Friday, February 19, 2021

Flashback Friday

This week its back to the 90's to talk about one of my favorite female CCM artists at the time... Pam Thum. Pam Thum was the only child of traveling evangelists Bruce and Ruth Thum, producers of the very popular and unique drama, Heaven's Gates and Hell's Flames. The experience, which never kept them in the same place for more than a month, had both positive and negative effects on Pam.

Pam's music career began when she was three years old and started singing on stage. As the years went on, Pam began to realize the effect music had on people and the hope that the words she sang often gave them. "I wanted them to feel the peace I did when I sang to God. I wanted them to feel as though Jesus were hugging them through my music."

And so it began. Pam Thum started writing songs when she was 16 and decided to pursue songwriting and performing as her own full time ministry. In 1987, Pam was offered a songwriting contract after her song "We Are An Army" was recorded by Trace Balin. She was offered a recording contract in 1992 and released her self titled debut album in 1993. The record was a huge success, with six of the songs making the top ten. She also received a Dove Award nomination for New Artist of the Year.

During the 1990's, Pam Thum released four albums, had four #1 songs, numerous top 10 radio hits, three Dove Award nominations, and played in countless concerts in the States and Overseas. She has toured with popular Christian artists 4HIM, Wes King, Newsong, Bob Carlisle, Tammy Trent, and many more, and loves to share her story of God's grace and faithfulness in her life.

A lot of great songs on these albums... "You're All I Know," "See You In The Morning," "Come Home," "Starting To Rain," "Faithful Heart," "All Of My Life," "Love Conquers All," "Through God's Eyes," and on and on. One of my favorites is "Life is Hard"...

Another favorite is "I Will Stand"...

Today, Pam is married to Stephen Marshall and together they have built Pam Thum Ministries, which is partnered with several other "world-changing" ministries. Her mission remains the same - to fearlessly share the Good News of Christ with the world and encourage others to do the same. "We have the greatest news for this world," says Pam, "and we've spent too many years acting as if we're in some kind of secret club. People are living and dying without Jesus – hurt, hatred, sickness, and fear have ruled for too long. I just feel an urgency that we've got to shake off the apathy in our lives and get bold and direct about our faith."

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