Every believer has signposts for the journey of faith - - the day we encounter our Savior, the challenges that uncover our deep need for Him, the moments we experience God's faithfulness.
For Paul Baloche, this spiritual journey is marked by songs, music that has moved from personal touchstones to collective signposts for millions of believers. Intimate prayers that have become global anthems.
"Songwriting is a big part of my spiritual life," Paul shares. "It helps me go deeper with God. It helps me fix my mind on Jesus, to set my mind on things above. It keeps my own heart fresh and alive, for myself, my family, and the Church."
"When I'm writing songs," Paul says, "I think, 'Will this help the Church worship God? Will this help people connect with Him?' I want to make music that they can believe in."
And the Church has responded. Paul is one of the most acclaimed worship artists and songwriters of our time. Winner of two Dove Awards, he has penned radio hits such as "Because of Your Love," "Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)," "All The Earth Will Sing Your Praises," and "Our God Saves," and written top-ranking CCLI songs and modern-day classics including "Above All," "Open the Eyes of My Heart," "Offering" and "Your Name." In short, Paul writes songs that the Church sings worldwide with translations of his songs in Spanish, Korean, French, Portuguese and more. It's a calling he doesn't take lightly.