Moody Radio morning drive-time radio personality Perry LaHaie, along with his co-host Scott Curtis, recently welcomed popular Christian recording artist Jonny Diaz, along with Chris Lockwood and Jason Barton of the Christian rock band 33 Miles, to the studios of 89.3 FM, Moody Radio West Michigan.
The recording artists shared their hearts and music with listeners of LaHaie and Curtis' popular morning show, "Perry and Scott in the Morning."
Diaz performed an unplugged version of "Beauty of the Cross," the first single from his recently released eponymous CD. The singer, whose 2009 CD, More Beautiful You, produced the No. 1 radio single of the same name, told Perry and Scott about his original aspirations to be a baseball player. Following his three older brothers who seriously pursued baseball (brother Matt Diaz currently plays professional baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates), Diaz attended Florida State University on a baseball scholarship, until God called him to lay down that dream and pursue music.
Lockwood and Barton performed "Arms That Hold Universe," 33 Miles' latest single on the radio show. Lockwood and Barton also discussed the goal of the project, which is all about making the most out of each day for God and learning to trust God one day at a time. The artists told the story of a fan who confessed to cutting herself because she felt so overwhelmed with all of her problems. Lockwood and Barton, through their musical ministry, encouraged her to learn to trust God just for the next 5 minutes.
"What a joy to have Jonny Diaz and Chris and Jason from 33 Miles in our studio! What impressed me most was the genuineness of these guys — they are all about being servants, not celebrities," commented LaHaie. "What a gift it is for me to be on Moody Radio West Michigan; this open door for sharing God's heart and the music God has given me is way beyond what I could have ever planned. All glory to God!"
About Perry LaHaie:
LaHaie is best known as a recording artist with Frontiers, an international community of people dedicated to inviting Muslims all over the world to follow Jesus. LaHaie uses his platform as a recording artist to challenge believers from across America to take the Gospel to the Muslim world. His current project, Endless Fields, which was produced by Grammy and Dove Award-nominated producer Brian Hardin (FFH, Manic Drive, Vicki Yohe), fuses modern acoustic rock and a passionate layering of electric guitars with lyrics that reveal LaHaie's heart for the nations. LaHaie donates half of the proceeds from the sales of Endless Fields to support the work of Frontiers.
LaHaie is also the host of the nationally syndicated radio feature "Cast Yourself In," a program that tells amazing stories of how God is working in the Muslim world. "Cast Yourself In" is broadcast on more than 100 stations and translators across the United States, and worldwide through the Internet. Prior to joining Frontiers, LaHaie served as the drive-time personality for the award-winning 99.7 Family Life Radio in Midland, Mich. Of his journey of faith that has taken him across the United States, Mexico, Thailand, Turkey, Russia and Belgium, he says, "Jesus has found me. And now he's invited me into this thing that's bigger than me, and not about me — His great work to bless the nations."
For more information on Perry LaHaie and Endless Fields, visit perrylahaie.com. For more information on Frontiers, visit frontiersusa.org.
For more information about 89.3 FM, Moody Radio West Michigan, visit moodyradiowestmichigan.fm.