Episode 13 – Shane Longoria (Tells Story about his wife getting shot this year & how that has impacted him as a Worship Musician)

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In the years that I have been in ministry, one question that seems to continue to pop up is “Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?”  We could chase that question down the theological rabbit hole for days if we wanted to, but in this episode, my friend Shane Longoria shares a story about what happened in his first year of marriage.  His newly wedded wife (Kelly) was abducted, shot in the head, and left for dead.  However God had a different plan!

I love Shane’s take on his view of God as a Worshipper following this tragedy.  I hope that Shane’s story can help shape your view of God as a worship musician, worship leader, etc.

“God is faithful” – Shane Longoria

Episode 5 – Mike Scheuchzer (Mercy Me)

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Have you ever talked to someone for the first time and thought that they might just be your twin and you were separated at birth?  In Episode 5, Mike Scheuchzer and I become brothers.  Its crazy how easy the conversation flows!  Things we have in common: Favorite Movie, Favorite Baseball Team, His wife is from Monroe (where i live), etc.

Mike is founding member and guitar player for a band that may possibly have written the most well know Christian song of all time!  I can hear that piano into like it was yesterday… “I can only…”

Mercy me is still at it!  They are still kicking butt and taking names! We talk about Gear (He is a big Tyler Amps fan), That Thing You Do, and The Journey that is Mercy Me.  It was a blast!

Episode 2 – Dan Burgess

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When I think about someone that knows a thing or two about guitar gear (Especially in the worship world), the first person that pops into my mind is Dan Burgess.  Dan is CEO and founder of a company call This1smyne.  In my personal opinion, Dan is one of the best pedal modders out there.  He has the best prices too!  His flagship overdrive pedal is a dual over drive called “The Pearl“, and it screams!  Dan is also one of the administrators of a Facebook group called “Gear Talk: P&W”.  This is a community of worship musicians that love to talk about all kinds of craziness that has to do with gear, worship, and players.  Its a fun group to keep up with!

Above all of that,Dan Loves Jesus and has a heart to minister to people through his abilities as a guitar player, and as a business man.

In Episode 2, Dan calls in and we have a phone conversation about, trends in Worship music, gear, adoption, and more.