“God has provided me the priviledge of working with many talented people and I pray for more and more opportunities to glorify His name through this awesome experience that we call worship! God has given each of us gifts and talents. He has a purpose for each of us and a purpose for the gifts that He gives. He didn’t give them to us to make us look good or so we can feel good about ourselves. He wants us to use them to bring glory to Him. It’s not about us, it’s about Him! Use your gifts, develop your talents, and give all of the glory back to God. He is worthy of our praise!”-Nate Wickey (More about Nate can be found here)
Tell us a little about yourself. What made you get into the music business?Who were your inspirations? I’m from Sturgis, Michigan–right on the border with Indiana. I began learning to play guitar when I was 17, and then got involved with helping to lead worship at my youth group. Over the next few years I really began to develop a love for playing and singing praise songs and even writing songs. I married my sweetheart Kathy and moved into her state (Indiana–5 miles away) where we still live with our 3 children: Raina, Jason, and Petra. I currently serve as worship pastor at Fremont Community Church in Fremont, Indiana and have recently released my first solo EP album–The Glory of God.
Describe your music to our readers. What do you bring different to the table?
What kind of feedback have you had thus far? What have been some of your challenges?
I love to write songs that glorify God. I enjoy huge crescendos and a powerful beat. Some of my influences include David Crowder Band, Newsboys, Chris Tomlin and Brandon Heath. For my debut EP I partnered with a phenomenal producer named Jeff Chandler. Jeff is an award-winning artist and writer of “I Know You’re There” featured on Casting Crowns “The Altar and the Door”. Jeff’s involvement in this album took it way beyond my expectations. We’ve had great feedback on it already and hope that these songs will bless many people.
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What upcoming projects to you have that readers should know about (if any)? None at this time.
What kind of support have you received?If you needed help with anything, what would it be?We’ve had a lot of support from our church, friends, and family. We’re starting to submit for radio play and are hoping for a good response there as well. We’re open to playing wherever opportunities might arise.
What is your favorite bible verse? book? etc..and why?My favorite Bible passage is currently Psalm 67. This was also where the song “Sing it Out” originated.
Where do you see yourself in the next five years? I see myself continuing as a worship pastor, but I hope to expand that role to more worship ministry and training in other venues as opportunities arise. God has given each of us gifts and talents. He has a purpose for each of us and for the gifts that He gives. He didn’t give them to us to make us look good or so we can feel good about ourselves. He wants us to use them to bring glory to Him. It’s not about us, it’s about Him! I encourage everyone to use your gifts, develop your talents, and give all of the glory back to God. He is worthy of our praise!