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Daniel W Merrick PhD, singer, musician, author, preacher, pastor, and composer; In fact there is not much Dan has not done. Dan was born in Cleveland Ohio and got his start in a church group called “The Teen Revivers” at the Aspinwall Church Of God. In the 1970’s they opened for the Singing Rambos in Cleveland at Collinwood High School. Dan learned to play the guitar at age 16 and took piano in school. Upon graduation Dan attended the Ohio School of Broadcast Technique and got his FCC 3rd class broadcasting license. Dan completed Bible College and went into the US Army in 1979 serving in active, reserves and the National Gaurd until 2004. Dan is a service connected disabled veteran but he isn’t letting that stop him. His new song and Video of “Yah Ha Yah” distributed by DistroKid and Published by Eternal Light and Power Company (ASCAP) Just released in 2021.
The Video concept is that no matter where your are or what you are doing, you can Praise Yah and call on his name. After covid lockdowns which still continue in many places, many could not go to services and worship freely. As things open back up, in many places, worship still remains closed, so it does not matter where you are or what you are doing, you can always pray and worship in any situation in life.
Dan had a 1994 Top 40 CCM song entitled “Like Stephen” featured on the CCM Countdown with Bob Sour. His Album “Aliyah” was released in 1993. Dan is now the pastor of a Messianic Jewish congregation in Bradford Pa and has a weekly TV show on The Now Network Christian Television. Dan is the son of FOX LOWES Model Laura Sloan Merrick cousin of Movie Actor Jimmy Stewart. Dan’s Dad was a WW2 Veteran and passed away in 2000 from SARS. His Mother passed in 1998.
Dan has been through many difficult times over the last few years. Dan’s son passed away in 2018 from DMD and shortly after Dan was diagnosed with Cancer. For many years Dan and his family put life on hold while they cared for his son, then once he passed, Dan had several operations to remove cancer. Dan says his work for the Almighty was not finished so Yah God healed him and opened the doors for his new works for the Kingdom. Yah’s Way TV began airing in September 2021 and Dan recorded his new song adding to his previous released songs with producer Randy Green at AudioTrax West in Portville New York.
His video which features TV segments and video content provided by Interstreet Recordings and DistroKid distributors has gone viral with over 10,000 views in only a few days since being released on YouTube on Oct. 9th 2021. Dan plans on future new releases in both the CCM and Secular markets with some Jazz and Country tunes he wrote many years ago and a new song entitled “Loves Sweet Song”. A more detailed bio is on his web site at YahBible.Org and his Author’s page on Amazon.