Freely you have received; freely give.
times have we heard that verse quoted in church when it came time
for the offering?
about when you're asked to give help to someone who asks "how do I
get started in radio, production, music"? What is your response?
Is it the polite go to college, volunteer, get an internship,
gain some experience, call this person and tell 'em I sent you,
practice, hope for the best, etc. answer? Do we ever take
the time to say, I'd love to help you if I can, let's meet up and
then actually meet them, get to know them, and then help them with a
strategy for success, believe in them and add value to them?
encouraged today as I look back uponsome management & director roles
that allowed me to speak into some up and coming next generation
people, and see many of them successful today in their craft (be it
radio, production, voice-over, music or even something completely
outside of the industry). I am blown away at their accomplishments
including a Marketing Director for Barnes & Noble, Music Director
for Kelly Clarkson, Image Director for Sirius XM, voice talents for
national brands like Biography, FX, Fox Business, Marriot, Lysol,
Bayer, Vonage, Netflix. The list goes on. What amazes and humbles
me most is that all of these people keep in touch with me, and for
some reason thank me. I'm honored to see them succeed and doing
well, but as I am quick to tell them, THEY made this happen, not me.
I just helped them see or hear something in themselves that maybe
they didn't at the time.
I am also
grateful at the mentors who have poured into me over the years. From
the overbearing, Hot Lining mainstream PD to a gentle giant father
in the faith to me who made me a part of his family - or a CEO
Employer who gave me an blunt, honest answer that changed my course.
Many people have spoken into my destiny with a common goal of seeing
me successful. I have much to be thankful for.
the ministry of Jesus was like this. He didn't call people who had
it all together - or had super talents - just those "who have an
ear, listen". He saw and spoke their destiny TO THEM. He certainly
modeled what Hespoke in Matthew 8.
are in your twenties, thirties, forties, fifties or beyond, the
question I pose to you is this; are you pouring into and raising up
the next generation? What about honoring those who have poured
into YOU? Are you keeping in touch, emailing them? Who knows what a
word ofencouragement can do! I am also grateful for the broadcast
ministries who have mentorship or internship programs. They are
certainly worth it.
my nine to five work takes place in my home studio, outside of the
radio world. It's been a very tough two years not having steady
income, yet it has been one of the most important seasons in my life
- relying on God's provision like never before, and having my wife
Jan around more to be brutally and beautifully honest with me.
While I still do much of what I have done in the past, I still ask
God the nagging question of "what's next? The soft answer from Him
is a simple one. "Who & what is drawn to you?" The answer is
becoming clear, and goes back to what I've previously mentioned.
God has me pouring into our Tech & Worship teams at my church. I'm
loving it! In fact The most recent example - and this stuns me -
after just a few short months of mentoring Ryan, a very eager sound
guy at my church, he's just been hired to tour this summer with
Dwight Yoakum, Gretchen Wilson, Easton
Corbin, Trace Adkins, and Tim McGraw. I step back and ask "did this
just happen"? Yes it did. Ryan + God did it. I just happened to
be there to tell him, I believe in him (and help him understand
some audio fundamentals).
I heard in a
recent sermon - "if we know what time it is, we know what to do".
For Ryan it was for time for him to begin to fulfill his destiny
and for me to help him kick start it.
Who has been
placed in your life that youneed to believe in? I hope you will ask
God and then see where He leads you and what the outcome will be,
now and even generations from now.
Freely you have received; freely give.
I am honored to
pursue my passion for Music, Worship Arts and Media Production.
What appeared to be an either/or career path of Broadcasting or
Music, eventually intersected when I became a full time Production
Director for CHR mainstream KHFI, Austin, TX. From there I went on
to manage the production operations of legendary LBJ Broadcasting
group and then on to a producer/voice talent role at Bill Young
Productions, Houston. I was brought in by K-LOVE/Air 1 to establish
and direct the Creative Services Department during the largest
period of growth for them. Today, beyond working with great clients
through Frank Scales Creative, including 20 The Countdown Magazine,
Dolby Systems & some projects in Hollywood, I also have the
opportunity and honor of mentoring young adults in the areas of
tech, media, and worship music. When I'm not behind the mic, I
also have a blast playing Keys & B3 in a local cover band. Frank can
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