Episode 65: Musical Missionaries – Jay Newman & Joshua Stump

Jay Newman is an Arkansas boy who has spent his adult life as a music promoter, manager, songwriter, and missionary. He has a reputation of agitating people particularly on issues of theology. You can follow Jay on twitter at @big_dread, even though he hasn’t had dreadlocks in over five years.

Joshua Stump is a pastor, church planter, licensed spiritual director, and owner of the Smoker’s Abbey cigar lounge. Josh has spent his life in ministry on the margins, bringing the gospel to the disenfranchised corners of culture and empowering the gifts of those discarded in the dark corners of culture. Josh likes to discuss enneagrams and has been called a modern mystic monk. You can follow Josh on twitter at @monkstump.


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Intersect showcases interviews with musicians who were once/or still are prominent Christian music artist, discussing how their encounter with Christ not only influenced the direction and intent of their music, but also the direction and intent of their individual lives.

Host Aaron “The A-Train” Smith is a Nashville-based drummer and percussionist. At the age of 20, Aaron Smith played drums on The Temptations‘ Grammy-Winning megahit “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone“. Aaron has recorded, performed and toured with artists including Ray Charles, Romeo Void, The 77s, Rich Mullins and Jimmy Abegg. An autographed pair of Smith’s drumsticks can be found in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, next to a pair of sticks used by Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.