BEC Recordings announces the release from worship collective KingsPorch, “God Is In This House,” available today. KingsPorch is birthed from the house church movement in Austin, Texas. Click here to listen to “God Is In This House.”
"It is exciting for us to release these songs that we've been singing at our house churches into the hands of worship leaders – we've seen God take a song from our living room around the world before, and we're simply placing this record in his hands in the same way," KingsPorch founder and songwriter Jesse Reeves said.
A press release said, “Produced by Steve Fee, KingsPorch's newest project aims to record the songs as they are sung in their living rooms with the fewest instruments and tracks possible – very opposite of most modern worship albums. The goal is to equip local worship leaders with songs that can be sung at their church whether it be in a house, a Bible study, or a mega church.
“The title track is a perfect example, as it was actually written with Drew Bodine, the worship leader of Central Live in Las Vegas, a very large congregation, but it also resonates at KingsPorch gatherings with a living room full of families.”
KingsPorch was planted by Reeves and his wife in Austin after they were also part of planting the Austin Stone Church in 2002 and Passion City Church in 2008. Reeves is a prolific songwriter in the worship realm as he spent 17 years leading worship and touring with Chris Tomlin and penning many songs that are sung each week internationally. He co-write "How Great Is Our God," "Our God," "Lord, I Need You," and most recently the anthem and Dove-nominated song, "I Speak Jesus," which was the No. 2 song at Multi-Tracks for 2022 and is gaining traction on the CCLI chart. "I Speak Jesus" has been covered by Charity Gayle (version nominated for "Worship Song of the Year," GMA Dove Awards), Here Be Lions, Darlene Zschech, Newsboys and Passion, to name a few.
"It seems like I get an email or text daily of videos of 'I Speak Jesus' from all over the world," Reeves shared. "Most recently, it was sent to me several times from the outpouring at Asbury. I just watched it and wept. Only God could take a song from a writing retreat in Montana to a house church in Austin, Texas, and blow it like the wind all over the world."
KingsPorch is comprised of Britton and Carrie Hardcastle, Taylor DeLange, Justin Cofield, Marla Bernard, Alex Howard and Reeves (bass guitar), and features Fee (piano, acoustic guitar), Matt Butler (cello) and Nathan Jennings (drums and percussion).