An Important Message from Tom Milnes
Mon., Jul. 25. 2011 1:12pm EDT
And now, a very important message from ApologetiX guitarist Tom Milnes:
Greetings ApologetiX fans. As some of you may know already, I will be leaving the band at the end of this year -- not out of any bad feelings or negativity at all -- I am just seeking the Lord's call in my life.
I first told the band about my plan back in January, but I stressed to them that I was in no hurry to leave until after the year was over. Less than three weeks after I told them, Todd Waites came along from out of the blue to fill the void. And the guitar future of this band was never in doubt; it was already in the very talented hands of Tom Tincha.
Like the other members of the band, Todd has become a good friend of mine, and I plan to continue those friendships with all of the guys. My time with this band has been a wonderful life-changing experience for me. What a dream come true to travel the country with a great band and be able to serve the Lord I love as well.
Over the past three years I have enjoyed meeting APX fans in 45 states, played and sang on three CDs (with another one to come) and I don't even know how many shows I have performed with the band, (J would know) what a blast!
One of the coolest things I have been allowed to do is share my testimony. I have heard from so many of you over the years how my simple story has inspired you. We all have our stories about how the Lord took hold of us and changed us, well my story continues.
As I am sure you know, I am a youth pastor and our group of teens is just awesome. They are growing so mightily in their walk and bringing others in the Kingdom through the witness of their changed lives. I have spiritual grandchildren! As I just turned 50 this year, I feel impressed that I should spend more time at home making disciples and building the local church and let the young guys travel the country and play the *rock star."
Please pray for me. I need wisdom in the days to come and the continued blessing of the Lord Jesus to teach and instruct this next generation of movers and shakers. So to you wonderful loyal fans I bid you farewell, God's blessings to you all.
Lame Duck Guitarist