I Will Rise (Memorial For Cheryl Taylor) 2-20-2014

In February we lost a great lady who really loved Jesus. We knew she loved Jesus by the way she loved others so well. This morning I was given a card that she had written for me before she passed away that the family didn’t know was in a drawer at home. The card had a beautiful encouragement for me and my wife Jenn that we were being used by God to minister to others. It caused me to stop and thank God again for Cheryl Conover Taylor, her life, and her ministry which has extended even beyond her death. I’m grateful to have been able to share one of her favorite songs at her memorial service last February. This is the audio from that service where I played and sang, “I Will Rise” by Chris Tomlin.


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Rick Lee James

Rick Lee James worship leader, a singer and songwriter, preacher, author, and Podcast host with over 15 years of experience in ministry. As host of the Voices In My Head Podcast Rick has worked with Jason Gray, Andrew Peterson, Sara Groves, Paul Baloche, All Sons and Daughters, Michael Card, Brian Zahnd, Tripp York, Brett Mccracken, Ian Morgan Cron, Michael Card, Walter Brueggemann and many more. In 2013 Rick released his first Live album of original songs called, Basement Psalms Live. In 2014 Rick released a book to accompany the album called, Out of the Depths: A Songwriter’s Journey Through the Psalms. The book has since been used as a textbook by National Praise and Worship Institute’s Psalms survey course at Trevecca Nazarene University. Rick also was a contributing writer for the book, Renovating Holiness, edited by Jay Thomas Jay Oord and Joshua Broward. Rick has also been a contributing writer for Worship Leader Magazine and has had a number of songs published by Lifeway Worship. Rick’s new album, ‘Hymns, Prayers, and Invitations’ will release on March 17th, 2016 (St. Patrick’s Day). All songs on the record are being published through Lifeway Worship and are written, co-written, or arranged by Rick.