Pick is a Christian singer/songwriter, performer, and a missions speaker. He is an advocate for the persecuted church and the native missionary movement. He has been involved with several mission projects which have included work in South America, Africa, Asia, and North America (at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota). He is also a representative for Gospel for Asia and a VOICE for Voice of the Martyrs. As a singer/songwriter, Pick’s music has been heard globally and charted on many continents in both mainstream, adult contemporary, and Christian.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 150 minutes
What to Expect
Besides performing an intimate setlist, I speak 5-10 minutes about Gospel For Asia and supporting native missions
Pick’s music has charted on several continents in both mainstream pop and Christian. His first CD release "Thank You For The Music" (released for John Lennon's 20th Memorial, Dec. 8, 2000 and produced by Johnny J. Blair) premiered in the Holy City of Israel and reached #1 on the KAOS FM charts in Australia.
Pick immediately began studio work on new songs in 2002 as a follow-up to the highly successful Lennon tribute, but this time geared towards global missions. In 2008, Pick returned to the music world with his CD release "Songs In Black & White" (produced by Jerry Lynn) -- earning him a Grindie Award through (link hidden) .
In 2009, Pick’s song “The Mission” was featured on Quickstar Production’s “UNIFIED BY GRACE, Eastcoast Unplugged Vol. 1” compilation CD to help finance mission work at a medical clinic in Uganda. In 2010, Quickstar Productions released another mission project on-line entitled “A Call For Healing.” The compilation featured Pick’s song “Rachel’s Prayer,” based on the prayer journals of Columbine High martyr Rachel Joy Scott.
A dynamic performer, Pick's passion for global missions is at the center of his music and concert ministries. Playing a variety of instruments (from keyboard to guitar to lap dulcimer), he has worked with and shared the stage with many artists in many categories of music (i.e. Mark Harris of 4HIM, Davy Jones of The Monkees, Jaded Thorns, etc.) and has performed for mission agencies (Operation Mobilisation in Atlanta), benefits (September 11th Firefighter Benefit Concert in South Carolina), and festivals (Vision, Beatlefests, etc.).
A missionary, Pick and his wife Michelle (an elementary teacher in Central PA) are advocates for the native missionary movement and the persecuted church. They partner with Gospel For Asia (link hidden)/ with their music ministry. They are also a “Voice” for Voice of the Martyrs (link hidden)/. Pick has been involved with several mission projects which have included work in South America, Africa, Asia, and even in North America ministering to the Lakota Sioux at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Allen, South Dakota. In May, Pick traveled to India for six weeks with Rehoboth Ministries India to help with the training of 25 national missionaries and assisted with work at an orphanage and school for children.
In June, Pick released a new EP "TRAGEDIES & MIRACLES" available on ITunes, AmazonMP3, Spotify, Myspace Music, MediaNet, eMusic, Zune, Rhapsody, Nokia, and VerveLife.
Mostly originals. Occasionally, I perform covers by Rich Mullins, The Beatles, The Monkees, Rick Nelson, Larry Norman, The Beach Boys, Elvis, etc.
Influences & Inspiration
Rich Mullins, Keith Green, The Beatles, etc.
sound system with mikes