“My name is Rich, I’m blissfully married to Lydia – I first joined the church back in 2010 as a student just up the road at SOAS and feel so blessed to be able to call KXC home.
I first felt called to lead worship at the age of 12 (!) and have had the honour of doing so in various ways ever since then. There is hardly anything in the world that I enjoy doing more – not only is there the unspeakable joy of encounter with God, the humbling privilege of leading others but also the fact that you get to play music with your mates in a family environment where it’s totally ok to make mistakes!
I wrote ‘Kingdom Come (Lift Up Your Heads)’ on Chapter Two and it took about 7 years. It was born out of a day of prayer in Kenya where we were in worship and that phrase just came to me, ‘God let your kingdom come, may your will be done’. Ever since, we’ve been using that song as a prayer in worship, that God would come and restore and make all things new.
I co-wrote (with Lucy Grimble) and recorded ‘As Our Love Rises’ on Chapter One. For us it is a special song as it was birthed in a moment of encounter with God alongside some other worship leaders who also happen to be some of our favourite people in the world!
We love to go a bit wild in worship as we have increasingly learnt that we can never out-do God in the way that we recklessly express our affections!! We also love pursuing spontaneous moments in worship where the momentum of established songs propels us into new expressions of praise and the words we sing out flow from the very depths of our being.”
Rich and Lydia are soon to release their own record so please go to www.richandlydiadicas.com to see more. You can follow Rich on Instagram here!
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