Since the northern California native first
left his "day job" more than seven years ago to pursue his dream and
calling into full-time music, a heart of worship and encouragement have been the
mark of his ministry. Involved in worship ministry for 17 years, God has called
Andy Allen to minister to the body of Christ at large both as a recording artist
and as a traveling worship leader, visiting local churches throughout the US.
Out of his work for the past 8 years as the
worship leader for Spirit West Coast (one of the largest Christian Music
Festivals in the country), Andy released his third recording titled Andy
Allen - Spirit West Coast Praise.
This recording project has Andy & the band's arrangements of 7
well-known modern worship songs, as well as three originals.
A compilation of songs that brings a fresh approach to some familiar
music, and brings home the heart that this artist has to passionately worship
God from a completely authentic perspective.
Of particular note is the new song on this offering, 'You Gave Your
Life.í Written by Andy Allen & Ron Robinson (co-producer of this
CD, and guitar player for the band), this song is having an incredible impact on
many people with it's honest lyric and compelling chorus of responding to the
greatness and intimacy of God, and to the amazing love that God has given to us.
"Savior of the world/And friend of my heart/You gave Your life/So
I'll give You mine."
All of the songs on his second studio album
were written as worship songs. "When I first started recording my music, I thought it
would be so that I could perform my songs to the cheers from thousands of
adoring fans," he laughs. "God
had other things in mind. He has
put a burning desire in me to worship Him with all that I am, and in everything
I do." With sincere honesty,
Andy has penned a collection of songs that passionately reflect his heart and
ministry. Candid vulnerability
combined with unmistakable devotion and a powerful vocal performance - this is
the substance of I Will
An obvious transparency and ultimate desire to
be real with his Creator, himself and his listeners was also evident on Andyís
debut album, Vision of Hope. This freshman offering helped to establish his ministry in
churches throughout the western states. The
project also garnered a #1 radio single, and has led to continued recognition
for his talent as a songwriter.
In college, Andy studied recording
engineering, music and business management. This was followed by his time as a recording engineer for
ASAPH Records (a ministry of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa), and later with staff
positions in two Northern California churches.
Over time, he has performed for more than 250,000 people, and his credits
have grown to include opening concerts for Point of Grace, 4HIM, Crystal Lewis,
Watermark, Nichole Nordeman and Margaret Becker.
Through leading worship, performing concerts and ministering in churches,
Andy wants people to know God on a deeper level.
His heart knows joyful praise and intimate worship, and he longs to bring
others to a place of renewed relationship with God as they engage in the
experience and lifestyle of worship.
Aware that his songwriting, music and ministry go beyond entertainment or just presenting a concert, he is a licensed minister and the founder/president of Andy Allen Ministries, Inc. This is a nonprofit organization that works with churches, music ministers and worship teams through leading and teaching on worship. Increasingly, he is ministering with many different churches in a wide variety of denominations from Lutheran to Baptist, Charismatic to Seeker. His underlying focus is to share his heart for worship, serve, encourage and uplift the body of Christ.
Andy notes, "I am continually humbled and grateful as I watch God provide for my every need. This journey as a follower of Christ continues to overwhelm and consume me as I realize Godís amazing faithfulness to me." Raised in a Christian home and being introduced to Christ at an early age provided Andy with a priceless foundation of faith. Never imagining the pain that could come through experiencing divorce, this faith and closeness to God would be all that could sustain and heal his wounded heart. Today, Andy sings and lives with a deeper humility, understanding, and gratitude of Godís tangible and real presence in his life. He also sings with a renewed joy as God has blessed him with his wife Pam & their blended family of five children (Tia, Anna, Kieran, Maggie & Brenna.) Making their home in Chico, CA, and the occasional reference to 'The Brady Bunch', life is anything but dull as this man and his family follow the unmistakable call to serve God and others through full-time ministry.
Hear Andy perform live, and you'll witness his burning desire to serve the body of Christ through worship and song. Meet Andy in person, and youíll enjoy getting to know a guy who is contagiously optimistic and loves to laugh (even if nobody else does.) Hear the music from this gifted artist, and you'll experience a touch of God's unfailing love.
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