PLANETSHAKERS BAND Releases ENDLESS PRAISE CD/DVD Globally March 11 Through Integrity Music

Australia’s Largest Christian Youth/Young Adult Movement Hosts Awakening Events In San Diego, Dallas March 2014, Tours Nine U.S. States, 17 Countries This Year; Planetshakers launches “The Well” Blog To Equip Worship Leaders Internationally

PRLog (Press Release) - Feb. 17, 2014 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Capturing the energy, excitement and worship of Melbourne’s Planetshakers Church, one of the fastest growing churches in Australia, Planetshakers Band is set to release globally through Integrity Music its 26th live recording, ENDLESS PRAISE, on March 11, 2014.  Recorded at Planetshakers’ annual Awakening event in Melbourne, the CD / DVD is an anthemic, joy-infused collection that gives honor to the One who makes all things possible.

Modern worship grown locally then catapulted onto an international stage, Planetshakers Band’s new album is organic to its environment and yet unique to the digital age in which it was born. It is the result of a dedicated team of talented songwriters, musicians and worship leaders boldly leading as one.  From the celebratory title track and video that opens the recording, to songs like “Turn It Up” and “Dance,” the album gives listeners carte-blanche permission to leave their inhibitions at the door and dance for joy before the Lord.

“God’s using us to remind the Church of the joy and celebration and passion he desires,” says worship leader and Planetshakers co-pastor, Sam Evans. “In a world that looks for happiness in all sorts of things, there is such great power in our praise - power against the forces of darkness, depression and heaviness that people live under. We want to break through that with praise so that people experience complete freedom in Christ.”

Reflecting in part the teaching over the last year from the church’s Sr. Pastor, Russell Evans, along with a vibrant, celebratory community of faith, ENDLESS PRAISE was produced by Planetshakers Band’s worship leader Joth Hunt.  The album features 14 original songs that continue to push the creative envelope with new melodies that celebrate life fully awakened by worship.

“We’re always trying to write from a fresh perspective, to say something new,” Joth explains. “We’ll write toward Pastor Russell’s teaching on a given topic, but often it’s just in the flow of the Holy Spirit, which is the greatest way to do it.”  In everything, he says, the goal is to support the vision of the church and give voice to how God is moving among them.  “Our songs have to be full of power and life,” he adds. “Scripture shows us that the kingdom of God is full of joy and life, so that shapes our approach to the music.”

The live DVD that accompanies ENDLESS PRAISE was shot with the ultra-high-definition Sony Red HD camera, capturing the Planetshakers experience visually like never before. The complete CD/DVD track listing for ENDLESS PRAISE follows:

01) Endless Praise
02) Turn It Up
03) Dance
04) No Other Name
05) Made For Worship
06) Kiss Towards
07) Unto God
08)Praise You Lord
09) Oh Your Love
10) Our God Reigns
11) Set Me Ablaze
12) Abide With Me
13) We Are Free
14) Leave Me Astounded

Planetshakers Band members, including Sam and Joth, will lead many of these new songs, along with Planetshakers worship favorites like “Get Up (,” “Healer (,” “Beautiful Saviour (,” “Nothing Is Impossible (” and “The Anthem (,” while on tour.  An outreach that recently led over 200,000 at a single event in Asia, Planetshakers will tour nine states throughout the U.S. and travel to 17 countries in 2014, including India, Germany, Poland, Korea and Malaysia.

Dove Award-nominated Planetshakers Band also returns for the second consecutive year to San Diego for a Planetshakers Awakening event at Cornerstone Church National City Campus March 7-8, 2014.  Planetshakers further adds a second U.S. Awakening in Dallas March 20-22, 2014 at Calvary Church Irving Campus.  With the goal to see every person empowered, transformed and equipped to fulfill their God-given destiny, thousands are anticipated to attend the events that will feature compelling messages from speakers Russell Evans, Sam Evans, Sergio De La Mora, Ben Dailey and more.  Australia’s largest youth/young adult Christian movements, Planetshakers Awakening registrations are being accepted now at (

Sharing their Awakening experiences and what is happening with Planetshakers’ worship teams each week, Planetshakers has launched a new blog, “The Well” (, aimed at equipping worship leaders around the globe.  A recent podcast on the blog, which is also available on iTunes, reflected on a Planetshakers Awakening event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where over 1,000 people had to be turned away after the venue and two overflow rooms were packed to capacity.

