Kim Hill’s new project Surrounded By Mercy, will be released on August 26, 2003 from Spirit-Led Records. This is the eleventh national release for the fifteen year music veteran and Hill continues to offer what we’ve come to expect, a fresh perspective with great content as well as the same deep, resonating vocals her name is synonymous with.
Surrounded By Mercy is much more than a collection of worship songs and still boasts the strength and diversity that has been modeled by Hill in the past. The project includes many top names as contributors with producer David Zaffiro at the helm. Hill co-wrote on the record with notables such as Rita Springer, Judie Lawson, Scott Krippayne and Jamie Kenney as well as covering the powerful “Famous One” from worship leader Chris Tomlin and “Revive Us Again” arranged by the soulful Ashley Cleveland and “Born To Worship” from the pen of Kate Miner.
Kim was ignited with a passion for worship- and to lead others- in 1997 when she was asked to lead Focus on the Family’s national women’s conference, Renewing the Heart. Hill went on to lead worship for the rest of the women’s conferences Focus hosted, impacting over 200,000 women during the 2 year stint. “I had always been a solo artist, so to invite and encourage an arena full of 20,000 women to sing with me to an ‘audience of One’ rather than just sit there and listen was an amazing experience,” says Hill. Kim has kept that calling to lead others in worship as the priority of her ministry and has lead thousands across the world and this country through various organizations including, Women of Virtue conferences, Moody Bible Institute and her own conference series, Every Woman’s Hope which Kim created with longtime friend and former Focus Women’s Director Lisa Harper. This fall she will once again grace the stage for the revival of Focus’ Renewing the Heart conference which will be held at the Nashville Arena on September 6, 2003; 17,000 women are expected to attend that event!
While Hill’s past efforts have been powerful and uplifting, Surrounded By Mercy is her most passionate and engaging worship project to date. Her authenticity and spiritual maturity are beautifully reflected in this offering’s LIVE format. “Worship is my lifeline….regardless of my circumstances-whether I’m in deep pain or driving carpool in my pajamas- focusing on the Lord through worship keeps me in a place of peace and trusting God.”
“Kim is so genuine in everything she does. She radiates the love of God, which helps to bring the listener to the throne of God with a truly open heart,” says Spirit-Led Records CEO, Susan Riley. “God is good and is so evident in Kim’s life. It’s a blessing to get to work with her.”
Juggling the responsibilities of a recording artist, worship leader, and mother of two very active boys, Hill has found comfort in worship and she encourages others through her music to do the same. “I think that the trials of life help us see what really matters….our losses, our struggles make his grace and mercy sweeter. My personal journey has made me realize how desperate I am for the Lord to help me every moment of everyday.”
Surrounded By Mercy will be available August 26, 2003 in Christian stores across the country and internationally.