Some of my favorite kinds of stories are the way God directs his kids' lives, sometimes even without us realizing it. My guest today has a fantastic story about God's plans for his life. Paul Wilbur was set to become an Opera singer and traveled to Italy to learn from the best teachers he could find. That was the groundwork for a different kind of singing career than he had planned. But, an encounter with God, thanks to a meal with a family at church, ultimately changed the direction of Paul’s life, and soon he was singing for a different audience.
Dennis Parker is an award-winning musician who you likely have never heard of. He's been a band member for some of the biggest country stars. But fame and success crumbled away under the grip of addiction. Dennis' story is one of God's never-ending love and pursuit. And a story of reconciliation and redemption.
Connect with Dennis Parker: Facebook or by mail: mail him at PO Box 464, Huntsville, AL 35804
Carolyn Arends is a thoughtful songwriter, author, and spiritual coach. She is getting ready to release a new album celebrating 25 years in Christian music. Learn about Carolyn and her story, and find out what she's up to these days.
Bob Bennett has been making music since he was 9. He released his first album in 1979 and has continued making heartfelt music ever since. In fact, CCM Magazine rated his Matters of the Heart record as one of the top Christian records of all time. Bob is a thoughtful and funny guy. Join in the conversation with host Dave Maurer.
Astute credit readers will recognize Bob Farrell as a songwriter whose songs have been performed by DeGarmo & Key, Sandi Patty, Amy Grant, Pat Terry, Wynonna, and Eric Clapton. He also penned Hero The Rock Opera with longtime collaborator Eddie DeGarmo. But dig back a bit further and you'll recognize Bob as half of the husband and wife duo Farrell and Farrell, who were mainstays in the Christian music scene in the 80s and 90s with songs like "Earthmaker", "People in a Box", and "Boundless Love".
Christian Music Archive founder Dave Maurer introduces the upcoming Christian Music Archive podcast where he will feature conversations with musicians about Christ, being part of Community, and their Music.
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