THE PARABLE PROJECT SONG SEARCH WINNER ANNOUNCED!
After several months of gathering song submissions from around the world, A Thousand Hills Music is pleased to announce the winner for the Parable Project Song Search. With her amazing song that is currently titled Luke 15 (The Parable of the Prodigal Son,) the winner of our song search is Megan Parker from Circleville, OH. A Thousand Hills Music will arrange, produce, and distribute Megan's song in 2015 and release it under our label. Megan's song truly captured the essence of the parable in a way that makes it functional, inspirational, and trasformational as a congregational worship song and will be one that congregations will want to sing.
MEGAN WAS BORN AND RAISED IN CIRCLEVILLE, OHIO. SHE AND HER HUSBAND JEFF AND HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 5 WONDERFUL YEARS AND STILL LIVE IN CIRCLEVILLE. MEGAN HAS ATTENDED HERITAGE NAZARENE CHURCH SINCE SHE WAS BORN AND HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THEIR FRONTLINE WORSHIP MINISTRY FOR THE PAST 8 YEARS. SHE TEACHES 2ND GRADE AT NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY AND ABSOLUTELY LOVES HER JOB!! WHILE SHE LOVES TEACHING AND HAS HAD A PASSION FOR IT SINCE SHE WAS LITTLE, HER OTHER PASSION IN LIFE IS MUSIC. "GOD GIVES US ALL SPECIAL GIFTS AND TALENTS AND HE HAS BLESSED ME WITH THE ABILITY TO SING AND WRITE SONGS. ALTHOUGH I'VE BEEN SINGING SINCE I COULD TALK, SONG WRITING IS NEW TO ME AND I JUST STARTED GETTING INTO IT ABOUT A YEAR AGO. THE PARABLE PROJECT SONG WRITING CONTEST IS THE FIRST ONE I'VE EVER ENTERED AND I AM SO EXCITED TO SEE WHERE GOD TAKES ME WITH MY SONG WRITING IN THE NEXT YEAR!!" IF THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF HER WRITING CAREER, THE FUTURE CERTAINLY IS BRIGHT FOR MEGAN AND WE ARE SURE THAT THIS WON'T BE THE LAST YOU HEAR OF HER WORK. CONGRATULATIONS MEGAN, WE CAN'T WAIT TO GET YOUR SONG INTO THE STUDIO!
A Thousand Hills Music would also like to thank each of the applicants for their time, effort, and heart they put into each of the songs submitted. It is encouraging to hear the parables translated into song and the decision was definitely not an easy one to make. Of notable mention:
Skip Jourdan "The Parable of the Fig Tree"
Tom Houk "Great is His Love"
Kieko Ying "In a Heartbeat"
Toby Baxley & Casey Halbgewachs "Beautiful Exchange"
Toby Baxley "Perfectly Well"
Thanks again to everyone who expressed interest in our project and for their submissions. It was an honor to listen to the songs God poured into your hearts.
WHAT IS THE PARABLE PROJECT?
The Parable Project is a multi-media (Book, Praise and Worship Album, Video, and Curriculum) series A Thousand Hills Music will be producing starting in the Spring of 2015. The vision of this project is to capture the essence of the parables through the use of multiple media platforms and to portray them in a new, fresh, and relevant way. In it's final form, the project will meet the highest of expectations in production, creativity, and application serving as a fresh resource for the modern church throughout the world.
We are looking to take the essence of the parables and create relevant and modern Praise and Worship songs that the church body will embrace for decades to come. Our prayer is that these songs created around the parables will accompany and help to unveil the parables alongside sermon series that churches and pastors are teaching about these lessons that Jesus emparted through His word. This initial project will have 12-14 songs selected for production.