Check out the HIF Facebook Page
Follow HIF on Twitter
Watch videos from HIF on YouTube.
Back to the home page.
Search the artist database.
Your chance to win is a click away.
Get a free song every week.
Want a free song every week?
Sign up now
9/3/2010 - Jeremy Camp Announces "The Worship Tour" with Carlos Whittaker and John Mark McMillan
Coming off the successful release of his new worship project, BEC Recordings’ artist Jeremy Camp announces his fall headline tour: “The Worship Tour” featuring Integrity worship artists’ Carlos Whittaker and John Mark McMillan. The tour will kick off with a special Nashville-edition concert on October 8th concluding on October 31st in Salem, IL (see below for the tour schedule).
"I am so excited about this new season the Lord has me in right now,” shares Jeremy Camp. “Putting this album out last week and then taking it out on the road with Carlos and John Mark is something I am looking forward to in a huge way! The unity of all of our hearts for worship will make for an amazing evening of praise to our Lord and Saviour"
The Worship Tour is also featuring local church leaders exclusive Q&A sessions. These sessions, “Conversations from the Red Chair” presented by Integrity Live, will be an open conversation with Jeremy Camp, Carlos Whittaker, and John Mark McMillan to encourage and fellowship with local church leaders before the show. For the registered price of $25 (limited number of tickets at each date), each church leader will receive entrance to the Conversations Pre-Show, one premium-seat ticket to the concert and a church leader gift bag including song sheets and chord charts. Registration and dates are available now at this site: http://jeremycamp.com/conversations/
The kick-off event is taking place in Jeremy’s home base in Nashville, TN on October 8th at Allen Arena at Lipscomb University. This concert is a free event for the area and specially titled “Jeremy Camp’s Come Celebrate Nashville.” This will be an evening of music from Camp and special guests as well as community outreach that he hopes becomes an annual event. Honoring Nashville, the show will be benefiting two local organizations: Second Harvest Food Bank and Warm Coats from Warm Hearts. Concert attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods and/or winter coats.
For tickets and more information on “The Worship Tour,” visit http://jeremycamp.com/content/tour .
4/14/2010 - Carlos Whittaker Reveals His Ragamuffin Soul April 27
Ragamuffin Soul, the full-length Integrity Music debut from singer/songwriter and worship leader Carlos Whittaker, is slated to bow April 27. Produced by Jason Ingram and Rusty Varenkamp, Whittaker co-wrote 11 of the highly-anticipated project’s 12 selections.
Highlights of Ragamuffin Soul include the forthcoming single “God of Second Chances,” as well as "Rain It Down," “Jesus Saves,” “We Will Worship You,” and the Paul Baloche and Glenn Packiam-penned “Your Name,” among others. Ranging from powerhouse worship anthems to intimate songs of faith, the project features co-writing contributions from Ingram, Phillip LaRue, and Hillsong’s Mia Fieldes.
“My desire is to create a movement of authenticity among Christians,” Whittaker says. “A movement that pushes people into a place of being real with themselves, others, and God. It’s all about authenticity. And in that authenticity, finding God.”
Whittaker’s popular blog, www.ragamuffinsoul.com, has a worldwide following of more than 20,000 people and was ranked “Best Ministry/Theology Blog” by COLLIDE magazine readers. With a reputation as a thoughtful, creative and provocative voice in the Christian community, Whittaker has been a worship leader and songwriter for more than a decade, and also serves as a pastor, speaker, and creative coach. He was most recently director of service programming at Atlanta’s Buckhead Church, a campus of North Point Community Church. A husband and father of three, Whittaker was a key planner and teacher at last year’s Catalyst Conference in Atlanta, which drew over 12,000 people.
Whittaker can currently be seen on tour with Shane & Shane and John Mark McMillan.
4/1/2010 - Carlos Whittaker's Adventures in Parenting Land Family on CBS' The Early Show
MOBILE, Ala.—When Integrity Music singer/songwriter and worship leader Carlos Whittaker posted a clip of his children’s back-seat sing-along to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”—and the now-infamous incident that followed—on his www.ragamuffinsoul.com blog earlier this week, little did he know the priceless moment would grab the attention of CBS’ “The Early Show,” NBC’s “TODAY" and AOL, among other national outlets.
Carlos, his wife Heather, and children Sohaila, Seanna and Losiah, were interviewed from their Atlanta home this morning on CBS’ “The Early Show,” discussing the headline-grabbing incident, which can be viewed at www.ragamuffinsoul.com.
The video was also featured this morning on NBC’s “TODAY" show and the clip is slated to air on tonight’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC. In addition, AOL’s ParentDish.com featured the video, along with an interview with Whittaker, yesterday: http://www.parentdish.com/2010/03/31/little-boy-weeps-when-told-hes-not-a-single-lady-but-dad-saves/
The viral video sensation is shedding new light on a subject dear to Whittaker’s heart: adoption. The Whittakers’ 4-year-old son, Losiah, who is featured in the clip, was adopted from South Korea in 2006, and the family has been given a new platform to encourage others to consider adoption.
