David C. Coleman is the President of JesusWired.com and a contributor to the site as well as Examiner.com. He has been in the music business since 1991 in many different roles - drummer; independent recording artist; Senior Buyer for the largest independent music distributor in the country; publicist; current owner of his own Christian music distribution and record label company. He has an (un)healthy passion for South Florida pro sports teams including the Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, Miami Marlins and the Florida Panthers.
I've been an enormous Christian music fan since a concert by The World Wide Message Tribe in 2001. I'm passionate about spending my life changing the Christian music stereotype/saving the lives of our youth with it. I love puns, sports, wrestling & logic puzzles. I also have an English accent...because I'm English.
My favo(u)rite 10 bands are: TFK, KJ-52, Disciple, Stellar Kart, Manafest, Skillet, Kutless, Family Force 5, Seventh Day Slumber and Ashes Remain. Oh, and I couldn't speak until I was 7 and have verbal (and physical) dyspraxia - don't give up on your dreams! God will use your biggest weakness as your biggest strength.
Annette Holloway is a photographer and contributor to JesusWired.com. Her passion is to capture unique, quality images of Christian artists, both in concert and in the studio, in such a way that people can't help but be drawn to their music and message. Having listened to only Christian music for over 30 years, she knows how music can bring hope to those living in despair. Some hats she's worn include NASA software engineer, web designer, FIRST robotics mentor, youth leader, homeschool Mom, and sports photographer. She is now a full time photographer in Virginia. She is married to Michael and has 2 grown sons. Just a few of her favorite bands/artists include Skillet, Thousand Foot Krutch, TobyMac, Building 429, and Mandisa.
Billy Praise is an engineer, writer and music enthusiast residing in Lagos, Nigeria. He loves Christ and is a firm believer in the power of Spirit-filled music to change lives, regardless of the genre. He spends his free time listening to music, reading books and comics; and musing about the human spirit.
Breanne Ciccone's Bio:Photography has been a passion of mine for a number of years. I love capturing the energy and passion of musicians in their elements including the engagement from fans. From intimate acoustic shows to large festivals. Focusing my photography on Christian musicians, events and tours - the ministry behind each one is the reason I enjoy what I do. My photos have been published in Brio Magazine, Total Order Magazine, New Noise Magazine, and All Access Music.
I've been a Christian and Rock music fan all my life. I love supporting my favorite bands and going to concerts. I'm a weird eccentric artist for sure that doesn't fit in so well at church. My passion right now is to use my writing, videos and photography, along with my experiences with mental illness and addiction, to reach out to others struggling and tell them that hope is always with them no matter what they are going through. Everything I do to reach out to others is only because of all the trials that God brought me through so I could turn around and help out others.
Craig Banister is a marketing professional living in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife and Miniature Australian Shepherd. He has a passion for ministry and previously toured with The Lasting Hope for seven years sharing the gospel at music festivals, schools, camps, and more. He also has experience working in Christian radio connecting with listeners and promoting events. Craig loves music, writing, food, and traveling. In his free time, Craig enjoys reading books and catching up on the latest Netflix entertainment.
Denise is a Contributor & Instagram Manager for JesusWired.com. A music lover for several decades, she loves to see the old & new Christian music come together for a new sound that crosses cultural and age barriers. O sing unto the LORD a new song; for He hath done marvellous things: His right hand, and His holy arm, hath gotten Him the victory. Psalm 98:1 (KJV)
Emily is a young writer and author from Waverly, Iowa. She is a member of her church, where she serves on the Praise Team, in the nursery, and the children's ministry. Emily has been blogging on her platforms as well as with GodTV. Her goal is to bring as many people to Jesus as possible while reminding them they are loved. Despite her struggle with depression and anxiety over the years, Emily has managed to stay positive and spread the love and mercy God has given us. She is excited to join the team because it means she can bring more light to the Gospel, Christian Music, and Jesus.
Urban/Contemporary Gospel Recording Artist and Media Personality, J-Blake White was born in Fort Wayne, IN and raised in Memphis, TN. He grew up in church, with family, and music/arts all around him. He is a huge fan of Gospel/Christian music and has dedicated his life to sharing his faith through music and media. Having been placed in the Top 100 of Fox Network’s hit talent show , American Idol (season 10), White recently released his debut single “Doing Well” gearing up for the release of his very first Ep. He co-hosted a hit radio show entitled “ The Youth Platform Show” on the Stellar Award winning radio station 1480 am WBBP based out of Memphis , TN. His red carpet interviews are known for being lively and captivating with his southern charm and increasing knowledge of the entertainment industry. Some of his favorite Christian and Gospel artists are MercyMe, Fred Hammond, Cece Winans, Jason Nelson, Karen Clark Sheard, Myron Williams, MaryMary, NewsBoys, Kim Burrell, Group 1 Crew, Richard Smallwood, and Lecrae!
Based in Middle Tennessee near the Music City, Jamie has a passion for Christian music and telling stories through great imagery to His glory. He is privileged to have led the photography team for the Gospel Music Association Dove Awards since 2017. His images have been featured by Billboard, People, the Washington Post, the Chicago Sun Times, Sports Illustrated, CBS News and many more outlets worldwide. He and his wife Beth love to travel and Jamie can be found most Sundays leading worship at his own home church.
