Interview with Drew Anderson of Kingdom Muzic
Today there are many people seeking to do ministry. It is a blessing to receive knowledge via direct experience from someone who is currently walking in their calling. Drew Anderson has a powerful testimony of how God saved him. From being run over to being shot in the head Drew has been through a lot! For this interview we want to focus on the regular day to day life of a believer with a ministry. The beats, lights, interviews, friends and everything that comes with a career in music is great BUT how you live your day to day life is not overlooked by God and your family. Let this be an encouragement to honor both God and family!
- With all the time and energy it takes to serve God, family, the body and those that haven’t accepted Yeshua (Jesus) how do you make sure that you don’t lose focus of your relationship with God?
This is a great question and a common struggle in the lives of those who are in heavy ministry. My answer is simple, in order to operate at the highest possible effectiveness, God must come first in everything you do. If you lose focus on your own personal relationship with Jesus on account of bringing others to the cross, the level at which you do it will be at a far lower level of effectiveness and efficiency. Our lives should mirror the Bible, in that all we do points back to Jesus.
- What are some strategies that a married couple could use to make sure that their bond grows stronger and not weaker with all the distractions that can rise up in “ministry”?
“A couple that prays together, stays together.” “A couple that reads together, succeeds together.” Two simple sentences that embody the 2nd most important covenant relationship there is. Imagine marriage as a triangle with God at the top point and the husband and wife being the bottom two points. As each individual separately grows closer to God, they also grow closer to one another. Although my wife is my rib and we are one flesh, our walks are separate and we will face judgement separately. If your marriage is rooted in Christ and the Word of God distractions are easily dealt with because you both know Who is in control of it all. Remember marriage is a ministry that falls under family, which is your first ministry.
- How important is it to you to make sure the Body of Believers is also receiving spiritual food through your music?
To represent Christ in whatever your craft is, is an honor. To give God glory, edify, provide spiritual food and encouragement while pointing the listener back to Christ is in a nut shell all that is important. Yes, you want to release quality material. Yes, you want people to like it and for your projects to be successful, but ultimately if seeds are to be sown the listener must be fed.
- Lastly, when it comes to winning souls for Messiah how do you keep from making music SOLELY for entertainment purposes but using it as a tool for evangelism?
Music, especially rap is an outlet used heavily in present day culture. To entertain is OK to an extent but when discussing platforms God has blessed you with stewardship is key. I always ask myself when I get off stage, “how did God feel about that?” My personal conviction is that if what I do is considered “entertainment”, than I am the focal point rather than Jesus. Staying in prayer and in the Word along with trusting the Spirit of God and His direction helps me stay away from craving the attention an entertainer starves for.
Interview BY Caleb Ezekiel