Every life has a purpose. From the time Paul Saik was a small child, he has touched the lives of many with his talents and love of music. An accomplished vocalist and pianist, Paul is living his purpose with every breath and every step…armed with a passion for sacred music and a sincere desire to reach others with the powerful message of Christ’s love.
Paul’s latest album releases include his first-ever live recording and a brand new collection of favorite hymns. Live From Brentwood (2007) was recorded at Paul’s home church, Brentwood United Methodist Church in Brentwood, Tennessee. This powerful concert recording features live versions of many of Paul’s classics such as “I Choose Jesus,” “Mary Did You Know,” “I Bowed On My Knees And Cried Holy” and “My Tribute (To God Be The Glory),” but also welcomes new favorites as well, highlighted by Paul’s breathtaking rendition of the beautifully-written Chris Rice classic “Untitled Hymn (Come To Jesus).” Hymns Of Inspiration (2007) is the second release in Paul’s Inspiration series featuring powerful, classic hymns such as “It Is Well With My Soul,” “The Old Rugged Cross,” “How Great Thou Art,” “Amazing Grace” and many more masterfully arranged and performed hymns.
A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Paul began playing piano at age 3 and spent much of his time performing in church. His first church position came at the young age of 13 as the church pianist at First Baptist Church in Pearl, Mississippi. He quickly developed a love for church music and started playing the organ at age 16. Paul studied piano and organ at Mississippi College and received a Bachelor of Music degree in piano, winning several awards and competitions. He also studied abroad at the University of London. A Pressar Scholar, Paul furthered his education at Baylor University, where he received a Masters of Music degree in church music and organ and won several vocal competitions in the Texas NATS.
A versatile singer, he has performed with opera companies throughout the United States and around the world. But after many years of performing on some of the biggest stages in the world, Paul realized that the successes of his career could not outweigh the stresses and challenges that he faced every day. In the summer of 2003, Paul felt God’s call back to his first love…sacred music. Although he enjoyed tremendous success and opportunity throughout his career, Paul could not deny the call on his life to share his testimony through music. “I was happy doing opera, but it did not satisfy my soul. It did not fulfill my passion for music. However, God did use it to prepare me for where I am now. I also realized that a life without God is a life not worth living. It made me realize that as much as music provides happiness for me, that only God could provide the happiness that I had lost.”
Paul recorded and released his first CD of sacred music, I Choose Jesus, in the summer of 2004. A collection of piano/vocal and solo piano tracks, it is an artfully crafted reflection of his calling into Christian music. In the fall of 2004, Paul followed up the successful release of I Choose Jesus with his first Christmas collection, One Silent Night, featuring beautifully arranged renditions of classic Christmas hymns and powerfully moving performances of modern favorites. Paul’s 2005 release, Songs Of Inspiration, features some of the finest and most inspirational songs ever written. Filled with emotional ballads, stirring anthems and graceful instrumentals, this ambitious collection pulls from both secular and sacred music, showcasing Paul’s exceptional vocal instrument, lush arrangements and engaging piano performances. Paul’s fourth release, Love, Mercy & Grace (2006), is a deeply personal musical journey that embraces the revelation of God’s unconditional love, His tender mercy and healing grace, and captures the extraordinary power of faith and the encouragement of hope.
His passion is leading people in worship, and his music has touched many people, as he has performed in numerous churches throughout the country. His concerts are a unique journey through his life as he performs various styles of music. You can hear everything from opera, Broadway, organ, piano and vocal solos. But everything leads to his desire to bring comfort, guidance and the presence of God to each listener, so that they may know that God truly loves them. “I don’t know why God has blessed me with the talents He has, just as He blesses every person with their own…but I want to use them to honor Him, to thank Him, to lead others in worshipping Him. My prayer is that all who see how I live my life, find Him in me.”
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