A treat we haven’t experienced locally in at least a decade, the Christian music trio Phillips, Craig & Dean brings a spirit-filled night of worship to Fayetteville Community Church on Thursday, March 14. The “All Creation Sings Tour” hit the road March 5 starting in Dallas, Texas, and Fayetteville is its next-to-last stop.
Transparency, passion and integrity have long been the foundation for Phillips, Craig & Dean’s music and ministry. For more than two decades, the trio has churned out some of Christian music’s most enduring hits. One of these hits is “Revelation Song,” which recently earned Recording Industry Association of America’s gold single status, signifying downloads of more than 500,000. This is only the seventh time in the history of Christian music that a single has reached gold status.
The song spent 17 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian Adult Contemporary chart and also topped the National Christian Audience chart, AC Indicator chart and Soft AC charts. “The songs are usually things that come out of our hearts as pastors,” Phillips said. “All three of us serve full-time as lead pastors, and sometimes the people sitting in the pews form what God’s trying to say to you.”
Those in attendance March 14 are sure to hear the songs Phillips, Craig & Dean are known for — as well as plenty of new music that may define the group from this point forward.
“I think the songs on (our latest) album are some of the best we’ve ever written,” Craig said. “It seems like we all really hit this grace place, with inspiration really pouring through us, and I praise God for that.”
The groundbreaking success of “Revelation Song” is only one of many impressive accomplishments in the group’s storied career. Phillips, Craig & Dean has created 23 No. 1 singles, won three Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and sold nearly 3 million units.
The group continues to tour while always being present Sunday through Wednesday to pastor their home churches. Phillips is based in Austin, Texas; Craig in St. Louis, Missouri; and Dean in Carrollton, Texas.
After more than two decades of music ministry, Phillips, Craig & Dean remain as passionate as ever about sharing the gospel through music. While serving as pastors at their home churches and while traveling and performing all over the world, they’ve seen the impact a great song can have on a congregation.
Fayetteville Community Church, the location of the March 14 worship night, is located at 2010 Middle River Loop. Phillips, Craig & Dean take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tickets and concert information are available at WCLN’s website, www.christian1057.com.