Gareth Hides is a London based singer-songwriter with a passion for asking questions and communicating the love of Jesus! This is his new Christmas single ‘I Will Seek You’ expounding the need to remember the real mening of Christmas behind all the wrapping paper, presents and consumerism.
Born in Manchester, UK, Gareth started writing and recording music whilst growing up in Port Colborne, Ontario in Canada. He self-released “See You in Heaven” in 2004 and “The Praise EP” in 2006, and and most recently a 2011 4-track EP release entitled “Counting Sheep”. He has worked as the Youth Pastor at Sedgley Community Church since 2009.
Gareth had this to say about his new single, “It’s my prayer that this song is more than just another nice Christmas-sy song with which to enjoy this festive time of year. It’s my prayer that this song will point you to the Saviour Jesus – the God who didn’t stay far off, but who came down to earth from heaven – on a rescue mission to save us from our sins.
As we remember His coming, let us remember that He is seeking us this Christmas. He longs to meet with you, forgive you, and make you new. His gift of love and eternal life is worth more than any gift! And best of all, it’s free! We can’t earn it, just receive it.
And it’s this message of Christmas that has changed my life, and I believe it can change yours – for eternity.”
This message has already been endorsed by music lovers with the song hitting a #1 spot this week in the iTunes Christian & Gospel Chart in the UK. The single is Song Of The Week at Unsigned On Premier Christian Radio and Premier Gospel with Loretta Andrews. ‘I Will Seek You’ is now in the December listing for the UK Christian Chart, the UK’s Independent Christian & Gospel Chart and should get a good response from Judges and the public voters.
Gareth also works with Kerygma180 ‘K180’ which has the vision for setting ‘Europe ablaze with the Gospel’. K180’s core ministry is to work alongside Churches proclaiming the Gospel and equipping the next generation to do likewise.
Kerygma (Greek: κήρυγμα, kérugma) is the Greek word used in the New Testament for proclamation and 180 is symbolic of the need to turn 180 degrees from death to life, from hopelessness to hope, from our way to God’s way.