Ryan is the Senior Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in Hickory, NC. He is the host of the "In The Room" podcast, and the author of 8 Hours, Or Less: Writing Faithful Sermons Faster.  

Lift You Higher

Prior to planting Redemption I was a worship pastor.

In 2004 we were auditioning guitar players for our student ministries worship band when in walked a 16-year-old with an ugly Ibanez guitar and a few pedals he’d picked up from a friend. Despite the fact that his guitar was ugly, his pedals didn’t really work, and he was nervous enough to puke, I loved him immediately.

Since that awkward audition 11 years ago, I’ve had the great privilege of leading God’s people into God’s presence with my friend, Scott Holthaus. He’s not that nervous kid anymore. He’s a man of God, selfless husband, tender father and gifted worship pastor at Redemption. 

This week he has released his first E.P. called “Lift You Higher.” These are five songs (four original and one hymn) we love and I believe will expand your affection for Jesus and give you fresh words with which to worship Him. 

Lift You Higher is available everywhere digital music is sold and it would mean a lot to me if you took a few minutes and checked it out. If it blesses you, would you consider sharing it with a friend, or helping us spread the word via social media? 

I’m praying Lift You Higher will bless you the way it’s blessed me and our entire church.

Get it: rdmptn.org/LiftYouHigher

In The Room Ep.44: Vince Antonucci

In The Room Ep. 43: Levi Lusko