Majesty Music, Inc.
Mission: to advance the Gospel of Christ by providing God-glorifying, biblically-based, theologically-sound music and resources for the local church and family.
History: Majesty Music, founded by Dr. Frank Garlock, began in 1973 as Musical Ministries. The company was born out of Dr. Garlock’s travelling ministry as he spoke to churches worldwide about the importance of godly music, and also as he began to produce music for church choirs. Ron Hamilton and Dr. Garlock’s daughter Shelly married in 1975. Ron and Shelly have managed Majesty Music and written sacred music for children and adults since they joined the ministry in 1978, which was after Ron lost his left eye to cancer and became known as Patch the Pirate®.
Patch the Pirate
Mission: to reach boys and girls with the gospel of Jesus Christ and to instill in them godly character through story and song.
Patch stars amidst characters and capers that teach godly values to thousands of children across the world through story and song recordings, children’s choir clubs, and a weekly radio program. Patch the Pirate’s stories and songs are
History: Ron Hamilton never planned to become a pirate; it just happened, in a divine way. In 1978, the discovery of cancer in Ron’s left eye resulted in the loss of his eye. The surgeon removed the bandages a week later and presented Hamilton with a black eye patch—the real-life prop that thrust him into his role as a pirate evangelist. Everywhere he went, children pointed and exclaimed, “Look! A pirate!”
“Hearing a doctor say I had cancer and may die was a very sobering experience,” he says. “Many people would see the loss of my eye and the need for wearing a patch as a great trial. But I see it as one of the greatest blessings of my life. It reminds me that God teaches us the greatest lessons in the deepest valleys.”
Immediately following the loss of his eye due to cancer, Ron Hamilton penned a song based on Philippians 4:4. Its message has encouraged many folks while journeying through a dark valley.
Rejoice in the Lord
God never moves without purpose or plan
I could not see through the shadows ahead;
Now I can see testing comes from above;