Favorite Verse: Ephesians 2: 8-10 “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advanced for us to do.”
Favorite Book of the Bible: Ecclesiastes
Favorite Worship Song: It is Well, You’re Beautiful (Phil Wickham)
Favorite Supertones Song: Adonai because Mojo wrote my favorite all time Supertones lyrics…”To Y’shua me salvitore, gotta give you all the glory, God I give you all my fears, God I give you all my years. You’re my God and I will bow, I’ll show the proud people how, You’re my God and I will bow, in fact I think I’ll bow right now
Favorite Movies: Rocky 1-2 and 4, (I cry at the end of each of those, no joke…ask my wife), Braveheart, Waiting for Guffman, Groundhog’s Day, What about Bob, It’s a Wonderful Life
Favorite Books: Who has any time to read?
Favorite Bands: James Brown, The Meters, Specials, Operation Ivy, Fishbone, Bouncing Souls, Hillsongs United
Favorite Phone App: DropBox, GeoCache
Type of Cell Phone: Samsung Galaxy
Approximate # of songs in iTunes: 11 trillion
Favorite thing to do on a day off: Movie and Rubio’s with the best Wife, Son and Daughter a guy could ever ask for.
Hobbies: Music, fishing, golf, gardening
Wacky and Intersting facts about you that noone would normally know: I live in rural Orange County and have 6 chickens
Best band moment or memory: Worcester Mass. when the power went out and could not be turned back on but we played anyway acoustically in for 1500 people no mics or amps….great memory!
Funniest band moment: Lighting fireworks on the side of the road in New Mexico, Dave’s bag of goodies caught on fire and bottle rockets went blazing everywhere and almost blew up a nearby gas station, don’t try this at home kids.
Favorite show or tour and why: Puerto Rico in 1999 because we opened for Stryper, and we were in Puerto Rico. Audio A tour in 1998 because we flew rockets everyday, and those guys are rad!
Do your prefer beach, mountains or forest? Mountains so I can fly fish
Short bio of yourself (including when you joined the band, family, etc.) Married to the amazing Emy Terusa, she is the love of my life and challenges and refines me in such awesome ways. Two kids Ellena (12) and Anthony (7), nobody has better kids than I do! Joined band in 1992, stepped out in 2003 to be with family, pursued a career in landscape which I still do to this day. Have served on my churches worship team for over 15 years.
Favorite Star Wars Character: Bib Fortuna (obviously)
Favorite Verse: Romans 8:11
Favorite Book of the Bible: Romans, Colossians, James, Isaiah
Favorite Worship Song: The Stand, Cannons, and Salvation is Here
Favorite Supertones Song: Who Can Be Against Me
Favorite Movies: Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Shawshank Redemption, and all things Star Wars and Lord of the Rings (except for Jar Jar obviously)
Favorite Books: Crazy Love, No Compromise, Purpose Driven Life, The Practice of the Presence of God, Screwtape Letters, Wild at Heart, In His Steps, Chronicles of Narnia, anything by John Piper, Max Lucado, Tozer
Favorite Bands: Hillsong United, Hillsong, Phil Wickham, Crowder, Redman, Tim Hughes, Tomlin, Switchfoot, U2, Toby Mac, Fee, Jesus Culture, Lincoln Brewster
Favorite Phone App: Lux DLX 2 obviously
Type of Cell Phone: iPhone 4
Approximate # of songs in your iTunes: 2,800
Favorite Thing to do on a Day Off: Beach with the family and eat chips and salsa at a mexican restaraunt
Hobbies: Frisbee golf, surfing, tennis, video games (zuma blitz on fb!), going on walks with my kids
Wacky and interesting facts about you that no one would normally know: I don’t like anyone to touch, sit, lay, or breathe on my pillow. Some things are meant to be separate.
Best band moment or memory: Seeing 80,000 people on their knees in the dirt with hands raised worshiping God at Creation East ’99. And every time we see people coming to the Lord and surrendering their lives to Him!
Funniest band moment or memory: Too many to count! We have a good time together! One time I jumped off my drum seat up in the air to end the concert. When I came down, I missed the landing and fell over 10 feet behind the drum riser. Instead of seeing if I was ok, the whole band fell over laughing when it happened. To this day, I hear about it from the guys all the time.
Worst or most embarrassing band moment: See above. But one time right before we went on stage the venue lost ALL it’s power. We ended up playing an acoustic set for all the fans and the night was amazing.
Favorite Show or Tour and Why: Before the Supertones were signed, we were totally unknown and played a show with 50 people. We saw 11 people come to Christ for the very first time, and another 30 came forward to recommit their lives to God. Too many tours to count- a real special one was early on with Plankeye and Flight 180- we had Bible studies every day together. And touring with Audio A and/ or Newsboys… never a dull moment! We had crazy adventures every single day.
Do you prefer beach, mountains, or forest? No question: The Beach.
Short bio of yourself: After God Himself, there is nothing I love more on this earth than my family. My wife, who is my best friend, hero, and love of my life, got married in 1998. We have 4 beautiful children: Halley, Lucy, Janey, and Shane. They all have the same middle name (Jae for the girls and Jay for the boy) named after the first letter of our first child: Joy Emma Carson- who went to be with Jesus at 40 weeks pregnancy. Toughest thing we’ve ever faced, and yet God was faithful every single step of the way to hold us as we held fast to Him. More stuff about me: Matt and I started the band in 1991. I left in 2000 when God called me to be a Youth Pastor (I’m still serving at that same church today- Mission Hills Community Church).