Nick + Korean TV Show + New EP + Thoughts on Ekko /
Nick is an artist from Texas. He is a dear friend of Ekko. He is also a beloved Youtube singer-artist. Nick is now off to Korea for the K-POP Star’s Survival TV show, I think that’s what it’s called.
Until we see him on TV, check out the recently released EP by Nick called, "Take this Heart"!
Also, check out Nick’s story below /
"During my last visit to California in the summer, I never thought I would have left a different person. My expectations were to spend time with my brother, record music, and just spend time relaxing with my family. Instead, something powerful and supernatural swept me from under my feet and moved me. I never thought a community could affect me the way it did, but after experiencing the love and compassion and Ekko I became convicted, moved, and rocked in so many ways. The Sunday I was in Los Angeles, my brother took me to Ekko, and I went with a nervous, reluctant heart, but I can firmly say that my one experience at Ekko was more moving and more powerful than any other church event or service I have been to in my whole Christian life. Up to this point, my life had been up and down, in and out, and basically not where I should be. I had been following the daily practices of life and not daily practicing the life of a disciple of Jesus Christ, and I was content with that. Ekko just woke me up. My eyes were open. Ekko was not just a good speaker or pastor, music, but so much more. Of course Pastor Bryan’s message was super powerful and intriguing, and the music and worship was great, but I felt a true sense of sincerity in the people, in the prayers, in everything. I think I experienced what it is really like when a group of broken people is loving together as a community; my first real experience of a church. Pastor Bryan’s message, so moving and powerful that it left me in a state no message has ever left me. He spoke of some core, basic things of my faith that I should have already known, and spoke them with a passion and a way that I had never thought before, and my eyes were open. I’ll admit that I wanted to cry, but felt it would be weird if the new guy cried. But that was just how convicted and moved I was from God’s word that Pastor Bryan was speaking on. Every part of Ekko was so different and unique from what I had experienced growing up. I remember Pastor Bryan got up and said in the beginning of service that we were going to worship through drawing, and I remember thinking, “what?” But to my surprise, worshiping through drawing and praying through drawing was just like worshiping with music! Even though I felt a little weird at first, it was just like singing to the Lord through pictures. The crazy thing is not that I really enjoyed the service or all that went on during that day at Ekko, but just how much of it stayed with me as I left through the front doors. Even though I went back to Texas, Ekko still stayed with me. I just can’t forget what I experienced even if I tried! The love, compassion, community, encouragement; just everything stayed with me. The time I spent with the people of Ekko definitely changed me even though it was through simple conversation, lunch, or whatever. Ekko planted hope, encouragement, and love back into my life. There was no alter call, or intense music, or anything like that someone would think to make someone change, but instead I think it was simply love." - Nick