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Ahava Love Band
Steve & Laurie Martin
Messianic worship music
Full worship time recording
Aug. 20, 2017
Greetings LoveMusic! listeners.
During our almost 40 years of marriage (Oct. 7, 2017!!!), Laurie and I have been involved with the worship teams, choirs, and any form of church music we could (including leading worship in home groups). Using the gifts the good Lord, the Living God of Israel has given us, we loved to sing His praises, worship His Name, and help bring others into the presence of the Holy Spirit.
From the days of Victory Church in Peru, Illinois (1977-1980); our years with Shiloh Fellowship/New Covenant Christian Church in East Lansing, Michigan (1980-1987); then seven years in Fort Lauderdale with Good News Church and Cornerstone Church (Davie, FL) from 1987-1994; onto the season with All Nations Church in Charlotte, North Carolina (1994-2000)...we have been involved with Christian music.
During those years we developed a love for Israel and His Chosen people, as we sought to walk in the full word of the Bible. Our hearts and voices then began to express our love for Messianic music, and it was especially revealed through the music we sang. With songs from Paul Wilbur, Barry and Batya Segal, Joel Chernoff and others having influence among us, we shared their music.
Then we walked through our years with other churches in the Charlotte, North Carolina area - Cornerstone Church (Pineville), St. Giles, Antioch International Church (Peter Wyns) MorningStar (Rick Joyner), and now attend Transformation Church (Derwin Gray) in Indian Land, South Carolina. (We were once called "wandering Jews", though of the Gentile flavor!)
Ahava Love Band - Charlotte, NC Highway To Zion assembly
(L-R) Gid Anthony, Laurie Martin, Ron Bowen, Steve Martin, Wane Daroux, Patty Paquette
Along the way, we gathered friends and had a few bands, with our desire to share Jesus (Yeshua) with believers and not-yet-believers. Thus Steve Martin & The Raiders and Ahava Love Band (various phases) came forth. Band members who were with us the longest included our big friend Little Big Eagle (bass), Ron Bowen (drums), and Wane Daroux (bass).
Steve Martin & The Raiders 2001
(L-R) Bernie Lemke, John Rust, Ron Bowen,
Steve & Laurie Martin, Little Big Eagle, Mark DeVito
Also playing with us during those years were Mark DeVito (keyboard), John Rust (guitar), Bernie Lemke (keyboard), Gid Anthony (guitar) Patty Paquette (keyboard), Toni Bogart (keyboard) and Tom Fahey (guitar). We love them all!!!
Our last time leading worship occurred on September 21, 2013 at the One New Man worship gathering with our friend Warren Marcus in Charlotte. Cathy Hargett (Highway To Zion) and her dance team joined in the Saturday evening celebration.
As I always enjoy doing, I brought along my Canon PowerShot camera, placed it on the tripod, and recorded the time of praise and worship. Thus the video you shall see. Not spectacular or professional, but I believe our love (ahava in Hebrew) for the Lord and His people comes forth. I trust you will listen and worship the Lord along with us.
Maybe someday we will sing again in public, and lead worship. What a great joy that will be! Or the Lord may just have us wait until we are in the eternity realms singing His praises - in the glory land of heaven above. That will be the ultimate fulfillment of that desire which He Himself placed within us from the times of our birth.
Be blessed in your blessing others today.
Ahava and shalom. Always.
Steve and Laurie Martin Co-Founders Love For His People, Inc. (photo -Morris Ruddick at his home Denver, CO 2014)
Ahava Love Band - our last time...
The Messianic worship team, Ahava Love Band, led praise and worship for the One New Man meeting during the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot). Sept. 21, 2013 in Charlotte, NC. Warren Marcus heads the weekly Saturday night meeting at Steele Creek Church in Charlotte, NC.
Team members: Steve and Laurie Martin (lead vocals), Ron Bowen (drums), Wane Daroux (bass guitar), Patty Paquette (keyboard and vocal), Tom Fahey (electric guitar).
