November 28, 2012 by
Categories: Mission Videos | Music
For the past 28 years, Sovereign Grace churches have partnered together to produce the songs of Sovereign Grace Music. Our mission is to promote Christ exalting songs and training for the local church.
We produced our first cassette, Mighty God, in 1984. Soon after, we started looking for a way to distribute songs that Mark Altrogge, Steve & Vikki Cook, Bob Kauflin, and others were writing for congregational worship. The result was 16 “song service tapes” of about 8 songs each that Steve Cook produced in his home studio. In the late 80’s we also released three albums on the Spring Hill label, The Nations are Waiting, and Alive! 1 and 2. The sequel to the song service tapes was the Come & Worship series, 9 higher budget CDs of about 10 songs each. We also released three albums in the mid-90s with Word’s HeartCry label, produced by Steve Cook, Paul Mills, and Cheryl Rogers. Starting with Upward in 2003, our albums became more theme-based. Although Bob Kauflin is the current Director of Sovereign Grace Music, we're indebted to Bo Lotinsky who faithfully, strategically, and creatively sought to develop Sovereign Grace Music for many years.
The Sovereign Grace Music team is led by Bob Kauflin, and includes Steve Cook, Joel Sczebel, and Brittany Kauflin. Their responsibilities include producing new recordings, managing translations and international albums, identifying and training upcoming musicians and leaders, hosting the WorshipGod conferences, promoting our music through social media, handling requests and permissions, and more. Our most recent release happens to be our 60th album, Together for the Gospel Live II, which came out yesterday.
For over 28 years, the support, involvement, and contributions of Sovereign Grace church members have been the backbone and heart of Sovereign Grace Music. In fact, Sovereign Grace Music wouldn’t exist apart from the churches of Sovereign Grace. To highlight and thank God for our partnership we asked Bob Kauflin to share a few thoughts on Sovereign Grace Music, past, present, and future.
We pray that as you watch this video, you’ll better understand the part music plays in our mission to build and plant local churches for the glory of God, and the joy we have in doing it together as a family of churches.