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10.18.21New USBs Include Next CD and Latest Single
10.16.21Prayer Request Updates: Angela Walker & Bill Turner
10.16.21How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
10.16.21Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
10.16.21Bible-Reading Update: Psalms 141-Ecclesiastes 9
10.15.21Another Rieger Daughter Becomes a Bride
10.15.21Influential Albums: 519-525
10.14.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 17th Single
10.13.21New Single: '85 & '86
10.13.21Buy Our Next CD, Get 1 of 34 Free
10.09.21Updated on Three Prayer Requests from Last Week
10.08.21How to Donate Online or by Mail
10.08.21Influential Albums: 512-518
10.08.21What's on the Never, but Then Again Before CD?
10.04.21This Week's News Bulletin
10.03.21Important Prayer Requests from Three Fans
10.03.21Influential Albums: 505-511
10.02.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 16th Single
10.02.21Get Over 1400 Tracks for $100 This Week
09.30.21More Info on the Upcoming ApologetiX CD
09.28.21New Single: 80's Solo Superstars
09.25.21Next CD Coming Next Month
09.25.21Influential Albums: 498-504
09.25.21New USB Flash Drives Include New CD & Single
09.20.21Couple Will Match All Donations Thru Thursday
09.17.21Urgent Prayer Request for Bill Turner
09.17.21From a Native American ApX Fan in Montana
09.17.21Influential Albums: 491-497
09.17.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 15th Single
09.15.21New Single: 80's One-Hit Wonders (Almost)
09.12.21How to Get the New ApX Digital Interactive Songbook
09.12.21Clues for 2021 Single #15
09.12.21Influential Albums: 484-490
09.07.21This Week's News Bulletin
09.04.21Super Sentiments from 16 States & Saskatchewan
09.04.21Another Praise Report from Darnell Cline
09.04.21No Single This Wkd: Here's Why & What's in the Works
09.04.21Influential Albums: 477-483
08.27.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 14th Single
08.27.21Influential Albums: 470-476
08.24.21New Single: 2 from 1986
08.22.21New CD BOGO Ends Wednesday
08.22.21Big Bunch o' Books: What J.'s Been Reading Lately
08.20.21Influential Albums: 463-469
08.16.21This Week's News Bulletin
08.14.21Influential Albums: 456-462
08.14.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 13th Single
08.10.21New Single: 2 Top 10 Hits from 1985
08.07.21Rich Gets Quick: Fastest ApX Member to 100 Songs
08.07.21Influential Albums: 449-455
08.07.21New CD in Stock: Buy 1, Get 1 of 33 CDs Free
08.02.21This Week's News Bulletin
07.30.21More Prayer Needed for Darnell Cline
07.30.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 12th Single
07.30.21Influential Albums: 442-448
07.27.21New Single: More Mid-80's Music
07.25.21Influential Albums: 435-441
07.25.21What's on the Get Rich Quick CD?
07.22.21This Week's News Bulletin
07.17.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 11th Single
07.16.21Father of the Bride (and Father of the Bride 2)
07.16.21More Info on the Upcoming ApologetiX CD
07.16.21Influential Albums: 428-434
07.12.21New 80's Single: #1 Hit and a One-Hit Wonder
07.10.21Darnell Cline: Encouragement from Other ApX Fans
07.10.21Update on Last Week's Appeal Letter
07.10.21Get Ready for Our 62nd CD
07.10.21Remembering ApX Fan Steve Fagan
07.10.21Influential Albums: 421-427
07.08.21Clues for 2021 Single #11
07.05.21This Week's News Bulletin
07.02.21Darnell Cline: Continued Improvement, Long Way to Go
07.02.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 10th Single
07.01.21Influential Albums: 414-420
06.28.21New Single ('84 & '86)
06.27.21Buy Any CD, Get One Free (CD Downloads, Too)
06.26.21Darnell Cline Transferred to Long-Term Rehab
06.26.21Clues for 2021 Single #10
06.25.21Influential Albums: 407-413
06.18.21New Prayer Update on Darnell Cline
06.18.21Influential Albums: 400-406
06.18.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Ninth Single
06.14.21New Single: '83 & '86
06.11.21Fan Will Match Donations Through Monday
06.11.21Influential Albums: 393-399
06.04.21Prayer Update on Darnell & Sonja Cline
06.04.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Eighth Single
06.04.21Influential Albums: 386-392
06.04.21New Single: '83 & '85
05.29.21Influential Albums: 379-385
05.24.21This Week's News Bulletin
05.21.21Influential Albums: 365-378
05.20.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Seventh Single
05.18.21New Single: More from '84
05.07.21This Week's ApX Radio Show: Mother's Day
05.07.21New Single: '85 & '86
05.07.21Influential Albums: 351-364
05.06.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Sixth Single
04.28.21Bible-in-One Year Starts Today
04.23.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Fifth Single

