Joshua Pearson Answers Five Questions . . .
Not getting lost in all the texting, gossip, and earthly distractions can be tough! It’s no easier for people like Joshua Pearson, lead singer of Nevertheless. Hot off the heals of their new record, In The Making . . . (Read my review at href="http://insightmagazine.org/audio/add_reviewcomments.asp?rid=17 ), Joshua took the time to answer five questions about God, his daily devotion time, and what's really important at the end of the day when you finish playing to a huge crowd away from home.
Andrew: During the past couple years you’ve played a huge number of concerts, and you've had the opportunity to witness to thousands of youth. What do you hope youth are taking away from your ministry?
Our goal has always been to provide hope for hurting people. We not
only want to write good music, but we make it a point to be available
for other ministry opportunities as well. Ministry shouldn't only
pertain to one's job. As Christians, it should play into every part
of our lives.
Andrew: How does the Bible play into your song-writing process?
I feel blessed to have grown up learning about the Bible and
regularly being around other believers. The Bible is God's Word, and it
has shaped my worldview as a person and as a lyricist.
Andrew: Would you call yourself sold-out-for-Jesus, or do you still have
The title of our new record explains that answer well. It’s called
In The Making . . . because every single day we are still in the making
of becoming more like Jesus. The great parts of our lives play into that,
but so do the times that we've fallen and had to ask God to forgive us.
Andrew: How has your church and your pastor supported your ministry?
They’ve been very supportive. For example, at our recent hometown CD release show, our pastor came out and did a devotional for us before the show. He reminded us that we aren't only playing music, we have a purpose—to proclaim a message.
Andrew: What advice would you give to young Christians who want to get into
the music business?
My advice is this: always remember that music is not the most important
thing in our lives. In a few years our band will probably break up. All that will
matter is that we showed Jesus to those we came in contact with.
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by Andrew Shaw
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