Bruce and Lynne have been worship leaders in the Messianic music community for nearly two decades. They have written hundreds of beautiful, prophetic songs regarding praise and worship to God about the restoration of Israel and the maturing of the Body of Messiah into the perfect one new man according to Eph. 2, 3,4, and 5. and John 17. Their music is played all over the world.
Bruce Patterson is a classical guitarist, guitarist, songwriter composer and arranger. Bruce studied classical guitar at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music and Peabody College under famed guitarist and Chet Atkins protégé, John Johns. In addition to his classical studies, Bruce has been writing and performing Christian and Messianic music since the early eighties. Having memorized eleven books of the New Testament and many of the psalms and proverbs, Bruce is able to write songs that edify, inform and exhort the Body of Christ and unbeliever.
After traveling for several years with well known Christian/Classical ensemble' "Sabbath Rest", Bruce and his wife, Christian recording artist/songwriter Lynne Drysdale - Patterson base their home and concert ministry in Nashville, Tennessee.
In Bruce's other life, he is Vice President of Energy Services with Energy Architects, a professional Engineering firm located in Maryland Farms/ Brentwood, Tennessee.
Lynne Drysdale Patterson is a songwriter, worship leader (www.LDPatterson.com), recording artist, keynote speaker, conference teacher, gourmet cook and author of Feasts of Israel cookbook. Her grandfather, Hilleary Arthur Brown, headed the Philadelphia office of ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers .) Lynne's great-grandparents were traveling minstrels. She is president and co-owner of In His Name Music and Messiah Songs Publishing .
Lynne's songwriting credits include : The Joshua Generation recorded by Ricky Skaggs on his Grammy and Dove Award winning record Soldier of the Cross ; I Am Evidence recorded by LordSong ; How Much More recorded by Greater Vision on their Faces record voted 2005 Album of the Year by The Gospel Quartet Convention: Dying To Know recorded by Caray Keen (columnist Cal Thomas' daughter).
Lynne is the author of Feasts of Israel Cookbook . Yet, Lynne's cookbook is more than just a cookbook. In her kettle, Feasts of Israel Cookbook , simmers a celebration of the seven major biblical feasts and two minor feasts, Hanukkah and Purim. Lynne explains God's biblical feast days (see Leviticus 23, Exodus 12, 1 Corinthians 7-8), and why Christians should celebrate them. She traces The Hebraic Roots of the Christian faith and includes 150 mouthwatering Jewish and non-Jewish recipes - in accordance with “one new man” (Jew and Gentile, one in Messiah/Ephesians 2:14-15.)
One of Lynne's passions is teaching God's amazing plan of redemption through keeping His biblical feasts at conferences and through media (music, television, cookery, books, radio.) Lynne has appeared on a variety of television programs, through the years, as a performing singer/songwriter and guest chef.
Lynne teaches songwriting, and Songwriting For Worship in 3-D from an Hebraic perspective at conferences and events across the country including: The Songwriters Guild – Nashville Office; NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) SONGPOSIUM; The Kentucky Christian Writers Conference. She also offers Online Christian Song Evaluations on her website LDPatterson.com.
Lynne is a sought after speaker/teacher for women's retreats, ladies luncheons, songwriting retreats and conferences.
Lynne's television appearances include: The Nashville Network, The Christian Television Network, The Christian Broadcasting Network.
Lynne grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida and has lived in Nashville, Tennessee since 1984. She and her husband, Bruce, a Nashville native and songwriter/classical guitarist/composer – Blair School of Music/Vanderbilt University – base their concert/speaking/teaching ministry in Nashville, Tennessee.