What do you get when you combine culturally diverse musicians from different training backgrounds and a love of Jesus? A dynamic set list with one common thread – worshipping the King of Kings. For God’s Glory Christian Band, based in Newburgh, NY, began as an idea when Derrick and Gerry were on the same Church worship team in 2013. Gerry’s vocals and rhythm guitar paired with Derrick’s drums gave them “a vision to take their talents from inside of the church to outside.” Derrick explained, “On the worship team, we were ministering to the saints in the Church.” They wanted to take this outside of the church to the community.
In 2014 Derrick and Gerry began practicing together, writing original music, and developing the Alternative/Contemporary band. They “present original material and cover songs that glorify and praise God. Songs in the band’s catalog span a variety of musical genres to honor the universal existence of the Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.” Band member Derrick expressed that one of the things he enjoys about their original songs is “taking [songs] from an idea to seeing people worshipping to what you created”.
The band includes Gerry on rhythm guitar and vocals, Derrick on drums, and the vocals of Miriam and Jan. Their mission is to produce music used as a tool to save the lost. For God’s Glory Christian Band is clearly focused on worshipping the Lord first and foremost. All of their songs are grounded in Biblical principles and they live out their mission with each note. The band’s drummer, Derrick said, “I am just honored that I was chosen to bring the mission forth. My favorite part is fellowshipping with my (bandmates), people in the band share those values (saving souls). It’s always fun being around them.”
They have released three CDs since 2015. Their debut CD, Sharing Good News, “contains songs that are diverse contemporary compositions, which span across a variety of musical genres, with lyrics that praise and glorify God and proclaim the ‘Good News’ of His Son, Jesus Christ.” Their second original CD Love Worthy of Praise stands out with its “inspiring lyrics and anointing music.” In addition to these two CDs the band has a Christmas album with traditional songs acknowledging that Jesus is the reason for the season. For God’s Glory Christian Band has also released three instrumental albums with genres including Classic Rock, Chill Wave, Caribbean, Easy Listening, and Jazz R&B. All of these CDs are available for purchase on CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes, and at J.C.’s Christian Bookstore in Middletown, NY. Check out the songs on their website at www.forgodglorycb.com or on Spotify.
Since launching their debut album in 2015 the band has performed at events and churches while working on their following CDs. This past summer they were nominated for their song “Oh What a Love” in the 2018 Atlas Elite Entertainment Music Awards’ Gospel/Christian category. “Oh What a Love” is an original song composed by band member Gerry and performed by For God’s Glory Christian Band.
For God’s Glory Christian Band ministers through their original music at local performances in the Mid-Hudson Valley region. To contact the band about music licensing or to book a performance visit them at www.ForGodGloryCB.com or their Facebook page “For God’s Glory CB.”