Kansas City, MO – Forerunner Music’s Jon Thurlow achieved an impressive debut this week with his new album, Stand In Awe. The project entered Soundscan’s Praise & Worship chart at #5 and debuted on Billboard’s Contemporary Album Chart at #29. This is the highest album debut for Thurlow and is his first project for Forerunner Music.
The talented singer/songwriter wrote or co-wrote all eleven songs for Stand In Awe and the project was recorded live at Forerunner Christian Fellowship on the campus of the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, MO (IHOPKC).
“What excites me about the success of Stand in Awe is that it’s reaching so many people,” says Thurlow. “My goal for these songs is that they would be an on-ramp for the heart of the listener to connect with Jesus. As the listening audience increases, my desire is that more hearts would be drawn closer to Him through the songs.”
Thurlow, who hails from Colorado Springs, CO, was an active independent artist who released six albums before signing with Forerunner Music last year.The IHOPKC community has been enjoying Thurlow’s talent for the past ten years when he became an active staff worship leader. He is currently a primary worship leader at IHOPKC and is active with the organization’s 24/7 prayer ministry. It’s a live worship service that has over 11,000 visitors per day (over four-million a year) and can be viewed at http://www.ihopkc.com/prayerroom. It is in this environment that Thurlow is able to receive inspiration for his original songs and to perform his music to the masses. Thurlow and his wife Kinsey live in Kansas City, MO where they both serve on staff at IHOPKC.
About Forerunner Music
Forerunner Music is the official record label of the International House of Prayer of Kansas City, an evangelical missions organization centered on 24/7 worship and prayer. Having released more than 100 albums since its inception in 2001, the label has produced records for artists such as Misty Edwards, Cory Asbury, and Matt Gilman. Forerunner Music albums have reached as high as No. 9 on the Billboard charts and No. 1 on iTunes’ Christian & Gospel charts. Visit http://www.forerunnermusic.com for more information.
About the International House of Prayer of Kansas City
The International House of Prayer of Kansas City (IHOPKC) is a 24/7 prayer ministry that has held worship-led prayer meetings non-stop for 14 years. Since 1999, bands of 10 or more singers and musicians have led an unending cycle of two-hour prayer-and-worship sets-all day and night-in the ministry’s Global Prayer Room. The ministry streams this continual worship and prayer live on its website and sees an average of 11,000 viewers a day from around the world. IHOPKC includes a university, IHOPU, with ministry, music, media and missions schools.
The organization is committed to justice and compassion outreaches involving adoption, human trafficking and inner city programs. IHOPKC’s vision is to work in relationship with the wider Body of Christ to serve the Great Commission, seeking to walk out the two great commandments to love God and people. The International House of Prayer is an evangelical missions organization that has a growing community of about 4,000. Visit http://www.ihopkc.org for more information.
Source- Bozeman Media