James and His Family's Story
James and his wife Deb grew up in the Midwest and have since lived in Boston, Chicago, and Dallas as well as time spent living in more than 30 states across the country. The Knabe's have traveled periodically since 2012 sharing their life-changing message of hope and redemption with people all around the country. Today Dallas/Ft. Worth is home base for the Knabe family.
The Knabe's have a big heart for first responders all over the USA and have partnered with Psalm 91 Heroes to share faith, hope, and love with our Police/Fire/sheriff/EMS departments all over the country.
The Knabe family also works in relational ministry Blessing Lives developing relationships and sharing the love of Jesus with people in communities around the country.
James and his family share their Music and Story at churches and other venues across the USA.
Through their ConnectLives Initiative Deb and the children join James with voices and instruments to bless and encourage older people. They utilize music in sing-alongs to help people to reminisce and find connection and meaning in their lives.
James and his sons are involved in Men's Ministry both at home in DFW as well as with Men's Groups wherever their travels take them.
In 2017 James was called to sound the Shofar and this has become an integral part of the family ministry as well. James sounds the shofar at Gateway Church in the DFW area. He also has had the opportunity to sound the shofar over many cities and communities, police departments, and churches/ministries as the family has traveled.
James and his family are committed to serving their first love God. They have a heart for people and are blessed with the opportunity to live a genuine faith life filled with dependence upon God and the opportunity to connect with and bless many lives.
Wherever the Knabe family goes their heart's desire is to be Faith, Hope, and Love in action.
1 Corinthians 13:13
Below is a short video update from the Knabe Family Faith Journey 2017. If you'd like to learn more about this journey CLICK HERE
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James and his family have been members at four churches during the last 20+ years:
Parkview Evangelical Free Church, Iowa City, IA (Married in this church)
Gracel Chapel, Lexington, MA (Non-Denominational) (During their season of life in Boston)
Calvary Church, Naperville, IL (Assemblies of God) (During their season of life in Chicago)
Gateway Church, Southlake, TX (Non-Denominational) (Current Home Church starting in 2015)
As a church musician James also has a lot of familiarity with the traditions and customs of all of the denominational Christian Churches, the Episcopal Church, Messianic Jewish Churches, and the Traditions and Mass Parts of the Catholic Church.
Accountability and Wisdom
James and his family are strong believers in community and accountability.
James has a Pastoral Advisory Board of four pastors from across the USA with different backgrounds and denominations. This board serves as both an accountability group and advisory group related to his work in ministry.
He communicates regularly with this board and also with brothers in the faith around the country to stay focused to mission and purpose.
The Knabe family is thankful for prayer cover and support from many individuals as well as their church family at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas.
A Selection of Churches and ministries That James & the Knabe Family have Spoken in/shared Music Ministry
The Ambassador's Place, Canton, MA (Non-Denominational)
Foley Assembly, Foley, AL (Assemblies of God)
Foutain of Grace Church, Canton, MA (African Methodist Episcopal)
Power Based Living, Southlake, TX
Fox Valley Church, East Dundee, IL (Baptist)
Mundelein Church of the Nazarene, Mundelein, IL (Nazarene)
CBMC (Christian Business Men's Connection), Harrisburg, PA
Meek Baptist Church, Arley, AL (Baptist)
The Living Savior Church, Argyle, TX (Spirit-Filled Healing Ministry)
West Shore Free Church, Mechanicsburg, PA (Evangelical Free)
Wilmington Assembly of God, Wilmington, OH (Assemblies of God)
Campground Ministry Services in NC, OH, PA, SC, TX
Churches that James has served on worship team/PlatforM Ministry
Gateway Church, Southlake, TX
Calvary Church, Naperville, IL (AG)
Parkview Evangelical Free Church, Iowa City, IA
Grace Chapel, Lexington, MA (Non-Denominational)
St. Margaret Mary Church, Naperville, IL, and many more!