New Music: Parker’s Mercy Brigade by Kristen Gilles

kristengillesKristen Gilles is a worship leader and deacon at Louisville’s multi-campus Sojourn Community Church. Her new CD Parker’s Mercy Brigade (released today) is a story of faith, lament, comfort, healing and worship following the stillbirth of her son.

From Kristen’s Website:

When Sojourn Music’s Kristen and Bobby Gilles suffered a stillbirth of their son Parker, God comforted them through his word, his spirit and his church. From this experience comes Parker’s Mercy Brigade, a collection of new worship songs to the Lord who gives and takes, and who works the giving and the taking for the good of those who love him.

And because half of all proceeds go to Nadus Films, when you purchase the CD or digital download, you haven’t just bought a record, you’ve joined Parker’s Mercy Brigade. Humanitarian relief and education in Guatemala. Clean water in Sudan. And a powerful new voice for the voiceless, around the world.

I’ve had a preview copy now for a while and it is some of the most raw and vulnerable worship songs I have heard.  The process of writing and making this record must have been so difficult, but at the same time, a time of healing.  It’s an amazing encouragement to hear songs that still glorify God after coming out of such a painful life event.


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