Dr. Cheryl Wilson-Bridges is a worship leader who understands God’s purpose in praise. By recently penning her first book entitled Levite Praise: God’s Biblical Design for Praise and Worship, published by Creation House, a publishing arm of Strang Communications, Dr. Wilson-Bridges not only delighted in sharing what she learned about praise and worship through her experience as Minister of Music of The Community Praise Center in Alexandria, VA, but also through her studies while receiving the Master of Arts in Practical Theology and Worship Renewal from Regent University. Although the book covers a very familiar and popular topic, it looks at the subject from fresh eyes – God’s perspective – something that makes this book on praise and worship uniquely different.
For the lover of God who desires to draw closer to the Lord, “Levite Praise” is the answer. The author believes that each and every reader will be blessed by what God has to say about His desire for worship. “I want all who read Levite Praise to get a better understanding of the praise power that will be given to you when you offer worship God’s way,” says Wilson-Bridges. “I would like you to feel God’s presence overflowing in your heart and mind as you uncover the gems of scripture that outline the sacred structure of praise and worship music. When you take the time to dig deep and digest the principles and premises in each chapter, you will witness knowledge unfolding that will enrich your personal and corporate worship experiences and transform your life.”
John Wheeler Boyd, Chairman of the Music Department at Southwestern Adventist University and reviewer for Best Practices in Adventist Ministry says about Levite Praise, “If one reads only the first chapter, one’s time would be well spent. However, there is much more. In the third section of the book, Wilson-Bridges draws the parallels between the ministry of the Levites and the ministry of the worship leaders today. She includes twenty-one premises of Levite praise. If you desire worship to focus on the majesty and worthiness of God and not merely on the foibles of the sinner’s daily troubles, then you need to read and contemplate deeply this worthy book.” Hallerin Hilton Hill, Author and Radio & TV Host, says about Levite Praise, “Clarity brings power. This book gives those called to the Levite ministry the clarity they need to serve with excellence, humility, and purpose. Dr. Wilson-Bridges calls the called to walk in the true ‘power’ of their calling. Read this. Learn this. Live this.”
Not only is she the recipient of the 2009 Outstanding Minister of Music Award by the Guild of Adventist Musicians, but she’s also a Bible Scholar and Leadership Expert, with a Doctorate degree in Strategic Leadership, also from Regent University. As many know, leadership is vital to success, both inside and outside the church and music arenas. This area of expertise adds a spiritual leadership dimension to worship music that is essential. A former member of the gospel girl group, Reconciled, who opened up for gospel icons such as The Clark Sisters, Take 6, Richard Smallwood, BeBe & CeCe Winans and Daryl Coley, Dr. Cheryl Wilson-Bridges is a lecturer and seminar facilitator on praise and worship. She has led workshops on praise and worship at Capitol Hill Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church in Washington, D.C., Kingsboro Temple SDA Church in Brooklyn, NY, Pleasant Street SDA Church in Worchester, MA, Croydon SDA Church in London, England, A Higher Calling Music & Worship Conference in London, England, the North England Conference Music Weekend, the United Christian Artists Association and many others.
More… For more information on Dr. Cheryl Wilson-Bridges, please go to www.levitepraise.com.