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Alumnus records church's worship album, first recording in HCCWaxahachie, Texas — May 12, 2014 Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumnus and Worship Pastor at New Community Church (NCC) (Mesquite, Texas) David Belt recorded the church's first worship album released on May 4. This album is the first complete recording project produced in SAGU's new Hagee Communication Center (HCC) audio recording studio.

"As a SAGU alumnus, I was thankful that I could be involved with chapel worship and the 2012 live SAGU worship album 'In All the Earth,'" Belt said. "I asked SAGU's media director John Cookman, who helped produce the SAGU album, to produce New Community Church's worship album."

"This facility is top-notch. I couldn't imagine our album being recorded anywhere else other than my own Alma Mater."

Both Belt and alumna Aleda Foster, the co-writer of the new album, started recording the album "Alive" in January 2014. "The vision behind this whole project is to get people singing about the wonderful fact that Jesus Christ is alive," Belt said. "His resurrection is what our whole faith hinges on — which is why we titled the album 'Alive' and released it around Easter."

New Community Church, led by Pastors and SAGU alumni Aaron and Sara Escamilla, is a young church that has grown from 100 to 600 people in the past three years. Belt feels that these individuals are in need of scripture-based and Christ-centered worship resources that he hopes will serve as powerful discipleship tools.
"One of the many things that I love about this album is that we take direct phrases and themes from scripture and put them into the songs," Belt said. “Those who sing these songs will know that they are proclaiming the actual Word of God in worship.”

David Belt graduated from SAGU in Spring 2013 with a bachelor's degree in church ministries. He volunteered at New Community Church for several years before he was hired in February 2011.

Buy The ALIVE album on iTunes now. Visit the church's website at newcommunity.co for more information about the album or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">contact David Belt.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.



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