Rick Coghill, Messianic music pioneer, diagnosed with cancer

Shalom Chavah fans,

I wanted to pass on to you the news of the cancer diagnosis of Rick Coghill, early Messianic music pioneer with the group Lamb:

The post reads,

Dear Fans and Friends of LAMB, (Picture taken in 1973)

Please keep my 20-year partner in Lamb, Rick Coghill, in your prayers. He recently contracted liver cancer and is in hospice with not much time left here on this earth. A brilliant producer and guitarist, his contribution to the Messianic movement through Lamb was priceless. Pray that his passing is peaceful and that the comfort of God permeates all around him.

Ps. 23:4 – Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

I consider Lamb to be the pioneer of Messianic music, having produced several albums in the 1970s, trailblazing the genre of Jewish music for Messiah. Personally, I grew up listening to their music and still love it to this day. Their music is some of the highest-ranked on the station.

Joel Chernoff and Rick Coghill influenced many lives towards Messiah, including my own, through Lamb’s music ministry. In fact, amplifying Lamb and other classic Messianic music to this generation was my impetus for creating Chavah. 

I’m saddened to hear of Rick’s serious cancer diagnosis. Please lift up Rick in prayer today, friends.

UPDATE: Joel Chernoff has confirmed that Rick Coghill passed away this morning. He writes,

Dear Fans and friends of LAMB: My 20-year partner in Lamb, Rick Coghill, is already in the presence of the Lord. Please keep his family in your prayers. Blessed is his memory. 
"Yeshua said to her, I am the resurrection and the life! Whoever believes in Me, even if he dies, shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die." 
John 11:25


  1. My prayers go out for Rick Coghill and to his family and friends. May the LORD's peace and comfort be with them all.

  2. Joel and Rick's music through Lamb was very instrumental to me in my early Christian walk. Prayers for Rick's family.

  3. Lamb's music is praise worthy in Yah's Heavenly Kingdom.


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