Wisdom from Veteran Worship Leaders (Part One): Exclusive Interview with Rebecca St. James

Carl Barnhill

You might be thinking – you guys at Twelve:Thirty are all about helping me Transform my Worship Experience, why do you do interviews and podcasts with Christian Music Artists?

The answer is simple: A Christian music concert is a Worship Experience.

These artists spend their lives writing and performing music on stage in front of thousands. They are intricately involved in planning set designs, production, media content, set lists, and hundreds of other details for the experiences they create. They are Worship Leaders. And we can learn from them.

There are many Christian artists that are also pastors and staff Worship Leaders at churches in addition to their music careers. They know the ends and outs of Worship.

I had the opportunity to chat with veteran artist and Worship Leader Rebecca St. James about her career, her music, her concert experiences and her upcoming tour with several other veteran artists.

Check it out.

Rebecca Jean Fink, known professionally as Rebecca Jean or Rebecca St. James, is an Australian Christian pop rock singer-songwriter and actress. She began performing in Australia in the late 1980s and released her first full-length studio album in 1991. St. James rose to fame in the late 1990s with her RIAA certified Gold albums God and Pray, the latter of which won a Grammy Award in 1999 for Best Rock Gospel Album, and her holiday album Christmas. St. James is also an accomplished author and actress. To date, she has released more than a dozen published books and appeared in eight films (including lead roles in Sarah’s Choice and A Strange Brand of Happy), a musical stage show, and a VeggieTales episode (“An Easter Carol”). She is also an outspoken sexual abstinence and pro-life advocate, a spokesperson for Compassion International, the sister of Joel and Luke Smallbone, who comprise the band for King & Country, and the wife of Foster the People’s former bassist Jacob “Cubbie” Fink.

It is our desire to resource those who make Sunday happen every week. If you are a Worship Leader at your church, please check out this curated list of blog articles and this list of curated podcast episodes with free training that might be of help to you as you lead your congregation.

About Carl Barnhill

Owner, Church Visuals

Carl Barnhill is a creative entrepreneur, motion designer and author. He is the Owner Church Visuals, a company that helps Ministry Leaders visually communicate the Gospel. He is the host of the Your Visuals Matter Podcast. You can find him in Columbia, South Carolina with his wife, Katie and two sons, Jacob and Wesley.

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