The Ralph Moore Podcast


Jimi Calhoun: Understanding Culture and Disciplemaking

Season 2, Ep. 50266

This is the third of three interviews with Jimi Calhoun.

Jimi grew up in a Christian home. His father and grandfathers were pastors. Along the way, he got caught up in gangs then found himself attending an all-White and Hispanic high school where he learned from both cultures. After playing in big-name rock bands for several years, he "discovered" Hope Chapel in Hermosa Beach, California.

Hope Chapel produces church planters in-house. A few years into his experience, he planted a Hope Chapel in Sherman Oaks, CA, then Belize. Today he pastors Bridging Austin a church he planted a few years ago.

In this episode, he describes his latest book about Funkadelic music and its impact on Black culture. Moving to relationships and how they can help heal our land. The interview ends with some deep insight into disciplemaking - Jimi was discipled into two different cultures before he found himself being discipled in Christ.

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Jimi Calhoun -- From Noted Rocker to Church Planter

Season 2, Ep. 50264
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 titledComin’ Round the Mountain,and subsequentlybegan 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.