By Dana Hale
After touring with Elton John and working closely with Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney, Caleb Quaye is coming to Fremont's Four-square Church this weekend to present an interactive seminar.
Quaye, chairman of the National Worship Committee and National Foursquare Music Director, will have a seminar and concert at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. He will conduct several workshops Saturday afternoon. Quaye also will join Foursquare Church, Fifth and Union streets, for a Sunday morning worship service. All events are open to the public.
Quaye will discuss the philosophy of worship and a history of worship according to the Foursquare movement. The pastor said he mainly concentrates on having an interactive seminar so he is open to all questions.
This 50-year-old guitarist was born in London where he was surrounded by music. His mother was a singer and his father was a guitarist. He began playing the guitar when he was 12 years old, and became a session musician a few years later. He played on albums by Jagger, McCartney and Pete Townsend. He then met Elton John and toured with him for 10 years. During this time, Quaye said he abused drugs.
"I was at the end of my rope when I had been a drug addict for 18 years, and a friend asked me to go to church," Quaye said.
He became a Christian in 1982, quit the music business and became involved in the ministry. He is now an ordained pastor in Los Angeles, California, and is involved in youth ministries nationwide. He said the music helps him to connect with youths and keeps him young.
For more information, call Earl Bennett at 721-2415 or Scott Mattern at 721-5180.