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Former Newsboys Lead Singer Details Journey from Addiction to Grace
Newsboys legend John James featured on 700 Club with hints of what's next after losing fame and success 25 years ago

Former Newsboys Lead Singer Details Journey from Addiction to Grace

Posted: July 08, 2024, 5:00 PM | Category: Movies / Media
Artist Tags: Newsboys
Source: NRT Staff Reports (KM)

John James, the former lead singer of the Newsboys, recently sat down with The 700 Club to share his mostly unknown story of how his rise to fame exposed flaws in his character, leading to the crumbling of his life. 

James recounts how his outward success masked deep personal struggles, including confessing to sin which led to him leaving the Newsboys in 1996 and deeper into addiction. His story delves into how these issues led to losing everything he held dear. Through his journey, James highlights the importance of confronting one's inner demons and seeking redemption, ultimately finding a path to recovery and spiritual renewal.


While not directly addressed in the video, a top comment from @TheMixAcademy hints at new music coming from John James. "I’ve been blessed to be in the studio with John these past weeks working hard to release his first album in over 25 years. He’s the real deal and I’m excited to see what God does through this new music and his ministry."

John James' testimony is a powerful reminder of Jesus' grace and transformative power. His story of confessing sin, battling addiction, and losing everything serves as a profound example of redemption and the importance of relying on God's grace. 

John James served as the frontman for the Newsboys between their debut album Read All About It in 1988 and 1996's Take Me To Your LeaderThe Newsboys is now on their third lead singer after Michael Tait took over from Peter Furler 2013 and planning to release the first of a 2-part album on Friday, July 19, 2024

A portion of this text was generated by ChatGPT, OpenAI, July 8, 2024


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