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Steve Camp

Updated: Feb 6


Steven J. Camp (born April 13, 1955) is an American contemporary Christian music artist and pastor. In the tradition of Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses, Camp sent out his own 107 theses on Reformation Day (October 31), 1998, calling for a reformation in contemporary Christian music: calling Christian musicians to make direct, uncompromising music that confronts the world with the message of the scriptures.


Born in Wheaton, Illinois, Camp was raised by Christian parents, and by five years of age he had confessed faith in Jesus. This greatly influenced his desire to serve God through his teenage years. As a young Christian, he created a close bond with legendary Christian singer/songwriter Larry Norman, who gave him advice concerning Camp's own singing and songwriting. In addition, he met the late Keith Green, who encouraged him to make a stronger commitment to Jesus and the ministry of music. Camp was divorced from his first wife prior to 2002. He remarried on June 19, 2009. He is unrelated to Jeremy Camp, a fellow Christian rock musician. Camp is now the senior pastor of The Cross Church in Palm City, Florida.


Prior to becoming a conference speaker and lecturer, Camp was a popular contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter. In 1977, he signed a recording contract with Myrrh Records, releasing several songs as a solo artist. In 1983, Camp signed a contract with Sparrow Records, with whom he released six successful albums. On his first album, Fire and Ice, Camp paired up with Michele Pillar to sing "Love's Not A Feeling." In 1989, Camp released his 10th studio album, Justice, on which he recorded the AIDS themed song "Do You Feel Their Pain?" After Camp's contract with Sparrow ended in 1992, he signed with Warner Alliance, with whom he released two albums. On his 1993 release Taking Heaven By Storm, Camp teamed up with veteran keyboardist and songwriter Michael Omartian, and together they produced a series of radio hits in a single year, including a contemporary remake of "The Lord's Prayer." Later that same year, he released a worship-themed project titled Mercy in the Wilderness.


More information on Steve Camp at Wikipedia:


Discography


Desiring God (2002)

The Definitive Collection (2007) (Word Records compilation album)

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