Episode #222 – Late Great

You know, I’m so grateful for early Jesus music, the songs and the people that helped mold my days as a young believer. So, on this episode I am going to reflect on early pioneers that have passed on. They might be forgotten, but they made it possible for those who followed after.

On Sunday, Sept 15, 2016 we lost Jonathan David Brown. Jonathan was an early song writer and producer of so many of the early Jesus music groups. He was my special guest on Episode #113.

I also want pay tribute to the music and ministry of Ron Salsbury from the JC Power Outlet, who stepped into an eternity with Jesus on July 31, 2016.

Since we are honoring the passing of some of the pioneers of early Jesus Music, I also want to remember the late Gary S. Paxton, who went home to be with the Lord on July 17, 2016.

I rejoice in the contribution of these pioneers of early Jesus music as I also rejoice in those who support Jesus music by underwriting FULL CIRCLE…folks like Paul French, David & Vicki Davis, William and Linda Schaaff, Tom Tatlow, Joshua Inman, Steve Weyhrich and others. There’s room for you too. Use the Donation button on the right.

Songs from Colossians 3 – Episode #221

Hi Everybody,

It’s my 70th birthday week and I’d like to share a gift with you too! There’s a book in the Bible that has really been an encouragement to me over the years, the book of Colossians. On this episode, I’ll be highlighting some passages from Chapter 3 and playing songs that correspond with the theme of this letter that Paul wrote from prison.

You’ll hear some classics from folks like Steven Curtis Chapman, Petra, Randy Stonehill, David Meece, Michael Card and another song from our special guest on Episode #220, Kelly Willard. The purpose for this theme is to help keep you focused on God’s transforming truth and not get led astray by fine-sounding arguments, hollow and deceptive philosophy. Be sure and give a listen!

Thanks goes out to the faithful listeners who have supported this show…Joshua Inman, Steven Weyhrich, David and Vicki Davis, Paul French, Tom Tatlow, Rick Tarrant and others. It really makes a difference when you share the load of the ministry with your prayers and your giving.

Episode #220 Welcomes Kelly Willard

Hi Everybody,

I am exited that I finally have Kelly Willard as my special guest on Full Circle! My first interview with her was in the mid 70’s during the time I was pastoring at Last Days Community with the late Keith Green. Last week I posted a sneak preview on the website and now it’s time for the complete show, thanks to the financial gifts of Ray Alan, David and Vicki Davis, William & Linda Schaaff, Steven Weyhrich and Tom Tatlow.

Kelly has continued to write and sing Jesus music songs all of her life and has been a blessing to many.

You’ll hear classics like Blame It On The One I Love, Nothing But The Blood, a duet from Kelly and Dion Dimucci and much more. You’ll also find out about the new life changing ministry that Kelly has become involved in. Don’t miss this show!!

Thanks for your prayers and be sure and give this Episode a listen and let me know your favorite Kelly Willard song.

Thanks

Songs For A Desert Island – Episode #219

Hi Everybody,

Imagine if you will…the Jesus music songs you’d like to have with you if you were stranded on a desert island. That’s my theme on this episode of Full Circle.

Where would you begin? There are so many great songs to choose from starting with HELP IS ON THE WAY by Bryan Duncan…ha. You’ll also hear from Mylon, David and Randy and much more…so get ready and download Episode #219.

While you are at this webpage, look back at the playlists to see if you missed any episodes and give a listen. Were you aware of all the places on the web you could listen FREE to FULL CIRCLE? ITUNES, Google Play, Mixutah.com, ccmrewound.com, PodBay.fm, classicchristianrock.net, Digitalpodcast.com, TuneIn Radio, Roku TV, to name a few and many radio station affiliates and you can also have the show sent to you as soon as it come out…automatically!

You can give a tax-exempt donation gift with the button on the top right. Remember to send me your email and you’ll receive the monthly FULL CIRCLE EMAIL BLAST!! Thanks!

Looking At 2 Peter 1 On Episode #218

Hi Everybody,

I’ve just returned from yet again another mission trip to Peru, so I’ve posted Episode #218 just a little later than normal. It is one of my favorites as we musically explore some amazing passages in 2 Peter 1. You’ll hear classics from Bryan Duncan, David Meece, Morgan Cryar and the late Tom Howard and even some Altar Boys. It’s a great show for you to enjoy and share with your friends.

It is great to see how the music of yesteryear was so current and anointed with scriptural principles and I think Russell Baum, our writer did a great job blending it all together. Let me know if you agree.

