John Lewis and Forward Motion

John Lewis and Forward Motion

 Moravian Falls, North Carolina, USA
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John Lewis & Forward Motion performs Christ-centered music for the purpose of sharing the Good News of Christ and inspiring others to live a life of authentic and passionate worship of Him.The music is heavily influenced by rock and blues styles. The songs are worshipful and energizing.

Biography

John Lewis & Forward Motion is a band that performs Christ-centered music for the purpose of sharing the Good News of Christ and inspiring others to live a life of authentic and passionate worship of Him. Playing in the group are John Lewis (lead vocal and guitar), Charlie Coleman (drums), Stan Dudek (guitar), and Gwyn McGlammery (bass). The band just released a 5 song EP and is working on completing their first CD together. All songs on the EP are originals, and all but one were written by John. The band plays a mix of original music and covers of contemporary Christian artists. Their musical style has been influenced by a wide variety of Christian and secular artists. A few of their Christian music influences are Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, Steve Fee, Lincoln Brewster, Israel Houghton, Hillsong United, and Desperation Band.

In August of 2011 the band won 2nd place at the “Stars in His Crown” Christian Talent Search in Boone, NC, and was selected to perform at the “High Country Praise Festival” at Appalachian State University in September, 2012. The band’s music has also been featured on WBFJ Christian Radio in Winston-Salem, NC and John has been on their “Local Flavors” program twice.

Front-man John Lewis is a musician, songwriter, worship leader, and ordained minister from North Carolina. John began playing the guitar at age 13. At 14 he began performing in a Top-40 band, making money with his music before he had a driver’s license. He went on to play in many other secular groups over the years. At 15 John received Christ as Savior and at 16 he began leading worship. For the past ten years John has been in Pastoral ministry where he has developed and mentored several worship leaders who still serve in church ministry today, as well as many musicians and worship teams to serve in local churches. Currently he ministers at Day 3 Church in Granite Falls, NC as their Worship Pastor/Associate Pastor. Years of experience in secular bands and worship leading have given him the ability to lead others in corporate worship with a high level of musical excellence and crowd engagement. John lives in Wilkes County with his wife and three children.

Lyrics

The Sound

Written By: John Lewis

I hear the sound, I hear the sound,
I hear the sound, I know You’re coming

Rumblings of distant thunder,
Our hearts are filled with wonder
Waiting for You now,
We’re waiting for You now
In the midst of godless days,
We draw near to sing Your praise
Come, Lord Jesus, come
Come, Lord Jesus, come

I hear the sound, I hear the sound,
I hear the sound, I know You’re coming
Lord, split the sky, consume my life
Redeem Your Bride, we long for You

Yesterday, today, forever,
You’re the same and You have never
Left us on our own,
We are not alone
Your love and grace they draw us nearer,
Your promises we’re holding dear
We’re longing for that day,
We’ll live in Your embrace

I hear the sound, I hear the sound,
I hear the sound, I know You’re coming
Lord, split the sky, consume my life
Redeem Your Bride, we long for You

Open up the heavens and come down
Your bride is waiting, come Lord quickly now
Open up the heavens and come down
Your bride is waiting, come Lord quickly now
Oh-oh I hear the sound

I hear the sound, I hear the sound,
I hear the sound, I know You’re coming
Lord, split the sky, consume my life
Redeem Your Bride, we long for You

I hear the sound, I hear the sound,
I hear the sound, I know You’re coming
Lord, split the sky, consume my life
Redeem Your Bride, we long for You

I hear the sound, I hear the sound,
I hear the sound, I know You’re coming

I Will Trust

Written By: John Lewis

When the storms arise and the darkness falls, I will trust in You
When the waters rage and the tide is high, I will trust in You
You will be my refuge and strength,
You will be my hope and defense

I will place my trust in You,
I will place my trust in You
My deliverer is faithful and true,
So I will place my trust in You

When the valley’s low and the path is steep, I will cling to what is true
I know Your hand will cover me, I will trust in You
You will be my refuge and strength,
You will be my hope and defense

And I will place my trust in You,
I will place my trust in You
When there’s nothing left to hold on to
I will place my trust in You

Holy, Holy, Holy are You, Lord
Worthy, Worthy, Holy are You, Lord
Holy, Holy, Holy are You, Lord
Worthy, Worthy, Holy are You, Lord

And I will place my trust in You,
I will place my trust in You
When there’s nothing left to hold on to
I will place my trust…

I will place my trust in You,
I will place my trust in You
My deliverer is faithful and true,
I will place my trust in You

Revolution

Written By: John Lewis

There is an army marching hard across this land
Tell me can you hear the sound
A mighty force that is awaiting the command
To tear the gates of hell . . . down, yeah

Stand up, Resist him
This is our revolution
The Lord on high has set us free
Redeemed, forgiven
There is no condemnation now
For by God’s power we’ve overcome
This is our Revolution

We fight an adversary not of flesh and blood
He prowls around to devour
But he’s already been defeated by the Blood
That gives us victory and power

Stand up, Resist him
This is our revolution
The Lord on high has set us free
Redeemed, forgiven
There is no condemnation now
For by God’s power we’ve overcome
This is our Revolution

Stand up, Resist him
This is our revolution
The Lord on high has set us free
Redeemed, forgiven
There is no condemnation now
For by God’s power we’ve overcome
This is our Revolution

Discography

"John Lewis and Forward Motion"--EP, August 2011