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'Real Fire in My Heart': Phil Wickham on God's Calling, 'Amazing Revival' He Hopes Will Trample 'Wickedness'

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Worship leader Phil Wickham is on a mission to “light people’s hearts up for Jesus” and to witness a revival in the church that ignites a sweeping passion for the Lord.

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The singer, who recently spoke with CBN News on the KLOVE Fan Awards red carpet, explained what motivates him to continue sharing his faith through music.

“The Lord has put a real fire in my heart to absolutely love creating songs that light people’s hearts up for Jesus, and, specifically, our new prayers that we can sing together as worship songs,” Wickham said. “It’s a calling, and sometimes it takes some sacrifice, being away from home, all that.”

The singer said making worship music people can sing to glorify God is an incredible “gift and responsibility,” one for which he’s immeasurably grateful.

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“I don’t take one moment of that lightly,” Wickham said. “My heart burns for those opportunities, and so I’m so thankful I can do it.”

The singer said he has no plans to stop anytime soon.

“I’ll be doing [it] as long as people want to sing them,” Wickham added.

He hopes to see the church ignite with massive revival, drawing people back to the Lord in a way that changes their hearts and minds to be more like Him.

“My prayer would [be for] amazing revival in the church that would light a fire in people’s hearts to turn from wickedness, and turn from stuff that’s just not of Jesus, and turn from the selfishness, and stop being judgmental, and start just showing the love of Jesus in a pure, and simple, and sweet way to the world,” he said. “Just a new revival in the church, because the church here is huge — just sometimes it can get a little sleepy, and I’m speaking from my own experience.”

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Billy Hallowell writes for CBN's He has been working in journalism and media for more than a decade. His writings have appeared in CBN News, Faithwire, Deseret News, TheBlaze, Human Events, Mediaite, PureFlix, and Fox News, among other outlets. He is the author of several books, including Playing with Fire: A Modern Investigation Into Demons, Exorcism, and Ghosts Hallowell has a B.A. in journalism and broadcasting from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York and an M.S. in social research from Hunter College in Manhattan, New York.