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Trin-I-Tee 5:7 & Jon Gibson Chat Summary

  • 1999 4 Nov
Trin-I-Tee 5:7 & Jon Gibson Chat Summary

from Tuesday November 30, 1999

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Summary from the Trin-i-tee 5:7 & Jon Gibson Chat Double Header!!

First Up: {{Trin-i-tee 5:7}}!

Let us stand to hear our evening anthem (their favorite song), sung by three of our guests tonight: "Put Your Hands".

The bases are loaded. On first base: Chanelle. Second Base: Adrian. Third base: Angel. They are {{Trin-i-tee 5:7}}! These three single 21-year-olds were first a duet. Chanelle and Angel hooked up during high school in New Orleans and started singing together. It was not long before Adrian, the professional make-up artist that worked with people such as {{Kirk Franklin}} and many others, was asked to join the group. According to Chanelle and Angel, Adrian is the best thing that happened to the group. That's when they became who they are now -- a wonderful group, full of energy that sings Gospel music! They have now been singing together for four years.

Their influences vary. Adrian grew up listening to {{Tramaine Hawkins}}, {{Amy Grant}}, Barbra Streisand, and Tina Turner. (I think she forgot somebody!) They all sang in church. Chanelle sang her first solo at the age of six in front of 500 people, standing on a chair! Adrian started singing at about four because of her grandmother. Angel was about 7 when she started performing.

With their talent, it would be very easy for them to compromise their ministry and become another secular group, especially since they want to evolve in their music, be creative and venture out into new styles (something they'll do with their label B-Rite Music!) They understand their purpose and calling.

"Ministry is encouraging others to seek a personal relationship with Christ", says Adrian."

"...singing to God's people." adds Chanelle, "and there's nothing in Christ that is worth compromising our values."

To have a young person come up to them and tell them that it's the first Christian concert they've attended or the first Christian album that they've bought, to know that they made a difference in somebody's life, is a source of inspiration to the group and gives them that boost to continue in their ministry. However, they're looking forward to work with secular artists, producers, and songwriters.

They make sure to spend time with the Lord individually and as a group. Sometimes, it is before a performance, often after, whenever they can find time. Adrian likes to do her personal devotions early in the morning when it is quiet.

For young women:

"Acknowledge that you are not in this world alone. There are dreams, hopes and desires in your heart that you will never attain to the extent of what you can accomplish with Jesus Christ. With Him you are part of the kingdom. You are royalty and you have to know that in your heart," says Adrian. "Your walk with Christ is one day at a time. We all fall at different times in our life, but get up and go to your Heavenly Father and don't allow guilt to hold you back from Him, and growing in wisdom and abundance."

Angel would like young women to value themselves and know that they are God's blessings. They encouraged the attendees to be doers of the Word and living testimonies so that others will see a consistency of their faith. Angel adds "Keep a one on one relationship with Christ and do not limit yourself. Go as far as God will take you. He has no limits."

"Look to God as your perfect example and know that He's the God of the second chance no matter what you've experienced in life. The good, the bad, and the ugly... God is always there. The Bible says, 'Seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be opened.' Whatever you need of Him, He Is." says Chanelle.

Have you ever been in a concert with about 10,000 other people and the artists stopped singing? It was probably Trin-i-tee 5:7! One of their most embarrassing moments of their lives was when, at a concert, the guitarist almost fell off stage. The girls saw what happened. One of the girls started laughing and sent it like a virus to another. Praise God for the final member who had nerves of steel and didn't flinch! (It wasn't Chanelle!!)

Or perhaps have you been in a hotel and heard somebody screaming and hollering down the hallway? It was probably Adrian! Her dear friends had checked in before her and had taken the opportunity to ask for a key to Adrian's room. When Adrian finally got to her room and entered, she saw the lamp shaking. She was scared, screamed, ran out of the room, and hit her shoulder on the wall. It had to be a thief (or should we say thieves!!) It wasn't long before she heard some people laughing out loud. LOL!!! Guess who?

Bits and pieces on Trin-i-tee:

You are sure to find them dressed up with clothes that will reflect their style and music.
They have two albums on the market. The first one took three years to complete and the second one only three months. The second one, ==Spiritual Love==, is their favorite!
They performed on the Inspirational Soundtrack of "The Prince of Egypt." They got to meet {{CeCe Winans}}, {{Fred Hammond}}, BoyzIIMen, and {{Kirk Franklin}}.

Their favorite verses...
Chanelle: "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me."
Adrian: John 3:16
Angel: 1 John 5:7

Their projects for Christmas? Spend time with their families and friends, really celebrate the birth of Christ, and eat a LOT!!! Don't forget the sweet potato pie!

Their favorite Christmas songs?
Angel: "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire"
Adrian: "The First Noel" and "Let it Snow"
Chanelle: "I miss you most at Christmas Time" by Mariah Carey

For you fans, listeners, lovers of Gospel music, family members that are already very supportive, and/or prayer warriors, you can add the following needs on your prayer list:
Pray for their ministry and for each member as they continue their walk with Christ as a whole and individually.
Pray for their strength.