The key to this ministry is the consistent underwriting from my Jesus music friends like Steven Weyhrich, Joshua Inman, Ray Alan, Paul Jackson, David and Vicki Davis, Larry Grainger and so many more. Thanks so much. We are a team! If you’d like to join our team, please send your financial support to www.fullcirclejesusmusic.com. It’s tax exempt and much appreciated!!

Underground Jesus Music on Episode #217

Hi everybody,

You may have never heard the music on this episode. While under-produced and somewhat obscure, still these songs are part of the history of early Jesus music and deserve to be remembered. These artists were touched by the love of Jesus during the early Jesus movement and made the effort to express it with their own unique sounds…kinda underground…off the radar…but from their hearts.

Wilson McKinley, Psalm 150, Rainbow Promise, Sons Unto Glory and Sonlight were just a few of the bands that laid down the tracks we’ll be featuring on this episode sponsored by good friend Robert Henninger.

Support from friends like Robert is so encouraging and helps me fulfill the assignment the Lord has given me to keep early Jesus music in our hearts. If you can help support this ministry in any way…click the link for your tax deductible gift. Thanks.

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Two Old DJ’s on Episode #216

Hi Everybody,

There’s a lot of old disk jockeys out there who have had their rotation (pun intended) behind the mic spinning disks…but there is only one LARRY BLACK. When I first started in Christian radio with the JESUS SOLID ROCK show in Carbondale, Illinois, there were only 3-4 Jesus Music radio shows on the air. One was from Freeville, NY with Scott Ross, who later joined with Pat Robertson and the CBN radio network…and he turned over his nationally acclaimed radio show to his producer, LARRY BLACK. Over the years Larry and my radio show would be back to back on many radio stations from coast to coast.

It was time to sit down with my old friend and recall our memories of some of the early Jesus music artists like Phil Keaggy, Garry S. Paxton, Nedra Ross and the Ronettes and others. My own re-conversion came as a result of hearing the E Band in concert and praying after the concert with Greg X. Volz…in the early 70’s. You’ll hear the songs and memories on this episode of FULL CIRCLE, thanks to the idea and the underwriting of my good friend Steven Weyhrich. Enjoy and pass it on to a friend.

Thanks for your prayers and financial support of this ministry. Enjoy!

Remembering Roby Duke, Episode #215

Hi Everybody,

Do you remember the late Roby Duke? While not one of the most noted Christian musicians Roby was greatly respected and appreciated by all who were touched by his songs and gentle spirit. Born and raised in the musical hotbed of the Mississippi Delta, against the backdrop of drawn out, humid summers and a variety of jazz and blues influences, Duke began to fashion sounds all his own, experimenting with all kinds of instruments along the way. His sound successfully mixed his down-home southern roots and current pop trends. In other words…Roby was an innovative legend!!

Please let your friends know about this tribute show and if you’ll send your email…I’d like to add you to our FULL CIRCLE JESUS MUSIC email blast…and also add you as a friend when you to to our Facebook page…FULL CIRCLE JESUS MUSIC.

Enjoy the show!! Thanks to Judy Gale for underwriting and sponsoring this episode of FULL CIRCLE.

Visiting with Wayne Watson on Episode #214

Hi everybody,

I first met Wayne Watson at the Fellowship of Contemporary Christian Ministries (FCCM) gathering in Fort Wayne, Ind., back in the early 70’s. Recently I had the opportunity to catch up with Wayne and confirmed that he is still going strong…having released another new CD this very week! Go to www.waynewatson.com and get a copy of Simple Life…it’s amazing.

On this episode you’ll hear the classic from Wayne like Touch Of The Master’s Hand, Man In The Middle, Friend of A Wounded Heart and so much more! You don’t want to miss this in-depth conversation with Wayne and recall songs that set him apart as a premier singer songwriter in early CCM. Go to www.fullcirclejesusmusic.com and click Episode #214 and share with a friend.

Just a reminder…many of my listeners inquire how to help support FULL CIRCLE and underwrite the next show…but honestly, I don’t hear much from them from that point on. If you’d like to step up and underwrite the next show…let me know when you visit www.fullcirclejesusmusic.com. Thanks.

Revisiting 1975 with Episode #213

Do you remember 1975? Hi Everybody! We start the new year looking back 40 years (if you can believe that?) with Episode #213 for you to download or stream and share with your friends. Amazing songs from some amazing people that for the most part are still out there singing the good music of Jesus. What a year as “Jesus Music” begin to mature.

You’ll hear from Jamie Owens Collins, Paul Clark and Friends, Pat Terry, Randy Matthews, the 2d Chapter of Acts and the late Andrae Crouch. Don’t miss this show…and hear the songs that paved the way for today’s CCM.