Michael English is one of my favorite singers of all time and he is one of the great stories of redemption within the Christian Music Industry.

In 1995 at the zenith of his success based on his solo release through Warner Alliance and also the work he had done for years as a member of The Gaither Vocal Band, Singing Americans and others, Michael confessed a failure. Michael had become involved with someone outside his marriage, the female involved was Maribeth Jordan who was part of a group First Call.

I may be mistaken but I believe that Michael set a record for the number of Dove awards he won the night prior to his confession. He also returned each of the awards.  From there, Michael spent some time running and beating himself up, he had incredible back problems and began to drink heavily.

THANKS TO JESUS CHRIST for never giving up on us, HIS most treasured creation, Michael is once again singing songs to glorify Christ. sadly, I do not know what happened to Maribeth Jordan but I hope and pray that regardless of where she is or what she is doing, she has reconciled herself to Christ and shares the joy and hope of eternity glorifying the King!

Take a moment and pray for Michael and some of your other favorite artists that Christ will hold and keep them as they share the message and hope of Christ in some of the darkest corners of the world, the church.