Yancy celebrates 25 years in ministry with new singles, first Christmas musical
Dove Award-winning worship leader, songwriter, author and producer of hundreds of songs sung around the world that make Jesus loud, Yancy releases her brand-new remix of fan favorite “Super Wonderful (Funky Franklin Remix)” that is available now at all major digital and streaming outlets from Syntax Creative via https://sc.lnk.to/scjOEI.
Written by Yancy and remixed by Will Franklin Chapman (drummer of Colony House, son of Steven Curtis Chapman), the new version of “Super Wonderful” is based on the original powerhouse song inspired by Yancy’s son, Sparrow, and his love of superheroes.
“I wrote this song to share about our ‘super big, super strong, super wonderful God,’ the greatest superhero of all time!” Yancy exclaimed. “It’s been sung in churches, schools, homes and minivans around the world. And it’s always a blast to perform this song live!”
“However, I remember having an ‘aha’ moment last year thinking about my son and how he inspired me to write this song,” Yancy said. “Because of his inspiration, this truth has been sung on the lips of so many kids and families making a significant impact beyond what I could have ever imagined. The beauty of music is that everyone has their own story attached to songs. No doubt this one is full of them because, in every season, our God is super wonderful indeed.”
This year, Yancy is celebrating 25 years of music, and the new remix is a celebration of that milestone. Recruiting Funky Franklin (Will Chapman) to remix the song, Yancy also had help from her son Sparrow, now 12 years old, who used his artistic talents to create the graffiti art for the cover as well as the design for the T-shirt.
“Our God is strong / He'll do anything big or small / Nothing is impossible for a super wonderful God / Every day I can know God is always there / For me and my family / Every day I can know / Greater is the One who lives inside me / Super Big, Super Strong, Super Wonderful God / Super Big, Super Strong, Super Wonderful God” ("Super Wonderful" verse, chorus)
In addition to the new remix, Yancy recently released her cover of the worship song “Holy Forever” (Chris Tomlin/Bethel), with more singles to come. She also created and arranged her first Christmas musical for Lillenas Music, titled “Best Christmas Song Ever with Yancy,” an energetic and unique new musical geared to children’s choirs. The musical follows along as a group of kids compete in Yancy’s challenge to write the best Christmas song ever all while learning important lessons found from the Christmas story.
“Life has come full circle, the journey gets sweeter, but even still, nothing has changed about our super wonderful God,” Yancy said. “Along the way in my career, God directed me to make music for children and families. Worship is a big element of that. The fact that I get to help kids fall in love with Jesus one song at a time is an honor. I’m thankful for my past, and his faithfulness that is my testimony – but I’m also excited and expectant for my future. In many ways, I feel like I’m just getting started.”
In the coming months, Yancy can be found leading worship for First Baptist Dallas’ iCampus Kids, and at numerous churches across the country as she leads worship for Vacation Bible School (VBS), at camps and speaking at events such as the Experience Conference in Orlando, (Aug. 29-Sept. 1) and the KidzMatter Conference in Nashville (Murfreesboro, Sept. 12-14).
More About Yancy
Yancy’s Dove Award-winning music is all the things kids love and everything adults value. She is a powerhouse at leading and teaching kids from birth to preteen how to worship, and creates popular worship resources for churches and homes around the world. Yancy is a passionate advocate of raising disciples to worship. She recently authored the book “Sweet Sound: The Power of Discipling Kids in Worship.”
Because of her passion to serve the church, she created “Heartbeat,” a curriculum to teach kids the heart of worship. With a family legacy of children’s ministry, her authority and PK (preacher’s kid) perspective help encourage and champion the Kidmin community that the seeds they are planting will reap a harvest that will go on to affect families for generations.