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Music Director and Part Time Wors...

Co-Worship Leader

Employment History


  • Western Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Arts , music
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Noteworthy:?Meet Local Musician Rick Krive
Rick is originally from Lansing, Michigan. He attended college in Kalamazoo at Western Michigan University and earned his Bachelor of Arts in music from F.A.U. in the mid 80's. His mother was a school teacher and piano player and introduced him to the old ragtime style as a youngster. When I asked Rick what sparked his interest in music, he replied with the fact that his mother put both him and his brother in the church choir at young ages which then grew into a desire to take piano lessons. Rick ran full speed ahead in pursuing his dreams in music and has not stopped since. With a full background in composing and choral arrangement, the opportunities to create and excel are unending.
It is indeed quite amazing how far the art of music has taken Rick: long term local worship settings (10 years the worship director at Spanish River Presbyterian); the mission field in Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, and Spain; tour dates with Dean Martin's daughter, Deana Martin; movie sets in Hollywood; and even to a resident homeless shelter every Sunday here in town.
When Rick is seated at a piano, something heavenly occurs and there is no question that God in his perfect design, as mentioned in Jeremiah 29:11, had a plan for this son, and it was musical. I honestly cannot say enough about his ability to own an audience.
There is another part of Rick's style that is overwhelmingly noteworthy: he has a passion for missions and the elderly. I think it is common knowledge that music has the power to change things. The simplest of melodies can thaw a cold heart, change a mind, or draw one closer to God, and that's just a melody, add strong lyrics to that and the entire wall you have constructed around you can come crumbling down in one verse. It's hard to know what to say sometimes to a hurting person, but when Rick plays and sings, it's as if God has given him the ability to communicate authentic love in an entirely different language. That kind of love changes lives. That is ministry in full force. I've witnessed it and been the recipient of it and it is powerful. When you have a gift, using it for God's glory is fairly painless, but going into foreign countries and getting outside of your comfort zone is another story. I love the fact that Rick does this as well, and I think it's an awesome example of allowing God to stretch us outside of where we shine naturally into area where he shines purposefully through us.
Rick's Spiritual Journey
Rick shares some of his journey: "In the late 80's, I was blessed to have done a portion of my work in a few of the recording studios of that time.
Rick is Currently the Music Director/Part time Worship Leader at Cross Community Church' in Deerfield Beach, and the Co-Worship Leader at Broward Outreach Center, a Spanish River ministry. He is the first-call vocalist for Zimmerman Advertising, which means you have heard him on many T.V. and radio spots.
He is the Keyboardist/Vocalist for British singer LuLu, and the musical director for singer/entertainer Deana Martin, who will be appearing this coming March 7-8 at the Coral Springs Museum of Art (The Rrazz Room). You can also hear Rick on the new Rob Reiner film, And So it Goes, accompanying Diane Keaton.
Rick wrote and produced the song "One Child at a Time" for a friend at SRC who works in the Security Industry and founded a non-profit organization called Mission 500. The goal is to reach out to his industry to obtain corporate sponsorship of children through World Vision. Two versions of the song may be purchased on Google, iTunes, and Amazon. All proceeds go to World Vision. Currently, the song is also being translated into Portuguese and Spanish to brand NGO Mission 500 in South America.
It is vitally important to support our local musicians. Rick is one of many very gifted local players and it was an honor for me to do this story on him. I hope you were blessed and that you have the opportunity in the near future to experience his gift.
Noteworthy:?Meet Local Musician Rick Krive - Every once in a great while, you may find yourself sitting in the audience at church or other various local venues and, to your...
Noteworthy:?Meet Local Musician Rick Krive
Spanish River Church - Worship & Arts, 25 April 2010 [cached]
Our contemporary worship is led by our Director of Music, Rick Krive, a gifted professional musician, singer and songwriter.
Abaco Production Music Library, 12 Jan 2005 [cached]
Rick Krive
One of Abaco's most successful composers has written many brilliant pieces of music for the library.Take a listen to Rick's latest tracks on the newly released AB-CD 148 THE GOSPEL.
