On his self-titled album, James Goforth covers a fair range of musical territory: from up-tempo praise and worship, to slower, more contemplative acoustic songs, , the lyrics always point simply and directly to Christ. "Believer," the album's rousing opening track, cuts right to the heart of what salvation really is, stating that it's all about grace and love from the father. "Follow," a slower tune with just a hint of a country sound, clearly shows what our main desire should be once we have come to believe: namely, following Jesus wherever he may lead us. On "His Hand," a wonderful acoustic tune featuring awesome harmonies and richly layered guitars, James acknowledges God's handiwork in everything from the beauty of nature, to providing the inspiration for his music. James even brings new life to an old favorite, "Power in The Blood," with an arrangement that blends a somewhat bluesy country style with a driving rock rhythm. And finally, James shows that he is also an accomplished musician on the acoustic instrumental "latter Rain." Musically, there is probably something that almost anyone can enjoy, and lyrically, the songs on this album are ones that we can all learn from. So, check out James Goforth's self-titled album and be refreshed.
--Reed Hoffman, Depot Radio
"Solid acoustic pop/rock songwriting and lyrics proclaiming a strong Christian faith, all combine to make this CD a release that has broad appeal.....The up-tempo rock feel of "Believer" and "New Song" show us that James is able to deliver a pop song that can sound appropriate alongside anything from Steven Curtis Chapman or Third Day
"James is an excellent musician with great skills in worship leadership and concert performance. He worked our praise team to craft a set of songs that effectively ushered our congregation into the presence of Christ. In concert, his music and testimony worked together to
proclaim the Gospel in a fresh and powerful way."
Scott Stivers, Minister of Music,
All Saints Lutheran Church, Arlington TX
You have an incredible ministry. Since seeing you in concert and meeting you personally, my son, Casey, is now listening to Christian music, interested in attending church and seeking more after God. …
Mother of 9 year old Casey
"The thing God had laid out for us to do this year was to get Christian kids to sell-out 100%. No more, yes I'm a Christian, but just excuse my language, partying, etc…And did he work there! Kids went public! Lives were changed and I believe with all my heart that this went deeper than "event Ministry." I just love when He allows me t the blessing of being any part of His great plan. He is a WOW! God! The other thing He made evident to me was that you were supposed to be there. You did indeed do a great job with your music, but you also showed them what it was to be 100% sold out to Christ! Thank you! You were a blessing! I hope we have the opportunity to get you back here. We'd love it! –
Diane Walker, Youth Minister, Lawn Baptist Church, Lawn, Texas