The Ralph Moore Podcast
Jimi Calhoun -- From Noted Rocker to Church Planter
Jimi Calhoun is an author, ethicist and musician. He's a gifted speaker having appeared on NBC, ABC and CBS and at several colleges and seminaries throughout America. He's also a church planter.
Jimi’s musical career began with Leon Patillo in a band named Leon’s Creation in the San Francisco Bay Area. He played in the band with jazz musician Dr. John, performing alongside several notable artists including John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix and Bobby Blue Bland.
After leaving the Dr. John Band, Jimi pulled together the former band, Leon’s Creation, as simply Creation with Atlantic Records. He later joined Detroit rockers Rare Earth. He's recorded with Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone and with his old friend Buddy Miles. He toured with Buddy Miles Regiment, Creation and the Oblivion Express. including a Funkadelic hit titled Comin’ Round the Mountain, and subsequently began touring with The Buddy Miles Road Regiment.
In 1983 Jimi walked through the doors of Hope Chapel Foursquare Church in Hermosa Beach, California. This podcast is the first of three. Jimi describes how he rediscovered Jesus, volunteered to serve as a janitor (while driving an XKE Jaguar to work) so he could better connect with the church staff who would disciple him.
Since then he planted Hope Chapels in Sherman Oaks, CA, Belize City, Belize and now Bridging Austin. He's also written several books.
He is passionate about building bridges wherever spatial division and social segregation exist. He planted, and pastors, Bridging Austin, a reconciling community committed to the inclusion of the racially different and the differently abled. (people living with a disability)
You can catch him on these three websites.