Mad City Worship
Mad City Church
MadCity Worship is a modern praise CD filled with catchy lyrics and funky
rhythms that make you want to clap your hands and shout for joy. The songs
depict a fiery passion for praising God. "Wonder Of Your Love" is a standout
track that inspires an awe of God’s power and grace. There are some softer
tunes like "Take Me Down," and "Best Kept Secret" that are focused on
Christ, and are suitable for Sunday morning service. Finishing out the
CD is a song called "I Give It All To You." This song has three short
lines with a huge statement, "all glory and honor to God; He alone is
worthy to be praised."
e-interview with Brian Montrey of MadCity Worship
How did the project begin?
When MCC started, the worship leading was done mostly by Joe (Steinke),
with the CD band (minus Cort Howard) backing him up. Angie (Steinke) would
play congas. During that first couple/three years we were writing songs,
and dreaming of recording them. Shortly after that, I began moving into
more of a worship leader role, and then in August of '99 I came on staff
as the worship pastor. An opportunity arose with a producer that now goes
to our church to record, and we jumped at it. This CD is pretty much a
chronicle of the songs that were written in the beginning of the church.
What is the goal of the project?
I guess the goal was just to chronicle the songs that had been written.
They're good songs, so we just wanted to get a CD made. We’ve also got
vision to record many CD's, and to be a resource for other songwriters
that call Mad City Church their home to record their songs. The first
fruits of the CD (the first $10,000 in sales did go to fund a trip to
Russia to minister in orphanages and prisons).
Do you have a favorite on the CD?
Not really, but if I had to pick one, it'd probably be "Wait."
It's got the best mix, I think, and just seems to have a nice sound.
Are there any plans for a follow up CD?
Absolutely. Joe & I are planning a double CD of devotional songs, probably
in 2 separate CD's as opposed to a double CD. Beyond that, I'm sure there'll
be others. This one just took so long, that we're enjoying being done
for a while before starting again.
Could you tell me a little bit about each of the players? Like their
involvement in the Church and community.
Joe & I are both full time pastors with Mad City. I'm the worship & arts
pastor, and Joe is the outreach & discipleship pastor. Angie is Joe's
wife, and they both have their hands full with 5 kids from ages 15 down
to 2. My wife & I have 3 kids, 9, 4, and 1. Cort is the main drummer for
Mad City's worship on Sundays. He was recently married to Margaret who
performed some vocals on the CD and is the main lead piano/keyboard player
for Mad City's Sunday worship. Joel is a local entrepreneur. He started
a food cart that operates on the library mall of the UW Madison campus.
He's the main lead guitar player for Mad City's Sunday worship.
We are working on our website to have the ability to purchase the CD
there, but in the meantime, the CD is available at Amazon.com. Click Here!