Whittaker’s Integrity Music debut, Ragamuffin Soul, releases April 27. The project’s forthcoming single, “God of Second Chances,” penned by Whittaker, Jason Ingram and Phillip LaRue, was partially inspired by Losiah’s adoption. Carlos Whittaker’s blog, www.ragamuffinsoul.com, has a worldwide following of more than 20,000 people.
For further information on Carlos Whittaker, visit www.ragamuffinsoul.com or www.integritymusic.com.
1/12/2010 - RagamuffinSoul.com Blogger Carlos Whittaker Releases Digital EP January 26
On January 26, Carlos Whittaker, the blogger, officially becomes Carlos Whittaker, recording artist, when he makes his Integrity Music debut with the release of a digital EP. (A full CD will release to both retail and digital channels on April 27.)
Whittaker’s blog Ragamuffin Soul (http://www.ragamuffinsoul.com/) has gained a worldwide following and earned Whittaker a reputation as a thoughtful, creative and provocative voice in the Christian community. Ragamuffinsoul.com has become a must-stop online destination for believers around the world where Whittaker bares his soul while creating a dynamic two-way environment where thousands of people share their thoughts, ideas, and insights.
And while music has always been in the picture, the EP and forthcoming CD now provide a soundtrack for the Ragamuffin community. Whittaker, who has been a songwriter and worship leader for more than a decade, has served at Sandals Church in Riverside, California and Buckhead Church in Atlanta and uses his talents with high-profile churches and conferences such as Catalyst, Story, North Point Ministries and Saddleback Church to name a few.
Whittaker’s music will be an extension of both parts of his story. Whittaker’s skills as a communicator are reflected in authentic lyrics that chronicle his own spiritual journey while his work as a worship leader enables Whittaker to create music that will help move his generation to find and experience God.
The Carlos Whittaker digital EP features three new songs co-written by Whittaker and Dove Award-winning songwriter and the recording’s producer Jason Ingram, including “We Will Worship.”
Hillsong’s Mia Fieldes helped pen “Jesus Saves,” “Rain It Down” is co-written by Phillip Larue and has been serviced as Whittaker’s first radio single. The EP will also feature chord charts for each song.
Whittaker’s EP will be available at major DSPs including iTunes, Amazon.com, Napster, Rhapsody and many more as well as at www.integritymusic.com.
10/23/2009 - Integrity Music Signs Worship Artist and RagumuffinSoul.com Blogger Carlos Whittaker
MOBILE, Alabama (October 23, 2009) – Carlos Whittaker has described himself in many ways: worshipper, pastor, thinker, experience architect, Web 2.0 junkie. Now, he adds recording artist to his life story after being signed to the Integrity Music Label.
Integrity Music plans to introduce Whittaker, who has been a worship leader for more than a decade, through a digital EP scheduled for release in early 2010 with a full album slated to release later in the year.
Whittaker’s day job since 2007 has been as worship leader for Buckhead Church, a satellite campus of Atlanta’s North Point Church, one of the biggest and fastest growing churches in America led by Rev. Andy Stanley. He sits on the creative sermon planning team for Andy Stanley and is one of the key planners and teachers for the Catalyst Conference for more than 12,000 worship leaders and team members held in Atlanta this month. He has also advised on programming for the Saddleback Conference and other churches and events in the U.S.
Whittaker has earned a reputation as one of the most transparent and authentic worship leaders in the Church. With more than 20,000 followers on his RagamuffinSoul.com blog and Twitter, Whittaker has harnessed the power of technology and social media to build and nurture community. His fondness for knocking down Christian stereotypes was on full display in his appearance on The Learning Channel’s popular reality show “L.A. Ink,” during which Whittaker commissioned a tattoo of Saul’s conversion for his entire right arm.
“Unquestionably, Carlos has the ability to become one of the most respected and relevant voices in the every-changing landscape of worship music,” said Jay King, Vice President of Artist Development/A&R for Integrity. “Along with leading worship at one of the biggest churches in the United States, Carlos is a born communicator and his unique and uninhibited style connects with a broad audience whether he’s leading from the platform of a church or writing for a constantly growing blog community, all of whom are eagerly awaiting his first worship record.”
Whittaker, who counts Keith Green, Rich Mullins, Hillsong and Jack Johnson among his music influences, is working with Jason Ingram, who will produce his debut recordings. He is also co-writing with Mia Fieldes and Philip LaRue.
“My life goal is to inspire a movement of authenticity among all generations of Christians that morphs the face of the evangelical church into a place of being real with yourself, others, and God,” says Whittaker.
Whittaker and his wife Heather Whittaker make up a blogging power couple in Ragamuffinsoul.com and Whittakerwoman.typepad.com. They have 3 children - - Seanna and Sohalia and son Losiah, adopted from Seoul, Korea in 2006.
© 2013 HEAR IT FIRST