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New Podcast Episode with Anthony Evans

“You have to feel it to heal it.”

Grammy-nominated Gospel artist, author, and speaker Anthony Evans is known for songs that merge a message of faith with a contemporary sound. The son of Dr. Tony Evans, founder and pastor of Dallas, Texas' Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, as well as a high-profile radio and television host, Anthony Evans started his career in 2001 as a background singer for Kirk Franklin. Launching his solo career in 2004, Evans has released several albums since then and really broadened his reach when he competed on NBC’s The Voice in early 2012 (Season 2).

In August, Anthony released his latest book When Faith Meets Therapy which he co-authored with his personal therapist, Stacy Kaiser. Anthony and Stacy take the conversation around mental health and faith to a next level, sharing insights from Anthony’s personal experience with therapy as well as poignant takeaways from Stacy. In this conversation, Anthony and our host Chris Baker discuss how being a preacher’s kid created external pressure but never internal pressure, how Anthony led the trend of taking CCM songs and putting them into the cross-cultural context, but the majority of the conversation centers on When Faith Meets Therapy coping with grief, shame, and doing the work off stage so it pours into your identity and posture on stage.

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New Podcast Episode with Jackie Brewster

Jackie Brewster is a certified Enneagram coach and Experiential Specialist. Jackie focuses on helping individuals, couples, leaders and teams uncover and discover who they are and how to grow towards health in their personal lives as well as in their corporate roles through the teachings of the Enneagram and Biblical truths. 

Jackie gives us an overview of the origins and the impact of the Enneagram, how your number is rooted in childhood messaging, and how that number can help awaken you to your behavioral patterns to drive you toward acceptance, knowing, and love. She also speaks on how the Enneagram specifically intersects with worship leading: how your type affects your worship-leading style, your reflection after a service, the correlation between song selection and Enneagram number, and more. Listen now on every platform!

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New Podcast Episode with Christine D'Clario

 

Christine D’Clario is an award-winning Latin CCM artist and worship leader. In her formative years, she suffered significant abuse and loss which eventually led her to the Church. After straying from her faith in college, D'Clario suffered an extreme bout of depression and contemplated suicide. Citing a divine interaction, she turned to Jesus and eventually pulled herself out of the darkness and began strengthening her walk with Christ through music.

We were so blessed by Christine's vulnerability in this conversation on how grief and trauma intersects with faith, and how prioritizing mental health is crucial for the Church. "The Father put a mirror in front of me and said: 'you have a great big heart, and I created it that way, because I need you to have big heart to connect people to me.'" Listen today on all platforms!

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New Podcast Episode with Yancy

Yancy is a Dove Award-winning worship leader, songwriter and producer of hundreds of songs that make Jesus loud. She is a powerhouse at leading and teaching kids how to worship and creates popular worship resources for churches and homes around the world.

Kristian and Yancy caught up at Experience Conference on the authenticity of kids worship, how valuing kids ministries permeates into all aspects of spiritual life, the importance of accurate reporting and her latest book, Sweet Sound: The Power of Discipling Kids in Worship. We champion Yancy’s heart for kids ministry and hope this conversation encourages intentionality and prioritization for this area of the Church!

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New Podcast Episode with Luke Anderson

Our closing guest for SUMMER OF SOUNDS is none other than Luke Anderson. Luke was a part of Elevation Church for over 10 years and has played drums on several Elevation Worship albums and tours. Luke is also a drum instructor, a sessions musician, and creates drum samples for MultiTracks.com.

Mike and Luke chat about Extremely Small Drums (our April Fool’s collab) & not taking yourself too seriously, his tenure at Elevation Church, how the audition process is still necessary and refining in the worship space, and urges against letting the thing your called to become your identity. This is a special one! Thanks so much to Mike Graff of Coresound for hosting this series. We’ll be back for Season 4 this fall!

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New Podcast Episode with Leonard Ray

Leonard Ray Jarman is a keyboardist, producer, and composer based in Las Vegas, NV. He's worked extensively on various tours, studio, and live recordings with artists such as Matt Redman, Aaron Lindsey, Israel Houghton, Tori Kelly, David & Nicole Binion, William McDowell, Tasha Cobbs-Leonard, and many others. 

Leonard is extremely passionate about sound design and its intentional use of creating immersive landscapes in worship, as well as equipping the church with sonic tools to help people deliberately step into a greater relationship with Jesus and his goodness. Leonard and Mike speak on how sound design can bring you into a deeper level of awareness of how close God already is. 

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New Podcast Episode with Aaron Johnson

Welcome our first drummer guest, Aaron Johnson of River Valley Worship, to Summer of Sounds!

Aaron is a Minneapolis-based drummer, producer and instructor. With over 20 years of experience in live performance, recording sessions and teaching, he has always had a deep passion in building and serving the local church. He has played drums and been the music director for River Valley Worship for the past 15 years appearing on over 14 River Valley Worship albums during that time.  He has done remote sessions, clinics, and live performances with artists and churches all across the U.S.  

Aaron talks about the first time God gave him a vision for the purpose of his life, serving the song as a drummer, and how gear quality is important, but it’s more about how you play. Listen to the episode on all platforms!

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New Podcast Episode with Aaron Robertson

Welcome Aaron Robertson to our third Summer of Sounds podcast episode, hosted by Mike Graff of Coresound!

Aaron Robertson is a producer, composer, and keyboardist at Elevation Church. He’s one of the original members of Elevation Worship and has been involved with producing many of their albums. He has a passion to reach people through music and most of his time is spent producing and composing music for various artists, films and projects, as well as touring with Elevation Worship as their full-time keyboardist.

In this episode, Aaron talks about starting small in sound design, his latest gear obsession, and advice he’d give his younger self. Listen to the episode today on every platform!

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