Bible Roots Podcast
A podcast designed for pastors looking to engage their church with deeper conversations around God\'s Word.

Episode 10: The Power of Student Discipleship Through Music with Mark Hall from Casting Crowns: Randy Frazee AND Mark Hall

Today, Randy speaks with special guest Mark Hall, lead singer and songwriter for the Grammy Award-winning band Casting Crowns. Mark discusses youth ministry as he sees it today and the powerful impact that worship music can have on someone engaging in the Word, and the transformative power that it can bring to someone’s life.



If you don't have roots in what you believe and roots in who God is, when life hits you, it's going to knock you right over.
—Mark Hall

Randy and Mark have a wide ranging discussion on student discipleship, music, the common ground in writing music and a sermon.


Mark Hall from Casting Crowns

Mark Hall is a true storyteller and a teacher with a heart for ministry. He is lead singer and songwriter for the Grammy Award-winning band Casting Crowns, whose first three albums have sold nearly four million copies. He has been in ministry over twenty years and serves as the Student Pastor at Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church in McDonough, Georgia. Mark admits he’d be overwhelmed by life’s demands were it not for his wife, Melanie, who also serves as Casting Crowns’ road manager. Even on tour, Mark and Melanie homeschool their four children: John Michael, Reagan, Zoe, and Hope.


Randy Frazee Sitting At a desk

Randy Frazee is the lead pastor at Westside Family Church in Kansas City. A frontrunner and innovator in spiritual formation and biblical community, Randy is the architect of The Story and Believe church engagement campaign. He is also the author of The Heart of the Story; Think, Act, Be Like Jesus; What Happens After You Die; The Connecting Church 2.0; and The Christian Life Profile Assessment. He and his wife, Rozanne, live in Kansas City, Kansas.