Terry Van Veen

Terry Van Veen

Terry has been with 96.3 Shine FM in Grande Prairie since November of 2008. Terry's radio journey began in mainstream radio in the late 80's. He's been 'up and down the dial' having worked easy listening, pop and country formats before God called him to Christian radio in the fall of '98.

Terry met his partner for life while working radio in BC's Southwest Interior. He and Donna were married in Vancouver and started a family a few years later. The Van Veen household is a busy place with two growing boys.

Terry is a guitar enthusiast having spent a number of years playing on a variety of church worship teams. He also loves Canada's favourite pastime - hockey.

End your weekdays with Terry and the best in Today's Christian Music, the Power Verse, afternoon devotional along with news and weather on 96.3 Shine FM in Grande Prairie, AB.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 03:19

Jachin Mullen

Jachin Mullen was born and raised in Red Deer Alberta. As a little boy he sang in Church, at local festivals, competitions and many local live productions. At the age of 11 he sang on a record with children's entertainer "HuggaWugga". At 16 he went on a trip to the Philippines, but the team's piano player could not make at the last minute. Jachin, with a only a few years of childhood piano lessons under his belt, was chosen to fill in. He practiced hard and it sparked a desire to play music. He soon started to lead in youth ministry music.

Since then he has returned to the Philippines 3 times, as well as visiting Mexico, Costa Rica, and Guatemala on other mission trips. Back in Canada he lead worship for a conference in Calgary called "Canada Arise". He soon started writing his own songs. "I Stand In Awe" was the first song written and recorded by Maranatha Music. Over the next year or so he wrote my first 15 songs and in 1996 recorded his first album "To You Alone". He recorded it live at his church.

A few years later Jachin Mullen went to school in at Musicians Institute in Hollywood CA. There he set a goal to write a song a day for 30 days. After he came home he recorded his second record "That's What Worship Is". he invited his whole church choir over for a recording session in the basement. The album was recorded by Maranatha for Promise Keepers.

His next album was "You Are The Reason". Some of the songs on this album have been sung at Willow Creek and other big churches in the US. Over the next few years he lead worship at Center St. church in Calgary about every 6 weeks or so. He recorded his 4th Record "Calling" live at Center St. The day before we recorded he found out that he and his wife were having their first child! He now has a baby boy! His next album "More Than Amazing" was nominated for a couple of GMA Awards. Jachin Mullen's latest album "Open" is a Live CD/DVD.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 03:17

Manuela

Manuela Wuthrich, better known as just "Manuela" was born in Kenya to Kenyan and Swiss parents, lived in Switzerland for a couple of years, then came to Canada. But it wasn't until she lived in the Bahamas during her high school years, that she became interested in music. She taught herself how to play the guitar and piano and began singing. She started leading worship at her church. She then moved back to Canada and went to Briercrest where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Music Leadership. She then moved to Vancouver to pursue music. She has now settled down just outside of Edmonton, Alberta in Sherwood Park. That's eight different cities on three continents before the age of 23.

She has released five independent albums. The first was an EP called Some Kind of Wonderful in 2003. Then Summer EP in 2007, followed by The Love EP in 2008.

In 2010 she released her first full-length album on her own independent label called Golden Recordings. As Executive Producer, Manuela raised thousands of dollars to fund the album. That album was called A Different Kind of Fire.

Manuela's latest release is an EP featuring a newly produced radio version of"Circling Numbers" as well as two never-before-heard songs. It is called The Golden Story (2011).

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 03:13

Toby Mac

Kevin Michael McKeehan better known as "Toby McKeehan" better known as "Toby Mac" gew up in Washington DC.

Toby met Michael Tait in 1984, while they were still in high school and they very quickly became best friends. Together they went to Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. In 1988 they released a tape they made called Christian Rhymes to a Rhythm. They invited a classmate, Keven Max to join them and called the group DC Talk.

They sent a demo to Nashville and were signed by ForeFront records and recorded their self titled Debut album in 1989.

That album was followed by Nu Thang in 1990. Toby Mac was reluctantly taking leadership of the band and was nicknamed the unofficial leader. Thier next album was Free at Last in 1992. Each album was more poular than the last and DC Talk was invited to perform on shows like Jay Leno and Arsenio Hall.

Toby Mac and friend Todd Collins intended to produce the album for a group called Out Of Eden, but they couldn't find a label to sign them. So instead they formed their own label called Gotee Records. Meanwhile, DC Talk released thier next album Jesus Freak (1995).

