He is at home in folk (see video), rock, jazz, blues, liturgical and classical styles, and he plays guitar, piano and Appalachian claw-hammer banjo! He is also an accomplished artist and ceramicist.
Michael Lloyd, Principal of Wycliffe Hall, comments: ‘I am thrilled at this appointment. I have long wanted to have an Artist in Residence at Wycliffe, because human beings are made in the image of the Creator and are therefore intrinsically creative. It is part of who God made us to be. And the arts help shape what people can imagine, which then influences what people can believe. Christian artists therefore have a vital role to play in the mission of the Church.
‘David is an exceptionally gifted and diverse musician, and I know he will help Wycliffe to up its game in the musical expression of worship. He will mentor other worship leaders, as well as encourage creativity in the community as a whole. And he will compose new songs and create new ceramics to add more beauty to our college and beyond. I am very excited at the possibilities and very grateful to the wonderfully generous donors who have made this possible.’
David writes from quarantine in a basement flat: ‘I am absolutely delighted to be joining Wycliffe Hall College as Artist in Residence, and I would like to thank Michael and all those who have made this appointment possible. I am aware that I have much to learn, and hope and pray I will also have much to give from my experience in parish church worship, and in the wider music and arts realm.’