God asked Kent this one question.

“Do you want to be a contemporary Christian musician or a worshiper because I can bless you either way?”

Kent’s response was hands-down, “I want to be a worshiper!”

For more than 35 years, Kent Henry’s ministry has been totally devoted to worship leading and training. The Lord gave Kent this instruction: “Kent, teach My Body how to intermingle praise with prayer and worship with intercession.”

Kent Henry Worship weekend is Feb. 5 and 6 at 1st Church of the Nazarene , 4811 Broadway, Great Bend, hosted by One Hope Ministries. Admission is free or free will offering. Times for the event are Friday at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30) and Saturday at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30).

The reason that we worship is because of Love, and the reason that we pray is because of Love. If God’s people, who love to worship and love His presence ever learned to combine their worship with intercession, there would be explosive results for the greater glory of God.

One of Kent’s greatest desires is to see the majority of the American Church praying at a much higher level. “To be very clear, one of our greatest weaknesses is the lack of prayer, intercession, devotion to Jesus and deeper worship in both church leadership and the congregations themselves.”

This is the time we must grow the devotional life of everyday believers, flowing in deeper worship and greater prayer. This is a high priority in the heart of the Lord. And there is exponential power available whenever we merge worship, prayer and music together.

Of super importance in everything we are doing is “Singing and Praying the Word of God.” God’s Word will not return void or empty. So we center all that we do around the Bible. Hopefully we are sensing an urgency to get busy with Jesus in the ministry He is currently doing… “He ever lives to make intercession (Hebrews 7:25).” We must awaken… “Take heed, watch and pray.”

Kent has held various positions on church staffs and developed a successful itinerate ministry. He has led worship on six of Integrity Music’s Hosanna. Recordings, including: “All Hail King Jesus,” “My Refuge,” and “The Secret Place.”

He has also produced 22 of his own worship recordings, including: “Captivated, Jeremiah 29:11,” “Children Worship,” “The Psalm Series,” and “History Maker.” Many of these capture the live atmosphere and power of God’s people encountering Him through worship and prayer. In addition, Kent has produced many albums for other artists, churches and worship leaders, including his son-in-law and daughter.

Kent holds a B.A. degree in Music, Religion and Management from Webster University in St. Louis. He resides with his wife and three children and five grandchildren in St Louis. His longevity in ministry experience in the gamut of church settings, and personal journey with the Lord have given him great insight into how to flow in Heaven’s stream with worship, prayer and music.

For more information, visit www.onehopeh.org, or call Michelle Gwin at (620) 603-3870.