New Hosanna! Music Album
Power Of God's Presence
Mobile, Alabama -- God truly inhabits the praises of his people. Just
ask the choir and congregation of First Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale,
Hearts were touched and lives changed as God's people cried out for
more of His holy presence during the recording of Let Your Glory Fall,
a live worship album recorded during an evening concert at the church,
America's fourth largest Baptist congregation.
Recorded on the Hosanna! Music label, Let Your Glory Fall features worship
leader Don Moen, the choir of First Baptist, and a variety of musical guests
including vocalists Kelly Willard and Lenny LeBlanc and musicians Abraham
Laboriel and Justo Almario.
"We often sing about 'showers of blessings'," says music pastor Kim
Noblitt, "but what happened during that recording can only be described
as Niagara Falls. There was such a purity of praise and God-directed worship...
God breathed on our church at that time in a way that we had never experienced
Recalling a church packed with guests from all over the south Florida
area, Noblitt says the songs and music "kept the focus on the Lord,
not on issues."
"The language of praise is universal, not exclusive to any one group,"
said Noblitt who referred to the concert/recording as an "unbelievable,
unifying experience that transcended denominations."
Don Moen a creative force and gold-selling artist with a worshiper's
heart, Don Moen is well-known in two arenas. As a musician, songwriter,
singer and worship leader, he has earned critical acclaim and awards for
his own musical efforts. As Executive Vice President of Creative at Integrity
Incorporated, he has had a hand in producing or overseeing numerous projects
which have helped make the company an industry leader. In both roles, Moen
is realizing a dream of reaching thousands worldwide with tools to bring
them "into the manifest presence of God."
Moen was raised in Minnesota before leaving for Tulsa, Oklahoma, to
attend college at Oral Roberts University. It was during his studies at
ORU that his musical abilities caught the eye of Terry Law Ministries.
Moen was recruited as a musician for the evangelistic ministry, to
guitar, trombone and on occasion, violin. During 10 years with the
ministry, he became responsible for much of the group's arrangements
and musical productions.
In 1984 he was approached by Michael Coleman, president and co-founder
of Integrity Music to be the worship leader on the seventh Hosanna! Music
live praise and worship recording, Give Thanks. Moen agreed and the resulting
project has become the most popular recording in Integrity's history, and
a benchmark for the genre, selling more than 800,000 copies.
In his current role at Integrity, Moen's impact is felt greatly not
in the company, but also among hundreds of thousands touched by
Integrity's music. As Creative Director, he strategies the musical
direction of numerous high profile products. In this role, he works
closely with A&R (Artist & Repertoire) and music publishing
development of worship, choral and children's products.
Moen has served as executive producer for- many Integrity releases while
working closely with fellow songwriters and worship leaders and focusing
on the research and development of new products.
Even elbow deep in product development at Integrity, Moen still takes
time for his own creative pursuits. He has received Gospel Music
Association Dove Award nominations for his song "God Will Make A Way"
and for the album, Worship with Don Moen. And, in 1994, he won a Dove Award
for the musical God With Us. Moen's most recent releases include Emmanuel
Has Come, a live worship Christmas album and Let Your Glory Fall, a praise
and worship album recorded live at First Baptist Church in Ft. Lauderdale,
"Being a creator, I want to pour my life into giving birth to new
things," Moen explains. "I want to find new artists and that new niche
for the future of Integrity." Moen contends that a heart of worship
be found in many styles of music. "My vision is that one day Integrity
will be a broad-based media group, creating products that reach a broad
Moen resides in Mobile with his wife, Laura, and their five children.