Full Name: John William
Birthdate: February 3
Birthplace: Lincoln, Ill.
Home Town: Mt. Pulaski, Ill.
Birthdate: January 10
Anniversary: August 28
Kari - December 2,
John Kyle - January 28, 1979
Kris - December 7,
Krey - May 31, 1989
Pookie - Shih Tzu dog
Mt. Pulaski High School - Mt. Pulaski, Ill.
University of Illinois - degree in Civil Engineering
Rev. 12:11 - "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by
the word of
their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death."
Favorite Book of the Bible:
1963 - Vinegar Hill's Hometown Band - Something Different
1973 - 1980 - Head East - 6 Albums
1980 - Johnny Band
1986 - 2005 -Petra - 16 Albums
1995 - Present - John Schlitt (solo career) - 2 Albums and counting
Favorite Solo Song:
"Inside of You" - "Shake"
Because: "It's one of the songs I'm most proud of in
all my career - secular or Christian. I wrote just a little
part of this song, but it hit so well what I wanted to say:
that is, we as the body of Christ - we human beings - were
given a plan before the beginning of time. God had each one
of us designed to be winners - not losers, not perhaps
maybes, hoping we're gonna make it - but winners, if we have
the guts to follow God's plan. We're already built to be
winners - we follow that plan - we win. We have everything
we need already inside of us."
Favorite Petra Song:
"No Doubt" - "No Doubt"
Because: "This song has
probably become an underground classic for Petra; it's the
title cut off of one of our albums. It's just a statement
that says, 'Hey!' When fear starts getting to you - you just
let it go, because with Jesus Christ there is no doubt about
His love, there's no doubt about His promise, there's no
doubt about His existence with you."