Newsboys were formed in Australia in 1985 by John James & Peter Furler, the group’s 1st & 2nd lead singers. Today the group is fronted by former dcTalk member Michael Tait, but the core members (Jody Davis, Jeff Frankenstein, & Duncan Phillips) remain intact.
Most recently Newsboys have gained the most attention for their hit song, book, & movie “God’s Not Dead”. Anyone who knows me, knows I am a HUGE Newsboys fan! I have probably seen them at least once a year in concert for the past 20 years. Although the group has gone through changes over the years, the core tenants of who Newsboys is remains the same: a strong passion for Jesus, and a unique musical style.
With most Christian artists you can relay their style to their secular counterpart… like Skillet is the Evanescence of Christian music. Newsboys is a style all their own. With 16 studio albums, 6 gold albums, and 33 #1 hits – Newsboys shows no sign of slowing down after an impressive 30 year career! Check the following for a timeline:
JOHN JAMES era (1985-1995)
PETER FURLER era (1996-2008)
MICHAEL TAIT era (2008- present)