Three Mainstream Artists Share Their Faith
Three superstars from rock, pop, and country make public expressions of their Christian faith.
Jonathan Cain’s “Journey” of Faith
Jonathan Cain is the keyboard and guitar player for the band Journey. He wrote some of their biggest hits of the 1980s, including “Don’t Stop Believing” and “Faithfully.” In October, Cain will release his first Christian album, “What God Wants To Hear.”
Cain grew up wanting to be a priest and played the church organ during his teens but left the Christian faith until recently, when he met televangelist Paula White. They married last year, and Cain said on his website that his new Christian album “is a small way of giving back what the Lord has given me over the years.”
He wrote “What God Wants To Hear” after “the Lord swiftly gave me the lyrics I needed. I didn’t know what the music was going to be, but the gist of it was ‘Let me sing what God wants to hear, let me praise what God wants to hear.’”
Justin Bieber: “I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever”
Pop superstar Justin Bieber has had his share of negative publicity in the last few years, but last month at a concert in Paris, Bieber sat down alone on stage and sang the classic worship song "I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever." Thousands of screaming fans (mostly young women!) sang along at his invitation.
While admitting his personal struggles, Bieber has professed his Christian faith in interviews and on stage, including a concert in Los Angeles last year in which he debuted his new album “Purpose” and invited his favorite pastor, Judah Smith from The City Church in Seattle, to speak on stage.
Hillary Scott: “Thy Will” and miscarriage
Last month we introduced you to Hilary Scott, a member of the hit country trio “Lady Antebellum.” She recently released a Christian album with her family called “Love Remains.” KJOL has been playing her single “Thy Will” but Scott did not immediately reveal the backstory to the song until an appearance on "Good Morning America". She tearfully described how she wrote “Thy Will” after going through a miscarriage in 2015, losing her second child.