John Michalak

John Michalak

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Experience a concert that is passionate, prayerful & healing. I call my concert format "performance worship"--a time for quiet, worshipful reflection. Suggested environments: 1) Your church, home, or community venue; 2) an outdoor fellowship/outreach picnic; 3) a seasonal retreat or conference.

Biography

Artist Introduction/Vision:

In the chaos of electronic stimulation that we're bombarded with from waking to sleeping, it's often hard to be still and know that there's a God out there who loves every fiber of our being. Like clearing our heads with a walk in the mountains, or listening to the silence of the sea just after a storm, we suddenly realize what we've been missing, that the Spirit of God wants to speak to us in the quiet and pierce our souls with His presence.

For the most part, that's the vision behind my music and my passion for ministry. During our concert, your audience or congregation will experience uncluttered and thoughtful music, story-telling and spiritual encouragement.

Artist Background/Mission:

I have been performing for many years as a worship leader, band member, and solo act at many different venues from churches, to coffeehouses, to conferences and camps. I am also in the home stretch of obtaining a Master's degree in Biblical Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, which I will use to teach the Scriptures and hopefully write a few books.

My musical mission is to continue sharing my gifts with a wide and diverse audience, regionally and nationally. I also plan to release a debut CD in the near future, which I believe will be a helpful ministry tool and keepsake for those in need of more continual inspiration in their daily journey with God.

Lyrics

Spirit Of God

Written By: John Michalak

Spirit of God, I call to you
Fountain of grace, wash me anew
Come fill this hole of eternal loneliness
Restore my soul with your gift of righteousness
I crave the peace that you alone possess
Spirit of God, I call to you

Spirit of Christ, you call to me
To turn from sin, love’s enemy
You stole my heart while it was far away
You paid death’s price
Though it wasn’t yours to pay
My heart’s reply is to learn to know your way
Spirit of Christ, you call to me

Spirit of God, I call to you
Spirit of Christ, you call to me
Spirit of God, wash me anew
Spirit of Christ, in you I’m free

Holy

Written By: John Michalak

Verse 1:
I feel the pitter-patter of my heart asunder
It's breaking against the stumblingstone of my arrogance
The foundation for my sinking soul
And in my foolish state I seek to reach beyond myself
But darkness binds my way
And almost to spite my sin this Jesus comes to say

Chorus:
I am holy
I am holy
I am holy
I am your Lord
I have overcome this snare of sin
And I'll be your guiding light
I am holy
I am you Lord

Verse 2:
Now here's a man who stood
Against the trial of his own desire to save a suffering world
Through the glory of his will alone
He laid his life upon the truth
That through his death he could set men free
He died to kill the sin in me
What can I do but make his glory shone

Chorus:
You are holy
You are holy
You are holy
You are my Lord
You have overcome the snare of sin
Will you be my guiding light?
You are holy
You are my Lord

Bridge:
So humbly through the darkly glass I peer to see
This heavenly man whose deeds are true
And as I strain upon this path he blazed for me
I hear his call through me to you

Chorus:
Be ye holy
As he is holy
Be ye holy
Follow the Lord
We can overcome this snare of sin
As his name is our delight
Be ye holy
Be like the Lord

Be ye holy
Be ye holy
Be ye holy
Follow the Lord
We can overcome this snare of sin
For his blood has sealed our right
To be holy
To be like the Lord

Joyous Realization

Written By: John Michalak

Verse 1:
Do your fears disillusion your dreams?
Is your world always what it might seem to appear to you?
Do you see what I see when you open your eyes to new light?
Take my hand, we'll find out what it all means.
Know the truth is going to set us free from the lie.
Do you see what I see when you open your eyes to new light?

Chorus:
Troubadours in tribulations will try
Singing spiritual inspirations of life.
So our only exhortation's to fight
To know the joyous realization of sight.

Verse 2:
Is it right for you to receive
Both the sensual and ethereal features all
Do you seek two extremes when you close your eyes to new light?
Is there any grace in your temporal reprieve?
Is there any peace or clarity in your carnal call?
Do you see what I see when you open your eyes to new light?

Chorus

Verse 3:
Are you still bound by what you believe?
Is there a glimpse of prof'tability after all?
Do you see what I see when you open your eyes?
Do you see what I see when you open your eyes?
You won't see what I see unless you choose to walk in true light.

Discography

I hope to release my debut CD in the coming year.

Set List

I can play up to two 40-minute sets, with a mix of originals and covers.

Originals:
Holy
Surface Of The Deep
The Sea Is Silent
Joyous Realization
Bride Of Christ
Spirit of God
The Night Before The Rapture
God Only Wants The Best
Take My Heart

Covers:
Calling Out Your Name (Rich Mullins)
Hand Of Kindness (Bob Bennett)
If I Stand (Rich Mullins)
Basin & The Towel (Michael Card)
Breaking of The Dawn (Fernando Ortega)
Silence Of God (Andrew Peterson)
God of Wonders (Marc Byrd, et al)
Land Of The Free (Andrew Peterson)
Pioneer (Nancy Honeytree)
I Will Look To You (Michael John Poirier)
Prone To Wander (Chris Rice)
Homeless Man (Rich Mullins)
One Of Those Days (Chris Rice)
23rd Psalm (Michael Card)
O Love That Will Not Let Me Go (Classic Hymn)

Praise & Worship Songs:
*Titles available upon request