As many of you know, I have been touring and playing shows for over 14 years and have made life-long friendships with many of you. I’m lucky to live my dream out loud and it wouldn’t be possible without your love and support. I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have some of my life’s greatest moments occur on stage with you in the room. When I think about these moments and memories, I’m more times than not taken back to the unique and intimate gatherings I didn’t see coming. I think about the random Monday night show in Indiana where the small crowd sang my lyrics louder than I could. The time the club in Chicago cut us off and we took the show outside and performed on-top of the van. The living rooms, back yards, and basements are the ones that stick with me. I can see you singing along and we all hang out after the show.
Jennifer Knapp’s new memoir Facing the Music is coming October 7 on Howard Books / Simon & Schuster.
Jennifer Knapp’s meteoric rise in the Christian music industry ended abruptly when she walked away and came out publicly as a lesbian. This is her story—of coming to Christ, of building a career, of admitting who she is, and of how her faith remained strong through it all.
At the top of her career in the Christian music industry, Jennifer Knapp quit. A few years later, she publicly revealed she is gay. A media frenzy ensued, and many of her former fans were angry with what they saw as turning her back on God. But through it all, she held on to the truth that had guided her from the beginning.