In the fall of 2006 Brian Hoover wanted to write a song about Lauren and present
it to the Parker family for Christmas 2006. He had used parts of Laurens writings
as well as pieces of his own conversations with Lauren while being her youth pastor.
With the song nearly completed in November of 2006 Brian felt that the song was missing
something. He then stumbled upon a pastor/song writer from Pickens, SC. His name
was Alan Callahan. Alan was a senior pastor of a church in Easley, SC but he also
had written many songs and led several Christian Rock bands for nearly 20 years.
Brian called Alan and shared Lauren’s story with him and asked if he would help.
Alan not only jumped at the opportunity but felt he had much more to give to this
effort. He not only helped Brian finish “I surrender” but also wrote another song
about Lauren called “And More”. This phenomenal song expresses the richness of knowing
Christ and him giving us more than we could ever imagine. Alan also wrote the music
and sang this wonderful song. For “I surrender”, Alan had his son Chasen and his
band Chasen play the music and sing the song with Brian’s wife Jennifer singing back
up. Chasen happens to be singed with OMG records now touring the nation. You can
check them out at www.chasenmusic.com. Both of these songs were given to the Parker
family for Christmas 2006. Without Alan’s beautiful gift and the support of Chasen
these songs would have never come to completion. Much gratitude and thanks is expressed