The first time I saw Andrae live was in Honolulu, Hawaii when I was 16 years old. Andrae Crouch and the Disciples played in a packed out school auditorium and the place was rocking! Andrae’s music soon became part of the soundtrack of my life. Songs like ‘Soon and Very Soon’, ‘Through It All’, ‘Can’t Nobody Do Me Like Jesus’, ‘Jesus Is The Answer’, ‘My Tribute’, ‘The Blood Will Never Lose It’s Power’, ‘We Are Not Ashamed’ and the list goes on.
Later on, I was in a band that was on the same record label (Light Records). One incredible evening, I even got to play in his band at the Anaheim Convention Center in front of 12,ooo people. It was one of my most memorable gigs. A memory that I still cherish.
Ever since I heard of Andrae’s passing last week, I have been playing his music and enjoying the feelings, emotions and memories that great music inspires. Tonight is a ‘Celebration Concert’ and tomorrow is his ‘Celebration of Life Service’. No matter how young or old you are, don’t miss it. Andrae’s love for the Lord, his incredible gift of music and love for people will bless you.
- For those who missed these great services: here is a link to some of the highlights.