Overflow is made up of husband/wife team, Cliff and April Duren, along with their good friend, Heather Richardson. Their ministry together started at First Baptist Church Woodstock, GA, where they led worship together on a weekly basis.
As other opportunities came, the trio felt led to embark on their first Overflow recording in 2011, “All to Bring You Glory.” In early 2012, they hit the studio again to record their sophomore release, “All in Your Name.” Each CD contains an eclectic mix of modern worship, gospel, and a cappella music. No matter the style, Overflow has their heart set on lifting high the name of Jesus and sharing the true message of the Gospel.
Every Overflow event has it’s own unique feel and approach. You may find the group leading worship for a conference or worship service, doing a full concert, or joining together with choirs and orchestras for a worship concert. No matter the occasion, Cliff, April, and Heather are humbled and thrilled for every opportunity to represent Christ minister through music.
“May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees.
My my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous.” Psalm 119:11-172
Cliff Duren is the Music and Worship Associate Minister at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, TN. From 2006-2012, Cliff served as the Staff Arranger at First Baptist Church Woodstock in Woodstock, GA where he led worship for the contemporary service and played piano for the blended service with choir and orchestra.
Cliff arranges, orchestrates, and produces music resources for various publishers while also producing various artist recordings. He is very grateful for this opportunity to fulfill his passion of creating resources for the local church.
Cliff became a Christian at age seventeen and soon after pursued a music education degree from Shorter University in Rome, GA and a masters degree in church music from Lee University in Cleveland, TN. In the past 7 years, he has been nominated for 6 Dove Awards. In 2014, Cliff released his first instrumental record, “Tune My Heart: Hymns of Worship Featuring Piano and Orchestra. In March of 2002, Cliff married his college sweetheart, April. The Duren’s reside in Franklin, TN with their four children; Mac, Sydney, Elijah and Emma Kate.
April Duren has been worshipping the Lord through music for most of her life and began serving in the local church at a very young age. April graduated from Shorter College (Rome, GA) in 2001 with a degree in Music Education and with a husband named Cliff. The two have been leading worship together since they were students at Shorter.
April taught elementary school music for three years. In the following four years, Mac, Sydney, and Emma Kate made their way into the Duren family scene. In June of 2013, the Duren’s welcomed 3 year-old, Elijah into their home and became his legal guardian. They are praying towards his final adoption later this year. Today, April serves on the worship team at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, TN, sings regularly on recording sessions, and leads worship for various conferences and events…in addition to role as “mommy” to the four little ones. In 2010, April released her debut solo album, “Let Your Glory Shine.”
Heather Richardson has been singing for most of her life and at the age of 12 she surrendered to God’s call to minister through music. Heather graduated from Samford University with a BA in Music Education. It was there that God confirmed her calling as she was able to travel and sing with many different Christian singing groups.
Heather currently leads worship and sings at women’s events, conferences, and revivals and also serves on the worship team at First Baptist Church Woodstock, GA. Heather is passionate about sharing her testimony of God’s faithfulness in her life. Her desire is to lead others to authentic worship and to be changed by His presence and power.
Heather and her husband, Scott, live in Woodstock, Georgia where they are raising their four children; Addie, Olivia, Sophie, and they’re recently adopted son, Noah. Being called to serve as foster parents, they are also thrilled have to have 13 year-old, Tiffany in their home.
Heather’s life verse is II Corinthians 12:9, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” This verse encourages her to remember it is the power of God that is at work in us to glorify His name!