When do you hear God the most? For Brian “Head” Welch, he hears God best in the times of resting, waiting, and stillness. He’s part of the band, Korn, which has sold over 35 million copies, 41 singles, and 2 Grammy awards---all since 2012. Brian’s journey includes almost two decades of partying, drinking, drugs, and being “drawn to the darkness.” As the hard living took its toll on Brian’s mental health and relationships, he says he “had it all,” but felt completely empty, unfulfilled, and lost. One night he walked into a church, and it was the song, “Majesty” that spoke to his heart. He prayed to God to take his addictions away and started on the path to turning his life around. Brian shares his favorite verses, how he left the music business for a time, and his latest work on a documentary movie with his daughter. He says the most important thing in his life right now is spending time with the Lord and finding intimacy with God.
Purpose 145: Get Your Love On with Danny Silk
What is YOUR greatest accomplishment? Even though Danny Silk has a long list of achievements and has authored several books, he counts his marriage as his “greatest ministry accomplishment.” He’s the president and co-founder of Loving on Purpose, part of the Bethel Church Advisory Team, and a Senior Advisor of Jesus Culture. Danny was saved at age 21 in 1983 and began working at a tire store, as a meat cutter, and in social work---before entering the ministry as a pastor. Today, he travels extensively, consulting with businesses and churches, speaking at conferences, and doing executive coaching. Danny’s best-selling book is Keep Your Love On, which highlights the primary goals in marriage as being a powerful person, having a connection, and choosing your spouse every day. Danny’s not just a sweet and sappy guy who talks about love and marriage, because he loves outdoor adventures and horsepower, too! He calls racing “the most fun you can have with your clothes on!” Danny shares his biggest strength, his advice about putting your money to work FOR you, and explains the vital importance of his marriage relationship. Join us for a deep dive with Danny into love, marriage, the writing process, fast cars, and more! Resources: Find out about Danny’s coaching work and resources Keep Your Love On by Danny Silk
Purpose 144: Follow You Anywhere with Kristian Stanfill
As a worship leader and songwriter, it’s vital to write and sing from that real and authentic place for which people are hungering and thirsting. Kristian Stanfill is Worship Pastor at Passion City Church in Atlanta, and the Worship Leader at the Passion Conferences. Passion’s latest album, Follow You Anywhere , was recorded live at their church and released in January. Kristian describes the album as a “different project” that covers many of the same themes common to their music, like living a surrendered life, proclaiming the cross, and exalting Jesus. Kristian refers to one song from the album,” I’ll Follow You Anywhere,” as the heartbeat of Passion’s message. He says the song, “Bigger Than I Thought You Were,” calls people to be honest and vulnerable, and he describes what it’s like to sing “dangerous lyrics” like these. Kristian explains how he has hit mountaintops and valleys in his life, and just like the rest of us, he always needs something to call him back to the goodness and faithfulness of God--and that’s what the music does. Kristian shares why it’s important to say YES to Jesus daily and why Passion is involved with the ENDIT Movement, dedicated to helping free those in sex slavery. He says, “God is calling us to something eternal and something bigger than ourselves.” Resources: Find Follow You Anywhere at Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, Vimeo, and more. Find the CD at Lifeway and other Christian retailers. Find out more about ENDIT Movement.
Purpose 143: The Business of Honor with Bob Hasson
“Do you trust me?” These were the words God said over and over again to Bob Hasson a few years ago, and that prompted Bob to experience God’s kingdom in a new and different way and begin thinking “outside the box.” Bob Hasson is a businessman, leadership consultant, and the author of The Business of Honor: Restoring the Heart of Business . Bob shares his journey that began when Jesus found him back in 1978, but things changed when he was 57 years old and “the Lord started shaking my tree.” This commercial painting contractor had to learn the hard lesson that business people CAN be right in the center of God’s will, and that they don’t have to be pastors to be used by God. Bob’s passion today is developing leaders and strong organizational structures, and he spends a lot of time “pastoring” other people. Bob explains the dichotomy of our operating systems as believers, as we function either with the spirit of an orphan or as a loved child of God. His parting advice from today’s conversation is, “If it was easy, then everyone would be doing it.” Join us for inspiration and wisdom from Bob! Resources: Find Bob on Facebook and Instagram, too!
Purpose 142: Allowing God's Plan to Unfold with Rev. George Lamb
Today’s conversation is with a true “kingdom advancer,” a man who is fully devoted to what God has called him to in this life. Rev. George Lamb is Founder and Executive Director of Millennium Man Ministries and President/CEO of the Faith Advisory Council for Community Transformation; along with those positions, he has his hands in the work of numerous other ministries to further the kingdom of God. From inner city NY, growing up with poor role models and a cultural mindset that didn’t honor the correct values, George has been elevated to many places of service as God has paved the way for him. He says it comes down to obedience and availability because these are the qualities that God looks for in people He wants to use. George shares the way the Holy Spirit orchestrated and commandeered his life, back when he was a construction worker who lived a party lifestyle---it was one fateful night at church with his mother when George’s life was changed. God has put him in places the world would say he’s not qualified for, but he is helping effect cultural change on a governmental level and helping the church fit into the “cultural clash” occurring in America today. Join us to hear more from George and how he commits daily to “letting my hands be used by the King.” Resources: Understanding the Purpose and Power of Men by Myles Munroe