"Presence", the latest album from Evan Earwicker, was recorded live in Portland, OR. From the first track, "You Consume me" the lyrics and message of this album are focused on a greater desire for a deeper and more genuine experience in His presence. "There's one thing my heart is searching for, one thing my soul desires, for this I am longing more and more ó to live in your presence..." Earwicker's growth as a songwriter is evident with many of these latest songs, such as "Your Faithfulness Endures", with lyrics announcing the faithfulness of God, with others proclaiming our confidence in His promises. ("Remember the nations are My inheritance, this generation belongs to you...") For listeners of Evan Earwicker's previous albums, "Presence" will not disappoint.
"Presence" features 10 never before recorded songs and 2 familiar songs ("Dance with Me" and "You will Remain") and is sure to take listeners deeper into His Presence.
Why the shoes? In Exodus 3, Moses is tending his sheep when he encounters God in the burning bush. What does God ask? "Take off your shoes, the place where you are standing is holy..." That's the first step into His presence, and that's where Presence begins.
At the age of 12, Evan felt the distinct call of God to ministry. He began leading worship in his local church within a year, and after attending a Worship Together conference in San Jose in 2000, began expressing his passion for Jesus through songwriting.
In August of 2001, at age 16, he recorded and released his first project, "This River", a live worship album with his former band, Halfhour Silence. During that same time, he began to write and record his first studio album, "Dance with Me" with Whitney Stern. Within several months, the title track was finding its way to the top of radio charts throughout the Pacific Northwest. Shortly after 9/11, he co-produced "Rise Again, America," a full-length benefit album to raise support for the victims' families with students from his high school in Bend, Oregon.
The following summer, he spent 10 weeks on staff with Global Outreaches Unlimited and eventually Youth Outreach Uganda (Y.O.U.) in East Africa. Upon his return to the states, he began to travel throughout the Northwest, ministering in churches and schools through his music and speaking. Since that time, he spent 3 years serving as a staff pastor at Living Hope Fellowship in Portland, Oregon.
In addition to his worship ministry, Evan has been instrumental in raising funds and awareness for many of the people he has ministered to around the world, including the victims of the Mozambique floods in 2000 and the Otino-Waa Orphans of war-torn northern Uganda. Northwest Worship is proud to partner with The Cause, a non-profit ministry aimed at global awareness and outreach.
Evan's heart is for worship beyond music and deeper than emotion, motivated first by God's endless grace & kindness, and for His fame alone. His message speaks of the great need for transparency and purity in worship today, stressing the importance of honest worship born of spirit and truth. One of his greatest passions is for generations, to see young and old worshiping Jesus together.