Crowd shot masthead ApologetiX Logo Keith Haynie plays bassBill Hubauer plays lead guitarJ. Jackson sings leadJimmy Vegas Tanner plays drums
64,439
as of February 17, 2018

<< Back to the fan club


Search Past News:

Sort by Relevance Date

Yesterday's News:

02.16.18Fans React to Our Latest Remake
02.16.18New Batch of ApX USB Thumb Drives in Stock
02.16.18Scottish Blog Interviews ApX Lead Singer
02.16.18ApX on the Radio Again This Weekend
02.14.18New Single: Bad-Boy Bands (Not Bad Boy-Bands)
02.14.18Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
02.09.18Another Station Adds Weekly ApX Radio Show
02.09.18ApX on the Air in Remote Alaska
02.09.18Clues for Our Fourth Single of 2018
02.07.18Happy Birthday, Chris VonBartheld!
02.06.181100 Tracks for $100 Ends Saturday
02.02.18One Good Testimony Deserves Another (from Canada)
02.02.18New Fan in Washington, Old Fan in Alaska
02.02.18Beam Us Up, Scotland!
02.01.18More Stations Add New ApX Radio Show
01.30.18New Single (2 Killer Bs)
01.29.18How to Donate Online or by Mail
01.29.181100 Tracks for $100 Extended Another Week
01.26.18Apol-Annoyance in Austin
01.26.18MI Pastor Speaks Frankly to ApX
01.25.18Clues for Our Third Single of 2018
01.24.18Prayers for ApX Fan Deborah Huff in ICU
01.22.181100 Tracks $100 Ends Soon
01.22.18New Radio Program Will Feature ApX Regularly
01.22.18Pastor Looks Back on 19 Years as ApX Fan
01.19.18Special Request from ApX's Chris Von Bartheld
01.19.181100 Tracks for $100
01.19.18Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
01.19.18How to Donate Online or by Mail
01.19.18Encouragement from a Pastor in NC
01.18.18The Principal and the Parodies
01.18.18New Single: Tears for Fears & Alanis Morissette
01.16.18New Single (80s & 90s)
01.10.18ApX Lead Singer on ESPN Again This Weekend
01.10.18Fan Will Match Donations Up to $5000
01.10.18You Don't Need to Be in the USA to Enjoy Our USB
01.10.18Clues for Our Second Single of 2018
01.08.18Get All Our Parodies on USB
01.08.181100 Tracks for $100
01.08.18New CD BOGO Ends Sunday
01.04.18California Fan Comments on New CD
01.04.182017: The Year in Review for ApologetiX
01.04.18The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
01.02.18How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
01.02.18Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
01.02.18New Single for a New Year
01.02.18BOGO Special on New CD Ends Sunday
12.31.17Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
12.28.17Buy Our 50th CD, Get 1 of 26 CDs Free
12.28.17Get Our Complete Library on USB
12.28.17How to Donate Online or By Mail
12.28.17Shirts in Stock in Seven Sizes
12.28.17Clues for Our Last Single of 2017
12.21.17ApX Christmas Videos on YouTube
12.21.17After the Gift Rush: What if You Order Now?
12.21.17ApX Inspires Fan Who Then Inspires ApX
12.21.17New Single: 2 from Our 25th Anniversary Show
12.18.17New CD in Stock, Order Today for Christmas
12.14.17How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
12.14.17So is it Alexa-getiX or Apol-alexa?
12.14.17Clues for This Weekend's Single
12.14.17What's New on the New CD?
12.14.17Complete Your ApX Christmas Playlist
12.14.17Deadlines for Delivery Before Christmas
12.07.17The Story Behind the Title of Our New CD
12.05.17ApX Alum Becomes Amazon Prince
12.04.17Buy Our 50th CD, Get 1 of 26 CDs Free
11.29.17The Stories Behind Our New Single
11.29.17Update on Our Upcoming 50th CD
11.27.17ApX Needs Holiday Help & Prayers
11.27.17New Single: American-Made 70's & 90's Hits
11.23.17Get Ready for Our 50th CD
11.23.17Thanksgiving Song and Video for You
11.23.17Clues for Our Next Single
11.23.17Fan Says Thanks for "Thankfully" Song & Video
11.21.17Thanksgiving Message for Fans
11.17.17New Single Spoofs British Invasion Bands
11.17.17Tinch Gets Married & Celebrates Anniversary
11.17.17ApX Songbook Useful While Awaiting Auto Repairs
11.17.17Trunk or Treat with ApX Near Harrisburg PA
11.17.17ApX Over the Office Airwaves in Ohio
11.15.17Tinch Celebrates His ApX Anniversary
11.13.17New CD Deal Ends This Wkd (BOGO)
11.10.17ApX Adventures in Odyssey: Mag Makes Mention
11.10.17Steffi's Story: 12 Years of ApX in AZ
11.09.17Cluing You in on Our Next Single
11.07.17New CD Deal Ends Soon
11.02.17New Single Spoofs '69 & '71 Hits
11.02.17Texas Praise Band Plays ApX for Church
11.02.17ApX Affects Radio Request Line in TN
11.02.17Live Moose: ApX Alum to Host Benefit Show Saturday
10.29.17Jimmy "Vegas"Celebrates a Dozen Years with ApX
10.27.17The Late Great Next ApX Single Due This Weekend
10.26.17What's Up with the 25th Anniversary CD & DVD?
10.26.17New USBs with Complete Library in Stock
10.26.17Fan Mail from a Family of 10 in Alaska
10.21.17Amazing Testimony from a Fan's Son in AZ
10.21.17Michigan Men Go to Green Bay for ApX Experience
10.21.17From Foster Care to Adoption to ApologetiX
10.21.17What You Need to Know About Our Next Single