About Planetshakers Band
Originally formed in 1997 to lead worship for the first Planetshakers Awakening (conference) held in Australia, Planetshakers Band is passionate about uniting generations worldwide through worship. Their goal is to see people encounter God, be transformed by His presence and empowered to make a difference in their world. While they tour internationally, the team remains based out of Planetshakers Church, a multi-campus, 10,000-member congregation in Melbourne that is pastored by husband and wife, Russell and Sam Evans.  Planetshakers Church is one of the fastest growing churches in Australia and the catalyst for a worldwide movement.

A church, a movement and a gifted musical ministry, additional information about Planetshakers and Planetshakers Band and its touring is available at, and

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Jesus Culture Music To Release Remix Album March 11 #News

NEWS SOURCE: Hoganson Media
March 5, 2014

Jesus Culture Music announces the release of Jesus Culture Reconstructed Vol.1 internationally March 11 through Fuel Distribution. The album is a collection of popular worship songs previously released by the label and re-imagined with the electronic sounds of Oh Snap It's Luke!. For the first two weeks following its release, iTunes® will be offering the new album for the special low price of $7.99.

Remix artist, music producer and songwriter Lucas Hogg, who has served with Jesus Culture since 2007 and plays drums for Kim and Skyler Smith, began producing music under the artist name Oh Snap It's Luke! in 2009. Included on Reconstructed Vol.1 is Hogg's re-interpretation of Kim Walker-Smith led songs "Alive" and "Show Me Your Glory," Chris Quilala's "Your Love Never Fails," Bryan and Katie Torwalt's "He is the Light" and Derek Johnson's "I Belong To You." Video teasers of some these songs, and several other new mixes, can be heard at
The full Jesus Culture Reconstructed Vol.1 track listing follows:

1. Forevermore (Oh Snap It's Luke! Remix)
2. Alive (Oh Snap It's Luke! Remix)
3. He Is the Light (Oh Snap It's Luke! Remix)
4. I Belong to You (Oh Snap It's Luke! Remix)
5. Awaken Me (Oh Snap It's Luke! Remix)
6. Rooftops (Oh Snap It's Luke! Remix)
7. Alleluia (Oh Snap It's Luke! Remix)
8. Pursuit (Oh Snap It's Luke! Remix)
9. King of All the Earth (Oh Snap It's Luke! Remix)
10. Your Love Never Fails (Oh Snap It's Luke! Remix)
11. Show me Your Glory (Oh Snap It's Luke! Remix)

Jesus Culture Reconstructed Vol.1 precedes the new full-length album by Jesus Culture that was recorded at the Jesus Culture Sacramento Encounter in January and is slated to release June 2014. More information on the new album is coming soon.

Just prior to the new remix release, Jesus Culture will present a "Night of Ministry and Worship" that begins March 9 in Los Angeles and travels to nine more cities throughout the Western and Southern US before wrapping up March 21 in Springfield, MO. The event is an evening focused on seeking the Lord through wholehearted worship, prayer and preaching, and will feature Chris Quilala and Justin Jarvis with the Jesus Culture Band followed by a time of preaching and ministry with Pastor Scott Thompson. Tickets are available now at, and all the tour dates follow:

March 9 Los Angeles, CA The Hollywood Palladium
March 10 Phoenix, AZ Grand Canyon University
March 12 El Paso, TX Abraham Chavez Theatre
March 13 Albuquerque, NM Legacy Church
March 15 Houston, TX Berry Center
March 16 San Antonio, TX Westover Hills Assembly of God
March 17 Dallas, TX Verizon Theatre
March 19 Oklahoma City, OK Crossings Community Church
March 20 Tulsa, OK Rhema Bible Church
March 21 Springfield, MO James River Church
Additional information on Jesus Culture, its remix album and its touring (including One Nights, Conferences and Mission Experience events) can be found at and

