Those who were at Community Bible Fellowship for the Steve Archer Concert Sunday morning, were truly blessed by being there. Steve’s personal testimony and personable style made for a rich experience of praise, worship and introspection of the heart. We’ll still be singing along with Steve all week and beyond as he encouraged the crowd to “make a joyful noise” with him in beautiful tunes and lyrics with which he led us.
While beginning ministry with his musical family in the 70’s, he is just as engaging, just as relevant, just as real as in what seem to be distant days. His amazing tenor voice is just as clear and strong as ever. The rock-n-rollers of his day, who are still hitting the reunion stages, would be ecstatic to be in such fine form — but they don’t come close. God’s gifts never fade, but get better and better with time. Whatever the style or form – from R&B to gospel to contemporary or Caribbean beats – Steve moved seamlessly between them all.
Whereas Steve regularly fills huge churches and concert halls across the world, it was a rare gift to spend a morning with such a talent and gentle spirit, in such an intimate setting. We all had the precious opportunity to talk with, pray with, and feel a kinship to our new friend and sibling in the family of Christ.
Steve’s latest CD, “Call It Grace,” is available on iTunes, along with many other of his other solo works. You will want to make it part of your music library, to park it in your heart, and take it with you wherever you go.”
If you couldn’t make it to the concert, you can enjoy it in the rebroadcast on the Community Bible Fellowship website for the next month. On the Local Ministry page, look on the left side bar under “Listen to Worship” for the October 16 link. Enjoy!