ApologetiX in OK, FL
Thu., Apr. 3. 2003 11:18pm EST
J. Jackson, lead singer for ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) here.
1. This Saturday: Welling OK (Near Tulsa)
2. Next Saturday: Pensacola FL
3. Upcoming Concerts
4. Prayer Requests
This past weekend, we had the thrill of playing to a packed house in Wisconsin on Friday night and then playing for U.S. Army troops at Fort Benning, GA, on Saturday. You haven't heard a crowd singing "I Love Apostle Paul" and "Learn Some Deuteronomy" until you've heard the boys in the U.S. Army sing it. No kidding! And a number of them even did push ups while we played! Hey, that's MY old routine from "Enter Samson," guys! :) For photos from both of those concerts and all of our other recent excursions, go to http://www.apologetix.com/photogallery/
And you've got to see the "ApologetiX as Legos" photos that were submitted to us by ApologetiX fan Stephen Starbuck. They're on line in the photo gallery, too!
We played the Fort Benning concert without the luxury of luggage AND without our instruments, which were all lost for a day by Delta Airlines. I'm just thankful they didn't lose my voice! Delta played some real games with our flights this past weekend, canceling one of them on the way to Wisconsin and one on the way to Fort Benning, so both of those flights (which had connecting flights) had to be re-routed in such a way that we were late for both concerts. Then, on Sunday, they told us our flight home (and the two flights after that) was overbooked, and we might have to wait all day. Thankfully, they were able to squeeze us in (We had tickets already, so they weren't doing us any favors, mind you) and all of our luggage was eventually returned to us Sunday night. All's well that ends well. Which brings me to my final little blurb from last weekend:
You know, with the NCAA basketball tournament in full swing, I was facing a dilemma. You see, I root for two college basketball teams, the University of Pittsburgh, which is so close to where we live, and the University of Kentucky, which is where my wife, Lisa, went to college. Both of those teams did extremely well this year, finishing in the top five in the country with arguably the two best defensive teams. Unfortunately, when the NCAA announced its match-ups for the tournament, they put Pitt and Kentucky in the same bracket, so it looked like those two teams would have to face each other in order for one of them to advance to the Final Four. Both Pitt and Kentucky won their first two games in the tournament, moving them within one game of a showdown. This put us in a real dilemma, because we both like to root for both teams, and we dreaded the thought of one eliminating the other. Well, I'd just like to thank Marquette University for solving our problems. Marquette surprised Pitt last Thursday night and beat them in the Sweet 16 and then upset heavily favored Kentucky on Saturday. Thanks a LOT, Marquette! Now, that both of my teams are eliminated, I don't have to worry about rooting for anybody ... except whoever is playing Marquette in the Final Four this weekend! :)
1. THIS SATURDAY: WELLING OK (NEAR TULSA)
Saturday, April 5, 2003 at 3:30 p.m.
FREE Event, but seating is limited (
$5 parking raised for Haitian children's school)
GODSTOCK (Camp Heart o Hills)
23125 Salvation Road
Welling, OK 74471 (
1 hour east of Tulsa, near Tahlequah)
CONTACT: 405-840-0735 x 131
2. NEXT SATURDAY: PENSACOLA FL
Saturday, April 12, 2003 at 1:45 p.m.
GRACE 2003 Wright Street Stage
Pensacola, FL 32582
CONTACT: Jim Bell (w) 850-995-5217
3. UPCOMING CONCERTS
This list adds concerts frequently, so stay tuned for more info. For the full details on all of the concerts below, please go to http://www.apologetix.com/tour.html and scroll to the bottom. To inquire about booking a concert, please contact Kathleen Burke at
Burke Communications at
(9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST).
Apr 05 - Welling OK (east of Tulsa) Apr 12 - Pensacola FL Apr 25 - Monaca PA Apr 26 - Corpus Christi TX Apr 30 - Cape Girardeau MO May 02 - Roseville MN (private event for 31 churches) May 09 - Portage MI May 10 - Monroe MI May 11 - Waynesville MO (closed concert) May 16 - Lansdale PA May 25 - Johnstown NY May 30 - Boulder City NV Jun 13 - Camdenton, MO Jun 14 - El Cajon CA (San Diego) Jun 25 - Paducah KY Jun 26 - Milwaukee WI JUN 28 - Albuquerque NM Jul 04 - Franklin NC Jul 05 - Mayfield KY Jul 12 - LiFest WI Jul 15 - Bastrop TX Jul 16 - Brownwood TX Jul 18 - Emporia KS Jul 19 - Camdenton MO Jul 24 - Spirit West Coast, CA Aug 05 - Kingdom Bound NY Aug 16 - Cheyenne WY Aug 17 - Fremont NE Aug 23 - Cincinnati OH Aug 29 - Elgin TX Aug 30 - Ellsworth ME Sep 6 - Marion OH Sep 7 - Marion OH Sep 13 - Fairfield IL
4. PRAYER REQUESTS
When my wife, Lisa, was growing up in Southwestern Kentucky, she had one official big sister, Jody, but she also had an unofficial bigger sister named Jeannie, a close friend of the family who lived with them for quite some time and became a part of the family. Jeannie is one of the sweetest people you'll ever meet, and her young daughter, Natalie, has that same sweetness. I guarantee that if you met them, you'd love them, not to mention their incredible Southern accents.
Unfortunately, Natalie has recently had some health problems and doctors thought she might have Lupus. We asked Jeannie if it would be O.K. to include Natalie in our prayer request section, and here's what she said:
"I just wanted to send you a note and tell you how much I appreciated your love, concern, and most of all, the prayers you offered up on Natalie's behalf. Natalie had been so sick, and the blood in her urine was not decreasing as the doctor said it should be, after a month. Then they tested her for Lupus and it really scared me. I haven't been that scared in a longtime. When we got to Vanderbilt, they did another Urinalysis and told us the blood was now a moderate-to-small amount, instead of a large amount. We had no doubt, that the reduction of blood and the negative results of the Lupus tests, were from all the prayers that had been said. I would be honored and very grateful for you to remember Natalie in your newsletter. She still needs our prayers so that her urine will completely clear up and there is no blood present."
Also, please pray for our lead guitarist/producer, Karl, and his wife, Debbie. Although they don't have any children yet, they have a house full of pets and Debbie raises and rides horses. Their Paint horse Molly was due to have her first foal in June 2003 but prematurely aborted it last week.
As Debbie told us, "I have been working with horses for about 22 years now, and this is the first one of my own that I've ever lost. Though we never got the chance to know her, this foal was incredibly important to me, and she was so much more real to me because I've been feeling her kick daily inside Molly's belly for many weeks now. The foal was a little girl, with perfect coloring and markings. I named her Dove, and we buried her last week. I know that God is in control of every animal in this world and every bird in the sky, and there was a reason He felt that Dove would have a better life with Him. But the frustration and pain I feel right now is so real, and it's hard to understand His will sometimes. I am grateful that Molly survived the ordeal, and is in good health today as if nothing ever happened. But losing this foal is a true test of my strength, I can assure you."
Please pray for Natalie and for Deb. Thanks!
-- J. Jackson Lead Singer/Lyricist ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) www.apologetix.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of Christ, who is God over all, forever praised!