Dustin Smith and Michael Farren to perform at Waterfront Worship.

July 30, 2018

Here Be Lions

Dustin Smith and Michael Farren to perform at Waterfront Worship.

LUDINGTON — Christian singer/songwriters Dustin Smith and Michael Farren will be featured performers at Waterfront Worship at Waterfront Park on Saturday, Aug. 18 beginning at 6 p.m. The two are more known for their writing, with songs recorded by singers including  Michael W. Smith, Phillips Craig & Dean, Jesus Culture, Reba McEntire, Natalie Grant, and many others. Farren is a Dove Award winner and a Grammy nominated songwriter.


“Our vision with the Waterfront Worship events is to bring great songwriters to Mason County, to create, collaborate, and be generous with their talents”, according to Verne Kenney, producer of the Waterfront Worship events. “In addition, we want to connect nationally known songwriters with worship leaders throughout west Michigan to help enhance the life of the local church. To put it simply, we care about great songs that serve the church.”

The concert is free to the public but there will donations will be accepted to assist in the work of H.E.L.P. Ministry.

About Dustin Smith and Here Be Lions

Here Be Lions is a ministry collective focused on discipleship, music and community. The worship team, led by Dustin Smith (“God Who Moves The Mountains,” “Miracles”), aims to create music that welcomes the power and presence of God in expectation of a supernatural move of God to bring salvation, healing and restoration.

The collective takes its name from the old mapping tradition in which explorers marked unknown, dangerous territory with a symbol and the phrase “Here Be Lions.” It was originally meant as a warning. The phrase has become a call for the Here Be Lions collective, however, to go out and find those places in people where resources are untapped, passions are overlooked and new adventures are awaiting … to advance God’s kingdom, authority and order.

About Michael Farren

Michael Farren is a Dove Award winning and Grammy nominated songwriter, worship leader and producer. A former founding member of the band Pocket Full of Rocks, Michael’s songs include the worship anthems “Let It Rain,” which was recorded by Michael W. Smith, and “Let The Worshipers Arise,” which was recorded by Phillips Craig & Dean. He is also the writer of the No. 1 radio single “Trust in You” as recorded by Lauren Daigle and “Say Amen” as recorded by Finding Favour.

Michael’s songs have been recorded by Reba McEntire, Natalie Grant, Aaron Shust, Unspoken, Hawk Nelson, Karen Peck & New River, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, and Big Daddy Weave among others. Michael and his family reside in Nashville where he serves as worship pastor for Gateway Church in the nearby community of Franklin, Tennessee.

About Waterfront Worship

Waterfront Worship is a non-denominational group of residents of Mason County that love great Christian songs.  It is their vision that through retreats, residencies, workshops, and concerts, Mason County will become a place that inspires Christian songwriters to create great songs that serve the Church.

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