Passion to Worship
Tom Davis began his musical journey at the age of seven. By his eighteenth birthday, he was touring the United States playing both clubs and concerts. Following a dramatic and powerful encounter with the Lord Jesus in 1979, the direction of his life and music were forever altered. Entering the world of Contemporary Christian Music, more specifically Worship Music, Tom developed the popular live worship series Touching The Father's Heart and produced more than thirty-five albums for the Vineyard Music Group featuring worship leaders such as Brian Doerksen, Kevin Prosch, Rita Springer and Andy Park. He also played the drums on most of the recordings he produced for Vineyard. During this season, he traveled with John Wimber, founder and leader of Vineyard, to South Africa, Australia and continental Europe where he helped arrange the conference worship music and had the opportunity to minister in the prophetic and healing gifts one-on-one to those in the conference congregations. By 1993, Tom had become a Platinum Record Award-winning producer. Sensing the Lord was calling him to change direction; he founded Amber Rose Ministries through which he produces cutting-edge, live worship recordings as well as intimate worship albums that bring healing and life. He also organizes and leads worship for healing conferences around the country featuring dynamic speakers such as Jack Taylor, Rick Joyner, Bill Johnson, Randy Clark, Dr. Lance Wallnau as well as many others. An accomplished songwriter, worship leader and producer, Tom's own recordings include Restoring Passion and Releasing Power, God Most High, Tears, You Will Have Your Army, Let the Singers Sing, and the brand new 'Passion to Worship'. These live worship recordings capture the quality and intensity of his worship as he leads the body of Christ into the presence of the Lord. His most recent work, The Healing, and No Fear are part of his brand new series entitled IT IS WRITTEN. Tom resides in the north Texas with his family. He is available for training, teaching and leading worship. It was October 15, 1979 . I was living in Los Angeles, California, and had a great life. My music career was going well. I was traveling, spending time with all the right people in Hollywood and doing everything possible to further my career as a musician and actor. One overcast morning in October, I received discouraging news that rocked my perfect life. As the news came, something in me snapped. Not even my continual pursuit of power and religion could help me. I jumped in my truck and began driving to my favorite place in the mountains, prepared to go right over the edge. I raced down the road with the news I just heard replaying over and over in my mind. I was hurt and angry. I was ready for it to all be over. But there, not more than a mile from my house was the old Catholic Church I attended as a child. Compelled to go in, I parked my truck. I sat there for a while trying to gain control of my emotions. Once I regained composure, I realized I was not at all anxious to see what the next life held for me, but I still needed some answers. I got out of my truck and began walking towards the church. I thought that if I could just talk to a priest or a nun that everything would be better. I checked with the convent and the rectory, but no one was available. Desperate for someone to talk to, I went into the church and knelt down to pray. It was the first time in a long time. I looked up at the giant cross with Christ hanging on it. With every ounce of strength and every fiber of my being, I cried out to Him, "Jesus, I have heard about you all of my life in this very building. I don't know if you are even real. If you are, please come into my life right now and drive out this poison in me." At that very instant an earthquake hit! The chandeliers swayed and the stained glass windows rattled. My body began to tremble all over, and I began to sob uncontrollably. As I sat back in the pew trying to gain control of myself, I began to feel as if someone was opening my head and pouring warm liquid full of love, joy and peace into me. It was a feeling I had never known before. I felt the warmth all the way to the ends of my fingers and toes. It was as though the love, joy and peace was pushing out every evil thing tormenting me. The trembling ceased, and I collapsed into the pew. After a few minutes, I knelt down again to pray and asked, "God, was that you?" At that moment, I looked up and saw a vision. Superimposed over the crucifix, I saw two movies playing simultaneously. The movie on the left was playing the best year of my life, October 1977 to October 1978. At that time in my life, I was a Catholic man seeking God as best I knew how. The movie on the right was my life from October 1978 to that fateful day. During this time, I had given up on God and everyone else in my life for a woman and a career-the very quest that had landed me in my truck on the way to destruction. As I watched these two movies play out before my eyes, I heard the most wonderfully sweet, yet powerful voice speak as though right behind me, "Now which do you choose?" Immediately I said, "God, I want you." At that moment, my life and future were forever changed. After that supernatural event, I continued to move forward with my music career playing both clubs and concerts. A year later, while performing a concert in the mountains, I heard that same voice a second time. This time it said, "I want you to quit music." A wrestling match between God and me ensued. I was trying to justify that I couldn't give up music as that was all I knew. After a two-week struggle, I made the decision to choose God above all else-even music. I left the band on a Saturday night and began my illustrious career as a carpet cleaner the following Monday. I worked three days a week and God blessed with enough money to pay for my house and a few bills. The rest of the time I spent praying, worshiping and learning more about Him. I faithfully listened to teaching tapes by John Wimber, founder and leader of Vineyard Christian Fellowship. My heart burned as I listened, and in 1982 I began attending his church in Anaheim, California . I sat in the back row for three years, quietly worshiping and learning. Then one night they asked me to fill in for the ailing drummer. I felt in my spirit that God said, "It is time!" I played that night, and had the honor of playing many other nights. It was during this time that I learned a great deal about worship and the healing power of God. I had the privilege of traveling around the world with John Wimber and the ministry team from Vineyard. I saw God do incredible things in people's lives. In 1987, I was asked to help arrange the music and play the drums on a new album for Vineyard. I gladly accepted, and a year later was asked to come onboard full-time. I had the honor of creating the live worship series, Touching The Father's Heart. During this time, I produced and participated in more than thirty-five recordings for the Vineyard Music Group. Sensing the Lord was calling me to change direction, I relocated to Fort Worth,Texas in 1992 and a year later founded Amber Rose Ministries, which has allowed me to produce exciting, live worship recordings as well as intimate worship albums that bring healing and life. I also organize and lead worship for healing conferences around the country. Stay tuned ... there's much more to come! Awards--- Platinum record for the Blue WOW CD Gold record for the Green WOW CD Honorary grammy for my song 'So Come' on Israel Houghton CD Honorary Dove award for same.