Pastors Jen Kelly and Cory “Choir Lead” Shumate are joined by Crystal and Kevin Beckford. Outside of their day jobs, the Beckfords are both immensely talented musicians who have been musical ministry leaders for numerous churches and performed on stages for a few decades, including at Christ Community!

The four of them also discuss worshiping with your loved ones, the unique way music connects with our souls, and so much more in a very special edition of Faith at Work!

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  1. Hello Jen and Cory,
    I truly enjoy your podcast, and I thank you for all the hard work you put together and all the good guests you interview to learn and grow in faith in our walk with
    I especially enjoy the interview with Crystal and Kevin, and hearing their story as to how they serve the Lord through their day jobs and their passion for music worship. I loved the interview as a whole but a couple of things that I got out of it was when Crystal had mentioned when she had fears her mother with sing to illuminate them. Also, she said that we are all on the airplane so we all have to participate, which is the metaphor of going to church and singing.
    I personally couldn’t think of going through life without music, and it’s so inspiring, emotional, and the greatest way I feel to worship the Lord.
    I’m gonna totally miss Pastor Cory as he continues on his journey to a new church with his family. I was blessed to be baptized by him and will miss him very much. I look forward to the upcoming interviews with those that are working in faith daily sharing their gifts for the glory of God!
    God’s Blessings to you all!

  2. Thanks for sharing your heart and gifts with us! I love how you were open and loved that you said it is a partnership! Praising through music is a partnership that we both have to feed off each other, you the leader and us the congregation. I also love that it is mentioned that worship is not about us and what we like or are good at. It is about praising and worshiping our Risen Savior!

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