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 03:08

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".

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 02:50

Luke Langman

Music has been Luke’s focus in recent years beginning with a CD he recorded in his own home called ‘My Song and My Salvation’ which was released December 9, 2006.  He received airplay on “The Great I Am”, a worship tune on his local Christian station. This was followed by a five song EP recorded and produced by Jeff Wardell called ‘Change The World’, released May 5, 2007.  All five songs from the EP received airplay in Canada, and the single, ‘Change The World’, charted at #8 in September 2007.

His latest offering, a full length album produced by Andrew Horrocks called ‘Over The Sun’, which was released June 28, 2008.  The album drew him a nomination for “Rock Album of the Year” at the 2008 CGMA Covenant Awards and he has received airplay across Canada from four singles “How Great Are You Lord”, “Rain From Heaven”, “Stand” and “Over The Sun”.

Luke Langman and his wife Heidi have two young children, Abbie and Caleb.  He lives and works on his family dairy farm in central Ontario.  Luke leads worship at Faith Evangelical Missionary Church in Wasaga Beach.  He graduated from the University of Guelph in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in agriculture and met his wife while they were doing development work in 2000 with World Vision in Honduras.

He plays local shows and has lead worship at Muskoka Bible Conference, in Muskoka.

 

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 02:40

Racheal Lampa

Rachael Lampa was born in Ann-Arbour Michigan in 1985 and started singing right away. By the age of 4 she was already perfecting harmonies. Her talent was first showcased, on The Jenny Jones Show at the age of 12. It was part of the Young Talent Search. Around the same time she also competed in the World Championship of Entertainment and placed 2nd. Her big break came when she was only 14. She was attending a music confrance in Colorado when the singer at a cafe didn't show up. Rachael Lampa filled in. In the audience was a producer from Word Records, and she was soon signed by the label. In the year 2000 at the age of just 15, Rachael Lampa's debut album Live For You was released. It was a smash hit. She won a Dove award for the song Blessed, she appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and began touring with Stacy Oricco who was also a teen when she debuted that year. They have been best friends ever since. In 2002 she was featured on the soundtrack to the Mandy Moore movie A Walk To Remember. Her second studio album, Kaleidoscope, come out the same year. That was followed by a remix album called Blur.

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In 2004 she released her latest full length album simply called Rachael Lampa. She took a bit more control on this album, with the role of executive producer. She also didn't let anyone write for her. She wrote every song by herself, or collaborating with a co-writer. The result was a unique and diverse style. In 2005 she left Word Records, although they did release a Best of album without her. Meanwhile she appeared on a compilation album called The Message.

Racheal Lampa is still touring, writing and recording, despite the fact the she remains unsigned. You can listen to some of the songs on myspace. She made her acting debut in the movie Hidden Secrets.

In 2010 she released her first extended play called Human. She is currently recording a new album to be released fall 2011.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 02:38

Kutless

Kutless is a band from Portland, Oregon. Lead singer Jon Micah Sumrall, guitarists James Mead and Ryan Shrout (also singing backup), bassist Kyle Zeigler, and drummer Kyle Mitchell.

They started out as a worship band named Call Box. They changed their name to "Kutless" before releasing an independent three song EP. They were signed by BEC Recording and their self titled debut album was released in 2002.  The song "Run" would go on to be the longest charting song in the history of the R&R Top 40. The album was also followed by a Kutless DVD the same year.

Their followup album, Sea of Faces was released in 2004.  The next year, they released a worship album called Strong Tower. But before the album was even released thier bassist and drummer left the band and to start a label. Verbatim Records.  Around that same time another Christian rock band, Seven Places, had broken up. Bassist Dave Luetkenhoelter and drummer Jeffrey Gilbert joined Kutless. Thier first album with the band was Hearts of the Innocent in 2006.  They also released a live album that year called Live From Portland. In 2007, guitarist Ryan Shrout decided to leave Kutless, after his daughter was diagnosed with a rare eye disease.  He was replaced by Nick De Partee.  Kutless's album To Know That You're Alive was released in 2008.

Their latest album, It Is Well, was released in 2009.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 02:37

Keith Kitchen

In 1994 Keith made a decision that would radically alter the direction of his life.“I never grew up in the Church. When I was sixteen, I made a decision to follow Christ, and I’ve never looked back. Everything just came alive! But, there was so much to take in. So much new information, and so many questions to wrestle with. It was after I became a Christ follower that I started writing. I guess it was my way of trying to make sense of it all.”

While attending Canadian Bible College, Keith came into his own as a songwriter. He soon gained a following while playing at conferences and coffee shops during his college years.

Shortly after graduation Keith spent a year living in Germany, before coming home to a life of full time ministry.

As a gifted songwriter and communicator, Keith’s passion is to artfully combine deep biblical truth with moving tapestries of music.

Last summer Keith recorded his first full-production album in Surrey BC, where he worked with some of the best musicians in Vancouver, and with three great producers; Jonathan Anderson, Roy Salmond & Carolyn Arends.

“Broomtree” is a deeply personal album that carries the listener from spiritual disorientation to a renewed sense of God’s goodness and faithfulness.

An ordained minister by the Christian & Missionary Alliance in Canada, Keith lives in Swift Current, SK, with his wife and two children.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 02:36

Mat Kearney

Mat Kearney was born in Eugene, Oregon and spent many Sundays growing up, listening to a variety of music with his dad. After graduating from high school, he attended California State University. He was an English major who loved writing. He picked up a guitar and started writing songs for other people before even thinking of playing it himself. In the summer between his junior and senior year, that Mat Kearney offered to drive a friend across the country and help him move. He ended up staying in Nashville and recording his music. In 2004 Mat Kearney released his first album Bullet through InPop records.

He soon signed with Columbia records and his first album on a major label Nothing Left To Lose was released in 2006. He spent a great deal of time on the road, playing Madison Square Garden as part of VH1's You Oughta Know tour, and opening up for a number of bands including John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, and The Fray. He also appeared on talk shows like Letterman. Plus at least four different cuts from that album were heard television shows like Scrubs, Catch and Release, and Grey's Anatomy. Mat Kearney's latest album is called City of Black & White (2009).

He married his wife Annie, on June 5, 2010. The song "Hey Mama", which will be featured on his upcoming album, Young Love, is about the first time he met his wife.