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When I first sat down with
Casting Crowns, I asked what
they’d been up to this summer.
“Not much,” was the reply. I
tried again and asked them
what they’d been up to this
summer besides music. And
then the conversation was off
to the races.
With a new album and DVD
hitting the street this month,
clearly lots has been going
Casting Crowns goes global
on. But the majority of their
time has been spent within
the churches they have served
in for years, in other parts of
the world where basic human
needs remain unmet and
at home, being wives and
husbands, mothers and fathers.
In their own words, they
share how their lives ring true
to the anthem they sing…until
the whole world hears.
“People need to bloom where
Wise words from a wise man and
unlikely rock star….
Ok…rock star may be a bit of a
stretch. But Mark Hall and the rest
of Casting Crowns are undeniably a
At first glance, they look a little
like a rag-tag group of youth workers
ready to head to camp, to the ball
field or to a Bible study with a bunch
True to form, in this instance, first
impressions are right on. Despite
record-breaking album sales and a
recent Dove Award for Artist of the
Year, the members of Casting Crowns
are still serving in their churches.
They’re still going to camp and
they’re still blooming in all the places
God planted them. So while most
bands are doing the “artist thing,”
traversing the country from festival
to festival, Casting Crowns is doing
the “youth group leader” thing.
Summers are always a little bit
different for us because of youth camp.
We are in four different churches.
Four of the seven [of us] are with me
at Eagle’s Landing, Megan is at First
Baptist with her husband who is a
youth pastor, Bryan is a middle school