Kees Kraayenoord |        

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Born: Katwijk, south of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Living: Veenendaal, the Netherlands
Church: Mozaiek0318
Family: Married to Nicole, with three daughters: Reni, Sanne and Naomi
Plays: acoustic guitar
Favourite lyric: And as You speak/A hundred billion failures disappear/Where You lost Your life so I could find it here/If You left the grave behind You so will I (So Will I (100 Billion X) by Hillsong)

The journey so far

Kees (you pronounce it ‘Case’) Kraayenoord is doing exactly what he has always wanted. ‘When I was seventeen I had a clear picture of what I wanted to do in life: singing, writing and speaking to help people worship.’ But the journey from there to here has not always been easy. ‘By the grace of God He took me, a young broken, insecure and sometimes even cocky boy, and made me an influencer, a national (worship) leader.’

Kees is passionate about helping worship leaders to pursue Jesus and serve His body, the local church, and dedicates his time to writing, leading worship and church leadership at Mozaiek0318. He’s currently writing for a new Mozaiek Worship album and is getting ready to launch the Mozaiek Worahip College this year.

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Quickfire Questions

My earliest memory is… me in a stroller in front of my parents’ home

If I wasn’t a songwriter/worship leader I’d probably be… a high school teacher

The best sermon I ever heard was… Aaron Keyes, on the need to disciple a new generation worship leaders. One line in particular rocked my life: “when everything God has done in you ends with you, you failed.”

My last meal on earth? It would have to be… chicken!

The greatest sports team ever in the history of everything… Feyenoord (football club based in Rotterdam)

It was pretty embarrassing when I was leading worship one times and... almost everyone in the room started moving to the bar to drink beer!

My first album that I ever bought was… Anthrax – Spreading The Disease. (I was a naughty wild young boy)

I wish I’d written this lyric: And as You speak/A hundred billion failures disappear/Where You lost Your life so I could find it here/If You left the grave behind You so will I (So Will I (100 Billion X) by Hillsong)

When I search Netflix, I mainly browse the… Action section  (I hate to admit it… Marvel).

When I listen to music, my favorite way to do is… Spotify!

My first mentor was… Don Conant (a pastor from Seattle).

The most recent thing I saw God do that made me praise Him was… the passion, love and tears I saw in our Kids Pastors eyes when she was talking about our Kids ministry!


Houd Vol - het verhaal achter het lied (Hold On - The story behind the song)

One of the Netherlands most respected worship writers and church leaders, Kees Kraayenoord tells us more about his new song 'Hold On' and how the sadness of a funeral became the cornerstone of a churches worship.

Eén van Nederlands meest gerespecteerde aanbiddingsleider, liedschrijver en kerkleider Kees Kraayenoord vertelt ons meer over het lied 'Houd vol', en hoe het verdriet van een begrafenis de hoeksteen werd van de aanbidding van een kerk...


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