SOURCE: LifeWay Christian Resources

September 17, 2008 14:16 ET

Cottrell and Moore Discuss a Decade of Living Proof Live

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - September 17, 2008) - It has been nearly 10 years since Travis Cottrell first led worship during a Living Proof Live event with women's Bible teacher Beth Moore. Since that first time, Cottrell and Moore have appeared before thousands of women during Living Proof Live events throughout the country.

During a recent Inside LifeWay podcast, Cottrell and Moore agreed that the end is nowhere in sight. Inside LifeWay is the official news podcast of LifeWay Christian Resources.

"I always had kind of a sanguine personality, so music and people kind of went hand-in-hand," Cottrell said, explaining how he came to a career in music performance. "I'm a little bit of a traditional boy posing as a contemporary worship leader."

In fact, it was Cottrell's unexpected time after college graduation as an interim worship leader at his Nashville church that solidified his "call to do more than just sing."

It was in this capacity as a church worship leader that Cottrell first met Moore a few years before he began leading worship for Living Proof Live. Moore, in the early days of her ministry, had been speaking at the church where Cottrell led worship, and one Sunday morning, she walked into the choir room where he was preparing the choir for the service.

"If you think about it, only God could have done that," Moore said after joining the Inside LifeWay interview via phone. "There's no rhyme or reason to it."

There may not have been an obvious reason for the meeting, but Cottrell and Moore agree that the pairing works better than either could have imagined.

Moore said there are multiple reasons why Cottrell fit so well into her idea of a worship leader for the Living Proof Live events, but, "What made us [the Moores and Cottrells] forever friends... is the fact that he was also just so much fun, so hilarious, and godly."

Later this fall, Moore and Cottrell will take part in the 100th Living Proof Live event during a tour of the Northeast. It is also during this tour that Living Proof Live will celebrate having taken place in all 50 states.

"It's just a God work," Cottrell said. "He's got it under control. We're just here to facilitate the Holy Spirit and doing a work of power through His Word. I'm just grateful to be in the room while He works."

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