Since moving from Kalamazoo Michigan in 1979, Rick has been involved in every facet of the South Florida music scene.In 1980, Rick led the 4-part vocal band "The Little Big Band" working for the Chicago based "Flame" Restaurant chain.From '83-'89, he was the leader and chief arranger for the contemporary jazz group "Full Circle".This group was the house band for 3 1/2 years at the famed Ft. Lauderdale jazz club "Penguins".
From '90-'97, Rick worked 5 months out of every year in Japan where, over that 7 year period, 5 different albums were produced and more than 11,000 CDs and cassettes were sold to the Japanese public.
From '97-'02 he lead the trio in the lobby at the Palm Beach Ritz Carlton.
Rick has also been involved in the local recording scene since the early 80's.He has worked as an arranger/writer/producer/keyboardist/vocalist on song demos, albums, countless radio and TV commercials, television underscores and library music.His music has been heard on "Days of our Lives", "Friends", "Frasier", "Will & Grace", "Providence", "The West Wing", "NBC Dateline", "Law & Order", "Two of a Kind", "Good Morning America", "Wendy's", "Samuel Adams Beer", "Entertainment Tonight", and "The George Lopez Show" to mention a few.
Currently, Rick is on staff at the Spanish River Church in Boca Raton as Chief Musician, First Call Composer/Producer for Telemundo Network Group. (Hispanic NBC in Miami), composer/producer for the Abaco Music Library and freelance jingle and song demo producer.
"I don't love Rich ..., 4 Mar 2014 [cached]
"I don't love Rich anymore.
Noteworthy:?Meet Local Musician Rick Krive - Every once in a great while, you may find yourself sitting in the audience at church or other various local venues and, to your...
Patrick was a great ..., 15 Mar 2014 [cached]
Patrick was a great Christian. He was very bold for Christ. He exemplified what the Lord can do through someone who is committed fully to him. He was a Celtic Christian a few hundred years before Roman Catholicism was introduced into Ireland.
Thomas Cahill, author of the book, "How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe," notes that the Irish, Patrick in particular, played a key role in history.
Meanwhile, through Patrick, the Gospel was brought to Ireland and several men became monks who then became scribes and made copies of manuscripts of the Bible and of ancient writings.
Patrick grew up in England as a nominal Christian. He said in "Confession" that he did not know the true God.
At the age of 16, marauding Irish pirates laid waste his city and captured many as slaves, including Patrick. Later, he would write: "As a youth, nay, almost as a boy not able to speak, I was taken captive, before I knew what to pursue and what to avoid."
Patrick said, "I was taken into captivity to Ireland with many thousands of people-and deservedly so, because we turned away from God, and did not keep his commandments."
For six years, he worked as a slave for a landowning chief. Cahill notes that during this time, he had two companions: hunger and nakedness.
While he served as a shepherd, he remembered his prayers of his youth and came to know God truly through Jesus Christ.
After six years of captivity, Patrick felt he heard the voice of the Lord. In his own words: "And there one night I heard in my sleep a voice saying to me: `It is well that you fast, soon you will go to your own country.' And again, after a short while, I heard a voice saying to me: `See, your ship is ready.' And it was not near, but at a distance of perhaps two hundred miles, and I had never been there, nor did I know a living soul there; and then I took to flight, and I left the man with whom I had stayed for six years. And I went in the strength of God who directed my way to my good, and I feared nothing until I came to that ship."
He escaped at that time. The late Dr. D. James Kennedy notes, "He vowed revenge-the noble revenge of sharing the gospel with the people who held him captive. He believed that he had been called by God to return to the land of his slavery."
So Patrick, after some theological training, eventually returned to Ireland where he spent the rest of his life (about thirty years) as a missionary. Patrick may well have baptized about 120,000 souls. Some scholars note that he was the most successful missionary since the Apostle Paul.
Patrick wrote this, "Daily, I expect murder, fraud or captivity... but I fear none of these things because of the promises of heaven. I have cast myself into the hands of God almighty who rules everywhere."
There is a famous prayer attributed to Patrick, though it was likely written later; this beautiful statement of faith is called St. Patrick's Breastplate.
Noteworthy:?Meet Local Musician Rick Krive - Every once in a great while, you may find yourself sitting in the audience at church or other various local venues and, to your...
Noteworthy:?Meet Local Musician Rick Krive
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