Worship leader. Artist. Seldom have the two labels blended as seamlessly as in the music and message of multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Evan Wickham. His debut album, Mysterious Things, released in 2006, is a tour-de-force collection of intimate worship, heartfelt expressions of joy and wonder at God's blessing, and a celebration of the redemptive power of salvation in Jesus Christ. "Keeper of the stars, Lord of time and space," Wickham sings on the album's gorgeous centerpiece, "Hallelujah Jesus." "I will live my life lifting up your name." These lines are clearly the heart of Wickham's music and ministry.
Evan's parents, worship leaders and veterans of the Jesus Movement bands The Way and Parable, also encouraged their son's emerging talent by involving him in their home church's main worship services at a young age, as well as challenging him to learn hundreds of popular praise songs and to write his own in the meantime.