A Testing of Your Faith | Image of songwriter Evan Craft
Episode 18

Evan Craft: Are You an Artist or a Soldier?

I took a bunch of gringos, Americans, that had never lived in Latin America on tour

Preparing for a Testing of Your Faith

Here at Worship Leader we consistently see artists and worship leaders referencing a mentor or a coach that steps in at just the right moment and gives us a piece of advice or drops some scripturally based wisdom on us that changes our lives forever. It’s one of the reasons we created the Worship Leader Institute and launched a coaching program.

In this episode of our devotionals podcast, The Walk, artist, and songwriter Evan Craft tells a story of his first tour of South America, how it all “fell apart,” but how God used the chaos and the struggle to realign Evan’s heart with his true purpose in ministry.

James 1:2-4 (ESV) Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Be encouraged today that you are a part of something much bigger than yourself, and thank God for that as we all fall short of the glory of God. Be encouraged that you are really a soldier in God’s great army and his sovereign will reign supreme. In spite of what challenges may be in front of us, we can trust and know that in the testing we will develop the steadfastness needed to take on each day and fight the good fight. Be willing to be a good soldier that obeys the commands of your King.

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Scripture References

New Music by Evan Craft


An artist doesn’t have to be born into a community to be embraced by its people. Just ask Evan Craft. Passion, authenticity, and anointing are the barrier-breaking qualities that have allowed a non-Hispanic man to become one of the most successful artists in Latin music today.

Dove Award-winning artist with over 1.4 BILLION career streams, Evan Craft, recently released “Fight On My Knees” in August 2022 which is already off to a hot start. His 2021 Singles “Be Alright” and “Desesperado” have seen huge success hitting #1 and #14 on Christian Radio, respectively. “Be Alright” is currently nominated for Song Of The Year at the 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards.

Impressive songwriting and vocal skills have catapulted his career from YouTube streams to the top of the charts. In addition to multiple projects, recorded in both Spanish and English, he’s committed to making a difference in a hurting world. To date, he’s raised more than $250,000 for a homeless mission in LA that he co-founded, called Mi Casa. Craft is building a bridge between two cultures and touching many lives in the process.

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