Cedarville University and the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio present...Worship 4:24.
Worship 4:24 2018 will feature Paul Baloche. Worship 4:24 is designed to equip and encourage worship leaders, musicians, bands, choirs, praise teams, tech crews, and students to be effective leaders.
- Super Early Bird (September 1 through October 31): $40 per person ($30 per student, 7th grade - College)
For more than 26 years, worship leader Paul Baloche and his singer/songwriter wife Rita made their home in east Texas. That’s where he found his vocation and calling as worship pastor of Lindale’s Community Christian Fellowship and where God gave him a vital ministry and a community of life-long friends. He and Rita raised their family there, and as his ministry expanded via 16 recordings and numerous teaching resources, the couple received offers to relocate and join larger ministries.
Then one day, after returning to a house full of empty bedrooms, they knew the time had come to consider a new season. “We pretty much said out loud: ‘The easy thing would be for us to just stay right here and rock on our porch.’ Nothing was broken; it didn’t need fixing… but it was good to hit the reset button and let go of the comfort and row the boat into some new waters,” Paul recalls.
Plugging into a church where their son—himself a singer/songwriter and teacher—attends, the Baloches have begun building a new community, reaching out to churches like Christ Tabernacle in the Bronx, Redeemer Church and Trinity Grace. Most recently, members of this community, including worship leaders and musicians from around NY and the northeast, joined him in creating a new album. Recorded live in a Brooklyn studio, Your Mercy, seems an appropriate title for this new season as this “worship pastor of worship pastors” depends anew on God.
Paul describes the project as “honest worship sessions with very few overdubs… no digital instruments or synthesizers… a back-to-basics simplicity, singing together new prayers and songs as a community to glorify God.”