Jessica Grace White is an award-winning empowerment speaker, author, and media personality, with a heart centered on encouraging others to fulfill their purpose in life and live up to their highest potential. Her accomplishments include television gospel recording director, host, and producer. At the Stellar Award-winning gospel radio station 1480 AM WBBP located in Memphis, Tennessee, Jessica hosted and produced acclaimed shows, such as The Youth Platform Show and Growing With Grace. The radio programs highlighted issues facing youth as well as showcased world-renowned motivational speakers, ministry leaders, and gospel icons such as CeCe Winans, Dr.Judith McAllister, Farrah Gray and John P. Kee. You can find out more about her on her website.
Jessica Morris is an internationally published journalist, author and social media manager who lives between Melbourne, Australia and Nashville, TN.
She has been published by RELEVANT, The Salvation Army, FDRMX and To Write Love On Her Arms and has interviewed artists including Jon Foreman, Chris Tomlin, Hillsong UNITED and Owl City. Her memoir When Hope Speaks is available on Amazon now.
Josephine Amoako is a contributor and a lover of Christian music from Ghana. She's an enthusiastic writer of stories, Christian and inspirational articles and poems. She's also a graduate of the University of Ghana, where she read French and Psychology. She has dreams of becoming a script/screenwriter in the future and has a burning desire to share her talent with the whole world.
Hi! My name is Katie Slater, I'm 26 years old, and I cannot wait to get to know you all! I live in Troy, VA. When I was 13 years old I went to my first Christian music festival and fell in love with concerts, and the rest is history! I'm in the process of getting my media marketing degree from LU and while that is going on, I am following wherever God leads me, and God has brought me here! I wish to thank Iain for allowing me on here, I hope to learn a great deal from this experience and to add to this amazing site!
"Never understood a lot about the world...music is one of the only things that makes any sense." - Austin Carlile I'm what some might consider a 'black sheep' to Christianity. I really am the definition of "never judge a book by its cover." I'm just someone who has an intense passion for Jesus, music, headbanging, and photography. I love going to concerts and promoting/shooting mine and your favorite bands/artists. I hope to use this platform to show people that no matter what your past is, or how you look, or how you think; that there is someone who always understands and that someone is God.
Patrick Shipley hails from Chattanooga, TN USA. Patrick has B.A. in Communications with a Minor in History from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Patrick has over 20 years of musical experience on the stage and in the studio as a performer, studio musician and song writer. He is also the founder of the band Faith Head. Primarily an avid fan of heavy music but his tastes vary from blues to funk. Apart from his music interests Patrick is a prolific writer. He is married and a father of three and serves his church as deacon and Sunday school teacher.
Randy Mason is a writer, Hip Hop artist, educator, and worship leader at Elements Church in the Bronx, NY, where he resides with his wife, and their five children. Randy loves music, ministry, writing, reading, and family life. Visit NYC and you may just bump into Randy, the urban missionary, on the subway sharing the gospel through Hip Hop via Trainsformers ministry. Randy believes that art can impact the human heART, and that music moves the message of Jesus Christ into the mind of man. Some of Randy’s hobbies include playing football, and improvising fictional bed time stories/verses/songs for, and with his children.
Sarah has been an avid listener of Christian Music for about as long as she can remember. In sixth grade, she found Michael W. Smith's first CD, Go West Young Man, hidden in a cabinet. Ever since then, she has continued the hobby of going to Christian concerts, reading Christian books, and keeping up with the music industry. As a recent college graduate, she works full time at a company that produces mailings for donor relations for non-profits including colleges and hospitals. Although she is not doing ministry work, she loves finding ways to be expressive with her passion for God. Some of her other passions include being outdoors, playing the violin, and journaling to keep her head on straight.
Stephanie hails from the Pittsburgh, PA area, and is an avid Steelers fan. Her life’s passion is music (especially Christian rock) and helping to promote her favorite bands. She strongly believes in the power of music to share the message of the Gospel and to impact lives, and wants to make sure others have the opportunity to experience that. Stephanie’s favorites bands are Disciple and The Protest, and her hobbies include concert-going, playing alto sax in a jazz band, and underwater basket weaving.
I am a lover of Jesus, music, and books. Music has always been a big part of my life, so much so that it led me to meeting my husband at the Ichthus Music Festival in 2009. I’m a graduate of Regent University and a former writer for the retired magazine ONCOURSE. I live with my husband, 2 kids, and 3 furbabies: 2 cats and a dog. When I’m not writing or listening to music, you can find me knitting/crocheting with a good book on audio or dancing with my husband and kids.
Trevor is a 22-year-old from Social Circle, Georgia. Trevor is living his life with a mission set on helping people empower themselves and overcome the hardships in their life. At the age of 17, Trevor went through a season of depression and anxiety and it changed his perspective. The fact that someone's mind can actually affect their everyday life in such a negative way changed his outlook on mental health and started his journey to recovery. After receiving therapy and going deep into his faith He finally found his voice and his message, which is, Fear doesn't own you, anxiety doesn't hold you and that you CAN overcome your hardships with the right mindset and a set path to follow. Trevor shares his message through blogging, making motivational videos, speaking at events and lives his message out as his lifestyle.
Vanessa has loved Christian music ever since she was introduced to it at the age of eight. She's made a hobby of listening to Christian music, going to concerts and keeping up with her favorite artists. When she isn't working as a teacher, you can find her at the gym, training clients while listening to the latest rock or rap beats. Her passions are Christian music, coffee, chocolate, and loving people.