Norman Lee Schaffer, who has shared the stage with country music superstars such as Johnny Cash, George Jones, Kenny Rogers, Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson, is releasing a new single today titled “Come and Hold Me.” The song, written by the pastor, singer/songwriter and veteran entertainer, goes for adds to Christian AC and Inspirational-formatted radio outlets.
“My new single,” Schaffer explains, “is a cry out to the Father, ‘Lord, I need a hug!’ And because we have been shown compassion, mercy and love, we, too, as followers of Jesus, are to show love to the rest of the world. Brothers and sisters, find somebody to hug today. It’s time to change the world with ‘Operation Hug Somebody!’”
“Come and Hold Me” is from Schaffer’s 10th studio album, “That’s My King.” The single was produced by Schaffer, Tracy Collins and Ronny Cates. A music video for the song can be seen on YouTube.
Schaffer has spent most of his life as an entertainer and has appeared on local and national television with his music receiving national airplay.
Schaffer and his family, including his wife, four children and one grandson, live in Florida where they planted and have served The Garden Worship Center for the past 13 years.
As the pastor of The Garden Worship Center, Schaffer is known for bringing theatrics and performance-based presentations to his congregation.
“There’s a little P.T. Barnum in me,” Schaffer has said in interviews, adding that he believes God uses his dramatics to help spread the message of His love.
The 55-acre scenic setting where The Garden brings the Bible to life is a one-stop destination capturing Schaffer’s creative musical talent intertwined in a Disney-like setting. You can find Schaffer or his wife, Terri, feeding camels, goats, llama or sheep or singing to his latest video release at the monthly Ice Cream & Musical Festival at the Garden Worship Center.
Schaffer records for The Garden Worship Center label, named for the church he serves.