Take the piano, mix it up with a little bluegrass feel, throw in some country sounds, a whole lot of Gospel and you have Dave Williford- a piano player and singer with a passion for music that lifts the spirit and stirs the soul! Dave Williford has had a strong appreciation for all things music since a young age. \'I grew up playing and singing as a pastor\'s kid at an old country church in rural Missouri,\' mentioned Dave. \'However, no one in my family could read music, so I started teaching myself how to play at the age of 10.\' I have always had a dream of putting out quality Christian music with excitement and power that could stand up with any other genre.\' That dream launched Dave into a creative frenzy - writing songs that were personal to him and striving to reach that level of excellence that he saw in other forms of music. \'In 1996, I began to write songs and traveled with a group called the Southern Brothers who started recording much of my original material,\' recalled Dave. Since then, Williford has seen several of his own songs get picked up by other artists - including Three Bridges who earned Williford his first charting song - \'Come Out of the Wilderness.\' For the next 10 years, Dave would hone his skills as a writer and composer before starting his own full-time ministry. Dave and Rebecca have been heavily involved in the Christian Education department of their local church, and they wanted to instill the same drive for excellence they have in young people in their area. \'We volunteer each year to teach music to the students, including singing, piano, guitar, and ear training,\' mentioned Dave. \'In the future, we would like to be able to see some of these students have the opportunity to travel in the summer and perform with our ministry. Because of the group\'s willingness to be mentors to young musicians, they\'ve seen God open doors for their own ministry - including the release of their debut recording - A King\'s Ransom. \'I believe God gave us the talent to do what we do and this ability is not for our own enjoyment, but for others. Whether it is to edify the body of Christ or to be a tool to open the hearts of the lost our mission is clear,\' responded Dave. If you want to be revved- up, renewed, and flat-out revived, give a listen to the Gospel music of Dave Williford!
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