The piano intro of Journey’s mega-hit Don’t Stop Believin’, written and performed by Jonathan Cain, stands as one of the most iconic musical motifs in all of rock ‘n roll history. Cain’s own journey through over 40 years of music to date is epic, too, having written monster hits like “Faithfully,” “Who’s Crying Now,” “Open Arms,” and with “Don’t Stop Believin’” being iTunes #1 rock catalog tune of all time. And, if that’s not enough success for one guy, Cain was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017 and is still packing out arenas around the world with this classic rock band.
And yet, there’s a deeply spiritual side to Cain’s life. As he explains in this podcast, he received “prophetic words” from a pastor when he was only ten-years old that music would be his life, words echoed through the prayers of his own father, the one who uttered the words “Don’t stop believin’” destined to be one of the most recognized and loved songs on the planet, and most recently by well-known prophetic voices in the country of Ghana speaking blessing and truth over his life. Cain has been guided and blessed through these words, for sure, though life as a rock superstar hasn’t always been easy.
John Chisum recently caught up with Cain to capture some of the moving stories and prophetic undertones of Cain’s current journey into Christian music, including his new Christmas release, Unsung Noel. Cain spoke candidly about the “outpourings” of songs God has given him and of his fresh emphasis on writing for the Lord. He’s also developing more of his worship leading ministry as part of his dynamic marriage to Pastor Paula White of New Destiny Church in Apopka, Florida.
The journey of Journey’s Jonathan Cain is far from over and word has it that the best is yet to come.
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