The fourth original CD from Shekinah Glory Ministry, Surrender, is set for a September 25th release date. The thirteen-track CD was recorded this past April at their home church, Valley Kingdom Ministry International near Chicago.
All the tracks deal with some variation of concession to God’s will, whether by turning one’s trials and tribulations over to Him on the up-tempo, Afro-Cuban seasoned “By Faith” or yielding to a call to worship on the dance-flavored, “Come On.”
Aside from the group’s leader Phil Tarver, who leads three songs, there are several new Shekinah Glory Ministry voices such as Brandon Alsberry, Joan Olander, Monique Miller, Jason Robinson and Danielle Nightingale Cargo who leads the new radio single, “Champion.”
There is a guest appearance by veteran vocalist, Kim Stratton, on the riveting “Broken” and the late Pepe Epting soars on, “Peace for My World.”
The closing tune, “Surrender” summed up the evening’s theme. SGM’s leader, Phil Tarver, with a heartfelt plea, prayed openly for God to break his spirit and give him a contrite heart prior to launching into the majestic declaration. “Lord, break me again until the tears pour out,” he whispered into his microphone. “Tonight the Lord says don’t throw in the white towel but wave the white flag,” he challenged the congregation as he implored it to look up and, “tell Him [God] I surrender to your purpose, to your plan, to your way.”