We’re pleased to introduce you to Rita West, our new featured artist this week! If you’ve been listening to the Catholic Playlist for a while you’ve heard her singing before. In April 2016 Rita and John Finch co-wrote and recorded “Heart of Mercy”, a single that speaks to the longing of every human heart for safety and love. We’ve played it many times over the last year and now Rita has released her own EP album “Chosen”, a six original song EP that’s available now everywhere.
According to the bio on her website, ritawest.com, she “grew up in a family of eleven children in New Orleans, Louisiana, where most of her childhood memories were centered around music. But it wasn’t until after high school, when she served as a missionary with NET Ministries that she learned how to play guitar and realized that God had given her a gift that she couldn’t keep to herself.”
“As her love for leading worship grew, the Lord instilled a desire in her to speak and give witness to the deep, personal love that God the Father has for each human person. Since 2010, she’s led worship and spoken around the country for retreats, summer camps, nights of worship, and mission trips for people of all ages. The prayer of her ministry is that, by sharing the truth and power of God’s love through music and witness, others would be brought into a relationship with the Father, where freedom and healing await.”
Please join us in welcoming Rita West to the Catholic Playlist! Catch her debut as we play “Victor” in Catholic Playlist #167, available June 1, 2017.