Crowd shot masthead ApologetiX Logo Keith Haynie plays bassBill Hubauer plays lead guitarJ. Jackson sings leadJimmy Vegas Tanner plays drums
64,436
as of February 20, 2018

<< Back to the fan club


Search Past News:

Sort by Relevance Date

Yesterday's News:

02.19.18Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
02.19.18New ApX USB Thumb Drives in Stock
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)
02.09.18Another 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

This Past Weekend in OH & AL
Wed., Feb. 29. 2012 10:45pm EST

They'd prepared us for the snake handling ... just not the cattle rustling.

Before our concerts last weekend in Lucasville OH and Altoona AL, our host in Alabama had emailed us with an important question:

Y'all start at 7 p.m., so we plan on getting the snakes out at 7:15 p.m. Would you prefer rattlesnakes or copperheads?
He was joking, of course, although a friend of ours who attended Saturday's concert shared the following:
I was in a service where a man took snakes down front in a paper bag and wanted to start passing them around. He had been "joking" about it and no one thought he was serious.

He had been sitting beside me with a large paper bag that just had the top rolled down and I did see something sort of move in the bag before he walked the center aisle to the front and opened the bag to show the content to the pastor. I wondered before he left our row what on earth was in that bag.

He did this during the Worship and Music portion of a Friday Night Revival. The man was from Alabama and that is no joke!
Our hosts in Altoona played up the snake-handling joke and even had a big wooden box with a lid on it that said "Faith Test," although it was empty. What they lacked in snakes, however, they made up for in steaks. Before the concert, the senior pastor grilled and served us New York strip steaks so delicious that the band members all agreed they were the best we'd ever eaten.

Maybe we ate too much of them, though. We've heard that beef stays with you a long time after you eat it, but listen to this: On our way to the hotel afterward, we were pulled over by policemen who wanted to know what we had in our trailer. It turns out that area has had quite a few cattle stolen lately, and our trailer made us look like possible cattle rustlers. Thankfully, they trusted our much more plausible story of being a nationally-touring Christian parody band. :)

Anyway, the staff and volunteers at both churches we played this past weekend were wonderful, and the audiences were lively and appreciative.

Here are some email excerpts from our concert coordinators:
Thank you for all you did! Last night we had 10 people come to Christ that came back to church because they attended the concert and enjoyed themselves.

We would love for ApologetiX to come back and you would probably know how long to wait in between shows more than me. So please contact me when it works in your schedule

Jerry "Squint" Horton
BFC Elder South Central Ohio
Lucasville OH

That won't be the last time, 'cause we're wanting y'all back around the same time next year. God bless, and y'all were great.

Eric Thompson
Lighthouse Church
Altoona AL
Here's an email excerpt from a fan in attendance:
Awesome concert last night! I can't wait until I get to go see my third. The grandma version of "Life Restored" was hilarious! And thanks for all the autographs.

Jonathan Lindstrom
Madison AL
Special thanks to:

Our concert coordinators: Jerry "Squint" Horton (Lucasville) and Eric "Erik" Thompson (Altoona). Thanks also to both church's senior pastors, Pastor Tim.

Our merchandise coordinators: Jacob and Kristina (Lucasville) and Laura and Tabitha (Altoona).

Honorable mention to:

Hal (a.k.a. Sgt. Rock) and Michele Lowder, who traveled from Gainesville GA and have now seen us in seven states (South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, Georgia, Florida, and Alabama).

Bridgett Joyce, who also traveled from Georgia to Alabama, and has now seen ApologetiX in three states: Georgia, Florida, and Alabama.