Behind the Scenes with for King and Country
Headlining tonight’s SoCal Harvest is the very popular musical group from Australia, for King and Country! Joel and Luke Smallbone are the group’s lead singers and are also the younger brothers of Rebecca St. James.
Joel will be leading solo for King and Country tonight, as Luke was diagnosed with a serious stomach ailment and is home recovering. Prayers would be appreciated. One of the comments Joel made in tonight’s pre-performance interview was how overwhelmed the group and family has been as fans have emailed and shown their support on Twitter and Facebook through their prayers and words of encouragement for Luke.
When asked about how it feels to see the audience react to songs he has written, Joel responded, “When I write lyrics and music, I ask for God’s inspiration and when I see the faces lifted up and the crowds singing, I receive confirmation that His hand was on me for this work.”
Joel’s word of encouragement for those who hear Pastor Greg’s message of the gospel but are not sure if they want to respond was, “Don’t wait! Turn to God–we all need Him.”