Riley Edson has a heart for leading kids in worshipping the King of kings and Lord of lords!! He loves to engage them, not just with their singing voices, but with their whole bodies through actions, laughter, and technology.
Riley starts off with a silly, funny example or story, engaging the kids while getting them ready to worship. His upbeat energy creates such excitement with the children that they love to surround him and worship with him. Riley has a gift of bringing the lesson and worship together, holding the attention of the children and then amazingly settles the kids down to close with a sweet time of prayer.
As a camp worship leader, Riley starts with fun camp songs and lots of interaction. He then leads the kids into a time of praise and worship with songs that are often familiar but have a new modern twist. That's where the Praise Machine comes in! Whether it's building a looping music track on the spot with kazoos, drills and harmonicas, or creating the fabric of the song from the sounds of some eager volunteer kids. The songs and sounds are always intriguing and full of life. The experience leads to a place of heartfelt worship where kids can pour out songs of surrender and love to Jesus. Riley has the heart of a shepherd, directing and teaching the attributes of God and the marvel of salvation through His Son along the way.
Riley is available for family events, Upward Awards, VBS and camps.
"Exciting, engaging, equipping...words that describe Riley as he leads our preteens in worship at PowerPlus Preteen Camp. However, Riley's gifts translate beyond the stage as he interacts with the preteens throughout the day around camp, from the dining hall to the rec field...Riley is present." ~ Steve Boyd, Pineywoods Camp, Woodlake, TX
"Riley Edson and the Praise Machine was so great for a fun-filled family night at our church! He was so easy to work with, accomodating, and so engaging to our kids AND their parents! He did an amazing job getting the whole crowd involved, making everyone laugh, and incorporating the gospel through it all!" ~ Kadileigh Haire, Central Baptist Church, Livingston, TX
"Riley Edson and the Praise Machine was awesome at our upward soccer closing ceremony. Riley is very funny! I loved how his comedy and music clearly proclaimed the gospel of Jesus Christ to those in attendance. I would definitely be willing to bring in Riley again." ~ Pastor Joe Broesamle, Temple Baptist Church, Lodi, CA
"Riley is an absolute people magnet! His fun loving, gentle spirit opens the door for audiences to receive the life changing message of the Gospel. Riley is a gifted communicator, worship leader and great friend. If you are looking for someone who can take your event to the next level, Riley is the man for the job!" ~ Clayton Poland, Speaker and Entertainer