Remembering ApX Fan Steve Fagan
Sat., Jul. 10. 2021 1:09pm EDT

J. Jackson, lead singer and lyricist for ApologetiX here again.

About two and a half weeks ago, we received this sad news from the Rhonda Fagan, the wife of longtime ApologetiX fan Steve Fagan of Round Rock TX:

It is with deep sorrow I share the news of my husband, Steve's, passing. He went home October 29, 2020, at 6:46 a.m. From my arms to those of Jesus. He had been diagnosed with glioblastoma brain cancer March 25, 2020.

Steve specifically asked me to continue to contribute to The ApologetiX, support the ministry and your families.

He was always so tickled to introduce your music to others. He often used it to witness, a sort familiar transition and sharing opportunity, good music made great. His efforts to convince our church in Leander to host the band were treasure to him. I can't even begin to tell you how honored he was.

I pray the Lord's opens heaven and pours blessings on you. If Steve is as adamant with Lord as he was with Pastor Bren, get ready.

We celebrated Steve's 55th birthday October 5, 2020, a little more than three weeks before he passed.

I was very sad to hear the news. I responded to Rhonda at the time with my condolences and some questions. I also asked if she would be all right if we're shared what she had said as a tribute to Steve. On Monday, she sent that following:

I'm sorry I have taken so long to respond. We celebrated Steve's 55th birthday October 5, 2020, a little more than three weeks before he passed.

Our son, Jared, is 22 now. We're both struggling and very lost. Trying to figure out what we do next. Jared and I are both exploring education and career options. Steve had decent life insurance, so many expenses are taken care of. I can't even begin to describe the emotional and spiritual upheaval. It's definitely one set footprints in the sand for now.

Steve and I had a new home built. Our closing was supposed to be the day he had surgery. So, all the plans we made fell away. God had other plans.

I haven't worked in more than 20 years. I specialized in call center technology installation and project management. The career that took me, and eventually Steve, to Uniontown PA, Moundsville WV, and Morgantown WV, once upon a time. But technology years are worse than dog years.

The Lord assured me He has a plan, but I need to get through this part first. Please use any part of my letter you'd like. You can edit as you see fit.

Thanks for allowing me to share. I know ny words pale in comparison to Steve's passion. I was surprised by the number of people that contacted me to say how much Steve had meant to them, how much help he had been during one situation or another. His prayers, faith, advice and help meant so much to them. He kept most of it very quiet. He told me, the glory belongs to the Lord, not Steve.

When a friend passes, I will sometimes go through old emails from them so people can hear the person I knew. Here's an email Steve sent us a almost a decade ago, on November 5, 2011, after our Wise Up and Rock CD came out:

Hey J! I downloaded the CD on October 31. Once I saw it was available I took early leave from work and hurried home to download it.

The music is incredible! The addition of the keyboards really aids these songs! My wife enjoyed the medley, she said you sounded better then some of the original singers!

Would like to have a lyric sheet when it's available.

And here's another one from September 6, 2012, after he sent a donation, that shows his heart for sharing ApologetiX with others:

We pray all is well. Could I beg a favor from you? Our associate pastor, Dave Giles of Leander AG, is moving on to new ministry in Washington State. I would like anything that comes from this donation (the DVD and/or downloads) to go to Dave, if its at all possible. I would greatly appreciate it. His information is below.

Please tell me you are not coming to Texas in the next three weeks. We are headed out of town and it seems you always are in the area when we are out of town.

We are honored that God gave us such favor with Steve. Please join us in praying for Rhonda and Jared.