Kirk Dearman is often referred to as a psalmist; a singer/songwriter/pianist with a contemplative heart. He's a pioneer in the area of worship and the arts. This award-winning songwriter/pianist has performed in Israel, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Austria, France, Denmark, Spain, UK and Nigeria.
Kirk received acclaim for his award-winning project entitled, "Song of Songs," from Solo Piano.com. 1n 2018 he received the "Entertainer of the Year' award in Nashville, from Miller Piano Specialists.
Drawn to the piano at age five, he studied classical music and developed his 'sensitive' touch on the piano. Early on he was recognized as having an exceptional gift. Kirk had his first song published at 18, and by age 20 he had toured the US, South Pacific, and Europe, with the Continental Singers.
Kirk married his teenage sweetheart Deby, and they moved to Azuza, California, where he became the lead singer for the band, Sound Foundation, based at Azuza Pacific University.
After returning to their home town of Dallas, TX, Kirk and Deby became involved in the music at Beverly Hills Baptist Church. It was in the midst of the Jesus Revolution, and Kirk was hired as the youth choir director. He built a strong, 150-voice choir that sang black gospel, toured and recorded. At the same time, he was doing studio work in the Dallas area as a singer/ pianist.
Move to Europe
Kirk and Deby moved their family to Europe to work with long time friends and fellow artists, Jim & Anne Mills. They spent the next seven years co-leading a performing arts company that now thrives as Creative Arts Europe.. Touring many of the great cathedrals of Europe with musicians and dancers, the Dearmans sang their way into hearts all across Europe.
While in Europe, the Dearmans had no idea their song, "We Bring the Sacrifice of Praise," was the most sung song in churches across America. The song went on to be #1 with Christian Copyright Licensing, and stayed in the Top Ten for ten years. The song is now a worship classic, sung in churches world-wide and is now included in many church hymnals.
Moved to Nashville
Pursued by Starsong Records, Kirk and Deby moved their family from Brussels, Belgium to Nashville, TN. Here they birthed their candlelight worship series, Come to the Quiet, which incorporated the arts, with a blend of reverential contemporary worship and liturgy. They also took songwriting seriously, attended classes and worked to hone their skills as writers. This led them to coach other songwriters and set the Dearmans on a new path with a new focus of helping and encouraging other artists.
Kirk also gave birth to The Calm piano instrumental series. The Calm provides beautiful music and calming melodies that bring peace into any setting. He now has 17 successful recordings in this series.
The Next Generation
The Dearmans have reached out to next generation of creatives with songwriting conferences and art & faith conferences. Kirk says, "We've 'been there, done that' and now want to help those following in our footsteps avoid the pitfalls of being in the arts and music industry. We want to see them focus on their faith and on becoming world changers."