All photos taken in this photo gallery of Jake Hall and Gospel Gothic are by Jenna Eason.
In this ‘Signature Ministries’ series, Gospel Gothic, a Sunday-morning radio show hosted by Jake Hall, pastor of Highland Hills Baptist Church in Macon, G.A., features candid conversation about faith in the Christ-haunted South interlaced with celebrated roots music.
Together, Jake Hall with Brad Evans and Wes Griffith, owners of 100.9 FM The Creek, unpacks scars and scripture, theology and thoughtful critique in search of redemption, all with soulful help from Jason Isbell, Mavis Staples, Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams and more. Weekly they demonstrate how Americana music is holy and a forthright discussion of religion has become a healing centerpiece.
View more in the Jake Hall: Gospel Gothic Series
Down to the River: A Pastor’s Journey Toward Real Life, Real Sin and Real Redemption
The Christ-Haunted Hosts of Gospel Gothic
For Macon community, Americana music is holy liturgy
Video: How Gospel Gothic got its start
Video: Jake Hall remembers most profound moments on Gospel Gothic
Video: Why use music for outreach in Macon
Video: How the magic is made at Gospel Gothic
Signature Ministries: “The art of human contacts” by Bill Leonard
This series in the “Signature Ministries” project is part of the BNG Storytelling Projects Initiative. By studying ministers or churches who practice “Signature Ministries,” we learn from communities who respond to the needs around them, engaging and energizing members in specific ministries that turn them outward on the world. We will specifically profile ministers who lead through their passion and zeal for an interest or a skill that connects with their community outside of the role they would normally play as pastor, leading their congregants to see Christ in others and reaching the needs of the world around them.
Seed money to launch our Storytelling Projects initiative and our initial series of projects has been provided through generous grants from the Christ Is Our Salvation Foundation and the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation. For information about underwriting opportunities for Storytelling Projects, contact David Wilkinson, BNG’s executive director and publisher, at [email protected] or 336.865.2688.