In 1998 they released their final album together. It was called Supernatural. In the year 2000 they announced that DC Talk was no longer together. Not that they had broken up, but that the band was on a hiatus. Toby Mac released his first solo album the following year, called Momentum. Then a remix of the album.

His next original album was calle Welcome to Diverse City (2004). That was also followed by a remix called Renovating Diverse City. In 2007 he released Portable Sounds. That album was followed by a live album/DVD called Alive and Transported. His next album was called Tonight (2010).

Toby Mac's latest album is a seasonal album called Christmas in Diverse City (2011). He will also be in the movie I'm In Love With a Church Girl scheduled to be released in the Fall of 2011

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 03:12

Marc Mykula

Marc Mykula was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Music became his passion at a young age and after joining the worship team at his local church he began to write his own music.

"I want to write music that helps people make that connection with God during worship...to swim out of the fishbowl and experience deep water...the depth of who God is."

In fall 2006 Marc released his debut album entitled "All 4 U" featuring 10 fresh, original worship songs.

Opening for Sonic Flood with the Outbreak Band, touring Europe in a jazz ensemble, and leading worship for world renown speakers such as Bobby Conner and Todd Bentley are among the most memorable moments in his musical career. Currently Marc and his wife Sarah reside in Calgary, Alberta where Marc serves at Beddington Pentecostal Church as Assistant Pastor in charge of Worship and Creative Ministries.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 03:10

Nicole C. Mullen

Nicole C. Mullen grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio with 2 sisters. Her musical talent was evedant at an early age and blessed by her parents and grandparents. In 1991 and again in 1992 she released independent albums through the indie label Frontline Records. But her main focus in the '90s was backup. She was a back dancer and choreographer for Amy Grant and she sang backup vocals for Michael W. Smith, the Newsboys and even Larry Boy.

In 1998 she shared the Dove award for Best Song of the Year with her husband David Mullen for the song On My KneesRedeemer. The following year she came out with Talk About It which went on to sell more than 500,000 copies. Following the success of Talk About It, Nicole C. Mullen released Christmas In Black and White, then Bringin' It Home, a live album from Cincinnati.

which had been recorded by Jaci Velasquez. By the close of the decade she had been signed by Word Records. Her self-titled debut album on a major label was released in 2000. She won the Dove award for songwriter of the year and song of the year for

In 2004 she re-did and oldie by Sly and the Family Stone which became the title track to the album Everyday People. That year she won the Dove award for Female Vocalist of the Year. and her album not only won the Dove award for Urban Album of the Year, it also got a Grammy for Best Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year. In 2007 Nicole C. Mullen released the first of a 3 volume set. Sharecropper's Seed, Vol.1 was a slower album that didn't get as much attention as her previous albums. A Dream To Belive In, Vol. 2 was release on July 22, 2008.

Her latest CD is called Captivated and was released in 2011.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 03:08

Timothy Paul Milner

Timothy Paul Milner is a worship leader, songwriter, and recording artist currently stationed in Moncton, New Brunswick, where he serves as Dean of the Chapel at Crandall University. Originally from Nova Scotia, and having spent several years as a worship pastor in the USA, his ministry is devoted to raising the quality of worship and music in the local church by equipping bands and leaders to intentionally refine and re-think the focus and purpose of worship.

Tim got his start leading worship in 1996 at Prairie Bible College, when he founded MNW with good friend Matt Brouwer. Through this ministry he also met his wife, Dorilee. They have three children, Caleb, Kierra and Gideon.

Tim's ministry is aimed at helping churches reclaim worship that is scripture based, Spirit aware and God focused. He does this by running worship workshops, consulting and coaching worship leaders.

In 2015 he released a new album or original worship music, his first project since The Epic Hymns in 2010. The EP is called Hope for Every Nation, and is available on iTunes and most other digital platforms.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 03:05

MercyMe

MercyMe is a 7 time Dove award winning band. Lead singer Bart Millard met Mike Scheuchzer (who plays the gutar) at Church and he got to know Jim Bryson (who plays the keyboard), when the two were choosen to lead a mission trip worship team. In 1994 the three of them formed the band MercyMe. They were joined by Nathan Cochran on bass and Robby Shaffer on drums a couple years later. Finally Barry Graul joined on guitar. MercyMe released an independant album Pleased to Meet You (1995). That was follwed by Traces of Rain vol.1&2 (1997), The Need (1998), The Worship Project (1999), and Look (2000).

