Our very first YouTube Feature comes from someone I just spoke to earlier this week. I received a call from Bill Dann who, along with Jack Servello, makes up a songwriting team based in Pennsylvania. This song is titled “Thank You Lord For Bringing Me Home” and has a great message. Take a few minutes to listen to this songwriting effort from Bill and Jack and I know you will be blessed.
Here is a little more information on Bill and Jack:
Bill & Jack: Words and Music
Bill Dann, a native of Bellefonte (Central Pa.) comes from a radio background. Starting during his Senior year of High School (Class Of ’77), Bill was morning personality, Copywriter,Music Director and Program Director for WBLF in Bellefonte. While writing ad copy, Bill discovered that he had a flair for creative writing and produced many clever ads for sponsors. It wasn’t until years later, however, that he decided to pursue his God-given talents through songwriting. After meeting up with Jack Servello, Bill really took his writing to the next level. After writing “Aunt Clara’s Christmas Casserole” (which was written without Jack), the two discovered a magic which can only be described as a gift from God. To date, the duo has collaborated on over 2 dozen songs with no signs of slowing down. Several of their songs, including “Marsha The Marshmallow Peep”, “Heroes Close To Home” and “Fat Free Santa” have garnered National attention. Bill is a resident of Howard, Pa. where he lives with his wife of 27 years and two Cocker Spaniel kids named Blaze and Spirit. It’s been a dream of his to be able to share his creative writing skills with others. Both Bill and Jack love the Lord and strive to glorify Him through their gospel songs.
Jack Servello, has been writing songs and performing for over 25 years. Along with his wife Pastor Barbara Servello, and at one time their son Richard Servello, they were "The Servello Family". Making music at dinner parties, meetings and weddings. Jack also has a small recording studio where he produces all of his original music. Jack met Bill Dann through a bizarre set of circumstances. A friend of Bill's from the West Coast saw The Servello Family at Lakemont Park's Christmas lights on the lake, in Altoona PA, bought one of their Christmas CD's and many years later called Jack and asked if he could send his copy of the cd to Bill Dann for one of Bill's radio programs at Christmas time a few years ago. Bill told Jack he had some poems and would like to have music written for them. Jack wrote "Stand Back and Marvel At The Cross" and the rest is history!
If you are an artist and might be interested in recording this song, feel free to contact our office here at the Southern Gospel Music Forum or contact Bill Dann at
or give him a call at (814) 625-3559.