Raising kids is hard work. As a father of 5, I feel pretty qualified to make that statement. It means sleepless nights, desperate conversations, and the burden and weight of guiding them into adulthood. And still, most parents would say it’s the greatest joy of their lives. To hear my kids say “daddy” and to see them grow and mature is pure blessing to me.
Through this album, we want to make that same joy possible for families who are seeking adoption. These are the facts: there are well over 100 million orphans in the world. There are countless families who start in on the journey to adopt, only to find that they cannot afford it. Believing the Word of God, that we've been adopted and made family through Jesus, our goal is to help make these adoptions possible by raising $10,000 for the August Gate Adoption Fund.
We’re excited about this music. We’re ready for the world to hear it and enjoy it. But more than anything, it’s a vehicle for mission. It’s a means of living out the Gospel and placing a high importance on something that is close to the heart of God.
Whether it’s music, mission, or both for you, we hope you’ll take this journey with us.
August Gate Music
released January 13, 2015
Produced by Joel Sprenger / Studio A at Ambit Studios
Ben Martin / Ben's Studio
Assistant Engineers - Al Carretta, Dakota Morgan
Mixed and Mastered by Joel Sprenger at Ambit Studios - Maryville, IL
To my wife, Crystal... you have put in as much time and effort as anyone to make this album happen. Thanks for being on this journey with me, never complaining, always affirming, always determined to be my biggest support and #1 fan. I love you.
To my fellow elders at August Gate Noah Oldham, Josh Jones, and Scott Konieczka... thank you for encouraging me, supporting me, and pushing me to do this.
To the team at August Gate Music (Josh Jones, Adam Fischer, Owen Pye)... you guys worked tirelessly to design, promote, strategize, and give insight. I’m so thankful for all of you.
To Ben Martin and Joel Sprenger and his team at Ambit Studios... you all did phenomenal work tracking, mixing, and just plain making music. Thank you for all of your hard work.
To Joe and Dakota... thanks for lending your incredible talents to this project.
To the August Gate Church family... thank you for your encouragement and overwhelming support. It’s my honor and privilege to pastor you and live life alongside you as missionaries for the Gospel.