What was the first Christian album that you bought or were given?

Mylon Lefevre Trains up in the Sky


What was the most influential person in your life during your High School years?

My Parents: My biggest fans. They always encouraged me in whatever I was doing and believed in me when no one else did.


How hard is it to manage your life on the road vs. your life at home?

Yes. Keeping Family, Church, and Crowns in that order can often be a struggle. There are times it gets a little upside down. We pray for God’s wisdom and direction and try to be more proactive than reactive when it comes to our schedules.


What is the funniest thing that has happened you while on the road with Casting Crowns?

I fell jumping onto the bass riser in a concert and ripped my jeans. Yep – in the front and in the crotch area… So i finished the song out – hunched over like a rap star covering myself. Most people didn’t even realize it. Of course the band did. I’ll never live that one down.


Who is your favorite super hero?

Man… That’s a tough one. Superman, Spiderman, Wolverine, Batman, Ironman, and Captain America. All for different reasons.


Who is your current favorite musical artist/group? Why?

Switchfoot, Jars of Clay, Third Day, Toby Mac, Lacrae… I’m bad at favorites.


What is a largely unknown skill that one of the other Crowns member that should be shared with everyone?

Melodee can do a trick! I call it the Dead Doll Eyes. You gotta see it!


What is the best advice someone has given you about working with youth groups?

Guard your time with God. Ministry only happens when we walk with Jesus. Otherwise it’s just human effort and it will dry you out.


Who do you enjoy following on Twitter?

@DarthVader 🙂


If you weren’t in Casting Crowns, what would you be doing now?

I would be an astronaut!