I’ve been thinking about this for a while now, but the Bible talks a lot about honoring one another (Romans 12:10). I think we often overlook these verses, for various reasons. We desire honor above others, we’re afraid of others getting credit, we’re selfish, whatever. I’m out of town all week so I thought I’d do my best to honor, make a big deal out of, push you in the direction of someone who I have only met once, but consider a great friend & human being. His name is Carlos Whittaker and he’s somewhat of a Jesus loving blog freak enigma. So come back every day this week and learn more about this guy, his ministry, his blog, and his life.
This is part 1 so I think I’ll reach back as far as I can remember (I know it hasn’t been that long but…). I began blogging about a year and a half ago, maybe two years, I don’t know right now. There were a couple interesting turns of events that got me wrapped up in learning about the re:create conference (which I still haven’t attended dangit!), through that I found out that Bobby was blogging, and through Bobby I “met” Carlos.
I found out that he was the worship leader at Sandals, just up the freeway from me. I also found out what a worship confessional was. I immediately got on the bandwagon, and quickly contacted Carlos to see if we could get together and chat. Lo and behold, he answered my email and we started trying to converge our schedules (it never happened, but not for lack of trying). I did take some of our band and tech team up to Sandals for an evening service and caught Carlos teaching. I stuck around afterwards & waited for all the whooplah to end – went up to him, introduced myself, and just talked with him for a few minutes. He was generous with his time (even though his wife & kids were waiting for him).
At this point the biggest influence he had on me personally was through his Worship Confessionals, which I watched religiously. We recorded a bunch of our own & had a ton of fun doing them, that is until my role changed (how I miss those days).
So thanks Los for being real and starting a cool trend. It’s been amazing to see confessionals pop up all over the place!