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Ted Jiboye: I realized this at a very early age. I discovered during my teenage years that my gift wasn't really one for a certain group type; I was the young singer that everyone gravitated to. I fell in love with and ministered songs from the Jim Reeves collection--in fact the gift attracted all types of people from the young to the old and cut across different cultures and backgrounds.
Ted: I have always loved music as a child. I was in a church choir growing up, singing old and powerful songs from hymn books. I later got saved listening to an Integrity Music recording cassette that accidently fell into my hands. I had never heard songs that worshipped God in such a contemporary/modern way and that blew my mind and it was that experience that started the whole worship leading experience and journey.
Ted: Thank You! "Bless the Lord" was one of the very first songs penned for this album, but I believe the song itself, the structure and everything else was inspired by the Holy Spirit. I remember getting the idea for the song while driving to work. The images I got were that of a massive congregation just declaring together with one loud voice "Bless The Lord" and the rest of the lyrics just fell into place. I finally sat with my producer to discuss the song and what we really wanted was a song that encompassed everything and be one that would relate to everyone. I hope we did just that!
Ted: LOL... That was intentional. Before embarking on the process of recording, we had toyed with the idea of recording a live album. But, in the end, we settled for a studio recording. However, what we wanted was an album that really captivated the heart of the listener and drew them into an atmosphere of worship right there in their living rooms. I think that is what we've ended up with.
Ted: The album cover tells a story or should I say depicts a journey of faithfulness. The journey of life starts us on a path and as we journey through, the elements of life surround us and sometimes make the journey somewhat challenging, and as we go on through, we leave behind the ruined walls of our lives or of our past. We know where we are heading and at times we can see it clearly, getting there may be a challenge, but God is with us all the way as we journey towards the goal. The one thing that remains constant in this journey of life is God's faithfulness.
Ted: No, I am not leading worship full time. I, however, lead worship on a regular basis at my church in Bedfordshire, England. I do, however, do a bit of travelling as a worship leader and still hold down a 9-5 job, but I have a feeling that, that's all about to change.
Ted: My hopes for this album is simply that God will be glorified through it and that Jesus be lifted high, that it would go all over the world and that God uses it to touch lives, change hearts and captures lost souls, reuniting them with the Saviour and our Lord particularly beyond the four walls of the church. I am also believing that God's presence will abide and touch every listener and that the Holy Spirit would draw people from all walks of life to not just sing but enter into an intimate experience and realisation of God's faithfulness.
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