Marcos Witt, known for his musical artist background and his former, decade-old position as associate pastor of the Hispanic ministry at Lakewood Church, recently revealed that he never imagined the wide impact his music would have throughout the world and the mega success that would ensue when he first began his ministry.
"I always saw people singing about an infinite number of things, including stars, the sun, women, wine and I asked myself why there wasn't anyone singing to God," Witt said during an interview with Mexico-based Radio Formula.
The five-time Grammy award winner said that when he was 17, he decided to take on studying opera and classical music because "no one else was doing it," and because of that decision, he says he could not foresee his success back then. more >>
Christian singer and songwriter Crowder announced yesterday that his new single "I Am" will be available at digital retailers on November 25.
"I Am" is the debut track off Crowder's first solo studio record, Neon Steeple, which is due February 18 2014 on sixstepsrecords. Though he was previously the frontman of David Crowder*Band, this album is Crowder's first foray into being a solo artist.
This last spring, Crowder headlined a 20-plus city "It'll Cure What Ails Ya" club tour. The artist will join the artists on the Winter Jam tour this fall for the West Coast run in preparation of Neon Steeple. more >>
Rapper Lecrae Moore took to Facebook Tuesday to admonish fellow Christians who are judgmental and seem to purposefully look for specks in their brother's or sister's eye without ever considering that the "standard" of their faith is grace and love.
"Christians why are we so judgmental? Not as in calling our [brothers] and [sisters] to walk worthy of the Gospel but sometimes I think we are absolutely LOOKING for something wrong, off, or sinful about people," Lecrae wrote Tuesday afternoon on his fan page.
While acknowledging that there are some Christians who may believe "in a tyrant of a god who is waiting around every corner to smack his followers for not being perfect," the rapper, who professionally uses just his first name, reminded readers that whatever corrections or calls they attempt to make on others should be done in love. more >>
Justin Bieber, the 19-year-old singer-songwriter, said his life has changed after recently working to help build a schoolhouse in Guatemala.
Bieber performed in Guatemala City on Saturday but made sure to impact the poverty stricken villagers in the Guatemalan jungle by giving away the shoes on his feet and teaming up with Pencils of Promise to build a school in the community.
"Today was 1 of the most powerful and humbling days of my life. Thank u Guatemala & @PencilsOfPromise," Bieber tweeted after taking part in the experience Saturday. "Today I saw real happiness. So powerful." more >>
Prepare to jam out this holiday season to tunes sung by the Duck Dynasty crew. "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas," hits stores today, featuring songs both by stars of the reality television show and already established country and folks music stars.
Performing on the Christmas record are Missy, Uncle Si, Phil and Sadie, along with well-known musicians like George Strait, Josh Turner, Luke Bryan and Alison Krauss.
Those wanting to test the waters of the new album can listen to its first release, "Ragin' Cajun Redneck Christmas," below. In the song, the Robertson's remind their fans of the holiday's true meaning, "You can't buy me nothing I ain't got / Some folks wanna to know what it's really for, / Down here, we know it's about the Lord." more >>
Kanye West has been vocal about his Christianity lately from speaking about his religion on his concert tour to speaking out against those who are trying to stop him from doing God's work.
West, the 36-year-old rap mogul, is engaged in his "Yeezus" tour, following his sixth studio album of the same name which was released earlier this year. During a recent tour stop at The Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., recently West did not shy away from speaking about his Christian faith.
"I'm not trying to force my religion on none of y'all," he told those attending the show, according to EEW magazine. "Of course I'm a Christian. If you come to my show, I'ma express who I am and I'ma express it just like if I was a 3-year-old [or] if I was a 2-year-old before I grew up and got jaded to what my real ideas are." more >>