Confessions of a Worship Leader
Noel has been a worship leader and songwriter for many years. In these ’confessions’ podcasts, he talks about his own spiritual journey and his perspective on the Christian culture. Through honesty and humour he shares his beliefs, and questions; maybe in the process killing some of our religious sacred cows.
Tuesday Jun 21, 2022
Friday May 27, 2022
Thursday May 12, 2022
Friday Apr 29, 2022
Friday Apr 29, 2022
In this podcast Noel talks about his early background believing in a fictional event called The Rapture and the fear this provoked in him and many others. He goes on to explain why he struggles to believe that the Second Coming of Jesus Christ is happening anytime soon.
In a musical career spanning almost 50 years, Noel has performed in 39 countries and played in every kind of venue - street corners, bars, concert halls, churches, cathedrals and stadiums.
Since the late 1970s, Noel has been involved in the worldwide contemporary Christian worship movement and with his wife Tricia and others, has written many modern hymns and songs. Perhaps the best known of these is "All Heaven Declares".
He has recorded 14 albums and also appeared on numerous "live" event/compilation albums. The most successful of these is Sparrow records "I could sing of your love forever" on which Noel is featured singing a live version of "We want to see Jesus lifted high". This album has sold in excess of 500,000 units.
In 1997, Noel & Tricia Richards were key members of the team that organised the 'Champion of the World' event at London's Wembley Stadium, with an attendance of almost 45,000, making it the biggest contemporary Christian music event ever staged in that venue.
He has since been the driving force behind a worship event at the Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany in 2006; and has supported friends in Hungary as they work towards a stadium worship event at the brand new Puskas Arena in Budapest on 23rd July 2022.
Since 2010, Noel & Tricia have lived on the island of Mallorca, Spain, where they live in Palma, the capital city.
They continue to write, record and perform together and their latest CD – Quiet My Soul – was released in September 2017.