Author & Composer
b British Columbia, Canada 1965. Mennonite Educational Inst, Abbotsford, BC; graduated 1983. Born of Ukrainian parents who belonged to the Mennonite Ch at Abbotsford, Brian ‘inherited a love of singing from his father, who led the singing on most Sundays’ (Companion to Church Hymnal, 2005). In 1984 he and his wife moved to Singapore to serve with YWAM but some 3 years later, at the age of 22, he returned to Canada to join the staff of the Vineyard Christian Fellowship. Although he had already written and composed songs, his main writing developed in this period; the first song to be published was the widely-used Faithful one. From 1997–99 he lived and worked in London, training worship leaders and songwriters in the UK and Ireland. Sing Glory (1999) includes 4 of his compositions. No.814.