100% of the artist proceeds will be donated to "Save the Children" on behalf of the Superstorm Sandy relief effort.
On October 29th Hurricane Sandy, stripped of that status just before the storm hit land, converged with a cold-weather system. That turned it into a superstorm, a monstrous hybrid consisting of rain, high winds over 85 mph, and snow in West Virginia and other mountainous areas. It hit the Northeast Corridor-Washington, Baltimore, Philidelphia, New York and Boston with New Jersey taking the brunt of the storm with unprecedented 13-foot seawater surges. Homes destroyed, 8.5 million without power, $50 billion in cost and over 110 deaths attributed. The need is great but there is something we can all do to help. We can take out time to say a prayer, make a call, give of our time and resources. We can give donations so that others can get medicine, food electricity, gas, clean drinking water, and more to those who need it. So taking from the theme "Use what you have, give from what you have,"as a singer-songwriter Elord has selected the song 'But GOD Said' taken from his yet unreleased album 'The Battle'. to aid in the relief for families effected by Superstorm Sandy. 100% of the artist proceeds will be donated to "Save the Children" on behalf of the Superstorm Sandy relief effort. 'But GOD Said' is a compelling, soulful prayer. A talk with GOD for guidance, a walk with GOD in victory. When someone says you can't do it, it's never been done before. When heartbreak says there is no hope. When the storms of life say you have no control. When devastation says this is the end. "But GOD Said" you can move a mountain and you can walk across the water. You can stand there through it all, just keep your faith through it all.
Born and raised in Summit (Argo), a small suburb on the west side of Chicago, ELORD grew up in the Church of GOD in Christ. When asked about that time in his life, he says,"I remember when i was a little boy, we lived next door to the church, only six or seven feet away wall to wall. I remember you could see into the church from our kitchen window and into the house from the church. Whenever the church lights came on, Mama would say "Go get with the Saints," and so there i would be in service day and night, and i remember the times i would look out of the church window into my kitchen window and see Mama and i would think to myself, "Hey, wait a minute."
As he grew up, he spent a year in Catholic mass, and at age 17 ELORD officially accepted the Lord as his Savior. Shortly thereafter, he became a Certified Evangelical Teacher. He soon discovered--by chance or by fate or by divine destiny--that he could play by ear any instrument that he picked up. Within an hour, he would compose two or three songs for an instrument he had never held before. ELORD went on ever wanting to be of service and wrote and produced hundreds of songs, many of them for local artists in Chicago and Texas.
At 25, ELORD moved to Texas, where he continued his service in Ministry at the 19th Street Baptist Church and accepted his calling to preach the Gospel Ministry. During this time, he attended the Sixty-eighth Annual Session of the Lacey Kirk Williams Ministers Institute and also enrolled in the Mount Olive Bible Institute. After serving as Youth Pastor at 19th Street Baptist Church for several years, ELORD was called to serve as Minister of Music at Antioch Community Church, a non-denominational church in Central Texas. He also recieved a Certificate of Achievement from Billboard for songwriting. Always willing to serve when and wherever the Lord ordered his steps, ELORD also rendered his service to a small loving family-oriented church called Morning Glory Missionary Baptist Church, which merged with another church to become 12th Street Baptist Church.
Today, ELORD is assistant Pastor at Divine Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church,"Where the Presence, the Purpose, and the Power of God Propel His People." when asked about the direction of his Music and Ministry, he had this to say: "God has been good to me and my family- better to me than I've been to myself. I always remember that God's got a plan. This is His ministry, His music, His word, and it is my reasonable service. There is so much more to come- music, yes, but beyond that, in addition to that. however, as it relates to music, well i believe music is like a vehicle. It can take you to or from a place, a journey. We know that music stirs the soul, music can break your heart and make you smile, and it has made far too many angry and too few peaceful. Music can guide you or mislead you, so then what is out purpose in music? For me, for me and my house, it is to magnify the Lord, to lift Him up, to spread the good news. I may do it differently than you, but we are many members one body. 'THE BATTLE' album is my testimony. 'THE BATTLE' album is my life's walk with the Lord. It's not what i've heard, it's what I've lived and know. Every song is exported from one of my sermons. It's the living word of God. The songs have life to offer us. They have eternal value. They empower and educate. They guide and offer wisdom. They are also fun and danceable, smooth and edgy. 'THE BATTLE' album deals with the whole man. From our anguish and pain to marriage and divorce, teen pregnancy and vilence, addictions, prayer, love, and Christ's return, trials and after-life. It's all in there to help us, to lead us, to free us. You see, since the beginning of time there have been wars and rumors of wars. Mankind is engaged in a constant struggle, sometimes victorious, sometimes defeated, but never at rest, never at peace. Only One came with peace, only one offers peace and joy. Yet we resist and so we are our own greatest enemy. It has been said that my greatest enemy is my inner me." "This is the battle."(Eph. 6:10-20)
'But GOD Said', produced by Rockwilder. Also available now by ELORD,'You Ain't Right', the first single release, and 'Somebody', taken off 'THE BATTLE' album for Japan Charity Relief.