Spirit of Fire
GREG WALTON "Holiness of life ain't just for your pastor and your grandma!" is the motto of World Vision Artist Associate Greg Walton. Greg's ministry will give your community a unique and powerful experience. Bring hope to the poor! Greg will give your community a unique opportunity to assist in ending world hunger one child at a time through the Christian relief and development organization World Vision. Give your community something they may have never seen before! Greg has a unique spiritual perspective as a balanced Roman Catholic Christian artist that can bridge the gaps in the broken body of Christ. Stretch your community's idea of what it means to be a Christian and further unite the body of Christ in bringing the love of God to the world! Get more than just another Christian commercial product. Greg has been mentored by more than one of the pioneers in Christian music, and is able to benefit from their experiences. He has a unique relationship with first-generation Christian-music-veteran John Michael Talbot, founder of the Brothers and Sisters of Charity, an ecumenical Catholic-based Christian community of which Greg is a member. Greg also gains special insights from his longtime friend and manager, Greg Menza (DC Talk, Newsboys, The Waiting, Small Town Poets), highly regarded for his Christian ethics through 25 plus years of service in the Christian music industry. Hear great music! Greg is a five-time Unity Award (Catholic Grammy) recipient for two of his three nominated contemporary Christian albums, while being hailed as one of the "hardest-working, best-writing modern rock/alternative artists" by Catholic Parent Magazine. Experience a veteran performance! Greg is a professional, engaging musician having toured full time in the Christian music mainstream as a supporting member of top charting Dove award nominated bands while headlining his own tours as an independent Christian artist. Greg has performed at nearly 700 events worldwide including Ichthus, Creation Festival, Cornerstone, Kingdom Bound, World Youth Day 2002 (Canada), Song of Songs (Poland), Jubilmusic (Italy), Spandernacht (Germany) and national conventions. Greg has shared the stage with greats in both secular and Christian music including George Jones, John Michael Talbot, Newsboys and Audio Adrenaline, to name a few. And even more! In addition to concerts, Greg is an ideal choice for parish missions, keynotes, workshops and worship. Greg received college level Christian studies at the University of Illinois U-C, and Catholic Theological Union, Chicago where he completed his certification in Liturgy for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet, Illinois. Greg currently teaches Theology (Scripture and Apologetics) and directs the music ministry at Father Ryan High School in Nashville, TN. He continues to deepen his studies through his formation with the Brothers and Sisters of Charity (a canonical Catholic community). Greg understands the joys and hardships of family life as a youthful husband of 12 years and tireless father of 6 children. MIKE HARRISON Contemporary praise and worship artist Mike Harrison is a gifted songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. His compositions combine a diverse array of invigorating rhythms and accessible, infectious melodies with heartfelt lyrics: an open invitation to enthusiastically praise God in body, mind, and spirit. He has released three recordings: New Creation (1997), Spirit of Fire (2001) featuring his friend Greg Walton on vocals, and Standin' On the Rock (2005), a lively celebration of the basic truths of the Catholic faith particularly geared toward children. Mike is a lifetime-professed domestic member of The Brothers and Sisters of Charity, a religious community founded by Catholic recording artist John Michael Talbot. He resides in the Chicago area with his wife and three children.