We are called by God to be good stewards of the gifts and talents he has given to each of us.
As a child, Joan loved to sing using her playground swing set as her microphone, singing through the tubing. She would make up simple bible songs to share with others. Later, she grew up and trained as a Soprano. After surrendering her life to the Lord, He began giving her Praise and Worship songs like downloads in her quiet worship time with Him. She now feels called to share these beautiful songs of the Lord with as many people who can hear and be touched by them.
Brad, her husband, wanted to be a drummer as a boy, but his mother gently guided him into the direction of classical guitar. His classical guitar training has rendered in a unique style for playing both acoustic and electric guitar, and his sensitivity and heart for the Lord convey in his playing. Prior to meeting Joan, Brad longed in his faith walk to witness and draw others closer to the Lord through music.
When Joan and Brad met in 2012, they sensed God had special plans for them to do music together. From the start, Joan's voice and Brad's guitar has fit perfectly in their original music and resulting in the forming of Alabaster Grace. Working together, Brad and Joan create a wide and diverse style of music ranging from tender classical to contemporary Christian rock, and with a number of unique styles in between. Alabaster Grace is the Irvington, Virginia, husband and wife duo of Brad and Joan Perry, and the special friends who play music with them.
Some of their music influences are Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe, Hillsong, and Paul Wilbur.
Brad and Joan have a heart for music ministry, and the mission of Alabaster Grace is to share this music so that the listener can be transported into the presence of God where His grace and mercy flow freely. Their songs are a launching point for the Lord to do a deeper work in the hearts of listeners, stirring them to want to know Him better. They want the music to bring hope and healing not only emotionally and spiritually, but also physically. It is their hearts' desire that people will be drawn closer into His presence and that they will hear and respond to Him.
They have released two 5 song EPs, Alabaster Grace and If My People. They are releasing their third 10 song CD, Before Your Throne in September. You can contact them at email@example.com for more information or booking for ministry opportunities.
So here we are...being obedient in sharing our music with you. We hope and pray that you will be blessed.
Joan and Brad
(Luke 7:36-50) 36 Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to eat. 37 And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, 38 and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil. 39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he spoke to himself, saying, “This Man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what manner of woman this is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner.”
40 And Jesus answered and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.”
So he said, “Teacher, say it.”
41 “There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?”
43 Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.”
And He said to him, “You have rightly judged.” 44 Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has washed My feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head. 45 You gave Me no kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss My feet since the time I came in. 46 You did not anoint My head with oil, but this woman has anointed My feet with fragrant oil. 47 Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.”
48 Then He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”
49 And those who sat at the table with Him began to say to themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?"
50 Then He said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you. Go in peace."(NKJV)