Local worship pastor writes top song

If you listen to Christian radio, you’ve probably heard the music of Stuart native and Palm Beach Atlantic University graduate Drew Middleton. Middleton, the worship pastor at the Stuart campus of Christ Fellowship Church, received a Broadcast Music, Inc., (BMI) award for co-writing the most played song on Christian radio His song, “Love is Here,” was recorded by the band Tenth Avenue North.

Middleton wrote the song with Mike Donehey.

He won the award at the 2009 BMI Christian Awards in Nashville. BMI represents more than 375,000 songwriters, composers and publishers in all genres of music.

Middleton performed with and wrote music for Tenth Avenue North for five years beginning in 2002 before pursuing an opportunity as a full-time worship leader at Christ Fellowship Church.

The Stuart campus opened in the fall of 2008 and meets every Sunday at Martin County High School. Middleton is a songwriter, singer and instrumentalist who also leads the high school Life for Christ Fellowship Stuart on Wednesday nights.

Middleton is also a graduate of Community Christian High School in Stuart, Fla.

For more information, call Drew Middleton at 772-622-8445 ext. 1709 or visit www.goChristFellowship.com.

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