His roots trace the mines of Wise County Virginia through the hills of southern Mississippi to his birthplace of Cincinnati. Life was hard. The legacy would prove beneficial in his mission.
"My parents taught me that the only kind of honest work there was would involve getting my hands dirty. I have based my entire belief and creative philosophy on that truth."
He doesn't talk about himself. He won't refer to himself as "gifted" or "talented." You might think him belittling his abilities if you saw the a long list of songs recorded.
To Geoff, his career is an opportunity. A mantle from which he can share with both the church and the street the message he believes he has been given from God. He has a burden for a angry disgruntled generation of youth. He is heavy for an apathetic nation of adults. "One of my passions is to wake this sleeping giant called the Church. This world is in great trouble if we don't respond to the needs that confront us. No more pat answers or acceptable mediocrity. No more jargon. Get down and dirty, just like Jesus did."
Geoff began crafting songs in 1976. He found commercial success in 1984. His first published release was recorded by Amy Grant, "Jehovah," which topped the charts in October of that year and stayed at #1 for three months. He is close to his third decade in music with nearly one thousand songs published. Of the over two hundred recorded songs (20 songs in the top ten), many have been performed by Grammy and Dove nominated artists like Four Him, First Call, Michael English, Bruce Carroll, Cindy Morgan, Point Of Grace, and Phillips, Craig and Dean. He has produced records for Glen Campbell and recorded with Ricky Skaggs and Glen Campbell on such ground breaking projects as "Silent Witness." He continues to test the waters by creating music for television and working on upcoming movie and musical scores and musicals like "Ghostwalker" and "Real Life" with members of the cast from "Sunset Boulevard."
"My vision of the future is a church whole and healthy enough to meet the needs of a hurting people. God simply desires for us to be available mouthpieces He can use to love His people and heal His land." He is frank and disarmingly honest. What he desires is a chance to show real love in a new way.