“Sunday mornings are so much more than to come hang out for an hour and leave. Sunday mornings are a time where we grow as a church body, be together and lift up the name of Jesus,” says First Baptist Church Trussville Worship Leader Andrew Morris as he reflects on the pandemic and how much we are made to be in community.
A native of Chelsea and graduate of Samford University, Morris remembers feeling called to worship ministry at a Scott Dawson conference when he was 12 years old. From that moment, he began learning how to play instruments and started leading worship for his youth group at the age of 16. During his freshman year at Samford, a friend encouraged him to lead Wednesday night youth group worship at First Baptist Church Trussville. This decision led him to becoming the church’s Contemporary Worship Leader.
“Faithful Father” is Morris’s debut release that he wrote while reading John 14:1-3. “The whole song is a reminder that God is faithful to call us back home to be with Him and that He will never leave us or forsake us,” Morris says. Even though he knew and believed this truth, he shares that he didn’t necessarily feel that his life reflected it. That is why the bridge of the song says, “Let my soul reflect the truth that I am Yours forever.” Morris shares he wanted the song to have a moment that was more than just head knowledge but heart knowledge that states “I am reflecting the truth. I am the Lord’s forever.”
“I am not in the business of writing music for myself. I am in the business of writing music for the glory of God. That’s what I believe music is made for,” Morris says. His specific prayer for anyone who listens to “Faithful Father” is that they remember that God is faithful and that He is coming back to take believers to be with Him forever. “Most importantly, I pray people worship the Lord through this song, remember His faithfulness and what He has prepared for those who are in Christ in the coming days.” “Faithful Father” is available now on all streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music.