"Let JESUS take your Blues2Joy" (Isaiah 51:11).
In partnership with West Oaks Community Church
First of all, we have nothing to sell from this site-Only to give and share, so you'll be strengthened and find HOPE. We realize that we Must Be About Redeeming the Time [Ephesians 5:16]..... That's why this project was created to be multidimensional and interactive. B2J Ministry is not new [see History below]; however, this global approach is new. Our project goal is 'Something for Everyone'.
HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL FIND:
Home Page: An introduction to the project including Site Content, Our Ministry Journey & our Backstory and History
About Us: A gallery of our concert & personal pics. A biography of who we are and our role within this ministry.
Prisons-Homeless Ministry: Links are provided to those active in the prison's and homeless shelters. Included are sites that contain video sermons and resources. B2J has been active in this type of outreach for years. We will post the best sites available that provide useable resource to the reader.
din al'islam : Islamic resources for discussions and personal decisions. هل تبحث بصدق عن الحقيقة؟
Bible Study: Opening with a special message from Evangelist Billy Graham, these resources offer an excellent means for casual or serious detailed study. From the basics to marriage to science, you'll find it all. Included is a simple inspirational video on God's Plan of Salvation that is easy for a child to understand and sermons to build your Faith & bring Hope to the seeker of truth. Also included is Dr. J. Vernon McGee's audio commentary on the entire Bible.
MUSIC MINISTRY: B2J has been writing & producing original faith-based music since 1988. Here you'll find complete songs from our 'Early Years' album. We have our own studio and production facility and are currently working on more musical selections for distribution.
Podcast: This is the B2J term for podcast. Currently we have 3 independent podcasts by experienced men of God whose goal is to inform and uplift. On the list is Faith & Science in the News, Something To Think About, and The Soul Winners Sessions. The webpage explains in more detail about each Podcast.
Good Vibes: Get rid of that "Stinkin' Thinkin' '' Good Vibes are quick inspirational videos that cause one to take a pause and provides an opportunity to renew your mind. ["Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. " Roman 12:2] Also includes our Blog Site. These are discussions posted relative to the Godcast. We think this will bring about some exciting and beneficial discussion.
Colleagues: These are ministries, singer/songwriters and recording engineers that share the B2J vision of HOPE. They are all worthy of your consideration.
Prayer/Media Connect: You can ping our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube sites from here. One can submit prayer requests or general comments to the ministry. If a prayer request is submitted, this request will be sent immediately to our Prayer Team.
Our primary ministry task is to provide all seekers of HOPE and the Christian community with accurate Biblical commentary through our music presentations, blog and podcasts. In addition, we are looking to showcase Christian Indie Singer/Songwriters who share our vision of evangelism.
Our music & podcasts are original and current. The lyric is positive & uplifting using various popular musical styles. Our Podcasting Team is informative & current. Our productions suggest Biblical answers to the challenges that every human faces in this life...
LIFE EXPERIENCE--The ministry started in 1988 as a small neighborhood outreach focusing on the Inner-City, Homelessness & Drug Abuse. Now we're REACHING OUT TO THE PLANET with the message of HOPE...
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."
PAST & PRESENT MEMBERS:
From the humble beginnings in 1988 in the North Shore area of East Houston to the present day, this ministry owes a debt of gratitude to Jehovah God who sustained us and to the excellent musicians, songwriters and ministers that HE brought our way. This "thing" was only supposed to last about 6 months, but it never stopped. Therefore, it is only fitting & proper that we list those who mean so much to this ministry...
Songwriters & Musicians:
[Founders] Ron Hathaway, Scott Atkinson, Jim Massey
Joe Cabrera, Mark Sims, Mark Pipkin, John & Santos Ramirez, Bonnie DeHart, Ron Richter, Wes Moeller, Randy Lord, Brent Champagne, Daryl Scott, Terry Welch, Sterling Gay, Dave Sartin, Jac & Russ Rickmann, Dixie Trahan, Jamie Harper, Josh Pierce, Mike Pierce, Rob Harper, Mike Wilson, Robbie Adams
Stuart Sheehan & Houston NW Church
Live Sound Engineers:
Ron Richter, Matt Barron, Andy George, Mike Huss
Recording & Editing:
Brent Champagne, Fred Schetz, Clint Collins
Stephan John-MCS Studio-Branson, MO.
The band features seven Christian men..who perform original songs with unique styles using positive, faith-based lyrics. The extremely catchy collection of songs also incorporates doo-wop, ballads, R&B, and even a Reggae from time to time. ”We try to communicate with music in a way that it doesn’t sound like what you normally hear in the traditional church, “(Ron Hathaway) ...In 1988, Songwriters/Musicians Ron Hathaway and Jim Massey joined together for a Christian outreach ministry in apartments, parks, homeless shelters, jails, and prisons.........
The originals [Hathaway-Massey] pursued their lifelong passion for evangelism, joined by other talented artists committed to solid Christian evangelism using contemporary music stylings. [Mike Wilson, Mike Pierce, Rob Harper, Robbie Adams, and Mike Huss] Each member of B2J contributes over 45 years of gospel and commercial music experience, sharing stages with a long list of celebrity artists, including B.J. Thomas, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, Albert Collins, Gene Pitney, Nancy Honeytree, and The Kingsmen.
Blues2Joy enjoys relationships with local and international established churches, homeless shelters, prisons, and drug rehab centers, but also several other important ministries that are outside the periphery of these traditional organizations, such as international refugee camps, motorcycle clubs, custom auto shows and drag racing events, and organizations.
THE PRESENT VISION..
Blues2Joy has now entered a new phase of the ministry. While Concert Evangelism is still in our tool bag, B2J will produce new original music and timely Podcast offerings. For example, our newest member is Dr. Frank Lyon who will address Faith & Science [Intelligent Design] into our Podcast offerings. Ron Hathaway and Pastor Mike Huss will present Podcasts addressing other challenging issues. We have Internet Radio in our future and we will showcase Indie Christian Songwriter/Musicians, churches and ministries who share our vision of HOPE. [See COLLEAGUES Links page]
The old song adage, "What the world needs now is love sweet love..." perhaps if it's God's Love. We believe what the world needs is HOPE as delivered by God who loves us all. With the new technologies, our goal is to reach the planet through various media platforms and share this message of HOPE. [Jeremiah 29:11] "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."
1988-1991: Three Man Acoustic Folk Group 1991-2000: The Good News Band
2000-2020: Blues2Joy Band
2020-The Blues2Joy Ministry Project
"We want to put music out there for people that maybe have never set foot in a church, or maybe they just like hearing the nostalgic sounds long enough to stop and hear something that may change their lives."
-Ron Hathaway from Houston Press News article July, 2001