ruled by the hindu fanatics. Do remember us. Our prayers are also with you.
Hi Rev its great , i thank God for your life and pray for more of his Glory in your ministry.this is David from Ghana .West africa a wonderful place of worship.i love the Lord soo much .ido you have any friends in Africa. do you have any intentions for a holiday to preach in on of the african churches? that would be nice isn't it.