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About me.
 

 

There are three things which motivate and define me:

 

 

Worship, Prayer and Wales.

 

 

Worship

 

I became a Christian in 1980, at the age of sixteen.

Very soon I began writing worship songs and helping to lead worship.

My passion for worship remains undimmed 40 years later.

 

For at least 38 years I have been leading worship in different settings;

in churches, summer camps and prayer events, often with children.

I have been privileged to lead alongside my friend, Greg Leavers,

who is a gifted and passionate worship leader.

 

Contact me about worship leading

 

View worship songs

 

Check out Greg Leavers' YouTube channel

 

 

Prayer

 

One year into my Christian life, I read 'Why Revival Tarries', by Leonard Ravenhill.  This launched a lifelong passion for prayer in me.

I believe prayer is central to all of God's work.  I love taking part in prayer events, usually combined with worship, and often with children. 

 

Contact me about prayer events

 

 

Wales

 

I began learning Welsh while still living in England,

little knowing then how important it would prove to be.

After graduating in 1991 from Cardiff University, I moved to North Wales.

Since then, I have become progressively more fluent in Welsh, and have helped to lead worship bi-lingually in many places.

A significant one of these has been the Welsh-English reconciliation workshops led by Rhiannon Lloyd.

(See her website here: 'Healing Hearts, Transforming Nations')

During the 2008 workshop, I began translating my first Welsh hymn.  This has been followed by about a dozen more! 

 

View Welsh hymn translations

 

 

Music CDs

 

I began work on my first CD in 2010, inspired by Parental Care Ministries.

The CD is called 'I Let Go', and is available for £10.

Every purchase raises £5 to support education and self-sustaining work for orphan children in Uganda.

 

I am currently at work on my second CD, entitled 'Together'

This was inspired by the work of Shevet Achim, which is Hebrew for 'Dwelling Together' (see Psalm 133).This charity provide life-saving heart operations in Israel for children from countries across the Middle East.

Although this CD is not directly to raise funds, I and my church have a personal interest in supporting their work, as my daughter worked with them on her gap year before medical school.

 

 

 

To hear samples of my music,

or to browse CDs,

click 'Go To Songs' or 'View CDs buttons below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music arranging

 

Since 2006 I have been using 'Finale' software to create music arrangements for choir, piano and vocal, and orchestral groups. 

I have worked on arrangements for a number of children's songbooks, including 'Our Father God'; a bilingual songbook for Bangor Dicoese, and 'Cyntaf a'r Olaf' for the Presbyterian Church of Wales.

 

(Click to see a selection of examples) 

 

If you'd like me to arrange any music for you, please contact me. I will be happy to discuss prices and produce a copy that satisfies your needs.

 

I also have a YouTube channel, which is currently being updated.

 

Check it out

 

 

Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

 

Christopher Dean