Creatively, this project began about three years ago as I found myself inspired with new lyrics and melodies while attending a worship conference in Chicago. Musically, Ascension is a tapestry of psalms, hymns, and original worship songs, ranging in style from the Celtic sound of the Irish whistle to the more country sound of the pedal steel guitar. Paxson Jeancake is the Director of Worship and Arts at East Cobb Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia and the author of The Art of Worship: Opening Our Eyes to the Beauty of the Gospel. Paxson is a graduate of Furman University and Reformed Theological Seminary and serves on the executive committee of the Worship Reformation Network - a national community of worship leaders with a common vision for biblical, Reformed, and gospel-driven worship. He is also a worship leader and consultant for Global Church Advancement, an organization with a vision for advancing church planting movements among all nations. Paxson recently served as a worship leader for the 2006 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America and for the 2007 Mercy Ministries Conference. In addition to writing and offering seminars and workshops, he and his wife Allison lead worship for conferences and churches. Their new release, Ascension, their first project, The Rhythm of Worship, and other worship resources are available through their website www.rhythmofworship.com. They live in Atlanta with their two daughters, Laura Camille and Mallory.