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Bob Kilpatrick Biography
In the Spring of 1976, Bob Kilpatrick "left a good job in the city", packed his wife and two young boys in a van and set out to play his guitar, sing his songs and talk about the Christian life to anyone anywhere. He has performed at 37,000 feet to a plane-load of passengers, in the bustees of Calcutta and the slums of Mexico City, under the watchful eye of Polish KGB agents, at Hyde Park in London, in the subways of Germany, the campuses of South Africa and at a California fruit stand (by special request of his mother). He's also managed to fit in a few thousand church services, youth conventions, television appearances and music festivals.
He is the composer of "(In My Life) Lord Be Glorified", which has become a standard (one of the top 25 Christian songs worldwide), included in millions of hymnals and song books on every continent and recorded too many times to mention, "Here Am I (Send Me To The Nations)" has also established itself as a missionary favorite, included in song books and recordings around the world. Bob's island flavored "Won By One" became the theme for the youth missions movement of the Assemblies of God. Max Lucado and Ron DiCianni wrote an award-winning book titled "Tell Me The Story", based on and titled after Bob's song of the same name. His songs have been included on recordings on every major record label. In August of 1999, Bob was inducted into the Assemblies of God Music Hall of Honor.
Bob considers that among the greatest benefits he has enjoyed over the years has been the privilege of ministering with a veritable "Ministry Who's Who" including Pastor Jack Hayford, Corrie Ten Boom, Dr. Lloyd John Ogilvie, Tony Campolo, Dr. Mark Buntain, Pat Boone and Anne Graham Lotz. "There is nothing better for your relationship with Jesus than to spend time with people who know Him better and love Him more than you do", Bob says. There's also nothing better for your musical skills than to play with great musicians. Bob's first album, recorded in '77-'78, featured members of Koinonia and Daniel Amos. Huey Lewis & the News lent lead guitarist Chris Hayes to the Won By One album. Bob has found himself making a joyful noise with Keith Green, Andrae Crouch, Phil Keaggy and a lot of other musical (and non-musical) friends. For the past three years, Bob has hosted and led worship at Spirit West Coast with Michael W. Smith, dcTalk, Steven Curtis Chapman, Jars Of Clay, Newsboys, Point Of Grace, Audio Adrenaline and others. Bob's best friend and wife, Cindy, and their five children have lent their significant musical talents to Dad's music as well.
Bob Kilpatrick's travels have taken him to Europe, Africa, Central America, Asia, India and Australia/New Zealand in addition to accepting 125-150 engagements each year in America and Canada. These days, Bob is still willing to sing anywhere to anyone about Jesus. You might find him in an auditorium full of "Boomer" and "Buster" families or making a joyful ruckus with his band in an inner city park or telling his stories and sharing his songs in church. Where ever and how ever you hear him, Bob's message is clear... it's Jesus. Bob Kilpatrick is the president and founder of Fair Oaks Music, Inc.
Bob Kilpatrick's simple "(In My Life) Lord, Be Glorified" is printed in nearly every hymnal and songbook. After nearly 20 years, it continues to emerge as one of the top 25 most-sung worship songs. It has circled the globe and been translated into more languages than the author can track.
Here are those lyrics, along with the seldom-heard verses:
In my life, Lord,
be glorified, be glorified
In my life, Lord,
be glorified today
By my words, Lord...
You are the reason
that I'm singing all day long
Everyday is the season
to glorify You with a song
(And so I'm singing)
In this song, Lord
I can think of no other way
I'd rather spend a day
Than with my sisters and brothers
all rejoicing in Your ways
(And so we're singing)
In Your church, Lord,
It has been recorded hundreds, perhaps thousands of times and appeared in print on many millions of pages around the world.