This Past Weekend in WI & MN
Thu., Oct. 13. 2011 12:27am EDT

We had a lovely maiden voyage with our brand-new trailer this past weekend, even though it took a rental van to get us to our concerts in Orfordville WI and Monticello MN. As it turns out, a 15-passenger van hauling a trailer that size doesn't get that much more mpg than a bus, but it gets unbelievably more mph!

The late show Friday night (scheduled for 8:45 p.m.) in Orfordville, turned into the late, late show, because the high-school football game it was scheduled to follow went later than expected. We didn't get to play till about 9:30 p.m., but better late than never.

Speaking of better late than never, we got some great news seven years after the fact at the Orfordville concert. The same church that promoted Friday's show had also promoted our concert in nearby Footville WI in April 2004, an outdoor event at the "World's Largest Rummage Sale." After the show in Orfordville, the church's youth leader told us that two of the church's current elders say they first became Christians at that Footville concert.

We led off our concert the next night in Monticello MN with "Hurry Home Wayward Son," which is ironic because we had to hurry home after the concert, since we were driving almost 900 miles through the night back to Pittsburgh. Then we were ordered to evacuate the building after the second song when our fog machine set off the smoke detectors, so it might have looked like we were an even bigger hurry to get home. But we did come back and do the rest of the show, of course.

Maybe we were in too much of a hurry; Greg dropped a heavy mixing board lid on his foot Saturday night, which caused quite a bit of swelling and took him out of commission as a driver. He went to the doctor on Wednesday and was told that his foot is broken in a couple of places, but the doctor does not deem it necessary to do anything -- just to let it heal naturally. Greg is still black and blue but is able to walk on it. Please keep him in your prayers.

There is something really cool that happened after Monticello show, though. We were honored to meet the late Dr. Walter Martin's daughter, Jill Martin Rische and her husband, Kevin, and their two kids. Jill and Kevin have carried on the work of her dad, the original Bible Answer Man and the father of Christian counter-cult apologetics, and it was delight to hear stories first hand from them about what he was like. We had corresponded via email, but this was the first time we'd met them in person.

Here are some email and Facebook excerpts from fans in attendance:

Thank you soo much for being such a blessing to me at everyone at tonight's concert! I was there to help sell tickets and had a terrible stomach ache, I was about to go home and I felt led in my heart that I was going to be there all night.

By the grace of God I made it through the night and your music and my praise and worship kept my pain down to nothing! Just wanted to tell all of y'all: awesome hearing you, and you probably heard a few amens being shouted and hands up in the air praising Jesus or the start of clapping, well that was me!

Jeanene Meyer Lewis
Hanover WI

Great concert! Thanks for you ministry. Hope to see next year.

Karen Witt

Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the concert in MN on Saturday. Your energy and strong faith really come through and it was just a fantastic night. Considering we had to evacuate after the smoke alarms went off, that was then the longest encore ever!

Tony Marcello
Shoreview MN

C.J. and I headed to Monticello so we could have first pickings of seats for the ApologetiX concert -- front and center is the best! The band was smoking hot so much that they set off the fire alarms. We were kicked out after the second song for about 5-10 minutes. No one minded cuz as soon as we were let back in we hurried back to our seats to 'rock on.'

Great show! Two and a half years since ApologetiX was in Minnesota last time is too long to wait to see them in concert again, but it was well worth the wait.

The highlights of the 'show' was when CJ was looking down for a second looking at his camera and all of a sudden J. jumped off the stage in front of him! CJ jumped and threw his hands in the air since he was caught off guard! Another highlight was when my nephew was called up on the stage when Tom Milnes was sharing a great message. The other highlight was afterward, when we got to visit with the band members (whom we are proud to call our friends!). It was cool that they remembered us even though they meet many people each year!

Thank you all. Anyone who has a chance to see Apologetix will be in a great treat!

Janelle Hoeft
Owatonna MN

You guys were fantastic last night -- so glad we got to take in a concert finally and see you guys again! God bless :)

Melissa Eklof
Anoka MN
Special thanks to:

Our concert coordinators: T-J Mohr (Orfordville) and Brian Ely (Monticello)

Our merchandise coordinators: Sherri and Alexis (Orfordville) and Heather and Paige (Monticello)

Our drivers: Keith, Tinch, and Greg