Song selection included Paul Wilbur's: "Lord God of Abraham", "Where Does My Help Come From", "Let God Arise". and "Kadosh". We also sang the Vineyard song "We Will Dance" and one sung by Robert Stearns "Holy is the Lord." Also spontaneous songs "Beautiful Bride" and "Coming of the Lord."
Videos filmed and shared by Steve Martin - to give appreciation to and love for those we support, through Love For His People
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Shofar Blowing - Beit Yeshua
Honoring Israel Night
Chuck Anthony, Wane Daroux
Lincolnton, North Carolina
Aug. 18, 2017
YouTube: Love For His People, Steve Martin
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Ahava Love Band - Messianic worship music videos from One New Man with Warren Marcus and Highway To Zion with Cathy Hargett (Charlotte, NC)
Ahava Love Band - Steve & Laurie Martin
with Ron Bown on drums, Wane Daroux on bass
One New Man with Warren Marcus
Sept. 2013 in Charlotte, NC
We appreciated our time we had together as the Ahava Love Band - a Messianic worship team. Above is one recording, using one camera, of one final set in Sept. 2013 during the One New Man meeting led by Warren Marcus in Charlotte NC.
Band members: Steve & Laurie Martin (lead singers); Ron Bowen (drums), Wane Daroux (bass) Patty Paquette (keyboard & vocal) and Tom Fahey (guitar.)
Songs included on the list that night were "Lord God of Abraham", "Kadosh", "We Will Dance".
Be blessed as you worship the Lord God of Israel along with us!
Ahava (love in Hebrew),
Love For His People
Watch here: Ahava Love Band playlist
Another time at One New Man gathering with Warren Marcus in Charlotte
(Sorry for the low light! But it was a great high and holy night!)
(Sorry for the low light! But it was a great high and holy night!)
Many good memories at the HIGHTWAY TO ZION assemblies
hosted by founder Cathy Hargett.
(left to right: Gid Anthony, Laurie Martin, Ron Bowen,
Steve Martin, Wane Daroux, Patty Paquette)
Little Deer and Little Big Eagle
Highway To Zion assembly
Cathy Hargett, Founder
Raintree Country Club
Here is a recording of
"Arms of Love" - from 1999
All Nations Church in Charlotte, NC.
(with Little Big Eagle - bass, Ron Bowen - drums,
Patty McPherson - vocal,
John Kirwin - electric guitar, Bob Smith, acoustic guitar))
Listen here: Arms of Love - audio worship
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In these short chapters of Arms of Love, which is also the title of a song Laurie and I sang while leading various church worship meetings, and as the lead singers in our Ahava Love Band, I share some aspects of how I believe the Bible speaks of love. For you who are about to read this, my prayer is that your heart will be enlarged with His, and you too will become one, even more, to give love for His people, both Jew and Gentile, both saved and unsaved.
I hope that as you read these chapters, you will become more inspired to spend time with the Lord, experience His heart of love, and share it with our fellow man. The world needs to know the love of God.
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A Few Friends From Around the World - Connections are part of Yeshua's (Jesus') ultimate plan - Love For His People
Steve & Laurie with the Ahava Love Band
(Wane Daroux on bass and Ron Bowen on drums)
Top: our friends from Black Mountain,
and Anthony Malpas from the UK
Aviel Schneider in Jerusalem
(Israel Today magazine's Chief Editor)
David Xi family from China/Bethlehem, PA
The Lerners from Israel
Edgar and Indira Persad from Trinidad
(by way of NY and now Charlotte, NC)
John Ebenzer (India) and Bob Bauer (Canada)
Edgar Persad (Trinidad orginally), Steve,
Jack Alongi (Florida) and Clark Walker (Charlotte, NC)
Pastor Peter Nissen (The Netherlands) with IDF in Israel
Ray and Sharon Sanders
Founders - Christian Friends of Israel (Jerusalem)
Dr. Vinood Joseph (on right) from India/N. Ireleand
- with Walid Shoebat at CUFI conference
Pastor Ismael from Kenya
at MorningStar Harvest Fest 2013
We love and appreciate the friends that the Lord
has connected us with from around the world
- His nations, His tribes, His Body...
from all over.