“I wrote this song with two of my good friends, Jonas Park and Laura Hackett Park,” says Rizzo of the new EP’s title track, “Worship And Adore.” “We simply wanted to write a song that would make the heart stand in wonder at the beauty of Jesus.”
We worship and adore You, creation bows before You
You are our Savior, You are our friend
Lord we stand in wonder, in awe of Your compassion
For no other love could save
(From the Worship And Adore” chorus.)
Acclaimed worship leader Justin Rizzo releases his second EP from Spotlight Music Group, Worship And Adore, today (Feb. 21). The four-track EP is available now at iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, Google Play and additional digital and streaming outlets globally.
Widely known for leading worship at the International House of Prayer of Kansas City, MO for 15 years, and penning such notable worship favorites as “Tree,” “Found Faithful,” “Above Every Other Name,” “There is One Found Worthy” and “Glory Will Cover the Earth,” Rizzo offers Worship And Adore as the second of three new recordings. The Paid It All EP released last month and Rizzo’s first full-length album in seven years, Love So Fierce, is set to release March 20.
The new EP also features the song “Fingerprints,” which addresses a Christian’s identity in Christ, and the upcoming, full-length album’s title track, “Love So Fierce.”
In addition to the new music, Rizzo has launched The Rizzcast Podcast (https://justinrizzo.buzzsprout.com).
“For as long as I can remember, I had this desire to impact people through creativity, but as I started stepping out, I began running into roadblocks,” shares Rizzo. “Some of the roadblocks were external, but a lot of them were inside my own soul – fear, insecurity, comparison, envy. I’m excited on this podcast to not only talk about my own journey, but to bring on a lot of my friends as guests.
“I’m also a worship coach,” continues Rizzo, “so some of the episodes will be focused on how to help worship leaders and teams thrive and succeed both on and off the platform.”
More on Rizzo’s work as a worship coach can be found though his flagship Worship Leader Academy program that offers not only unique online training resources, but also unlimited one-on-one access to Rizzo.
Along with a new book on worship leading, Rizzo further produces musicals and films through his Firelight Creative production company. He has written and produced three full-length musicals to date, including From Patmos, which is based on the life of John while enslaved on the Island of Patmos. One of two new musicals in the writing phase now is a comedy based on the Garden of Eden.