Briarwood Christmas Festival
“Hallelujah! The Light Has Come”
December 17 • 6:00 p.m.


This event is completely free and open to the public, so please invite your friends and family as we worship together!


Sandra McCracken

Sandra McCracken is a GRAMMY-nominated and Dove Award-winning singer-songwriter and hymn writer from Nashville, Tennessee. A prolific recording artist, McCracken has produced 15 solo albums over two decades. Her best selling release, Psalms (2015) received critical acclaim, followed by God’s Highway (2017) which made the top 50 on Billboard Heatseekers chart without a major label. She has had songs featured in TV, including ‘Ten Thousand Angels’ on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and has over 15 million streams. Blending the old and new, Sandra has also shown a unique ability to recast sacred scripture texts into theologically rich yet accessible songs. Her thoughtful lyrics and gospel melodies in songs like “We Will Feast In The House Of Zion,” “Steadfast” and “Thy Mercy My God” have become staple anthems in churches across the U.S. As a published writer, she contributes a regular column in Christianity Today and released her first book “Send Out Your Light” in September 2021 with B&H.

Visit Sandra’s website


Interim Pastor, Dr. Doriani had the opportunity to interview “Hallelujah! The Light Has Come” special guest artist, Sandra McCracken on his podcast “Working with Dan Doriani” in May of this year. In this episode, Sandra and Dr. Doriani discussed the nature of songcraft. How does inspiration strike – or does it? And why the Psalms are such fertile ground to compose modern hymns.

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