About Jesus Culture Music:

Sacramento, CA-based Jesus Culture, directed by Banning Liebscher, is known as one of the most influential youth and young adult movements around the world. It was formed organically through the momentum of a movement whose focus is to equip a generation to transform society by bringing people into an encounter with God's love through worship and discipleship. Jesus Culture Music albums capture the heart of this movement. To date, the Jesus Culture Band has recorded nine albums and released a total of 20 projects on their music label, including Jesus Culture Reconstructed Vol.1. Additional information on Jesus Culture music and events can be found at

About Fuel Distribution

Fuel Distribution/Tonetree Music, a division of Fuel Music & Management, LLC, is one of the leading independent distributors of Christian music, CD's, tapes and vinyl records internationally and enjoys a growing base in artist merchandise sales. Based in Tennessee, the Fuel team brings nearly 50 years of combined music industry experience in record label operations (Furious? Records), record distribution and marketing (EMI Label Group), and artist management for artists ranging from upstart bands to Dove and GRAMMY Award nominated, multi-platinum artists. More information on the company can be found
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Book Review: Important Questions and Answers

A month ago I received a pack of books from CLC Philippines. One title translated to Filipino and Cebuano, focused on Apologetics. Though I haven’t heard of the author before (please support Filipino Christian Authors), this book have something to say. 

“Important Questions and Answers” (Mga Mahalagang Tanong at Sagot in Filipino, Mga Mahinungdanong Pangutana ug Tubag in Cebuano) is not your typical book. As many Christians have settled to “prosperity gospel”, it’s time to get up and be geared up to truly witness for Christ. Indeed, this book is very extensive and effective. So relevant and excellent tool for any Christian.

More than just a Question and Answer book, its main purpose is to equip and raise up vigilant and effective witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ, and we have no exemptions. You don’t have to worry about being overwhelmed by its content, each questions on this book was given a straight forward and biblical answer by author Emilio Ballesteros; which makes it an easy, practical and insightful reference.

One of the highlights that can be found in this masterpiece is its defense against the cults (including Ang Dating Daan, Iglesiani Cristo, Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormonism), how to recognize them and how to get out once you’re entangled.

Many Christians might say that they’re too old, too young, too busy, too stressed to defend Christ in this insane world, but I am telling you, God has given us each and every opportunities to be the salt and the light  of this world whatever the circumstances we’re situated. May we act like the Bereans:”They received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”
–Acts 17:11

Strongly recommended! A must and a great necessity to any Christian! So timely! Grab a copy now, be equipped and be ready for defense!


Emilio A. Ballesteros, Jr., Th. D., BTh, BSE, has been in a fruitful ministry for over thirty years as a pastor, church planter, lecturer, facilitator and writer. He served as a short term missionary to Bangladesh and Venezuela with the International Comission. While in college, he was involved and trained under the Campus Crusade for Christ International and Christian Growth Ministries. He is an author of three books.

"Jun" is the founding President of the Resources for Evangelism, Apologetics and Leadership (R.E.A.L.). He served as trainer-facilitator on call with the Trainers of Pastors International Coalition (TOPIC-PCEC) and an international facilitator of the HAGGAI INSTITUTE. He's been an invited facilitator for Faculty Development Seminars of the PHIAA and a seminar speaker on the Biblical Mandate of Evangelism, Cults and Apologetics, Conflict Prevention and Theocratic Church Governance both here and abroad (including US mainland, Hawaii and Singapore). He also serves as President of the PHIAA-Metro Pangasinan Chapter. After serving as the Executive Director of the Luzon Convention of the Southern Baptist Churches 2010-2012, he now serves with the Federation of Southern Baptist Conventions in the Philippines as the Director of Training.

He and Ting (CEd. D, MA.Ed., BSE) are blessed with three children and five lovely grandchildren
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