ABOUT Kees Kraayenoord
At aged 17 Kees Kraayenoord became involved with Youth With a Mission (YWAM) where he was encouraged to not only develop his musical gifts, but to strengthen his knowledge of Jesus Christ and learn what he could about the heart of worship. The more he grew, the greater his involvement became in Christian music and worship projects.
Kees has opened for Michael W. Smith, Third Day, Delirious? and Tim Hughes, and written songs with Tim Hughes, Martin Smith, Al Gordon, Ben Cantelon and others. From sharing the platform with Tim Hughes, he was asked to help build Worship Central Netherlands, with the aim of training and equipping worship leaders, musicians and worshippers.
Kees has grown in other areas too, becoming a respected speaker. “I hardly speak about worship. I love to speak about being a disciple or talking about brokenness and the fact that God still loves us. I need to hear it and remind myself of it all the time.” In 2013, Kees and his wife Nicole started a church called Mozaiek0318.