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Steve Kropp, Musician

Steve Kropp  is willing to do outreach music ministry with any church that does not hold weekly contemporary services at your churches.  Steve Kropp can be contacted via e-mail at kroppsj@yahoo.com or phone (540) 222-7886. 

Steve has been doing outreach programs since the summer of 2003.   
Below is Steve's mission statement and testimony.  He will play/speak for about an hour accompanied with a PowerPoint slideshow of lyrics. He usually does a wide range of music from originals, to hymns, to modern Praise & Worship favorites.  A love offering will help to support his ministry. 

Mission Statement

“I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.  My soul shall make its boast in the LORD; The humble shall hear of it and be glad.  Oh, magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.”  Psalm 34:1-3

The goals of Steve Kropp’s music ministry are:
-to “Magnify” our God of Glory,
-to teach about the Gospel of Jesus Christ our Savior in clarity, -and to invite the Holy Spirit to bless the listener with His illuminating power. 

These goals will be achieved through:
-writing and recording songs with biblically sound lyrics of orthodox Christianity.
-delivering these songs and other artists’ music of the same value in the live settings of worship services and concerts.
-challenging the listener to seek or maintain an intimate relationship with the Lord.
-striving for a progressively sanctified life that will serve as a witness to the listener.
-and continually seeking spiritual growth through Bible studies, reading of Christian literature, attending conferences, delving into the songs of past generations, and keeping up-to-date with current trends in Christian music, etc.   

Testimony

I have been a Christian all of my life, so I don’t have a miraculous story about how I was lost and later in life through God’s amazing grace was found.  My walk with Christ is unique in that it progressed steadily until a few years ago when it skyrocketed!  The closest experience I have to being “born again” was when I found a channel that I could use my gifts to actually serve God.  I went from knowing a lot about Him to having an intimate relationship with Him…the two are worlds apart!  I’ll try to keep this short and sweet:

I have always been the type of person who feels that if I’m not doing something productive then I am wasting time.  I ran track in college, so on those long boring bus rides I was forced to take up a new hobby.  A teammate used to bring a guitar along, so eventually I had him show me some chords and my parents bought me my own acoustic.

Fast forward a few years and I am teaching in Fredericksburg, Virginia and consistently attending a United Methodist Church.  For a solid two years, I am the last one in and the first one out of the morning traditional service.  This was a time where I battled depression and some other health issues and as far as I was concerned I showed up every Sunday so I was doing more than enough for my relationship with the Lord.  The pastor soon proved me wrong.  He asked me one Sunday (before I could sneak out) what I was willing to offer to serve at the church considering I was present every week.  Puzzled and a little offended, I didn’t have an answer.

A few months later, I told him that I played the guitar and ironically he was in the planning stages of starting a contemporary worship service.  It was certainly a “process," but since that day when I made the decision to use my gifts to serve the Lord, His blessings poured over me as a lead worshipper, musician, and songwriter and more importantly he sculpted my heart to reflect Him and seek to know Him more and used the music He has blessed me with to encourage others to do the same.  

If you took the time to read this, I pray that you take the time to listen to the music that God has so graciously blessed me with, whether it be by buying my album or booking me to play at your Church or venue.  God seems to be nudging me to put efforts into making music ministry my full-time job, so this album will hopefully open some doors.  Enjoy and God Bless!

 

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