During this time they opened for bands like Audio Adrenaline and moved to Nashville for a while. At the end of one youth concert the croud cheered for an encour. The only problem was they had already played all of thier songs. They desided to go back on stage an play some of the worship songs they used to do. They cross between modern rock and worship music became MercyMe's new sound.

After six years and six indie albums MercyMe was signed by INO Records. Thier first studio album Almost There was released in 2001.

MercyMe's followup album Spoken For was released in 2002. Thier next album Undone came two years later in 2004. That year the won 4 Dove awards including Group of the Year and Artist of the Year. MerecyMe then recorded a seasonal album called The Christmas Sessions (2005). They came back with Coming Up To Breathe in 2006. MercyMe's latest album All That Is Within Me was released 2007.

In 2009, MercyMe released their first greatest hits compilation entitled 10. Their latest album is called “The Generous Mr. Lovewell” and they are considering making their next album a worship album.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 03:03

Mandisa

Mandisa was discovered on American Idol. She was a finalist on the 5th season.

After American idol Mandias appeared on several talk shows and soon teemed up with Toby Mac and Kirk Franklin on Toby Mac's album, Portable Sounds. She was signed by sparrow records and released her first album True Beauty last year. In September 2008 she came out with a Christmas album called Christmas Joy. The following year she released he next album Freedom.

Mandisa's latest album is called What If We Were Real (2011).

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 03:00

Matt Maher

Matt Maher was born in St.John's, Newfoundland and took piano lessons as a kid. He was in a number of choirs and school bands growing up. He was even a part of a garage band with some friends in high school. But during his high school years he stopped going to church and says music became his religion.

In 1995, his parents were divorced and he decided to follow his mother to Arizona. He had a cousin there who started taking him to a local church youth group. He later joined the worship team. Meanwhile he started to work on his music degree at Arizona State University, studying Jazz Piano.

After a few years Matt Maher moved to St. Timothy Catholic Parish in Mesa, Arizona. There songwriter Tom Booth took him under his wing. They worked with a number of artists in that church including Kathy Troccoli and Rich Mullins. After graduating Matt Maher took a full time job at the church. He was enthralled by modern worship and began writing his own worship songs. He would play them at Sunday evening services. He also played for a number of annual youth conferences.

In 2001 Matt Maher produced an independent album called The End and The Beginning. His next indie project was Welcome to Life in 2003. It including the song Your Grace is Enough. At a youth conference that year, Matt Maher met Chris Tomlin. Tomlin's band was asked to play backup for Maher. Chris Tomlin liked the song Your Grace is Enough and recorded it for his 2004 album Arriving.

 

In 2005 Matt Maher began touring and signed a publishing deal with EMI. He still produced his next album, Overflow, independently in 2006. In the spring of 2007, Matt Maher signed a record deal with Essential Records. His new album Empty and Beautiful was released on April 8, 2008. His re-recording of Your Grace is Enough was a cross between his original recording and Chris Tomlin's version.

 

That year he played in front of thousands of people for the U.S. visit of Pope Banedict XVI. A few months later he realeased an album called Alive Again (2009).

 

Matt Maher's latest album The Love In Between was released in 2011.

 

 

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 02:52

Dan Macaulay

Canadian born, and winner of Canada’s 2007 Shai Awards for “Worship Album of the Year” and “Male Soloist of the Year”.

Hanging out somewhere between the sounds of Michael W Smith and Jason Upton; Dan balances an engaging, infectious style with the leading of a pastor’s heart; effectively straddling accessible pop and passionate abandon. 

Having shared the stage in the last 4 years with the likes of Avalon, Kevin Max, 

Paul Coleman, Darrell Evans and Brian Doerksen, Dan is no stranger to the road. But with a heart for the local church, and as a worship pastor at his home church in Greenwich CT, USA, Dan endeavors to keep his ministry grounded and relevant; focused on serving pastors and worshippers. This is also the heart behind Dan’s weekly blog “Worship at Home & on the Road” www.danmacaulay.blogspot.com. 

Written with the church in mind, several of Dan’s original songs, already sung widely, have been re-recorded by other artists who have recognized the rare pairing of congregation-friendly accessibility and uncommon depth. Most recently, Dan’s song ‘Win With Love” from “The Listening EP” was chosen by Worship Leader Magazine’s Song DISCovery® program to be included in their March/April release as a resource to their subscription base of 40,000 church worship leaders around North America. 

The Listening EP received two 2009 GMA Canada Covenant Award nominations for Pop Contemporary Song of the Year for "Listening", and Worship Song of the Year for "Amazing".