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Phil first started leading praise services at his local youth group, his parents encouraged him not only to learn popular worship songs, but to write his own—a challenge he relished. These early days of writing congregationally friendly songs paved the way for his future as a full-time musician. Drawing from a wide range of influences including mainstream artists Rufus Wainright, Keane and Coldplay, Phil earned rave reviews for his unique voice and soaring, atmospheric arrangements that weren’t always commonplace in worship music.
His critically acclaimed 2007 album, Cannons, featured beloved and passionate songs “Divine Romance” and “After Your Heart.” Following Cannons, Phil released his next album, Singalong, a live praise project recorded at Solid Rock Church in Portland, Oregon. His song “At Your Name (Yahweh, Yahweh)” has become a favorite of many, and is off Phil’s worship album Response. Following the success of Singalong, the singer released Singalong2 (October 30, 2012) which was recorded live at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in Santa Ana, CA, where Wickham first got his start.
Phil’s most recent album, The Ascension, was inspired by “Songs of Ascent” passages in the book of Psalms. These songs were sung by the Jews when they would ‘ascend’ to the Holy Temple. The singer puts a modern spin on the melodic hymns that speak of God’s remarkable grace and unfailing love. “The Ascension” reached No. 2 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart, and the single “This Is Amazing Grace” hit the No. 1 spot in February 2014.
“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!'”
OPERATION: LOVE LIMA
Operation: Love Lima is an opportunity for everyone at Converge 2016 to share the Love of Christ with the City of Lima. Last year, we handed out over 30,000 lbs. of food to those in need in the Lima area. Through partnering with local churches, we are looking to hand out over 40,000 lbs. of food at 25 drop sites throughout the area. To read stories of lives that were impacted last year, click below.
BE A HOST CHURCH
We are looking for churches who are willing to open their doors and host a food drive for the community. This is an opportunity for you as a church to reach out to those in your community and share the love of Christ with them through meeting their needs. For more information on being a host church or partnering with Operation: Love Lima, call Teens for Christ at 419-224-8336 or email us at:
Starting in February 2016, we will be collecting food for Operation: Love Lima. You can drop off your donation of non-perishable food items at Teens for Christ (1550 Elida Rd. Lima, OH 45805) or at any of the local TFC chapters. With the West Ohio Food Bank, we are hoping to collect 20,000 pounds of food. For more information on Operation: Love Lima, call Teens for Christ at 419-224-8336, or email us at: