Includes lyrics and vocal music for "We Preach Christ," written by Chris Machen, Diane Machen, and Mike Harland, arranged for SATB by Bill Wolaver.
An affirmation of our identity and mission as the Church, the Body of Christ. ’The message we proclaim is the power of His name!’
Singer/songwriter Chris Machen has been involved in Christian music for over 20 years. He and his wife Diane recorded for Word Records, Urgent Records, Discovery House Music and now record for there own ministry The Master’s Music Co. He is also a studio musician and actor. Writing has been an integral part of Chris’ ministry having written songs recorded by artist such as the Imperials, the Gatlin Brothers, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Steve & Annie Chapman, Steve Amerson and Luke Garrett. Chris’ songs have been used widely in church choral music from anthems like ’I Have Seen the Light,’ ’Bow the Knee,’ ’God is Able,’ ’The Weight of the Cross,’ ’God Still Moves,’ and over 500 more. Musicals have been a part of Chris’ efforts including the current Bow the Knee-A Dramatic Easter Musical. As an independent writer, Chris has had songs in the catalogs of Lillenas, Word, Lifeway, Brentwood-Benson, Hal Leonard, Shawnee Press, Monarch Press and Warner Brothers. According to Chris, ’It’s all about the Lord. Jesus said, ’If I be lifted up, I’ll draw all men unto me.’’ Bill Wolaver, with his wife, Robin, have been involved with Christian music over 20 years, with songs, musicals, and arrangements published by a number of leading Christian publishers. Together, they composed Make His Praise Glorious, recorded by Sandi Patty and nominated for Dove Award for ’Song of the Year.’ In addition, they have received an ASCAP Award for ’Inspirational Song of the Year.’ Bill is a nationally celebrated pianist and arranger; Robin works as a lyricist and writer, and also homeschools their six children.