James and His Family's Story

 

James and his wife Deb grew up in the Midwest and have lived in Boston, Chicago, and Dallas/Ft. Worth. 

Since 2012 James and his family have traveled across the USA sharing their life-changing message of hope and redemption.

  Today Dallas/Ft. Worth is home base for the Knabe family. 

Over the years the Knabe's have lived in more than 30 states as they traveled the country in an RV.

What Makes the Knabe's Unique?

Live full-time in a cozy RV---a home on wheels that can travel for ministry (yes--all eight of us!)

Living what some would call a radical life of faith and trust in Jesus in all things

Family of eight that loves the Lord, each other, and people!

Hundreds of stories of God in action---Miracles, Providence, Healings, and More!

If you are convinced that God isn't real you got to the Knabe's way too late! (We've seen too much!)

 

We Have a Heart For People!

James and his family share their Music and Story at churches and other venues across the USA. 

James shares his testimony through his trumpet playing and shofar sounding/playing. He utilizes music & message to encourage people to worship the King.  When they are able to minister together, the Knabe family shares their story and special music.

James teaches on the ancient instrument the Shofar. He teaches classes on the biblical story, traditional and current use, and practical instruction surrounding the Shofar

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, love with our Police/Fire/sheriff/EMS departments all over the US. 

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.

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.

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 James and the Knabe family goes their heart's desire is to be…

Faith-Hope-Love in action.

1 Corinthians 13:13

  Knabe Family Portrait Summer of 2017 in Hershey, PA

Knabe Family Portrait Summer of 2017 in Hershey, PA

  James and the kids speaking at Fox Valley Baptist sharing the family story and testimony

James and the kids speaking at Fox Valley Baptist sharing the family story and testimony

  James Teaching on the Shofar (the History, Scripture, Traditional/Conteporary Use) and Group Lessons!

James Teaching on the Shofar (the History, Scripture, Traditional/Conteporary Use) and Group Lessons!

  Men's Ministry in Pennsylvania Summer/Fall 2017 (Christian Business Men Connection Group)

Men's Ministry in Pennsylvania Summer/Fall 2017 (Christian Business Men Connection Group)

  Knabe Family Sharing Music and Message at Bethesda Mission in Harrisburg, PA (Fall of 2017)

Knabe Family Sharing Music and Message at Bethesda Mission in Harrisburg, PA (Fall of 2017)

  2015-Family Message and Trumpet Ministry with Family of Faith in Massachusetts

2015-Family Message and Trumpet Ministry with Family of Faith in Massachusetts

  Our mission as a family is to Connect with people, Live a life of LOVE, and BLESS people in Jesus Name!

Our mission as a family is to Connect with people, Live a life of LOVE, and BLESS people in Jesus Name!

 

Learn More About the Knabe Family MinistrY:

 

Faith Background

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  (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. 

Pastoral Board:

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

CBMC (Christian Business Men’s Connection), Harrisburg, PA

Foley Assembly, Foley, AL (Assemblies of God)

Fox Valley Baptist Church, East Dundee, IL

Fountain of Grace Church, Canton, MA (African Methodist Episcopal)

Living Savior Church, Argyle, TX (Faith & Healing Church/Ministry)

Meek Baptist Church, Arley, AL

Mundelein Church of the Nazarene, Mundelein, IL (Nazarene)

Power Based Living, Southlake, TX

West Shore Free Church, Mechanicsburg, PA (Evangelical Free)

Wilmington Assembly of God, Wilmington, OH

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!

 

The Knabe Family's Community of Faith:

  The Knabe Family are members of Gateway Church and also serve there. Gateway brings great teaching from Robert Morris and Gateway's staff of pastors along with guests. There is also a very vibrant Messianic Jewish ministry at Gateway Church.    James and his sons are involved with Gateway Men. James is on the Jewish Worship Team sounding the Shofar for the First Shabbat Services. The Knabe teens are involved with Gateway Students. The family is involved in serving, ministries, and outreach through Gateway’s many departments and ministries.    Learn more at the    Gateway Website HERE

The Knabe Family are members of Gateway Church and also serve there. Gateway brings great teaching from Robert Morris and Gateway's staff of pastors along with guests. There is also a very vibrant Messianic Jewish ministry at Gateway Church.

James and his sons are involved with Gateway Men. James is on the Jewish Worship Team sounding the Shofar for the First Shabbat Services. The Knabe teens are involved with Gateway Students. The family is involved in serving, ministries, and outreach through Gateway’s many departments and ministries.

Learn more at the Gateway Website HERE

  Power Based Living Men's Group-James and his oldest sons are part of this incredible fellowship that is on the cutting edge of living a power based life filled with the Holy Spirit and living an active lifestyle of faith with the authority that we have as children of God.

Power Based Living Men's Group-James and his oldest sons are part of this incredible fellowship that is on the cutting edge of living a power based life filled with the Holy Spirit and living an active lifestyle of faith with the authority that we have as children of God.

An excerpt of our family testimony that I gave at a music ministry event in Ohio early on in our journey.

Photo Gallery of James and his family serving and ministering around the country