By Hayley Gibson
Coming from a place of pain and brokenness may be enough to cripple the average person, but Christian singer and songwriter Kyle Sherman has responded to difficult times in life by calling out to God through his music.
Sherman’s debut studio album, “Hear Me,” was released Oct. 7.
He will open for Josh Wilson during the homecoming worship event on campus at 7 p.m. today.
Inspired by places of brokenness in friends’ lives, Sherman’s songs tackle difficult situations such as the suicide of his friend’s son.
“It’s a very solemn-like calling out to God, with every song coming from a place of honesty and what God is doing then,” Sherman said.
Foreman, Ark.. junior Lauren Galligani is excited that Baylor has chosen an artist that tackles difficult subjects.
“Worship that comes from a place of brokenness has more meaning behind it because when God has brought you from a place of hardship, there is more thankfulness behind it,” Galligani said.
There are also lighter songs on the album such as “Come to Me,” which is modeled after Matthew 11:28.
As a worship leader in Dallas at Lifechurch.tv, Sherman has felt a calling to ministry and worship for a long time.
“It became really clear in college that God was going to open doors for me,” Sherman said.
Those doors opened when Texas Rangers co-owners Bob and Janice Simpson caught on to Sherman’s passion and gifted voice.
Despite his recent fame, Sherman remains humble and willing to go wherever God calls him next.
“My wife and I have been praying for the past five years for God to put us in places of influence so we can give back to him and reach more people,” Sherman said.
Sherman said he tries to remain open and willing to let God take his life wherever he is meant to go, no matter where that leads him.
“It’s more than just about the music,” Sherman said.
“It is about the message and what God wants to do.”
Sherman said his faith has strengthened even more through his marriage. Sherman has been married 10 years and has two children, ages 3 and 1.
“My faith is expressed through my music in very tangible ways since I try to come from a place of real life application,” Sherman said.
“I hope people see how God is working in me and through my family because I am so grateful and blessed.”
Sherman will perform at 7 p.m. in Waco Hall before Josh Wilson performs. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.