Performing on the hugely popular American Idol television show in 2007 almost ruined Phil Stacey’s life.
Fame, and the temptations that came with it, led this part-time worship pastor to a dark place. Eventually Phil cut through the confusion and realized that he was created not for entertaining people or for fame but for one thing—to worship God.
In Made to Worship, Phil shares the exciting details of his quick rise to fame as well as the resulting emptiness it offered him. You’ll be encouraged as you read how Phil escaped the lure of an empty idol and instead experienced the fullness of God. And you’ll be amazed by how God ultimately used Phil’s notoriety to spread the gospel around the world.
You can use your talents and skills to worship God and to share the gospel with others in a unique way that fits you and your family. Read about Phil’s encounter with fame—and how the notoriety from this world-renowned show surprisingly opened doors for Phil to spread the gospel and minister to others. Like Phil, you’ll learn that we only find true fulfillment when we find it in Jesus Christ.
Phil Stacey is the worship arts pastor of City Center Church in Lenexa, Kansas. After finishing in the top six on American Idol in 2007, Stacey went on to release country and Christian albums. He’s performed on national television, has teamed up as a featured artist on tours with Michael W. Smith and Natalie Grant, and has headlined thousands of concerts around the world. He and his wife, Kendra, have two daughters.