Dove Award-Winner Keaggy Performing Sunday in Powell
Cheri Keaggy, a Dove award-winning performer, will perform on Sunday, October 7, at 7 p.m. for a free show at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Powell, Ohio.
Keaggy is touring to promote the release of her new album, “So I Can Tell,” which can be purchased through her Web site – autographed – for $15.
Beginning as a worship leader at a small church in Southern California, Cheri has ministered through music and testimony for twenty years. Her debut album, “Child of the Father,” was released to rave reviews in 1994 earning her a Dove Award nomination for New Artist of the Year. Eight albums, nine number-one songs, three Dove award-nominations, and a Dove award win later, Keaggy is recognized as a mainstay in the adult contemporary and inspirational genres, and songs like “There is Joy in the Lord’ and “In Remembrance of Me” are sung in churches worldwide. Likewise, the songs she’s written for her children have made her a favorite at women’s events.
Often with her Bible and journal close at hand, Cheri takes a teachable approach to life, looking for the lesson in every experience. “If God can use our challenges and heartaches to build character that makes us more effective for the Kingdom, than that’s what I want. He can use me however He sees fit.”
[media-credit id=1 align="alignright" width="420"][/media-credit]With songs penned following the end of her nearly twenty-three year marriage to her high school sweetheart, Cheri’s eighth release, SO I CAN TELL, is perhaps her most vulnerable recording to date. Like a modern day psalmist, her lyrics express grief, loneliness, and God’s comfort in “There Will Be One Day”, “When You Were Jesus to Me”, and “Hello, God.” She echoes the apostle Paul in the memorable piano ballad, “To Live is Christ” and celebrates Christ’s provision in the ukulele-based tune, “Air, Food, and Water.”
The album is a testimony of God’s goodness in the midst of pain and suffering. The music leaves the listener with a renewed sense that God is with us, no matter what. The perfect ending to a worshipful journey is the Scripture inspired “Romans 15:13 (Benediction Song)” and a beautiful acoustic piece performed by Phil Keaggy called, “Postlude: Invitation to Hope.”
“I feel like God has given me some gold,” Cheri explains, “and now is the season of pouring out everything He’s poured into me.”
Beautiful Savior Lutheran is located at 478 West Olentangy Street, just east of Sawmill Road, in Powell, Ohio.