Church “Special” Music

John DakerWe’ve all been there.  Some dear, but tragically deceived, saint asks to sing “a special number” in church, and we quickly discover that their song selection is hideous and that they are not ready for prime time.  As we struggle not to laugh, they plow through their performance, oblivous to their own incompetence.

This man’s name is John Daker, and he sings a most unlikely medly for us on a video from a public access show in Peoria, Illinois.


6 Responses to Church “Special” Music

  1. Matt S says:

    In this “American Idol” culture in which we live, I am afraid we have not seen the last of this type of perfomance (although this looks to be a few hundred years beforehand).

    In my attempt to curb this type of behavior I offer this public service announcement to all those in charge of the music ministry at their local church:

    -Please use sound judgement when selecting the particpants for your “special music” time during the service. Just because someone thinks they can sing or wants to sing does not mean THEY SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO SING!-

  2. itsasecret2u says:

    WOW! Why not just combine the two in one rousing chorus: “When the Lord hits your eye like a big pizza pie, Hallelujah!”

  3. Echo_ohcE says:

    Great argument for the fact that the worship of God is not a performance. It’s not self expression, it’s God expression.

    Eph 5:1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.


  4. Yup. This is a point that Jack Hayford drives home so well — we are all worshiping God together — no one is a spectator but God…and Hebrews says that Jesus sings “in the midst of the congregation”.

  5. itsasecret2u says:

    What I don’t get is the song choice. Why those two songs together??

  6. My understanding, from a google search, is that this was a singing class, performing on public access television. I guess he chose those two songs to musically showcase his skills, without regard to the topics.

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