Bob Kilpatrick visiting our church, praising the Lord.
About Bob Kilpatrick
Bob Kilpatrick speaks at churches and conferences around the world. His first book, Secrets of the Silence, was released summer, ’09, and his first hardback book, The Art of Being You, will be published by Zondervan in December, 2010. Musicians from Phil Keaggy to Sara Groves have benefited from Bob’s skills in the studio. Still, most people were introduced to Bob’s ministry through his worship songs.
At least two of Bob Kilpatrick’s songs are consistently listed in the “Classic” worship song category- “Lord Be Glorified” and “Here Am I (Send Me To The Nations)”. Though these songs keep popping up on the “Greatest Hits” lists, there are many other tunes for which Bob is known- “God Is Good,” “Won By One,” “Sold Out And Radical” and “I Will Not Be Ashamed” among them. His song “Bring Them Home” was sung at Mother Teresa’s funeral service in Calcutta, India (Hillary Clinton mentioned to the singer how touched she was by the song!)
Bob has been in full time ministry since he was seventeen. Over the years he has co-labored with a veritable ministry “Who’s Who”, including Dr. Jack Hayford, Dr. Lloyd John Ogilvie, Corrie ten Boom, Michael W. Smith, Lincoln Brewster, Anne Graham Lotz, Keith Green, Phil Keaggy and Andrae Crouch. He has produced other artists recordings, working with people like Phil Keaggy, Randy Stonehill, Sara Groves and Noel Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul & Mary.) He has spoken at many national conferences (Saddleback Worship conference), universities (Wheaton) and Christian music festivals (Spirit West Coast, Creation).
Starting in 1987, Bob’s “Time Out with Bob Kilpatrick” devotional program aired three times daily to over 2 million listeners.
For nearly 15 years Bob wrote a popular column for Christian Musician magazine. His writings also have appeared in worshiptogether.com, Youth Specialties, CCM, Relevant magazine & crosswalk.com.
Bob is an ordained minister, and the third inductee into the Assemblies of God Hall of Honor. He is married to Cindy, his high school sweetheart. They have five children and live in Fair Oaks, California.
“My desire is to serve the Church in any way that God allows. This was not a career choice for me, it was, and is, a calling. I am a servant. With God’s grace, that’s what I’ll always be.”
He is best known for composing the gospel standard “In My Life Lord Be Glorified”, being the driving force behind Fair Oaks Records in Sacramento, CA and for presenting a regular Time Out With Bob Kilpatrick on the K-Love Radio Network.
His live musical output is a mix of folk, gospel and progressive rock. Beginning in the early 70’s with his wife Cindy (similar in style to Richard & Linda Thompson) and touring through much of the 1980s and 1990s predominantly as a solo artist. His self-effacing live demeanor could be likened to a “born-again” Loudon Wainwright III The remainder of the 1990s and the start of the following decade saw him develop into an eminent Christian music producer, working with the likes of Randy Stonehill, Phil Keaggy, Sara Groves and Noel Stookey.
In 2006, Kilpatrick released his most innovative project to date entitled This Changes Everything. This was inspired by the passing of one of his spiritual mentors and also contains direct and powerful references to his Christian faith. In many ways the thematic scope of This Changes Everything is reminiscent of the Larry Norman album So Long Ago the Garden or the Jackie Leven comeback release The Mystery of Love Is Greater Than the Mystery of Death.
As a songwriter, he has garnered critical and popular acclaim for his work. Beginning with In My Life Lord Be Glorified and following up with other favorites such as Won By One, I Will Not Be Ashamed, Here Am I and Tell Me the Story. His 2003 compilation album Think Pray Groove documents his many musical influences that are highlighted with a live version of In My Life Lord, Be Glorified (he sends up his own song by performing it in the style of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and The Beatles).
When he is not either playing, writing or producing, Bob Kilpatrick is a national spokesman for the Colorado-based children’s charity Compassion International, he travels extensively for musical and Christian ministry purposes (Kilpatrick is also an ordained minister) and is a regular contributor to the Christian musician Summits that occur in the Pacific Northwest.
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