Toronto, ON – November 2, 2009 – The Canadian Bible Society (CBS) partnered with the Gospel Music Association Canada, to sponsor the new GMA category for the 2009 Scripture Song. The competition, held last week in Calgary, was once again a drawing out of some amazing Christian talent.
More than 350 songs were submitted to the competition for the categories, Song of 2009 and Scripture Song of 2009. The judges narrowed the list down to six finalists for both categories and Joshua Seller was the Scripture Song winner for his song entitled, Song of the Angels.
Joshua serves, as worship leader at Harvest Bible Chapel in Oakville, Ontario and it is his desire to write songs for the church and to see God glorified through his ministry. About winning the Scripture Song Award Joshua says, “2 Timothy 3:16 tells us that, ‘All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness’. God will draw men and women to himself and use His Word to help us better know and love him. Writing songs that are theological and doctrinally sound is a key component in seeing our Saviour displayed both Biblically and accurately. This award brings such honor and joy to know that my Lord would use music to display His glory throughout Canada. Our Country needs Jesus Christ and what better way for people to understand Him better than through His Word. I commend and count it a privilege to partner with the Canadian Bible Society in their endeavor to see God’s Word go out across Canada.”
Joshua Seller will be the guest of honour at the CBS office in Toronto on November 17, 2009 where he will share his testimony and his song. On this day, Joshua will receive the custom Nova Scotia Crystal Award and a complete CD recording package at AME recording Studio from CBS National Director, Ted Seres. Rev. Seres says, “CBS is thrilled to have sponsored this award and we look forward to doing this for years to come. It is critical for God’s Word to be impacting our culture and this is just one example of how the Canadian Bible Society is partnering with individuals and organizations to accomplish this goal.”
To hear the 2009 Scripture Song of the year, Song of the Angels, visit www.biblesociety.ca