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Memphis Loses Christian Music Pioneer Dana Key

June 8, 2010

We couldn’t figure the exact words to say on the  passing of musician Dana Key and his significance in Christian music. However with Dana’s purpose in life being to serve God, this post from musician Todd Agnew says it all. Dana will be missed. I will have details on his homegoing ceremony in this week’s Memphis Music News e-newsletter. – Michael Steven Moore, Memphis Gospel Music Alliance. (Click here to read Dana Key’s complete obituary from the Commercial Appeal writer Mark Jordan.)

One step closer, closer to the promised land…

Dana Key took that last step to the promised land last night. Right now, his God, his Father, his Savior is filling every promise He made. I don’t know exactly what that looks like, but Dana deserved it.

Dana was part of the legendary Christian rock band Degarmo & Key. He was part of Ardent Records. He signed me, recognizing something I didn’t even see. He is the reason most of you know me. He was the pastor of TLC Church in Memphis. He was a husband and father. And most importantly, he was a believer and proclaimed of Jesus Christ.

Dana was a mentor and role model to me. There’s no way I can capture what I learned here in a hotel typing on my phone. I wish I had recorded it all and could put it in a book for you: Wisdom from one Christian Generation to the Next. But I can’t.

Please be praying for his wife Anita and his children. Please pray for his church family.

Dana was a man of God. Before he was a musician, he was a minister. And before he was a minister, he was God’s child. He will be missed.

Todd

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