VISION OF THE LIVING TESTIMONY CHORALE The Living Testimony Chorale sings for the Glory of God with one purpose in mind: to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The chorale ministers through songs, which are biblical in content, to all who have an ear to hear. The chorale then uses those songs to encourage the hearer to connect with God by uplifting the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Hence, the songs presented by the chorale and the testimony of the chorale's founder will 1) minister to believers so they will experience revival within the Body of Christ, and 2) minister to the unbeliever so they are offered the opportunity to partake in the experience of accepting Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. TESTIMONY OF THE CHORALE FOUNDER, MAESTRO Eugene Phillips, Jr.Eugene Phillips stands as an example of a true living testimony. Eugene was diagnosis with a lesion within the left frontal lobe of his brain. The mass was thought to be benign, however, due to blood vessel activity within the mass, it was strongly suggested that Eugene have brain surgery to remove the lesion. On December 7th, 2004, Eugene underwent neurosurgery to remove the lesion and correct any improper activity in his brain. The surgery was very successful because that mass was indeed benign. The surgeon was also glad that the surgery did occur in a timely manner because based on the findings, Eugene was on the verge of having a seizure, but again, the problem was corrected. Eugene has received a clean bill of health and is now living happily in the State of Illinois. Eugene was also protected by the Lord during his college life. On March 3rd, 1993, Eugene Phillips accidentally pushed on a glass door while in his college dorm, which resulted in the glass crashing down onto his right arm, completely severing the arm down to the bone. With blood gushing everywhere, friends tried to secure the ailing arm while help was on the way. Once the paramedics arrived, Eugene was rushed to the local hospital. While at the hospital, Eugene flat lined and almost died. The doctors were able to revive Eugene and were relieved that they did not loose him. In fact, one of the doctors told Eugene that if he made it to the hospital just five minutes later, he would have certainly died because he had already lost 75% of the blood from his body. After Eugene was finally stabilized, a reconstructive surgeon told him that they were going to amputate his right arm. Keep in mind, Eugene is a trained classical / gospel pianist. This news almost destroyed him because music was indeed his life. However, Eugene and two friends at the hospital went into deep prayer and asked God to work a miracle in this situation. Later, the same surgeon came back in and said that they will try to save the arm. At the end of the day, the severed arm was reconnected. After a few months of rehabilitation, Eugene visited a neurologist to see how the arm's healing process was going. In particular, Eugene wanted to know when he was going to be able to play the piano. The neurologist informed Eugene that he will never play the piano again and that he should find a new hobby. That did not sit well with Eugene. So, in the parking lot of that same physician, Eugene prayed for God not only to let him play the piano again, but for him to be viewed as a living testimony. Thus, Eugene Phillips is still playing the piano today, and the music you hear from this chorale is a result of this 'living testimony.' Eugene Phillips, Jr. went on to form this wonderful musical chorale founded on the theme of I John 5:11-12: 'And this is the testimony: GOD has given us eternal life, and this life is in HIS Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.' What you will hear as you listen to this CD is the music of the Living Testimony Chorale, for which the group motto is: 'A Ministry Birthed for a Spiritually Hungry World!'
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