I saw my long-time friend, Dr. Roger Breland, at the University of Mobile last week while recording my new album, When He Comes, at their new state-of-the-art Studio 8Eighty. Dr. Breland is a legend in Christian music for creating and managing the group Truth for many years. He now heads up the Center for Performing Arts at UM and is building it into one of the premiere worship and music business programs in the world.
Dr. Breland is the consummate blend of leader, mentor, visionary, and educator. He is a true leader of leaders. His story is told on UM’s Faculty page in this way:
“In the year 2000 Dr. Breland was elected to the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. He traveled 3 million miles and recorded 60 albums with TRUTH. TRUTH presented 10,000 concerts in 26 nations in 31 years. He travels extensively throughout the United States and internationally as a workshop clinician and speaker. His Excellence on the Platform topic is in great demand. Many of his former TRUTH members are successful leaders in Christian music. Kim Noblitt, Russ Lee, Alicia, Avalon, 4HIM, Jason Breland, Anthony Evans are examples of his influence. Dr. Breland is the author of the book, IN SEARCH OF A LOVELY MOMENT. In May of 2003 Dr. Breland became the Director of the Center for Performing Arts at the University of Mobile. Presently the CPA has 15 performing ensembles and has presented concerts to SRO audiences in local churches, conventions, The White House and Europe.”
It is a privilege to know Dr. Breland and to have worked with him during my years at Integrity Music.
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