Early CCM Spotlight: Don Francisco

“The Steeple Song” was one of the best songs that framed out the CCM movement in a more definite direction.  Don Francisco became the master of the story– he would narrarate the word in popular songs.  This happened at the perfect time, as the church in the 1970s needed that approach.  You might say he was a Bible teacher who narrated his teaching with his wonderful guitar.

If (and when) we look back, Mr. Francisco will be a bright spot with his many songs.  This song, in particular calls it Churchianity when the habit of church life replaces actual Christianity.

There is one other song, “I Don’t Care Where You’ve Been Sleeping” written in 1977.  I’m giving you 2 for the price of 1 as I put his link down for you.  As you listen, I hope it will be a deep and solid blessing to your heart.

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About Pastor Bryan Lowe

A repentant rascal with definite issues, but who is seeking to be authentic in his faith to Jesus Christ. An avid reader and a hopeful writer. Husband and father. A pastor and Bible teacher. A brain tumor survivor. Diagnosed with clinical depression, epilepsy, and now disabled. Enjoys life, such as it is, in Alaska.
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4 Responses to Early CCM Spotlight: Don Francisco

  1. Debbie says:

    Thank you for the 2 for 1 deal today! I had a tape of his at one time . . .love him and his story songs!


  2. Kimberly says:

    Hello, I’ve been sharing some of my journey with my hubby, who has bipolar I, on my blog.


    I would be most interested if you ever decided to do a post on marriage and mental illness. I appreciate your heart for the mentally ill. Would you mind if I shared a link and a blurb about your blog on my site sometime? God bless you in your ministry!


    • No problem at all. Use whatever to your hearts content. It is all there for you to use. Just keep your heart on Him, that is all I ask. A post on marriage is forth coming, but it is challenging, I write something, and it changes on me. I can’t seem to make it work.
      Tell your dear hubby “hi” from me.


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