• Switchfoot - When giving back hits HOME

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    “To hear of a teacher here in San Diego who's singing our songs to his class - you know, once a week;  I mean, what an honor." - Jon Foreman, Switchfoot

    As they travel all over the world for performances, humanitarian work and other events the guys in the band Switchfoot get to interact with people of diverse cultures and witness the magnificence of God's creation. And, still, their favorite place on earth is the community they grew up in and call home, San Diego, California...

    “Twelve years ago, we sat on a flight home from Australia and talked about some of the amazing places we had visited around the globe. We kept coming back to a single truth - the place that meant the most to us, our favorite place to be, was HOME.” - Switchfoot

    San Diego is where Jon, Tim, Chad, Jerome and Drew produce their music and spend time doing life with each other, their families; and, as opportunities arise, with the people who make the surrounding area so special.

    Like Martin Johnson...

    A beloved teacher at Santana High School in Santee, California, Mr. Johnson is known for singing Switchfoot songs during lunchtime concerts, in his AP Literature class, and at campus flash mobs. He is retiring this year and his wife Diane Johnson, after secretly connecting with Switchfoot, pulled off a brilliant surprise to the delight of her husband: 

    “I look over and there's Jon Foreman and there's the rest of the guys. It's like, wow! It was a life-fulfillment. It was such a blessing.” - Martin Johnson

    And, the students at Greg Rogers Elementary School...

    For almost thirteen years the band has hosted the SWITCHFOOT BRO-AM Surfing and Music Festival. Last year's event raised over $200,000 to support local youth and $25,000 went to Rogers Elementary School in Chula Vista for band instruments. The guys stopped by the school to meet the students and see first-hand the impact of their gifts: 

    “This means that the students get to meet the people who made it possible for them to learn these instruments. Without Switchfoot's generous donation they wouldn't have had the opportunity to learn these instruments here at our school.” -   Michael Gray - Music teacher, Greg Rogers Elementary School

    Hillsong Worship's Brooke (Fraser) Ligertwood Shares Her Testimony

    Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    “I didn't grow up in a household of faith; but, from when I was a really little girl I would find myself daydreaming about God,” Brooke recalls. “I have vivid memories of being in the playground at recess and looking at the sky and the clouds and the trees and thinking about God and hoping He was having a nice day.” - Brooke (Fraser) Ligertwood, Hillsong Worship

    During a visit to the Air1 studios, Brooke opened up about life as a little girl and what brought her to faith in Jesus Christ. The story of her inquisitive, child-like faith is captured in this video: 

    In 2005, Brooke moved from New Zealand to Australia. On her first night in Sydney, she went to a barbecue at Hillsong Church and met her future husband, Scott Ligertwood. Just good friends, at first, they eventually started dating and married in 2008. These days, Brooke and Scott live in Southern California with their daughter, Dylan. They attend Hillsong LA and Brooke considers going to church as more than just a 'Sunday experience'; instead, it's an opportunity to 'do life' with each other...

    "The idea that the people that you sit beside on Sunday aren't just people that you brush shoulders with and never speak with again during the week. But, the idea of true community being people that you do the highs and the lows with, people that pray with you when things are tough and rejoice with you when things are going great.”

    Brooke reflects more on doing life with the Hillsong community here:

     

    LIVE @: TobyMac Hits Deep Tour - Austin, TX

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    "We love you guys and we're so excited to be a part of Hits Deep. Hope you guys can come out to a show - say 'hey." I'm always signing every night; so, if you want to, come out and meet me too. Come say 'hey'." - Hollyn

    On Sunday, February 12, 2017 the TobyMac Hits Deep Tour kicked off in Cedar Park, TX and Air1 was there making sure you had the inside view via Facebook LIVE. Here's a recap of those live posts in case you missed them - including an up close moment with Hollyn right before she took the stage:

     

     

     HOLLYN:

     

     CAPITAL KINGS:

     

     TOBYMAC AND THE DIVERSE CITY BAND:

     

     TOBYMAC!

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