Dana Performs Again on Hour of Power

Dana was able to sing and perform again on the Hour of Power services this past weekend. Here’s the video of him performing and getting some great and kind words from Pastor Bobby Schuler after his performance.

The Best Is Yet To Come

After I had a life changing experience over a year ago, that I posted on here under, “I Know the Plans I have for You,” God has really blessed me for being faithful. This weekend the duet that my brother and I sang on the final broadcast at the Crystal Cathedral, on the, “Hour of Power” will air on TBN. It was a dream come true for the both of us!

Ever since we were little boys growing up in Toledo, Ohio, we dreamed of singing at the beautiful Cathedral one day and it looked like it wasn’t going to happen.

Originally the last broadcast was supposed to be on June 23rd of this  year, but the Catholic Church that was taking it over decided to let us stay one more week.

So the Lord opened the doors for  us to sing and our dream of singing a duet there came true.

We decided to sing our favorite duet to the song, “Almighty God,” by Sandi Patti, only they don’t play accompaniment tracks at the Cathedral, so Marc Riley, who is the music director there, wrote the music out in less that 2 weeks! Bradley and I were blown away when we heard the live orchestra! It was so beautiful and I think it sounded better than the track!

It was a VERY hot Sunday morning and there were over 2,000 people there, but more important, the Lord was there and there aren’t words created to tell you how I felt. There was also a 15 year old teenager who played the piano and I had never heard anything like the talent that child had before!

Bradley and I have recorded the song and is available for purchase. We are also available to come to sing at your church, or even in your country for concerts, just send me an email from here.

The Cathedral moved right down the street and we are now called, Shepherd’s Grove and Bobby Schuller is really preaching the word and I believe and see the vision he has for the church. Great things are happening there and I’m glad to be a part of it. I believe, the best is yet to come!

VIDEO: Dana Baker’s Solos During Hour of Power at the Crystal Cathedral

Here’s a video of Dana performing solos with the choir at the Crystal Cathedral. The performance was televised during last night’s Hour of Power episode.

Dana Baker Will Be Singing at The Crystal Cathedral

Crystal CathedralI am very excited about my upcoming debut on the “Hour of Power” Broadcast. I plan on having fun performing two songs, “Amen” and “Ain’t Got Time to Die” at the Crystal Cathedral and it is a childhood dream come true. So glad I was asked to sing in that historic building three weeks before we move.

God is faithful! I remember watching that broadcast every Sunday morning as a child growing up in Toledo and thinking, how I’d like to sing with that choir one day.

I joined the Crystal Cathedral Choir in late February after going to see their production of Handel’s, “Messiah,” and was blown at what I heard. I contacted the Director, Don Nuen, scheduled an audition and started rehearsals in late February.

Our last service will be held on June 23rd and we will move to our new facility on June 30th and the name of the church will be called, “Shepard’s Grove”. Bobby Schuller is the pastor now and has been preaching some great sermons! I look forward to our new building and seeing what the Lord has in store for us there..

FREEDOM: For I Know the Plans I Have for You

Dana BakerA lot has happened since my last update and there’s so much to say.

Coming off a high of being on, “The View” I flew to Anaheim California and thought my dreams would come true; find a guy to settle down with, adopt children, sing and travel, but nothing could be further from the truth.

I had three fantastic speaking/singing engagements lined up, including an appearance on, “Access Hollywood.” Then all of a sudden, all three closed up. I was really discouraged, but I felt confident that others would open up, but they didn’t.

I also couldn’t find a job to save my life for months. I love my brother, and he’s my best friend, but it was sometimes difficult living with him. I’m sure some of you know what I’m talking about when you move in with a family member when you’re living in their house, eating their food, using their electric, etc..

Things got worse and depression started to set in and I quit going to the gym and began gaining weight. I would lay in bed eating, which is the worse position to eat in. I didn’t care and completely gave up, I didn’t care what happened. Everything continued to go south.

I was in the hospital for chest pains and found out I had gained about 80lbs. in 8 months. I was still living my alternative lifestyle and didn’t care, I knew things would turn around for me, but it didn’t.

On March 5th, feeling lower than dust on a snake’s belly, I finally decided that moving here was a BIG mistake and I made plans to put my tail between my legs and either move back to Ohio or Tennessee.

For some reason that day I decided to go to the gym and after I got back in the car, I had a message from a job that I had interviewed for 7 weeks prior and they wanted me to start the next day! THAT WAS NO COINCIDENCE! That was the Lord waiting for me to surrender. I also had a nice long talk with the Lord and I asked him, if me living an alternative lifestyle was not the plan he has for me, SHOW me, don’t tell me and he did!! I attend a couple of places to worship and Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa has a ministry called, “Coming Out Again” and I attended the next meeting. I didn’t know what to expect; I was a little scared and cautious about going, but when I got there I was amazed at how many people were there. I heard testimony after testimony about how the Lord lead them out of that lifestyle.

I was introduced to a guy that was living an alternative lifestyle his whole life and he allowed the Lord to come in a change his life and 2 weeks ago, he got married to a really nice woman. Another young lady, who lead an alternative lifestyle for years, allowed the Lord to change her life and she’s left that lifestyle.

I also have chosen to leave that lifestyle behind and the Lord has placed my feet on a different path. Believe me, it hasn’t been easy, I’m still tempted; it’s not like a light switch you can turn on and off, but the Lord is leading me in a different direction. I would rather struggle with this, than to give in and do something the Lord clearly has SHOWN me that’s not the plan he has for me.

I know this may sound strange, but I’m glad I went through that storm for 9 months, but if I hadn’t I wouldn’t be where he wants me today. Although it wasn’t a good feeling, he was there all along. I often repeated to myself, “He’ll never leave me, or forsake me,” and he hadn’t although I felt at times he did.

I also attend a Messianic Jewish Temple and I LOVE IT! It’s something I’ve been wanting to do since before high school and everything feels right now.

I’m still living with my brother, but the tension isn’t as bad as it has been and I really enjoy my job. It’ s nice to help with the bills.

I know the Lord has plans for me and great things for me are right around the corner.

I don’t understand everything and there’s some things I can’t explain, but I know the Lord has placed me on a new path and I’m going to follow it where ever it leads.

One of my favorite Bible verses is Jeremiah 29:11 and I know everything’s going to be okay..