Justin St Vincent
Earning his BSc (Hons) degree in American Business Studies, Justin St Vincent has also graduated from Youth With A Mission’s Discipleship Training School (YWAM DTS) from the University of the Nations in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
Best known for his global collaborative project exploring “The Spiritual Significance of Music” that developed into a worldwide trilogy exploring Music and Spirituality, Justin St Vincent says his vision for this project was to produce the world’s largest interview portfolio exploring Music and Spirituality.
From 2005-2010, he interviewed 1000 of the world’s most visionary musicians and writers publishing these exclusive interviews online, which became a powerful inspiration and resource for music-makers and music-lovers. The insightful interviews aimed to answer one question: “What do you believe is the spiritual significance of music?” He specifically designed a Christian Edition of the project and made it freely available to read online: www.xtrememusic.org/category/christian/
This Christian Edition provides readers with a faith-filled commentary on the celebrations, ceremonies, doctrine, dogma, relationship, and theology of music in Christianity. It reflects the encouraging ideas, inspirational thoughts, and uplifting words from Christian musicians. It also captures the interplay of perspectives concerning music in Christianity and presents musicians profiling Christian expressions of several music styles.
The anthology features viewpoints from almost the entire spectrum of Christian spirituality, plus Bible-based expositions on faith, hope, love, praise, prayer, spirituality, and worship. The first print edition explored “The Spiritual Significance of Music” and includes exclusive interviews with over 30 well-known Christian contributors including members of DC Talk, Delirious?, Parachute Band, Selah, Sons of Korah, and Underoath.
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Rhema Media NZ
With over 15 years of media experience Justin combines his passions for broadcasting, business, ministry, music, and Christian faith at his work with Rhema Media. Rhema Media is New Zealand’s largest independent broadcasting group who operates over 100 radio frequencies nationwide.
As the national Christian broadcaster, Rhema Media communicates to over 330,000+ people every week across their radio, television, print, app, web, and digital platforms: www.RhemaMedia.co.nz. In his capacity as National Sales Manager — Media Sales, Justin develops advertising campaigns for radio networks Rhema, Life FM, Star, Shine TV, plus national print devotionals including The Word For Today, and Word For You Today.
Serving as a guest speaker and Emcee since August 2013 for Promise Keepers, Justin was also appointed a Board Member in 2014 and now writes devotionals for Promise Keepers Study Guides, God’s Awesome Power and Your Influence: www.PromiseKeepers.nz.
Promise Keepers is an organisation for men, which runs major Men’s Events in three centres nationwide each year as well as a number of other initiatives. The Events are open to all men and focus on life purpose, destiny and issues of character, integrity and manhood based on Christian values.
NZ Christian Writers
NZ Christian Writers began in 1983 with a mission of connecting Christian writers in New Zealand. During September 2016, Justin St. Vincent was nominated President for NZ Christian Writers, after serving on their committee for over two years, and being a member since October 2013. He continues to lead their growing collective and vibrant community of over 150 writers Nationwide.
During early 2015, NZ Christian Writers experienced a re-brand (previously known as The New Zealand Christian Writers Guild) and a re-vamped website that significantly helped to double their membership within 12 months. He encouraged and led an “Each One, Reach One” campaign to support organic membership growth. To join NZ Christian Writers, visit their website: www.NZChristianWriters.org
Adding to his impressive collection of Christian ministry and written works, Justin has been as Associate Member of the Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) since 2012 and now serves in the capacity of NZ Vice President and Chapter Coordinator.
ARPA (Australasian Religious Press Association) is an ecumenical Christian communication network for Australian and New Zealand publications and their editors, journalists, designers, and contributors. It aims to develop members’ skills, knowledge and professionalism; to offer opportunities for networking, fellowship and information-sharing among members; and to recognise excellence through the presentation of annual awards.
Justin is actively involved with the ARPA executive team as they secure an excellent range of speakers and sponsors for ARPA’s 43rd annual conference in Auckland, New Zealand on August 25th-27th 2017. Their theme is Connections + Community. For more details on this exciting event, please visit the ARPA website: www.ARPA.news
About Justin St Vincent
Justin St. Vincent is the Director and Founder of Xtreme Music [www.XtremeMusic.org] and has self-published four books including a worldwide trilogy exploring “The Spiritual Significance of Music” (2009-2012), and free eBook “Love Live Forgive: Insights from Artists” (2014) [www.LoveLiveForgive.org].
Husband to Sara-Maria and father to Maxima, Justin and his family are based in the beautiful city of Auckland, New Zealand. Justin St. Vincent serves on the national Board of Promise Keepers New Zealand, is President for NZ Christian Writers [Link to: www.NZChristianWriters.org], NZ Vice President of the Australasian Religious Press Association, and Member of the New Zealand Society of Authors.
Emma Seabrook is a columnist with Christian Today and an administrator with a Business Degree. Emma is now studying a degree in nursing. Emma has a passion for Christ and an interest in reading, writing and music and assisting with the Christian Today New Zealand Christian news project.