David Hind: Nottingham-based worship leader releases album

Sunday 1st September 2002

Worship leader David Hind answered some of Tony Cummings' questions.

David Hind:  Nottingham-based worship leader releases album

Tony: Who are you?

David: I was born in 1966 and became an Anglican chorister at Southwell Minster. I eventually became a Christian when I was 19 whilst visiting a friend at Keele University. It made such an impact on my life that I have still not recovered. Following my conversion two of my sisters became Christians and another sister and my Mum and Dad came into renewal. I was married in 1987, two weeks before I was 21, to Susan, who is an infant teacher. I have two boys, Samuel 13, Thomas 11, and they are all fantastic. Becoming a Christian had a huge impact on my music. Up until this time I was in a rock band called Anaconda and immediately began to write Christian songs. I began to lead worship in a small Anglican cell group and eventually began to lead worship in the Christian Centre in 1986/87, where I am still based.

Tony: What were the circumstances which led to the recording of 'Above All Else'?

David: I have been writing songs for as long as I can remember and all of the songs on 'Above All Else' have come from the journey of the last 15 years. A businessmen approached me about his desire to underwrite the project and so we recorded live on a Sunday morning in February and worked in the studio for a couple of weeks.

Tony: What's been the response in the Christian Centre to the album?

David: The response has been great both in our own church and beyond. People have been using the album as both a source of inspiration and resource for new songs.

Tony: If you had to select two songs from the project to bring before the national church, what would they be?

David: "Lord Where Else Can We Go" and "O Yes How I Love Jesus", because they express the need to be completely dependant on Jesus and my own commitment to him. I also love "Still" which is a declaration of hope.

Tony: How do you see your ministry developing in the future?

David: The main core of my ministry is as one of the leaders and elders here at the Christian Centre. I have worked alongside David Shearman, who has been the senior leader for the last 15 years, and see this continuing for the future. I have many aspirations for the future but above everything else want to be in the centre of God's will doing what he wants me to do with my life. CR

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About Tony Cummings
Tony CummingsTony Cummings is the music editor for Cross Rhythms website and attends Grace Church in Stoke-on-Trent.


Reader Comments

Posted by Gary Joynt in Nottinghamshire @ 21:56 on Dec 13 2019

My family attended the Christian Centre, Nottingham and my daughter who is 23 and now a teacher remembers singing a song believed written by David Hind with the Lyrics
"God loves children, you know it's true
God loves children, like me and you,
Black or white, fat or thin, he loves us all the same
I can see a friend in God and shout Jesus reigns.

Hannah would love to be able to share the song with her class.

Posted by Carys hughes @ 17:25 on Jan 4 2014

Is it still possible to get hold of the chord charts for the above all else album?

Posted by Dawn Rigby in Bedford @ 20:09 on Sep 13 2012

I'm trying to find a song written by David,
Praise Him Praise Him all of you heavens,
Praise Him Praise Him all of the earth
Praise Him Praise Him join with the angels,
Let us praise the Name of the Lord.
I lift my voice Lord to sing out your praise,
I lift my voice lord to lift up your name,
Lord Jesus, you mean everything to me
Christ has died
Christ has risen
Christ will come again

Can you help please?

Reply by Sam Hind in United Kingdom @ 07:55 on Nov 7 2012



Free downloads of the requested song here.


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Posted by Varrie Adamson in Heckington, Sleaford, Lincs. @ 15:59 on Mar 16 2009

I have heard that David is now at a Church in Leicester - is this correct? Have been trying to find the words to "At the Cross" can you help?

Hope you and your family are all well.

Love from Joan and Varrie

Reply by Sam Hind in Leicester @ 09:23 on May 1 2009

David is no0w in Leicester leading a church of his own:


Teh website in case you're interested!

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Posted by Heather Pearson in Cranbrook, Kent @ 05:00 on Oct 30 2008

I have been trying to purchase 10 copies of Above All Else, but cant get them anywhere. Can you tell me where I can get these from. Love the CD,


Posted by Chris Oldknow in Nottingham @ 15:24 on Aug 28 2007

David and his family are wonderful people who know the Lord. Their grace toward me is moving to say the least. I think David's music offers so much hope and is powerful as a sort of ''outreach'' to all people. His CD 'Painting a Picture' I find to be most uplifting and encouraging. Notably the song, 'Finish strong' has been a source of comfort to me in the recent weeks.

Very good stuff.

Posted by Reece Dunn in Nottingham @ 22:26 on May 19 2007

Hi im Reece, i go to the Christian Centre.
iv met with david and his family. iv also got all of his CDs. david has been my music idol for most of my young years. david is a real man of god. i am blessed to know david. Many Thanks


Posted by Sam Hind in Nottingham @ 23:38 on Jun 3 2006

Im the son of David Hind.

Hes just released a book.

"In Hindsight"

Reply by Sam Hind in ...son of David @ 22:58 on Jan 6 2011

Sadly, David has retired from music now and is leading a church in Leicester. If you e mail the church, they might be able to send you a copy. Here is the website


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Reply by Shirley in Australia @ 00:14 on Nov 5 2010

Hi, I am trying to find the Above All Else by David Hind but I can't seem to find it anywhere in Aus. Do you know where I can order it online maybe?

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Posted by wendy in nottingham @ 16:33 on Mar 6 2006

ive heard the songs, got the cd from the christian centre.. any one who hasn't been should go, he's lively.. bit like watching bryan adams.
he is such a commited man to the church and all it stand for

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