Best known as the original lead singer of Dove Award-winning group Sonicflood, celebrated worship leader and solo artist Jeff Deyo releases his fifth worship album, Moving Mountains, on Aug. 7. The project seeks to encourage listeners to persevere in faith and trust God’s goodness, even, and especially, in the midst of hardship and difficulty.
Graduating from Anderson University in 1992, Deyo said, "I absolutely loved my time at AU. It shaped so much of who I am as a recording artist, worship leader, and professor. It also prepared me for real life as a follower of Christ, husband, father, leader, employer, and employee."
Produced by Otto Price (Nicole C. Mullen, BarlowGirl) and Mark Heimermann (Downhere, newsboys) Moving Mountains finds its inspiration from Mark 11:22-24, which talks about having unwaivering faith. Deyo explains,“Moving mountains is not about God fixing all our problems – you know, eliminating all obstacles from our path. It is about believing in the Lord Most High, even in the most impossible of situations. It is about trusting Him to care for me, to rescue me, to do what is best for eternity and for His Kingdom, which is inevitably best for us. It is about faith.”
Moving Mountains, featuring co-writers Sarah Reeves and Jonathan Lee on select songs, blends pop rock with soulful groove and striking melodies with meaningful words in modern congregational expressions. Tracks like “We Delight” is an unabashed anthem of praise to the King, while “Rescue Me” expresses one’s heart-cry for deliverance in desperate times. “The Perfection of Beauty” speaks to God’s saving grace amidst our brokenness and “Moving Mountains” is a bold declaration of trust in His divine providence.
“In recording this CD, my heart burns particularly for people to be stirred in their faith to trust God for rescue in the hardest of times,” says Deyo. “Nothing would please me more than if people would join me in singing these very personal, scripture-breathed corporate worship songs, with the sudden knowledge that they are coming into agreement with deep and powerful Biblical truths. Then, in turn, their faith would be stirred to believe for the moving of the mightiest of mountains.”
"God did incredible things in my life spiritually and musically during my time at AU," said Deyo. "I loved the campus, the professors, and the atmosphere, and there is no doubt that the music program has always been cutting edge. I even met my amazing wife at AU, and that alone was worth the price of admission!"
Moving Mountains will be available via all digital music outlets. For more information, visit www.jeffdeyo.com.
About Jeff Deyo Deyo is known internationally as the original lead singer of Dove Award-winning group Sonicflood and the voice behind classic worship songs like “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever,” “In the Secret,” and “My Refuge.” As such, he saw the band’s gold certified, self-titled debut (1999) and its Grammy-nominated follow-up, Sonicpraise (2001), reach combined sales of more than one million. Deyo followed up these accomplishments by releasing four acclaimed worship recordings Saturate, Light, Surrender (Live), and Unveil.
Deyo is the founder of Worship City Ministries, which is the umbrella under which he creates, serves and participates in a variety of ministries worldwide. In addition, Deyo now holds the high honor of being a full-time faculty member (as “Worship Arts Specialist, professor”) at North Central University (NCU) in Minneapolis. He is also an honorary pastor at his home church, Celebration Church in Lakeville, Minn.
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.