Crowd shot masthead ApologetiX Logo Keith Haynie plays bassBill Hubauer plays lead guitarJ. Jackson sings leadJimmy Vegas Tanner plays drums
59,801
as of October 4, 2023

<< Back to the fan club


Search Past News:

Sort by Relevance Date

Yesterday's News:

10.02.23This Week's News Bulletin
10.02.23New Single: 1987 & 2001
10.02.23Get Over 1600 Tracks for $100
10.02.23Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
09.29.23How to Donate Online or by Mail
09.29.23New USB Thumb Drives in Stock
09.29.23Influential Albums: 1234-1240
09.29.23Let's Talk About the Next Four ApX CDs
09.29.23How to Get the ApX Library, USBs, Multiple Downloads
09.29.23Prayers for Cowboy Bob
09.29.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
09.29.23This Week's Bible Reading
09.26.23This Week's News Bulletin
09.23.23Influential Albums: 1227-1233
09.23.23Prayers for Jeff Jennings
09.22.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Wk
09.22.23The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
09.19.23This Week's News Bulletin
09.19.23New Single: '64 & '91
09.14.23Influential Albums: 1220-1226
09.14.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Wk
09.14.23Happy Birthday to ApX Guitarist Tom Tincha
09.14.23Clues for 2023 Single #19
09.10.23This Week's News Bulletin
09.08.23Happy Birthday to ApX Guitarist Wayne Bartley
09.07.23Influential Albums: 1213-1219
09.07.23The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
09.07.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Wk
09.05.23New Single: '65 & '85
09.04.23This Week's News Bulletin
08.31.23Influential Albums: 1206-1212
08.31.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Wk
08.31.23Prayers for ApX Fan's Son
08.31.23Clues for 2023 Single #18
08.30.23Septuagint CD Added to iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Etc.
08.28.23ApologetiX Needs Help & Prayers
08.24.23Encouragement from 14 States + Canada & Hungary
08.24.23Influential Albums: 1192-1198
08.24.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
08.23.23The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
08.20.23This Week's News Bulletin
08.20.23New Single: '77 & '84
08.20.23New CD BOGO Ends Wednesday
08.18.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
08.18.23Influential Albums: 1192-1198
08.17.23Clues for 2023 Single #17
08.14.23This Week's News Bulletin
08.10.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
08.10.23Influential Albums: 1185-1191
08.09.23The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
08.07.23This Week's News Bulletin
08.06.23New Single: '72 & '90
08.03.23A Second Powerful Testimony from Tennessee
08.03.23Influential Albums: 1178-1184
08.03.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
08.03.23Clues for 2023 Single #16
07.30.23This Week's News Bulletin
07.28.23All About Our Upcoming CD, Septuagint
07.28.23Influential Albums 1171-1177
07.28.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
07.28.23Powerful Testimony from a Fan in Tennessee
07.27.23The Stories Behind The Songs on This Single
07.27.23ApX at Big Midwest Christian Rock Festival (Sort Of)
07.24.23This Week's News Bulletin
07.23.23New Single: '81 & '95
07.20.23Oklahoma Fan Loves New ApX CDs on iTunes
07.20.23Influential Albums 1164-1170
07.20.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
07.19.23Tom M. is a Grandpa Again
07.14.23Influential Albums 1157-1163
07.14.23Kinda Stuffy CD Added to iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Etc.
07.14.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
07.13.23The Stories Behind The Songs on This Single
07.10.23This Week's News Bulletin
07.10.23New Single: '73 & '85
07.08.23Clues for 2023 Single #14
07.08.23Fan in Kenya Loves Latest Singles
07.08.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
07.08.23Influential Albums 1150-1156
07.08.232 More ApX CDs Added to iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Etc.
07.08.23This Week's Bible-Reading
07.01.23Fan Reacts to New ApX CDs on Amazon Music, Etc.
07.01.23Influential Albums 1143-1149
07.01.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
07.01.23The Stories Behind The Songs on This Single
06.27.23This Week's News Bulletin
06.27.23New Single: Hall of Fame Hits
06.24.23New ApX Albums Now on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Etc.
06.24.23New Rich Mannion Original Music Video
06.23.23Influential Albums 1136-1142
06.23.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
06.15.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
06.15.23Influential Albums 1129-1135
06.15.23The Stories Behind The Songs on This Single
06.15.23Bittersweet Note from an ApologetiX Fan in Las Vegas
06.15.23ApX Fan Has Stage 3 Cancer But Encourages Us
06.12.23This Week's News Bulletin
06.11.23New Single: Two of a Kind from 1980
06.09.23Mannionversary: Five Years of Rich Blessings
06.08.23Influential Albums 1122-1128

Special Letter to Our Fans
Thu., Feb. 20. 2014 11:08am EST

We sent out a special letter to our fans last Saturday. If you missed it, we've included it again below. If you already read that, please proceed to the next article, which will give you an update.

J. Jackson, lead singer and lyricist for ApologetiX here.

This email won't make me look very successful, but "If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness." (2 Cor.11:30)

My wife and I believe in this ministry -- so much that I haven't taken a raise since 2001. We had one child then; we have five now. I also try to take care of the band's other expenses before I pay myself, and I often get paid in small increments.

I still haven't received all of my monthly paycheck that was due December 1, nor any of the paychecks that were due January 1 and February 1.

We'd saved our tax refund check from the previous year, and my wife started a second part-time job with our church last fall. That's helped us survive. However, there are a number of payments coming due now for both the band and my family that we can't pay.

That's pretty embarrassing to report. Rock bands aren't supposed to be needy, but many people get our music for free these days from file sharing, YouTube, and other sources. The message is still getting out; the money just isn't coming in.

Some people think ministries that have to keep asking for money must not be very viable. Nevertheless, we receive encouraging emails every day from people telling us how our music ministers to them and those they share it with.

Earlier this month, a missionary in Asia sent us a donation. Here's an excerpt from a note he sent:

"I honestly support your band alone out of the thousands of Christian bands out there Most bands "PLAY" at saying they believe in scripture. You guys live it, breathe it, and do all you can to drive home the message that scripture alone carries the message of God ... and I have seen it all."

I believe I'm doing what God has called me to do. I pray a lot, read the Bible daily, and regularly fellowship with other Christians, so the communication lines are open. I love what God is helping us produce, and I'm working harder than ever.

We've tried the standard methods of generating income through special sales (our current 3-for-1 CD sale), new items (songbook, shirts, CDs) and new downloads for a donation. Those do help, but only so much.

At times like these, I've found the most effective approach is to just be honest about our needs. Fans who feel led to give will do so. Fans who can't afford to give will pray.

You probably see the 66,000 members of our fan club and think, "Gee, if everybody just gives a dollar " Actually, when we send out appeal letters, about 1 out of every 500 people in our fan base respond. If each of THEM gives a dollar, that's $132 total.

It doesn't matter how many respond or who responds God is the one who provides. I never ever want anybody to feel compelled to give to us. I'm just making our needs known.

Every time we send an email like this out, we get some unsubscribe requests and/or emails telling us we should have more faith or go find another line of work. They're entitled to their opinion, but it's ultimately God's opinion that matters.

If the ministry of ApologetiX has blessed you, and you'd like to help us, any of these four things would help:

1. Pray (it's free, but it's priceless)
2. Order our CDs, songbook, or downloads at http://apologetix.com/store
3. Donate online at: http://apologetix.com/store/store-donate.php
4. Donate by check payable to "ApologetiX" and sent to ApologetiX, 208 Charlemma Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15214-1414

Thanks again. God bless you. This email goes out to all of our fans, so please don't feel any pressure to respond.