About the Founder - Deborah Wolf
I grew up knowing about God the Father
but it wasn’t until just before I was to be married that I
began the best relationship of my life with Jesus Christ. I
battled with my weight forever - and had bouts of
anorexia and bulimia throughout my adult years as I tried to
measure up to the expectations of others and how I thought I
should “look”. In my desire to be skinny for my wedding, and
knowing that throwing up wasn’t the answer, I turned to a
Christian based weight loss study, where Jesus met me right
in the middle of my mess. Not only did he show me HIS GRACE which freed
me from the slavery that food and weight had in my life, but
he showed me HIS LOVE!!! A LOVE that I could not have
imagined. Not based on my behavior, what I looked like, or how
I performed, but based on HIS goodness, HIS grace and HIS
mercy. WOW! I couldn’t believe it. I remember driving home from the
Bible Study one night, and God spoke to me the words of my
first Christian song “Feed Me Thy Will”. What was weird was
that I also believe I heard Him say that I would write
“Worship” songs. Humm… I grew up in the music industry - my
mother is an opera singer, one sister played flute, the other
has the vocal chords of an angel, and I was a classical
pianist and clarinetist at a young age. But at the time, I
didn’t even know what a “Worship” song was.
Fast forward several years - and I begin to
know what a “Worship” song was. A “Praise” song, right?
The songs that churches put up on overheads instead of sing
from the hymnal? The ones where you have a band and a drummer,
instead of an organ. Isn’t that a “Worship” song?
I laugh now because God has taught me
so much about "Worship" since then. I started out serving
on the "Worship" team for several years at my church, and also started a kids “Worship” team.
I began writing Contemporary Christian songs, mainly for people who were hurting
as a way of giving them a personal note of encouragement. That moved
into writing for the church. I starting PraiseWorthy Publishing. Then started
writing for my sister Rachelle. But today -- I know a little more about
“Worship” -- mainly through the
suffering God has allowed me to endure with my husband who was
addicted to pain medication and alcohol most of his life. One of my
Inspirational Country songs “God Do You Hear Me Crying” was my pleading cry for
help when I knew God could perform a miracle but He hadn’t done it
yet. Through the pain, God never left my side, and He never
abandoned my husband Bill either. He taught me more and more about
Grace. And he enabled me to “Worship” him in Spirit and in Truth
(John 4:24). The Truth! JESUS. (John 14:6). The one who sets us free
As I grow in surrender, then I will know “Worship”.
The MISSION: God has given me a mission to share His Grace and
Truth through music - Psl 40:3 “He put a new song in my mouth, a
hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their
trust in the Lord.” My passion is to be an example of a true "Worshipper".
I pray that you will join all of our artists and songwriters at PraiseWorthy
on the journey to discover what "Worship" really means. And that together
we can bring a message of hope to a world in need of a Savior.