Q&A with Red Letter Society (Part 2)

Q: What is your favorite song written by RLS and why?

A:

“‘Wonder’ because it has powerful lyrics. It is interesting musically because we throw in some varying time signatures and it hits hard.”

-David Bedford


“‘Valley’. I love the message and have found it encouraging when walking through different seasons of my life.”

-Jordan Dinsmore


“I absolutely love ‘Belong’. I didn’t write the lyrics for the song, but it feels like someone took a page out of my story. I made a profession of faith when I was really young and wrestled through doubt and assurance of my salvation while I was growing up— even into early college years. As I’ve grown in my faith and surrendered to Christ’s Lordship, God has taught me to rest in His character, promises, and faithfulness. The bridge lyrics are a powerful reminder of where Christ has brought me from and of the secure salvation we have in Christ.”

-Alexandra Gibson


“‘Wonder’ is my favorite RLS song! Ever since my dad’s passing, I’ve been much more Heaven focused. The song ‘Wonder’ paints a simple picture of what it will be like to be in the presence of God and see His face! It gives us just a glimpse into Heaven and eternity with God.”

-Kyle Gibson


“‘100X.’ Freedom from addiction in God is a part of my story, too.”

-David Guy


“‘100x’ because of how fast the song happened. It felt like when we were writing the song was discovered rather than something we created!

‘Matthew 5’ because it took YEARS to write and it is the song that has been most carefully worked through.”

-Jordan West


Q: What is your favorite passage of Scripture?

A:

“‘Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.’

-Hebrews 11:1”

-David Bedford


“‘Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. The saying is trustworthy, for:

If we have died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us; if we are faithless, he remains faithful—’

-2 Timothy 2:10-13”

-Jordan Dinsmore


“‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.’

-Deuteronomy 6:5-7”

-Alexandra Gibson


“Romans 6 and Romans 12”

-Kyle Gibson


“‘Search me, O God, and know my heart!

Try me and know my thoughts!

And see if there be any grievous way in me,

and lead me in the way everlasting!’ -Psalm 139:23-24”

-David Guy


“‘For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.’

-1 Corinthians 9:19-23”

-Tyler Landis


“How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.’

-Hebrews 9:14’”

-Jordan West


Q: Who has had the biggest impact on your life?

A:

Musically, Tim Foreman has had the biggest impact. I’ve been able to talk to him about music a couple of times. He directed my tone and what basses I play. He and Jon encouraged Jordan and I to start another band.

Jocco Willink has also had a major influence on my life. If you’ve never heard of him, look him up. Very impressive individual.”

-David Bedford


“Oh man, there’s too many to even name! A few would be: Greg and Sarah Pulling; Lizzy Todd; Chris & Amanda Barrans; Anders & Eileen Blixt; Jordan and Sarah West.”

-Jordan Dinsmore


“This question is too hard!! There have been SO many people who have deeply impacted my life in a variety of ways. Is it too cheesy to say Kyle Gibson? Obviously, pretty impactful. I married him, so now we’re connected forever. But really, he encourages me when I’m down, is quick to call out sin in my life (lovingly, of course), and is truly a partner in my life and ministry. The leadership team on my college residence hall also made a huge impact on me. They taught me so many valuable lessons about how to pursue Christ, live in community, grow a prayer life, become disciplined in a daily quiet time, and disciple others. Really, most of the spiritual disciplines! It was one of the first times that I had seen people my age passionate about knowing God deeply and encouraging others to do the same. Ultimately, it resulted in my pursuit of spiritual leadership on campus and led to a depth of growth in my life, passion for ministering to other women, and opportunities to minister to my peers in greater (and much more challenging) ways than I imagined.”

-Alexandra Gibson


“Without a doubt, my dad has had the biggest impact on my life. He modeled for me a Godly life, a life of ministry, a passion for music, a good work ethic and much more. He pushed me to be better in every area of my life. I’m proud to continue the legacy of my father.”

-Kyle Gibson


“My dad. He has taught me that sometimes the greatest impacts on our lives are multi-dimensional; we have to learn how to embrace the best parts and accept the inherent challenges, as well.”

-David Guy


“I owe so much to who I am today to my mom and my dad.”

-Tyler Landis


“My Dad…too much there to even thank!

Jerry Witte was my youth pastor and encouraged me to not only pursue the Lord but also ministry. He has been my mentor for years!”

-Jordan West


Q: What would be a good theme song for your life?

A:

“‘All or Nothing at All’ by Switchfoot”

-David Bedford


“‘Living on a Prayer!’ These past 2+ years have been extremely difficult for me and my family. We have stepped out in faith in multiple areas and it’s so tempting to take back control of my situation. I have to keep coming back to Jesus in prayer and lay everything at His feet.”

-Kyle Gibson


“‘Today is Gonna be a Great Day’”

-David Guy


“Psalm 1”

-Tyler Landis


“‘I Need You’ - Gable Price and Friends”

-Jordan West


Q: What is the most useless talent you have?

A:

“I have been known to go in reverse the entire way through a fast food drive-thru.”

-David Bedford


“I can voluntarily control my Eustachian tubes in my ears. Look it up…it’s a real thing.”

- Jordan Dinsmore


“I have very dexterous toes. This comes from many years of ‘pinching contests’ with my siblings. However, now that I’m a parent, this skill is arguably useful because picking things up from the floor while holding small humans is hard. Enter the toes thing…”

-Alexandra Gibson


“I can make a water droplet sound with my mouth. I also know lots of random facts about pretty much anything, most of which are in fact useless.”

-Kyle Gibson


“Proverbs 16:4 says, ‘The Lord has made everything for its purpose,

even the wicked for the day of trouble.’”

-Tyler Landis


“I can gleek.”

-Jordan West


Q: Who would you like to see Red Letter Society collaborate with?

A:

“It would be awesome to work with Phil Whickam.”

-David Bedford


“Taya so I can sit in awe and watch her hit ridiculously high notes.”

-Jordan Dinsmore


“Melissa Jean and Patrick Shorts. Both of them are incredibly creative, talented musicians and songwriters with a desire to serve the Lord and their community. Also, Brooke Ligertwood or Phil Wickham. Or the team from Vertical Worship. All great writers and leaders.”

- Alexandra Gibson


“Vertical Worship, Liberty Worship Collective, Paul Baloche, Liberty Live (Melissa Gene, Patrick Shorts, Josh Crosby, Daniel Etheridge) Biltmore, and Brandon Sharp.”

- Kyle Gibson


“Gable Price and Friends.”

-Tyler Landis


“Shane and Shane, Phil Wickham, Vertical Worship”

-Jordan West


Q: What’s your favorite chord (Question requested by Alexandra Gibson)?

A: "The 4 minor. I’m still trying to work it into one of our songs. One day!"

-Alexandra Gibson


Check out these songs from Red Letter Society:


Spotify

100X

Matthew 5

Valley

Wonder


Apple Music

100X

Matthew 5

Valley

Wonder


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