With the release of her new worship album I Will Praise You, Grammy Award-winning Christian singer Rebecca St. James is taking her tour to church.
Since the release of her CD, she has been a guest worship artist during worship services at a number of the country’s largest megachurches. This weekend she will be part of an extended worship service at the Willow Creek Community Church South Barrington campus in the Chicago area. As her tour continues, she’s also planning to worship with smaller congregations.
“Every church body and audience has its own personality and culture,” St. James said, “so it’s really interesting to be a part of a new worship experience with unique ‘bodies’ of believers all over the world. I love the fact that worship is so interactive. When a group of believers collectivity sing of their love for Jesus and enjoy His presence together, it’s a taste of heaven.”
She says the overall theme of her latest release is trust, surrender and focusing on God.
“Which I think is really the purpose of worship,” St. James said. “It’s to set our eyes on Him and glorify Him. I love that quote that says, ‘The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever’ and I think that’s what worship is – it’s such a beautiful definition of worship.”
“It’s like two people in love expressing their love for each other,” added the newlywed.
Three of St. James’ last four non-greatest hits releases have been worship albums, but she said, “Worship has been a part of every single one of my albums. It is very, very important to me and I love it.”