With the recent popularity of the film THE JESUS MUSIC, I’ve decided to re-air this interview from a few years ago…
I’ve kept a few vinyl records from my youth because of the memories they hold. One of them which I pull out and listen to once in a while is LOVE SONG by the Contemporary Christian Music group by the same name in the early 1970′s. This week’s guest on FIRST PERSON is one of the members of that pioneering band, Tommy Coomes, who was also a key innovator in Maranatha Music. Also, during the heyday of Promise Keepers in the 90′s, it was Tommy leading The Praise Band.
Today Tommy and a group known as The Tommy Coomes Band lead worship at many events for Franklin Graham festivals, as well as The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and Samaritan’s Purse.
In our FIRST PERSON conversation, we talk about those early days with Love Song and Maranatha Music as well as his ministry today which includes mentoring young musicians.
PLEASE NOTE: In light of the crisis in Ukraine, we have scheduled a special report. The interview with Karen Bejjani will be heard the following week.
NEXT WEEK: A Special Ukraine Report