Grove Worship Releases First Album at Vanguard University

In the Valley - Grove Worship at Vanguard UniversityHands and spirits were lifted high Wednesday evening as Grove Worship, led by Tully Wilkinson, launched their first record during an incredible worship service at Vanguard University. The album, “In the Valley,” features 12 original songs each filled with intimate, reflective, powerful and hope-filled words of praise.

“These songs were written specifically for our community,” said Tully Wilkinson. “Our hope as Grove Worship is that these songs give them a song to sing from the mountain top, and a prayer to cry out from the valley.”

During the worship service, Tully shared that while writing each song, he drew from personal struggles and God’s triumph over them.

“I think what makes this album so special is that it’s real,” said Robert Laird. “Because it came from a struggle within, it’s deep and impactful. The songs are relevant, they mirror what’s going on in a lot of people’s lives.”  
In the Valley - Grove Worship

In the Valley - Grove Worship

‘In the Valley – Grove Worship’ Album Release at Vanguard University

In the Valley - Grove Worship

In the Valley – Grove Worship

The official release for In the Valley – Grove Worship will be  hosted at Vanguard University during Shine, a student-led worship service on November 18, 2015. This evening of worship will begin at 8:30 PM with the Shine worship band opening for Grove Worship. This will be followed by by Tully Wilkinson and Grove Worship with music from In the Valley – Grove Worship.

In the Valley – Grove Worship is a worship project that began with a Kickstarter campaign, launched on March 14, 2015 by Shepherd’s Grove worship leader Tully Wilkinson.  One month later, 122 backers raised the support required to make the dream of Grove Worship a reality. The album is “a collection of songs that aim to declare the praise of God through every season of life.

We invite you to join us for this free evening of worship and praise at Vanguard University at 8:30 PM in the Newport Mesa Church 2599 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

In the Valley – Grove Worship Description:

Life can be a series of seasons and transitions. Most often, moving from the clarity and refreshment of the mountain top, to the doubt and unfamiliarity of the valleys and deserts. Led by Tully Wilkinson the worship pastor at Shepherd’s Grove Church, Grove Worship aims to serve the local church by providing a song to sing from the peak and a prayer to cry out from the valley.

In the Valley – Grove Worship Playlist:
  • Amen
  • Watchmen
  • My Fathers Child
  • Closer
  • aways Good
  • Child of Good
  • Reaching
  • Imago Dei
  • Restless
  • Search My Heart
  • Everyday God
  • Awake Oh Sleeper

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Grove Worship Album Update

Grove Worship’s Recording Session

Grove Worship’s Recording Session

By Tully Wilkinson

Ever since we reached our Kickstarter Campaign goal, two and half months ago, It has been non stop writing, recording and creating!  All the instruments have been tracked for Grove Worship’s debut full length record.

We are almost there! I am excited to share these songs with Shepherd’s Grove. I truly believe this album holds something special. Each song has a life of it’s own, yet throughout the entirety of the record there are constant themes that tie everything together. After some minor tweaks to the arrangements we will be ready to send it off to mixing and mastering.

Tentatively we are shooting for an album release in early fall. This project would not have been possible without the support of the Shepherd’s Grove community. I would like to thank everyone who supported this project whether financially or through prayer, it made all the difference.

Tully Wilkinson Leading Worship at Shepherd's Grove

Tully Wilkinson Leading Worship at Shepherd’s Grove

Tully Wilkinson is a singer/songwriter from Southern California. He is also the pastor of contemporary worship at Shepherd’s Grove.



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