Episode 37

Steele Croswhite: Giving Up Your Dreams For The Local Church

God, use my gifts to bring joy.

Wouldn’t it be epic to be a rock star? Fame. Money. Glory. Amazing, right? Well, not so much. Not many of our guests have had as much commercial success, or worldly success, as Steele Croswhite. In his days as a rock star, he shared stages with some of the biggest bands of the 90s and early 2000s like The Counting Crows, Sheryl Crow, Ziggy Marley, The Foo Fighters, and more.  Then, Jesus came and his life completely changed. It’s an exciting episode that reminds us that the path of following Jesus over everything is the path to true joy. Psalm 119:74 (NLT)

May all who fear you find in me a cause for joy, for I have put my hope in your word.

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Who is Steele Croswhite?

Signing his first record deal at the age of 21, Steele Croswhite began his career as the lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist for the acclaimed rock band Silvercrush. While the group earned Billboard chart success and toured with artists like Sheryl Crow, Foo Fighters, and Maroon 5, Croswhite’s life was falling apart. He drifted from his Christian upbringing, lured by the trappings of fame and reeling from his father’s untimely death. Encouraged by his sister to visit the church she was attending, Croswhite experienced the true grace of Jesus Christ and rededicated his life to the Lord. Today, he serves as a pastor and worship leader at The Rock Church, a suburban Salt Lake City congregation on a mission to share the Hope and grace of Christ in Utah—a state with among the fewest Bible-believing Christians in the country. It was. Through outreach efforts in the community, including those from Mormon/LDS backgrounds, The Rock Church seeks to work together, in unity, to reach the world for Jesus Christ.

The Rock Music is the worship ministry of The Rock Church. It is a collaboration of musicians who are dedicated to writing, recording, and performing relevant Christ-centered music without compromise. Rooted in the local church, our sole desire is to: Love God, Bless the Saints, & Win the Lost. With Christ as our anchor, each musician subscribes to the following mission statement: I have been put on the earth to touch the world for God through music, and to be part of the best bands in the world known for loving Jesus Christ. The collective—helmed by Croswhite—has released 11 full-length records and eight EPs. In addition, selections from The Rock Music are showcased on the DREAM Records and PURE FLIX releases “God’s Not Dead: A Light In Darkness Soundtrack” and “Samson: Songs From and Inspired by the Motion Picture”. Their latest single “Mercy” is available now on all streaming platforms.

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