Dr. Gregg J. Patrick is known now as the pastor of one of Houston, Texas’ largest congregations, The Southwest
Community Christian Center – The Bridge, that boasts a flock of more than 7,500 people.
However prior to ministry he had roots in music and entertainment world as comedian Redd Foxx’s manager
and was also affiliated with The Gap Band. The idea of cutting a gospel version of “Outstanding” has been on
Patrick’s mind for a while.
I wanted a song to express how wonderful God is and how outstanding He is.
I wanted to draw people who were outside of church and it’s a song to bring the
world to God. I talked to Charlie at first about doing it with me but we never could
get our schedules to match. The words came to me six years ago. Ronnie Wilson was
preaching at my church one Sunday and I told him I wanted to remake the song and
he told me I should do it.”
The song will anchor Pastor Patrick’s forthcoming CD “Dangerous Crossings”
(Crossover Records/Blacksmoke) that will release in the fall. It’s his first release since 2008’s Top Ten CD
“Crossover” that boasted the radio hit “I Am A Witness” (featuring Rhonda McLemore).
Check out the song below