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October 18, 2012
By Rick Sharp
Independent artist/songwriter and worship leader Mark Roach has released his first independent EP, “Beautiful Truth.” Roach’s debut CD “Every Reason Why” came in 2007 on the Myrrh/Word Records label and produced four radio singles, three of which charted in the top ten. He’s toured with several Christian music notables and leads worship across the country.
Roach’s move to self-produced, self-managed independent production and distribution allows him to get new worship music more easily into the hands of churches across the country and allows greater dedication to his home church — Morning Star Church, O’Fallon, Mo., — where he’s led worship for the last 13 years.
There’s good music here. “Transformed” is a guitar-heavy rocker proclaiming our desire to be clay in the hands of the Potter. “Beautiful Truth” celebrates the truths of God’s Word and asks Him to continue speaking to us. The record opens with “Glory Hallelujah,” an anthemic call to worship that is one of the best songs of the record.
Worship leaders, if you’re looking for inspired, easy to use new music for your church, Roach has good stuff for you. If you’re a listener/music lover looking for good Christ-centered music, you should give “Beautiful Truth” a listen.