Kimball Boyd Coburn

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Music of the Ministry

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Don't Let The Fire Go OutOver the years, people have asked if I am a music minister and if I do concerts.  I’m humbled by these questions, but always let them know that I’m not a music minister and I don’t perform musical shows.  I am a preacher, a servant evangelist who uses music to enhance my messages and to lift the spirits of the people.  Sometimes I’ll write my songs from the sermons, while other times the sermons come from the songs.  But every song I write has a complete message that I feel stands on its own.  In almost 50 years of ministry, I’ve discovered that the combination of sermon and song greatly strengthens a presentation by making it more memorable and focused.  Yes, I suppose there’s a part of me that would like to be a musical performer.  But what really gets my heart going is using all the gifts God has given me to share his prophetic message.

A Servant's SongsI’m also blessed to have children, grandchildren, and good friends gifted in creating music with meaning and purpose.  They continue to surround me with their talents and are on all my recordings.  We’re extremely proud of the music we’ve produced over the years and are excited to share it with you.

A Messenger And His Music

Click the Music of the Ministry tab to listen and download the music. For the highest quality sound, go to Bandcamp and follow the steps and choose from a variety of digital formats.  Or simply let us send you any – or all – CDs. The price?  It’s my pleasure to share our music free of charge with the hope of encouraging you in your faith.

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I Long For The Simple

The feeling of longing for the simple is one we all feel at times.  Life does get complicated and stressful.  Is this just the modern way or is there another choice?  I believe there is another way and that is to live by faith.  “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”  Faith is believing without seeing.  Faith is to “let go and let God.”  Faith is the “blessed assurance Jesus is mine.”  Faith simplifies life because it brings God’s Will into your life and you know who you are and your purpose for being.

Following Jesus calls for a simple lifestyle.  Jesus warns us about money and material things and how they can turn our heads and trap us.  He also warns us about power, whether it be personal, political or military.   A simple lifestyle is a Christian lifestyle.  It is basically childlike and profoundly Christ like.

I would love to come to your church and encourage your people to feel the wind on their face and to experience God’s grace.  Listen to my song and you’ll better understand and maybe even feel what I’m talking about.

Agape,

Kimball Coburn, S.E.

Download Kimball’s complete CD in any format you prefer at kbcministry.bandcamp.com.

There’ll Always Be Songs

1957

In the 1950s, before “Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll” became a lifestyle, there was Doo-Wop. Like many teenagers at that time, my Dad jumped in. Actually, he dove in head first. While still in high school, he began writing, recording and performing his own songs. Kimball soon became a rock ‘n’ roll star in and around Memphis, Tennessee. Young Kimball discovered a love for creating music.

When the 60’s rolled around, he and his high school sweetheart, Pam, were married and began their family. Kimball Jr, Collie, Kathy, and Cari immediately became more important than stardom. But Dad didn’t stop writing. Also during that time, he felt God calling him into the ministry. It was a new and exciting chapter for both Dad and Mom, and us kids. And Dad continued to create music.

The Coburn Family Band – 1974

So what happened in the 70’s was no surprise. Dad traded in his baritone ukulele for an electric guitar, Kimball Jr found his groove on the drums, I got cheesy on my Vox Continental organ, and the girls filled out our sound with tambourine and sweet sounding harmonies. (In case you’re wondering, The Partridge Family was NOT based on us)

Dad’s passion for songwriting didn’t stop, but it did change. What changed was the message he would share with his new audience. That audience was the Church. Throughout his ministry, Kimball has worked creatively to encourage, challenge, and share God’s message of love in ways that will stick long after the sermon is over. That’s one reason why Dad’s ministry has been successful for more than four decades.

Since the good ol’ days of “Michael Row the Boat Ashore” and “Kum-ba-yah”, the Coburn Family Band has grown in membership and musical ability, adding talented family and friends along the way. Our name changed to The Calling Band, but our mission to help Dad share the message remains.

Cari and Dad

As I write this brief history, Dad’s new CD, A Servant’s Songs, is being put together at the manufacturer. It contains 10 brand-new songs that I believe are his finest yet. When you download and listen to There’ll Always Be Songs, you’ll certainly notice that Kimball, the doo-wopper from the 50’s, still has a passion for songwriting. But it’s his genuine love for the Church, along with the natural blend of Cari’s voice that makes this Coburn family duet so special.

Enjoy!

-Collie

Meet Martie

If you’ve been downloading my new songs, you’ve no doubt been enjoying the many talents of Martie Echito.  As producer and arranger for A Servant’s Songs, my soon-to-be-completed CD, Martie has taken my song ideas to a new and marvelous level.  Watching these songs unfold under his care has been very exciting.

I could boast about Martie’s musical successes, but I think it would be much better to invite you to visit MartieEchito.comwhere you can also enjoy his original music.  In this quick post I simply want to thank Martie for many years of friendship, his incredible patience, and his seasoned musicianship.

Kimball and MartieAs you listen to Come Let Me Love You, I hope you will allow the words to encourage your heart, and the music to calm your soul.

Agape,

Kimball S.E.

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” -Matthew 11:28