The Knabe Family 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 that comes through the work and sacrifice that Jesus has made for each of us.
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 living a life of mission and ministry.
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 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
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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 (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/taught in
The Ambassador’s Place, Canton, MA
CBMC (Christian Business Men’s Connection), Harrisburg, PA
Central Avenue Baptist Church, Trion, GA
Foley Assembly, Foley, AL (Assemblies of God)
Fox Valley Baptist Church, East Dundee, IL
Fountain of Grace Church, Canton, MA (African Methodist Episcopal)
Gateway Church, North Fort Worth, TX (Teaching Havdalah/Shofar Class)
Gateway Church, Southlake TX (Teaching Shofar Workshops, Havdalah Class)
Highway Tabernacle Church, Philadelphia, PA (Assemblies of God)
Living Savior Church, Argyle, TX (Faith & Healing Church/Ministry)
Meek Baptist Church, Arley, AL
Mundelein Church of the Nazarene, Mundelein, IL (Nazarene)
Pleasantview Baptist Church, Arlington, TX
Power Based Living, Southlake, TX
Sensory Bible Experiences “Regather” Conference, Dallas, TX
Summerville First Baptist Church, Summerville, GA
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, Dallas, TX
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!