Jeremy Camp will perform at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. (Photo submitted)
Jeremy Camp will perform at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. (Photo submitted)

VAN WERT – Despite putting out 15 albums in 15 years, Christian artist Jeremy Camp has managed to stay inspired and maintained his passion for the genre, and come Friday, Nov. 10, he hopes to bring that passion to the stage of the Niswonger Performing Arts Center.

Nine of the 15 albums are studio albums, meaning Camp has stayed very busy writing his message through music.

“I always have songs that I write constantly,” said Camp. “Because of what I experience on the road, or what I experience at home and what God is teaching me, I constantly write songs that make me think about what’s going on in the world.”

Camp noted that songwriting comes very naturally to him and that when he writes, he writes from the heart.

“People always say, ‘I’d like to get to know you more,’ and I say, ‘You can listen to my records,” joked Camp. “That’s me. What you see and what you hear is what you get.”

From a young age Camp had been engulfed in Christianity. His father was a pastor, and after graduation Camp attended bible college in California.

“I didn’t know if I was going to be in ministry but I knew I wanted to do something with ministry” said Camp. “While I was in California I started playing more worship kind of music.”

Camp’s music gained momentum and people would frequently ask him to play at their churches. He got to the point where he was playing at coffee shops, clubs, and wherever he could spread his music.

“It expanded from there to where I just knew that because this was happening so naturally, this is what I was supposed to do,” said Camp. “I love music, I always did.”

Camp explained that despite his love for music and his own drive, he never expected to make it big in music starting out. He said it all came so naturally that he realized it was his calling. Eventually, a record label reached out to Camp noting that they had heard a lot about him and asked that he send them a demo. Soon, he was signed.

While Camp ended up in music, he always knew that he wanted to do something with spreading the message of God.

“I was raised in a Christian home and I think, for me, what I was writing about was very much just deep lyrics of what God has done and is doing,” said Camp. “It was a very natural progression to me to know that I wanted to minister through music.”

Camp will perform at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Friday, Oct. 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. He plans for the night to be a night of worship and will take the audience through his 15 years of music.

“It’s a really powerful amount of worship,” said Camp. “Every night I hear stories and that’s the kind of stuff that keeps me going.”

For more information or to purchase tickets contact the NPAC box office or visit www.npacvw.org.