Wisdom from Veteran Worship Leaders (Part Three): Exclusive Interview with Greg Long of Avalon

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.

I had the opportunity to chat with veteran artist and Worship Leader Greg Long of the group Avalon about his career, his music, Avalon’s concert experiences and their upcoming tour with several other veteran artists.

Greg and his wife Janna are not only members of Avalon, but serve as Worship Leaders at the Woodlands Church in The Woodlands, TX.

Check it out.

Greg Long is a contemporary Christian Music solo artist and also a member of the contemporary Christian pop group Avalon. Long was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He began singing at the age of 2, in his father’s revivals. He is married to fellow band member Janna Long and they have three daughters. Long has had four number-one hits on contemporary Christian charts: “How Long?” (a duet with Margaret Becker) from his first solo album, then “What a Friend” and “Think About Jesus” in 1995 and “Love the Lord” in 1996. Long is a GMA Dove Award nominee.

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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