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02.25.24This Week's News Bulletin
02.25.24USBs Include New Single & Next CD
02.25.24How to Get the ApX Library, USBs, Multiple Downloads
02.25.24Over 1650 Tracks for $100
02.25.24Buy Our Next CD, Get 1 of 40 Free
02.22.24How to Donate Online or by Mail
02.22.24Get Ready for Our Next CD
02.22.24Influential Albums: 1381-1387
02.22.24This Week's Bible Reading and Rock Thru the Bible
02.22.24Wayne Is Retiring, What's Next for Him and Us?
02.22.24The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
02.19.24This Week's News Bulletin
02.19.24Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
02.19.24New Single: Billy & The Beach
02.16.24Influential Albums: 1374-1380
02.16.24This Week's Bible Reading and Rock Thru the Bible
02.16.24Remembering ApX Friend Paul "Doc" Nigh (1956-2024)
02.16.24Clues for 2024 Single #4
02.10.24Influential Albums: 1367-1373
02.10.24Fans Making Plans to Attend Our Big Show September 1
02.10.24This Week's Bible Reading and Rock Thru the Bible
02.10.24The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
02.06.24This Week's News Bulletin
02.06.24New Single: '74 & '83
02.03.24ApX Lead Singer/Lyricist Shares His Testimony 36 Years Later
02.03.24Influential Albums: 1360-1366
02.03.24This Week's Bible Reading and Rock Thru the Bible
02.03.24Latest CD Added to iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Etc.
02.02.24Clues for 2024 Single #3
01.29.24This Week's News Bulletin
01.26.24Influential Albums: 1353-1359
01.26.24How to Get the ApX Library, USBs, Multiple Downloads
01.26.24This Week's Bible-Reading and Rock Thru the Bible
01.26.24Flashback: J.'s Vision for ApologetiX in 2014
01.26.24J.'s Vision for ApologetiX in 2024
01.26.24The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
01.24.24Checking in With ApX Alum Drummer Fred Behanna
01.22.24This Week's News Bulletin
01.22.24New Single: '70s #1 Hits That Remade '60s Top 10 Hits
01.19.24Influential Albums: 1346-1352
01.19.24Encouraging Message from Longtime Fan in Oklahoma
01.19.24This Week's Bible-Reading & Rock Thru the Bible
01.15.24This Week's News Bulletin
01.12.24Influential Albums: 1339-1346
01.12.24The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
01.12.24Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
01.12.24New Testament Reading Started Wednesday
01.11.24New Worship Songs Available from ApX Alum Bill Rieger
01.08.24New Single: '81 & '83
01.08.24New CD BOGO Ends Sunday
01.08.24New USB Thumb Drives on the Way
01.05.24Clues for 2024 Single #1
01.05.24Influential Albums: 1332-1338
01.05.24Have You Heard About the Other Music City Miracle?
01.05.24This Week's Bible Reading & Rock Thru the Bible
12.29.23Influential Albums: 1325-1331
12.29.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
12.28.232023: A Record-Breaking Record-Making Year
12.28.23The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
12.26.23This Week's News Bulletin
12.26.23New Single: 1974 & 2008
12.23.23Influential Albums: 1318-1324
12.23.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
12.23.23ApologetiX Updated Christmas Playlist
12.18.23This Week's News Bulletin
12.18.23New Samson CD Mailed to Fans, New Orders Sent as They Come In
12.16.23Influential Albums: 1311-1317
12.16.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
12.16.23New Story
12.16.23The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
12.11.23This Week's News Bulletin
12.11.23New Single: '83 & '84
12.11.23ApX Apparel: Order by Tuesday with Express Shipping
12.07.23New ApX Apparel and More: Order Soon for Christmas
12.07.23Influential Albums: 1304-1310
12.07.23Just Reword CD Added to iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Etc.
12.07.23Clues for 2023 Single #25
12.04.23This Week's News Bulletin
12.02.23Influential Albums: 1297-1303
12.02.23This Week's Bible Reading & Rock Thru the Bible
12.02.23The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
12.02.23New Shirts & Other ApX Merch Coming Soon
12.02.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
11.28.23This Week's News Bulletin
11.28.23New Christmas Single: All '80s
11.24.23Influential Albums: 1290-1296
11.24.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
11.24.23Clues for 2023 Single #24
11.16.23All 71 ApX CDs Available as Downloads for $9.99 Each
11.16.23Influential Albums: 1283-1289
11.16.23The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
11.16.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
11.12.23This Week's News Bulletin
11.12.23New Single: #1 Hits from '81 & '86
11.09.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
11.09.23Influential Albums: 1276-1282
11.09.23From a Nutty New Fan to an Avid Bible Reader
11.06.23This Week's News Bulletin
11.03.23Rock Thru the Bible with ApX This Week
11.02.23BOGO Deal on New CD Ends Saturday

More Memories of CVB from His Wife
Sat., Dec. 11. 2021 1:20pm EST

Here are more memories of Chris VonBartheld (CVB) from his wife, Brandi (BVB):

"He had arrived in South Carolina with bad pneumonia, and his immune system was not well, and he got COVID on top of it. After 18 days in hospital and four days on a vent (he did get stable, but then Saturday he crashed), he could not pull through.

"My heart broke the entire time, because I was not able to be with him in the room a lot, because I had gotten COVID from taking care of him at home and was in a hospital room downstairs from him for about four to five days.

"He would say he missed me so much and that he felt alone. I would do my best to reassure him, but he was terrified of COVID because of all the people we lost this year to it.

"Chris was my best friend, and it's very hard not getting to talk to him. We never went even hours not talking to one another for the entire time we knew each other. He always had a way of making me laugh and we never took time for granted, and our fights were very short lived.

"My time with him was literally the best in my whole life, and my brain cannot fathom why God would give me someone so perfect for me only to then take him from me. I however am not mad at God, just don't understand. Part of me thinks he is just away and will be home any minute and then the reality that I won't ever see him (until heaven) kicks in and my heart sinks.

"He was the smartest man I knew, and our conversations were like no other. His heart was 100,000 times bigger than he wanted anyone to ever know, and I am crushed to lose him. I am also sad he didn't get to start this new life in South Carolina with me like we had planned — we planned so many things to do and see.

"He already had some friends he knew lining up gigs for here to see how it all worked. His worship had reached new levels, and he was so at peace doing worship again with small coffee shops. I waited my entire life for him, and God gave me three things to know that I know, and Chris was all of them. I miss him greatly today, and I don't even know how our anniversary will hit me.

"I appreciate you all so much, please know that. I have really no words to describe how my heart feels. He left a giant hole (that I know Jesus will fill), but he was one of a kind and so perfect for me. I am happy he is with Jesus, but my heart aches for just one more text or call or to hear his voice again. I am so glad I did millions of videos of him."