tobyMac:  “I’ve always had a huge amount of respect for Charlie and his desire to expand God’s Kingdom. As an artist and songwriter, he has been a groundbreaker in seeing and celebrating the gospel in all of life, including romance. Not only have I recorded his songs, but at our wedding my wife and I chose his song “One Thing” as a backdrop to our first dance. Thanks, Charlie.”

Bart Millard, MercyMe:  “The first time I heard Charlie was when I saw an “unplugged” performance with Vince Ebo and Jimmy Abegg. It absolutely changed my life! His music was, and still is, so unique and passionate. Not only did his music make an impact on my life, but the times I have heard him speak during his performances played a huge role in me surrendering to the ministry.”

Nichole Nordeman: “There will always be great singers. There will always be great writers. There will always be great players. There will always be great producers. But great visionaries are scarce and seldom ... a gift not to be squandered. Thank you, Charlie, for leading us over each new hill.”

Jon Foreman, Switchfoot:  “Charlie’s place will always be a second home for me. I’ve learned so much about making music at Charlie’s side. However, one of the most important things he taught me has nothing to do with sounds or lyrics. He told me that 'relationships will always matter more than the music. Twenty years from now your platinum albums or radio hits will mean very little. Always live with the families and friendships in mind.' So true. I’ve admired Charlie for as long as I’ve known him. Whether in the studio or in the kitchen, he was the type of guy that you wanted to emulate. I hope to be a Charlie in the San Diego scene.”

Phil Keaggy:  “I have always appreciated the creative mind and heart of Charlie Peacock. Especially since 1989, the year I moved to Nashville, Charlie has been a constant light in this beautiful thing called music. I am also glad to hear the best in him come alive in these new days of artistic freedom.”

Jody McBrayer, Avalon:  “We started our adventure into the industry with Charlie Peacock at the creative helm. Little did we all know that on that journey he would grow to become so much more in our lives. Insecure and uneducated as to how this world works, Charlie took us under his wing and helped us understand what true artistry as a Christian musician is all about. His desire to use his gifting to further the cause of Christ as well as his deep commitment to pursue spiritual and artistic integrity in his work is, to say the least, inspiring. He has been to Avalon the purest example of conviction, integrity and, most of all, patience. Avalon would like to congratulate and thank Charlie for all he has done to creatively communicate the gospel of Christ over the past 20 years.”

Matt Slocum, co-founder of Sixpence None the Richer:  “Charlie has been a true inspiration and example to me in so many areas. I would do well to emulate his excellence and integrity as a writer, performer, producer, arranger, thinker and, most importantly, friend.”

Sara Groves: “I like a lot of things about Charlie Peacock, but my favorite thing is his joy. It pours out into his music, production, writing and friendships. He is preoccupied with the Kingdom, how it works and how it is meant to come to us and because of this, his books, his music and his life are full of fruit and clues about Kingdom living. Charlie and Andi have inspired Troy and me in our hearts and home.”

Steve Taylor:  “In 1984 I entered the back door of the Country Club, a rock club in Southern California. Charlie was playing keyboards with the Sacramento band Vector, and they were sound checking. I’d never met them before, and there’s no reason for me to remember that moment except one: They were good. Very good. So many of the bands we’d share the stage with during that era confused sincerity with musicality, but these guys were sincere and musical. When I got to the dressing room, my band was already discussing in hushed tones how good the other band was. After a year on the road, I believe this was the first time that had happened. The net effect? I hit the stage that night feeling a tiny bit intimidated. If we played a good show (and my recollection is that we did), it was because Charlie and Vector raised the bar. Twenty years later, Charlie’s still raising that bar. And I’m still a tiny bit intimidated.”