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Coffee Shop Concert—Russell & Kristi

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Heart Revolution, by Russell Johnson
Just For Who I Am, by Kristi Brown Johnson
No Other Name, by Russell & Kristi


teamHusband and wife duo Russell and Kristi Johnson are dynamic worship leaders and christian artists who possess a winning combination of passion, energy, and humility. This dynamic duo has been in full-time music for more than a decade. Today, Russell and Kristi crisscross the country with their unique style of Christian music, worship and praise. Together they share the transforming message of Christ’s love. The couple has opened for groups like, Avalon, FFH, Tree63 and Jeremy Camp. They have led worship for Lifeway Christian Resource events all over the U.S., including Youth,Student, Singles, and Marriage conferences.

They have also had the wonderful opportunity of ministering to hundreds of churches including their home church, Myrtle Beach Community Church in Myrtle Beach, SC, Where Russell has served as Worship Leader, Technical Director and Creative Arts Pastor. Russell and Kristi continue to serve there as volunteers when they aren’t out on the road. The couple has also lead worship or performed concerts for hundreds of groups and events like: Lifeway Christian Resources, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Child Evangelism Fellowship, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Campus Crusade for Christ, Convoy of Hope, and are currently Artist Representatives for Holt International. (An International adoption and child welfare organization.)

Prior to the couple combining their musical talents Kristi sang professionally for family variety shows – The Myrtle Beach Opry, The Alabama Theater/Opryland USA and the Carolina Opry, where she was a featured vocalist. Russell also worked in professional theater as an audio engineer. Although Russell and Kristi grew up in the same town they didn’t begin dating until college and were married a year later. They have a son, Will, who is 6 and a 2 year-old daughter named Sidney. Get to know them and you’ll see for yourself that Russell and Kristi are a match made in heaven – in their marriage, their music and their ministry. They share the conviction that God has put them together to bring Christ to others through their music.

Learn more at www.russellandkristi.com or http://www.indieheaven.com/artist_main.php?id=33393


Heart Revolution
By Russell Johnson

Lost in the noise of life’s audio
Dazed and confused with nothing to show
I’ve been dreaming that something might change the scene
But the scene to change is internal in me

And my heart wanders far away from You, Oh God
But now I see that all I need is found in You

So right here and right now I say
I want my life to be LOUD

Turn up the sound of a generation
Lifting up this declaration
That Jesus is hope for the world
Singing from hearts restored, renewed
Living now for so much more
Let this be a heart revolution

We Your people with one voice
Proclaim the name of our awesome Lord
Oh let Your kingdom come

©2010 Russell Johnson/RKPraise Music (ASCAP)

Just For Who I Am
By Kristi Brown Johnson

You want me to be who I am
You created me with a plan
To shine Your light for this dark lost place
To live Your love, to show grace
But I stumble and I fall
And I lose my way then I crawl
On my face back to You
The only One Who loves me…

Just for who I am
Just because of Christ
Heaven’s Heart became a sacrifice
You lived, You loved, You gave to reconcile
Just because of Who You are

Looking back on this life I’ve lived
I wonder how You still give
Your love to me and still I turn
From life to death – when will I learn

©2010 Russell Johnson/RKPraise Music (ASCAP)

No Other Name
By Russell Johnson

Hope for the hurting
Rest for the weary
Love for the broken ones

Strength in my weakness
Light in the dark times
Healer of broken hearts

There’s no other name
No other blood
Lift up your eyes to Jesus

What can wash away my sin
Nothing but the blood of Jesus
What can make me whole again
Nothing but the blood of Jesus

©2010 Russell Johnson/RKPraise Music (ASCAP)