Thursday, July 17, 2008

When I hear the praises start....



This week I was able to pay respect to one of my favorite people of all time, Keith Green. As far back as I can remember I have known his music. For those of you who are not familiar with Keith, check this out. He passed away with two of his children very tragically in July of 1982 in a plane crash (my dad actually was able to attend the funeral at the Last Days Ministries ranch). I was born in October of 1982 so my parents were very into their Keith Green records at the time. So like I said his music has very much been a soundtrack throughout my life growing up.
We played at Teen Mania headquarters in Garden Valley, TX on Tuesday, which used to be Last Days Ministries and the property that Keith and his Family lived on and where the plane crashed. Our friend Adam from Teen Mania took us to the cemetery a 1/2 mile away where Keith and his two children were buried. I know this is kind of weird and morbid, but it was a big deal for me to be there.

5 comments:

Cassie-andra said...

I saw on Mark's myspace that you guys got to go see that, thats pretty cool. He was an awesome guy from what I've heard.

Kenni B said...

So THAT'S why you wear the beard. LOL

An annointed man of God. Used mightily still today more than 25 years after his death!

Rockermom said...

wow, thanks for sharing this pics. Keith was such an inspiration, love his music still....Glad you got to visit.

Have a great summer.

Be blessed!

Sharon said...

I did not know that about you. Keith Green is a favorite of mine, has been since before you were born. ;-) He inspired me and I learned a LOT from him about what it means to be a Christian when I first came to the Lord. No compromise!

Blessings!
Dan's mom

Pastor Rick Blog said...

I am still blown away by Keith's life and death. He is a hero of the faith.