Abels Offering - website

Mission Statement

To glorify God, to bring blessing to many people through our offering of music and worship, and to enjoy fully that which God has allowed us to do.


As Christians, we are called to be witnesses of Christ's love and atoning sacrifice for our sins. We are told to share this great news with our family, our friends, our co-workers - anybody we have contact with. It is a difficult command to which we often fall short.

This CD is our Testimony - our profession of faith in and love for the One who gave His life for us so that we could live, not just to have life, but to have it to the full. These songs share what God has done in our lives, how He continues to work, and what He is going to do in the future.

May Christ alone be loved, honored, and exalted in our worship.

About the Band
There are not too many circumstances under which people from diverse backgrounds converge and volunteer their efforts for a project with eternal implications. This is exactly what happened, though, when an entrepreneur, a mortgage broker, a math teacher, and an engineer got together to write, sing, and play music.

Abel's Offering was born of the praise team at the Glenview Evangelical Free Church in 2004. Don Chookaszian, Dan Chookaszian, and Steve Smith had been playing together since the mid-90s. With Dan's burgeoning songbook, the time had arrived to record, and so Abel's Offering was born and their first project, "Lookin' Straight Ahead" was released in 2006.

When Ben Snyder joined the band late in 2006, the band's sound and focus took a more piano-oriented direction. Ben began writing and Ben and Dan began collaborating. Soon, it became clear that the time had arrived to go back in the studio. With the recent additions of JP Chookaszian and Will Brown, the lineup was complete and on November 14, 2009, the recording of "Testimony" began.

Abel's Offering has not forsaken its roots. They still serve as lead worshippers at the Glenview Evangelical Free Church, Willow Creek North Shore, The Orchard Evangelical Free Church, and The Painted Door in Chicago.

Abel's Offering is:
Dan Chookaszian, Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitar
Don Chookaszian, Electric Guitars and Vocals
Mark Breta, Keyboards and Vocals
Steve Smith, Bass and Vocals
JP Chookaszian, Rhythm Guitar
Will Brown, Drums and Percussion