It’s been a long time coming, but The Rise has arrived!
I’m a worshiper who, when looking for a soundtrack for “getting my praise on”, craves that sound that goes beyond cultural barriers and lends it’s musical sustenance to this generation. That’s what’s always attracted me to the songs of Jon Owens. It’s been a while since the Arise album came out (Fire Burns, Kingdom Come, When I Praise Him and Son of Man were all congregational classics), and of course the Son of Man (Bless the LORD) epic rendition on Tye Tribbetts “Stand Out” album. There were other projects that Jon wrote for and led on but if you’re like me, we’ve been waiting to see what God gives Jon…
Jon and Kelley Owens have been exemplary in their worship and leadership amidst the turmoil they’ve seen in life over the last few years. God called their beautiful baby daughter Aria Joy home to Heaven a few years ago. I must say that as a friend to Jon and Kelley, the way that God has walked them through such deep grievous process has been such a beautiful testament to the grace of God on their lives. “The Rise” comes from a new level of depth in experiencing Gods relentless grace in their lives. “We Cry Holy” is an anthem that was written in that place.
To Jon and Kelley and their beautiful family – thanks for your tireless work serving Every Nation as a movement throughout it all. I believe with new depths come new heights with these new EP’s and the ministry that grows from this… We love “The Rise” and can’t wait for “The Fall” later this year!