“Fuzed Worship is not about a band or solo artist. It’s about creating music that upholds truth and surpasses trends and momentary movements–centered on Justice and focused on worship–music to unite and inspire a generation to serve Christ and demonstrate His love.”
We got a chance to talk to the leader of Fuzed Worship, Nate Edmonds, and he answered some questions about how the band got their start, their mission, and their future goals!
Chandler: How did your band get started?
Nate: God really surprised us with the birth of Fuzed Worship. I (Nate Edmonds) had just come off a 1 year fast from music and Daniel Meyer asked if I’d take some lyrics he had written on the mission field and make a song out of them. Funny thing is, he wasn’t a musician and had never written a song in his life and I hadn’t sang or played in a year. But God had bigger plans than we could imagine. We wrote our 1st song that night called Revolving Love. Thirty songs later God began to reveal His plans. Joyce Meyer Ministries took us under their wing and God has been slowly putting all the pieces together. We held auditions and God brought an amazing group of worshipers together. We have put two music projects out and we are on our second year of Conference Tours with Joyce Meyer Ministries. It’s been amazing to see God bring something to life that we could never have done ourselves or even dreamed of.
Chandler: What do you consider the mission statement of Fuzed Worship?
Nate: Our mission is about coming together in worship, justice and service to create a culture centered on the heart of God. Our passion is to make worship more than just music—to establish something that serves God and makes a difference in the lives of hurting people through action and deed. Taking lyrics and melody and infusing it with the sincere conviction to see the world united for the cause of Christ—to not only say we are the church, but to truly become it.
Chandler: Where do you see yourself in five years?
Nate: That’s a really good question. God seems to give us direction one step at a time so it’s hard to know exactly what’s around the corner. We would love to see Fuzed Worship really take off and begin to grow within Joyce Meyer Ministries but also outside of JMM. We hope to start touring and doing more worship events outside of our normal ministry conferences and maybe some day have Fuzed Worship Conferences similar to Passion and Jesus Culture. We are going to keep writing and recording and be ready to go wherever God decides to send us.
Chandler: If you could communicate one thing to your fans, what would it be?
Nate: I would encourage them to earnestly seek God and be confident that He sees them, knows them, and has everything under control. There’s no rush, there’s no pressure to figure everything out. His timing is perfect and His ways are higher than ours. He works all things together for our good. Just focus on loving God and helping others and everything will work out in the end.
Chandler: What is your favorite Bible verse?
Nate: Isaiah 58:10
and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday.
Chandler: Do you have any funny stories from tour? If so, can you tell us?
Nate: We have a lot of fun on the road and we are so honored to be working with everyone out there. There was a really funny thing that happened recently. We brought on a new bass player and he’s a really fun guy to hang out with. He just came from a restaurant and had a to-go cup in his hand, so….we decided to haze him a bit and pull a small initiation prank on him. We were in a parking lot and some of the guys called him over for what looked like an impromptu band meeting. We created a quick “fake” conversation and started recording video on my iPhone. Once he was intently listening we did a thing we like to call “Food Ninja” (based on the iPhone Fruit Ninja game). So Wes our guitarist runs up and slaps his cup right out of his hand! As lemonade flew in the air and his cup slams to the ground, he realized he had been “Food Ninja’d”. I think he was in shock so he just kept looking at his empty hand. It was so funny that we couldn’t stop rewinding the video and pressing pause as he just stared at his empty hand in awe. This was all done in love of course. There’s a video on our Facebook page. It’s worth checking out.
Visit FuzedWorship.com to learn more about the band and their music!