A Parable.com exclusiveInterview with Carman!
How did your music career start?
Carman: "I started doing drama when I was six and I learned to play guitar at 16. I then played drums and guitar professionally from when I was 17 until I was about 20."
What kind of styles did you play?
Carman: "Anything I could get worked. Oldies, big band, club, Top 40, country."
You became a Christian at an Andre Crouch concert. What was it about that concert that touched you?
Carman: "I could feel the spirit of God through what he was doing. I really felt an anointing. He took what was sacred in the church and put it into music I could relate to."
What do you enjoy most about your career?
Carman: "It's all fun. Ultimately performing live is probably my favorite. That's where you know that what you do is really working."
Why do you offer most of your concerts for
Carman: "So people can have access to the
Gospel, to get to the people. It is the same reason Billy Graham offers his crusades free."
Why did you choose "Mission 3:16" as
the title of your new album?
Carman: "It is a combination of the Great
Commission and John 3:16, which is the primary Scripture for salvation. This is our mission, to win the lost. I try to do it in a creative way."
What other artists have inspired you?
Carman: "Anybody to me that does what they do from a sincere heart inspires me. [I like] anybody who is effective. That could be anyone from Bill Gaither to dcTalk.
I can get into anything.
"What do you have planned for your career
in the next several years?
Carman: "I really feel the Lord calling me
to get much more into TV and movies, that's what is on the horizon."
What do you do in your spare time?
Carman: "I like to relax with friends and
I love to see movies. If I find a movie I like I'll watch it five or ten times until I understand the dialogue and how they deliver it. Hopefully it will show up in my movies. I'm also a great history buff and I love to watch documentaries.
Carman Ministries has its own web site. Do you
think there are ministry opportunities on the Internet?
Carman: "I think that anywhere you can
communicate, you can minister."
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