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Christian pop singer to lead worship Sunday


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Nationally touring Christian pop singer Michael O’Brien will lead worship Sunday at Community Church of Columbus with Christmas tunes from his holiday CD, “Christ’mas.”

For seven years, O’Brien was lead singer of the Christian group New Song. The group was known for tunes such as “The Christmas Shoes,” which also made it to mainstream radio and spawned a book and movie.

O’Brien is now a solo artist and mentioned on his website at michaelo.org that the venture allows him more time with his family.

“We were in a very bad place,” he said, referring to a pornography addiction. “The spirit of God convicted my heart.”

He and his wife, Heidi, now minister to couples contemplating divorce and direct them to counseling. O’Brien has called his latest disc, “Something About Us,” a musical love letter to his wife.

“It’s like Song of Solomon set to music,” he said.

The church is at 3850 N. Marr Road.

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