God wants to see prayers that are filled with genuine praise and thanksgiving for what He has done in the past. He wants our hearts to be filled with awe and gratitude for His blessings. He wants us to set up memorials in our hearts testifying to the provisions He has given us.
- Michael Youssef
Vince was born and raised in Cuyahoga Falls, a town famous for televangelist Rex Humbard, a horrific Doodlebug train crash, and the mighty Cuyahoga River. Growing up the youngest in the family with two sisters wasn't easy, but with strict yet fair parents who raised him in the church and emphasized a relationship with Christ, he soon began to dream about a career in the ministry field.
His chance came in 2004, when Vince enrolled at Anderson University, a school of higher learning with strong ties to the Church of God. For four years, Vince worked at the school's Christian radio station, WQME, learning much about the radio industry and about living like Christ. His musical interests began evolving when he became a part of After Midnight, a program dedicated to Christian rock, hip-hop, pop, and metal. It was during that time that he knew God was calling him to minister to the younger generation through positive music that appealed directly to them. God can be glorified through all genres of music, and Vince knew he had to educate the masses on alternative Christian music!
Vince arrived at Kheart in October of 2010, after holding various positions at several talk radio stations and networks from Indiana all the way to Oregon. It's not easy to pick up everything you have, load it in your station wagon, and move to a new state, but with the ease of the move and the feeling he had in his heart, he knew God was calling him to Minot. What he didn't know was how much he would come to love this area and this great state.
Here are some random facts about Vince:
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Author: Brennan Manning
Favorite Food: Lasagna
Favorite Bands: Mae, The Classic Crime, Write This Down, Heath McNease, Playdough, Canon, Anberlin
Favorite Concert Attended: Disciple, Wavorly, The Wedding, and High Flight Society (all at one show!)
-He was supposed to be left-handed
-He has traveled across the entire United States, from Maine to Washington state
-He enjoys playing piano
-He was once heavily involved in musical theater, but now he thinks it's best for everyone if he restricts his singing to Sunday morning.
-He can juggle, but no more than 3 items