For Your Fame
'I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living' (Psalm 27:13). It is the weight of this verse that has driven the hearts of three worshipers all their lives. Singer, songwriter, and worship pastor Ben Kennedy (Baton Rouge Vineyard Church), with bassist Adam Kennedy, and percussionist Jared Hornsby have teamed together with one common vision and one single purpose: to help people rediscover the beauty of Jesus found in the intimacy of worship. It was out of this unity that the friendship and family of Calling Cedar was created. At the core of who we are as Calling Cedar is a hunger to know the Lord and to be known by Him. It is a deeply ingrained desire to cultivate a lifelong love with the Father that is evident in everything we do. We believe that out of this relationship, we are to simply love people with our giftings by bringing them face to face with the reality of God's unconditional love. With roots in worship and folk-rock, Calling Cedar blends the skillful dynamic of acoustic guitars with the intricate paintings of passionate vocals to create a new and unique sound. Reaching across generational boundaries, we touch the listener by mingling engaging lyrics with contemplative verse. With influences ranging from Kevin Prosch to Caedmon's Call, James Taylor to 100 Portraits, Calling Cedar brings the captivating presence of an initial performance set, followed by the freedom and surrender found in the focused time of worship we feel has been lost in the ordinary lives of believers. Commissioned and supported by the Baton Rouge Vineyard Church, we have set out on a pilgrimage to discover our calling to full-time missions through the arts. We believe that as the Spirit breathes life in and through our ministry, that the hearts of the hungry and the hurting, the tired and the thirsty, the never felt before and the need to feel again will be challenged and changed. We feel the Lord drawing worshipers back into passionate expression of renewed devotion to Him. Heeding this, we want to give people an opportunity not just to 'experience' the Lord n worship, but, by desperately seeking His Face, to fall in love with Him all over again. There is nothing closer to our hearts than ministry done in fellowship and community with other believers. As many of you have done, we have invested our lives in the Lord, placing our faith in Him to guide our every step. We view every door that the Lord opens for us with prayerful petition and heartfelt appreciation. So we pray that you will partner with us in our journey to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.