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Bill Drake

Abused and unwanted as a child and young teenager, Bill Drake knows what it is to feel hurt, rejected and without hope. At the age of 19 he was playing piano in bars and nightclubs in his native America and was on the brink of ending what he describes as his “unlovely life.” Only by the grace of God, did he not commit suicide. God radically changed his life and began to use his musical gifting to challenge and encourage many others. Several years later George Verwer, founder of Operation Mobilization, heard Bill lead worship at Biola University in California and threw out a challenge: “How can you play and sing songs like that if you are not willing to back it up with your lifestyle?” George went on to challenge Bill to live the commitment he was singing about and join OM as International Music Minister. After graduating from Biola, Bill did this, living in England for 10 years with his wife Teri and their two daughters, Shelby and Sharayah.

In 2009, Bill became the Founding Director of OM Arts International. (www.arts.om.org) Since then, Bill has been privileged to minister in over 60 countries, gaining recognition in Australia, South Africa, the US and numerous countries in Europe. Many have recognized an anointing on Bill’s music similar to that on Keith Green’s, and thousands of lives have been touched and radically changed through Bill’s powerful music and uncompromising message which continues to make the life-changing message of God’s love a reality.

For many years Bill has been speaking and singing about the testimony of the persecuted church, asking congregations and audiences around the world, “Is what you’re living for worth dying for?” With the success of the song, video, and concert tour “Wear The Crown”, Bill felt strongly that he should not cut short the season of ministry that was unfolding as opportunity after opportunity opened up for him to bring this incredibly timely message in song and word.

In 2013 Bill came out with Broken & Complete. Bill's explosive, long-awaited new release not only delivered the impacting lyrical integrity and musical prowess people expect from a Bill Drake album, but it also succeeds in capturing the multifaceted nature of worship while inviting all who are willing to engage in it to go for it. A Broken & Complete Concert includes the riveting story of how Bill came to be reconciled with the man who abused him, his step-father from whom he had been estranged for twenty years with no contact.

Most recently Bill has been working on a fourteenth album project, Legacy, which will contain 75 of Bill’s songs recorded over the last 30 years or worldwide ministry. Bill's website will contain not only the lyrics of all the songs, but also the stories that are behind each song. You can check that out at www.billdrake.com starting in late May 2017.

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