A YEAR OF POSSIBILITIES - 2020
January 3rd 2020 it is exactly 13 years since musician Pontus J. Back found a church and decided to follow Jesus. Then in very bad condition due to his past life style. For one and a half decade he toured world wide with members from bands as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, Whitesnake, Status Quo... to name a few. It was a deseperate attempt to numb the fear in drugs and alcohol. This became a another desperate situation to survive.
In February 2007 Pontus was taken to the hospital in Vasa, Finland where the doctors did not have any hope to deliver. The spoke about a hopeless case and a hopeless situation. It was there where Jesus appeared to him and Pontus received his calling.
Now 13 years later he is still alive! - I feel better than ever before in my life, says Pontus.
In 2008 Pontus stepped out in faith into full time ministry. Today he is an ordained minister and is touring under the title "The Rockin' Reverend".
- Someone has to bring the rock to the people, the rock that doesn't roll; Jesus, Pontus says.
2019 was a fantastic year. Pontus got to spend more time at home with his family but he also traveled the world for four months of theyear. While he was home together with his family he recorded his fifth solo album "Rock Force One" that was released in October 2019.
- My wife is one of the most important people behind our ministry as she allows me and our son, Sebastian to get out on the road for up to two months at a time. It is not easy to be away from home for so many days but when you get to see God work in peoples lives you know it was worth every second, Pontus says.
You will not only hear a life story that already has touched people world wide. You will hear all from acoustic ballads as "Thankful" and "I am free" to rockin' and footstomping songs as "God is good" and "We are the church". Now he will also throw in some well known secular cover songs in his set so that all can sing along! Pontus is traveling alone or with his band.
- I do not mind playing secular songs at all, it is a good way to build an audience. Still I won't sing any song as lyrics need to be appropriate. It is all about the Lord but I am only another human being saved by God's Grace and Jesus wants me to rock, Pontus says.
For bookings and information contact:
Rockpastor Ministries & God's Garage
Rockpastor Ministries rf
Holmintie 3, 65200 Vasa Finland
Tel: +358 (0)40 140 9885
BIC- / SWIFT: HELSFIHH