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 with people all around the country.  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

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 too late! 

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. 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.

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.

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-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

 

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

    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)

 

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 (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!

 

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.  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.  Learn more at the Gateway Website HERE

   Gateway Church Equip  Classes with Faculty from Kings University, Gateway Pastors, Leaders, Guest Faculty The entire Knabe family takes part in this amazing opportunity to dive deep in to the Word and know God.

Gateway Church Equip Classes with Faculty from Kings University, Gateway Pastors, Leaders, Guest Faculty The entire Knabe family takes part in this amazing opportunity to dive deep in to the Word and know God.

  Gateway Church is home to one of the largest Messianic Jewish Ministries in the USA.  James serves on the worship team sounding the shofar for messianic services.  The Knabe family has long been involved in Jewish customs and traditions and also observe the high holidays of the Jewish calendar.

Gateway Church is home to one of the largest Messianic Jewish Ministries in the USA.  James serves on the worship team sounding the shofar for messianic services.  The Knabe family has long been involved in Jewish customs and traditions and also observe the high holidays of the Jewish calendar.

  The men in the Knabe family are active with Gateway Men---A Movement of Men within Gateway Church.  James and his older boys serve and participate in this critical ministry training up men to understand their identity in Christ and build each other up in the Fatih.  Gateway Men is also involved in community outreach and projects to help people in need.

The men in the Knabe family are active with Gateway Men---A Movement of Men within Gateway Church.  James and his older boys serve and participate in this critical ministry training up men to understand their identity in Christ and build each other up in the Fatih.  Gateway Men is also involved in community outreach and projects to help people in need.

  Gateway Students for the Knabe teens meeting at The King's University + Gateway Church (Southlake, TX )

Gateway Students for the Knabe teens meeting at The King's University + Gateway Church (Southlake, TX)

  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.

   Wingmen ---Men Exploring God's Grace-James and his oldest sons are part of this fellowship of men.

Wingmen---Men Exploring God's Grace-James and his oldest sons are part of this fellowship of men.

  The Living Savior Healing Ministry, Argyle, TX.  James spent a season on staff here and the Knabe family kids served here as well.  This ministry has seen hundreds of healings and miracles by applying the truth of God's Word and addressing root issues in people's lives to bring healing and restoration.  Learn more at their  website HERE

The Living Savior Healing Ministry, Argyle, TX.  James spent a season on staff here and the Knabe family kids served here as well.  This ministry has seen hundreds of healings and miracles by applying the truth of God's Word and addressing root issues in people's lives to bring healing and restoration.  Learn more at their website HERE

 James has been involved with CBMC in several states as he travels.  CBMC-Christian Businessmen Connection has hundreds of chapters/groups all across the USA and is very focused to reaching out to men in the marketplace and discipling through Project Timothy.

James has been involved with CBMC in several states as he travels.  CBMC-Christian Businessmen Connection has hundreds of chapters/groups all across the USA and is very focused to reaching out to men in the marketplace and discipling through Project Timothy.

 James has just recently become involved with the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship in the Dallas area.  This is another group with international reach that is an excellent forum to build each other up and reach other men for the Lord.

James has just recently become involved with the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship in the Dallas area.  This is another group with international reach that is an excellent forum to build each other up and reach other men for the Lord.

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