Christian Review Magazine Issue 2 - Jan/Feb 2015 - Page 69

not to over think things, but at the same time be intentional with all the details and push myself as much as I could. I worked with some amazing song-writers on this album too, which gave it a fresh dynamic as well. CR - Where do you find inspiration for songwriting? JC - Without question from my relationship with Jesus. I want everyone to experience what I have found in Him. I believe He is truly the answer and I want to put my hope into my music and to share the Gospel with as many people as I can. CR - You are renowned for releasing powerful songs of worship. In light of this, do you find it hard to maintain your personal Christian walk with all of the work it takes to maintain a career in the Christian music scene? JC - I wouldn’t say it’s hard necessarily, but it is something I am committed to and which requires discipline. It’s been something that’s been a part of my life for so long. But I don’t ever want to just go through the motions either, I don’t ever want to do it in my own strength. I want the Lord to be glorified through all of it, and I know better than to take it into my own hands. CR - You tour extensively throughout the year, but you are also a father and husband. Is touring difficult because of this? JC - Yes, it can be sometimes. Although I have an incredibly supportive wife and kids, I miss them a ton. My wife and I have often talked about how important it is for us to be present when we are together. What I mean by that is that you can have a regular job and be there physically, but not really be there for your kids. Although I don’t have as much time with them, I really try to make sure they feel loved and that we’re connected and I’m pouring into them. CR - Other than the release of your new album, is there anything exciting coming up? JC - Yes, with the release of my album “I Will Follow,” we are also launching our new website for our ministry “Speaking Louder Ministries.” It’s been something we’ve been working on for some time now and have had opportunities to share the Gospel and offer hope and help to many different parts of the world. We have some awesome places on the map for 2015 for hosting outreaches and ministry opportunities! Jeremy’s new album “I Will Follow” is released Feb 3, 2015 CHRISTIAN REVIEW > 69