Jon Gibson Steps Up To The Plate

Let's look at the stats for this player:

Jon Gibson is thirty something.
He has been married for six years. (Jon was first attracted to his wife when she told him "This isn't {{Jon Gibson}}'s Prayer Hour so find whatever freeway will get you out of my face faster..." In spite of the "wonderful start", he couldn't wait to track her down the next day.)
They have two boys, sons of thunder! The oldest is four and the youngest is two. His two sons would be the people he'd want to influence the most if he had only one week left to live. He'd teach them even more about Christ because he knows that God has special plans for them.
He's been singing since the age of 5 or 6 and plans to do music until he can not lift a guitar pick anymore.
Over the years, he's changed his look from the Miami Vice criminal thing (since the criminals all had pony tails!) into one that could still make it!
In his Chevy 1500, you can listen to Chuck Berry's "Greatest Hits" and in his home. . . {{Trin-i-tee 5:7}}...
He's recently released his first album in several years: ==The Man Inside== on his new label home B-Rite Music.

Since his father was into country music, Jon first was influenced by Hank Williams and Buck Owens. Later in the 60's while in the San Francisco Bay Area, his father started a R&B radio station with a DJ called "Jumpin' George", and from then on Jon listened to R&B music!

Jon went to church with his father so he would stop preaching at him, but also because he loved his father and wanted his father to be happy. With the years, his favorite Scripture became Romans 8. He said it's hard for him to pick one favorite verse but it would probably be more specifically that nothing can separate us from the love of God.... the love that He demonstrated. On the other hand, his favorite Christmas song is "Chestnut roasting on an open fire" by Nat King Cole.

When asked if there are any artists whose music has helped him in his walk with God, he answered "I think my own music ministers to me because it's not my own music but it's God's music. There's so much music that comes through me on a daily basis... that I wonder what God's gonna do with all this music."

His favorite instrument is drums. He also plays the piano, guitar, percussion, bass, but no wind instruments even though he thought of learning the flute at one time. He changed his mind when he heard "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin.

And Jon goes on talking about that song.... "When I hear that song played backwards, you have to shut your ears to not hear what's going on in the music. Backward masking was developed by groups in the 60's who were into the occult because of the writings that they were reading (Madame Blevatski and Alister Crowley thought that one could hear messages from demons by playing music backwards). So the groups were doing these tricks, by flipping the master over and saying something forward while playing something backwards.... because you'd be hearing words that were spoken forwards... backwards.

"But on "Stairway to Heaven" that's not what we're talking about. That's not a trick. It's the lead vocal track. Starting from '....and it makes me wonder if there's a bustle in your hedgerow...', in other words a problem in your life,'....don't be alarmed now it's just a spring clean for the May queen. Yes, there are two paths you can go by...' (left hand path, Satan's path.... right hand path, for the over-comers) and the song goes on to say, 'But in the long run there's always time to change the road you're on.'

"Unfortunately, Led Zeppelin didn't have time to change the road they were on before one of their band members died. The time to change is NOW! When you play that song backwards, this is what it says verbatim 'Here's to my sweet Satan, I want to live it backwards like the Zep, who's power is Satan... He will give you, give you 666...' And this is the lead vocal track played backwards... 'it's as clear as a bell.'

"Interesting that Led Zeppelin always referred to themselves as "The Zep". They've been called "The Zep" for years. Satan could have picked any four people to form Led Zeppelin. It wasn't their music, it was his. It's still today on the top rock and roll countdown stations. It still comes up #1 of the rock and roll songs of all time. So, if you were trying to write the most perfect rock song of all time so that the lyrics forward when played backwards would say something else, you would probably mess that song up pretty good, but we're talking demonic intelligence here, not human intelligence."

(Jon got that information on a video called "Rock and Roll Sorcerers of the New Age Revolution" by Joe Schimmel, distributed in Christian Bookstores through Diamante Music Group.)

Jon has been making records since 1982 and his latest CD, ==The Man Inside== is be his 9th. Most of his earlier albums are still available. With his experience in the music business, he knows that if money can be generated, it will attract people who are money motivated. But even though it was hard to wait for God to promote his ministry, because "we are always too anxious," he knows that God moves as He moves, no more, no less.

Jon is looking forward to his 10th CD, a praise and worship album, entitled "Soul/2/Praise", containing remixes and arrangements of all his favorite P&W songs rearranged in a way that moves him . . . an R&B format.

We should find on the song "Give Thanks", his favorite, on that CD. He even sang it to his sons when they were born. "My firstborn was crying when I sang it to him and he stopped crying... my second started crying when I sang it to him!!

In his near future . . . his first tour. He's preparing a tour that will unite Black Gospel with Contemporary Christian Pop so we could see the body of Christ unified.

"I think there's a big difference between prejudice and unfamiliar. I think that the same audience that loves {{Shirley Caesar}} would love {{Michael W. Smith}} as well, because they both love Christ and they are both very talented and it would be fun to unify black gospel and Christian radio to promote the same event bringing audiences together over a wide spectrum. I don't think there's a problem between the two sides, they're just unfamiliar with each other."

Here is Jon's encouragement to you:

"Don't base your identity on happiness because happiness is a thing... like a job, like a car, like money, it passes. It comes and it goes. But thank God that the joy of the Lord that springs up through us doesn't depend on happiness. That is our strength when we're in circumstances that couldn't possibly make us happy, we can take joy over happiness any day."

This was a great double header!! Thank you to our guests, {{Trin-i-tee 5:7}} and {{Jon Gibson}}. Click on their names to read the artists' bios, album reviews and more!

by Elehost for the Music Channel on

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