Shawn Gearhart mixes meaningful lyrics with catchy melody lines and unique chord progressions for a new, intense worship experience! ABOUT 'INTENSE': 'Intense' by Shawn Gearhart (released June 22, 2004) is a rock praise and worship CD featuring 13 original songs. For fans of Hillsong United, Lincoln Brewster, David Crowder Band, etc. My prayer is that these songs will help you express your heart to God in ways you have never been able to before. I also pray that they will put you on the path to developing a closer and deeper relationship with God and help you discover the endless depths of His love, grace, and mercy toward you. If you simply begin to pour out your heart to Him, He will pour His heart out to you. Then you will discover how intense His love toward you truly is . . . ABOUT SHAWN GEARHART: After being born in Georgia and raised there until age 11, I moved with my parents (Randy & Debbi), brothers (Chris & Jason), and sister (Tiffany) to Port Huron, MI, in 1990. From this time, I started getting more involved in the church by helping out in the children's ministry. Then in 1993, I started singing on the youth group praise and worship team The Rage at Life of Faith Fellowship (now Cross Current Church) in Port Huron. I was then asked to become part of an outreach band called Fast Forward and sing with them, which I did and also remained on The Rage. I traveled with Fast Forward across the US and Canada ministering at many youth groups and outdoor events. I began to help the band with writing lyrics and some music. In the mid-late 90's, I became the leader of the band and the name was changed to S-DRivE (pronounced 'strive'). I believe this is the point in my life where God really began developing the gift of writing music that He has placed in me. God began giving me new songs for S-DRivE as well as many new praise and worship songs for The Rage. Around the year 2000, I began playing bass in addition to singing on The Rage. This helped to develop the gift of music God has given me even more. I became the leader of The Rage and God continued giving me new songs. In 2002, I began playing bass and singing on Cross Current Church's Sunday morning praise and worship team as well as remaining on The Rage. In June 2004, I 'retired' from The Rage, but I am still actively involved in the Sunday morning worship team. God continues to give me new songs. Some of them are used on Cross Current's worship team, some are used on the youth worship team, and still more are just in my heart or on my computer. I know that He gives me these songs for a reason, so I will continue to be faithful with the gift He has given me. God has blessed me with a wonderful wife, Rosie, whom I married October 14, 2000, and three precious daughters - Zoe Victoria (11-08-03), Haven Grace (09-20-05), and Saige Anabelle (01-25-08). We live in Port Huron, MI and I run my own graphic design company - IdeaBug Media.