James and His Family's Story
The Knabe family has traveled together across the USA since 2012 sharing Jesus' life-changing message of hope and redemption. Dallas/Ft. Worth is "home base" for the Knabe's and they travel periodically sharing their story with people all around the country.
At churches and conferences/seminars James performs on trumpet while sharing his family's story of hope and redemption through Jesus Christ. He is active as a communicator through music, words, and relationship. Several members of the family are available to join in with worship with voices and instruments.
James is also available to share a message about the shofar---the history and specific meanings of each type of shofar call along with demonstrations on different shofars.
The Knabe family also works in relational ministry developing relationships and sharing the love of Jesus with people in communities around the country. James has a focus toward fellowship and discipleship with men in business & the arts.
Wherever the Knabe family goes their heart's desire is to be Faith, Hope, and Love in action.
(1 Corinthians 13:13)
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. The children also bring their unique skills to the table to connect with these people in a special and unique way.
The Knabe's also have a big heart for our first responders all over the USA and have partnered with Psalm 91 Heroes to share the love of God, hope, and encouragement with our police/fire/sheriff/EMS departments all over the country.
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.
Here 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 support from many individuals as well as their church family at Gateway Church as well as The Living Savior Ministries.
The Knabe Family's Community of Faith:
A Few of the Churches That James has Spoken in and 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)
Fox Valley Church, East Dundee, IL (Baptist)
Mundelein Church of the Nazarene, Mundelein, IL (Nazarene)
Meek Baptist Church, Arley, AL (Baptist)
The Living Savior Church, Argyle, TX (Spirit-Filled Healing Ministry)
Wilmington Assembly of God, Wilmington, OH (Assemblies of God)
Campgrounds/Ministry Services in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Ohio
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!
Upcoming Ministry Calendar:
Special Note on our Itinerary/Calendar:
When we accept engagements we always consult together and seek out God in prayer. If we accept the engagement we will be there! Our life and ministry is represented well in the following of God's cloud. Israel in the wilderness was blessed when they followed God’s cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night. In the new covenant we will receive and share great blessings by “following the cloud” of God's presence, purposes, and guidance.