- Jesus Freak Hideout
name = Jesus Freak Hideout
url = [http://www.jesusfreakhideout.com www.jesusfreakhideout.com]
commercial = Yes
type = Online artist interviews, album reviews and sales
language = English
registration = None
owner = John DiBiase
author = John DiBiase
launch date = 1996 on
Angelfire, 1998 at www.jesusfreakhideout.com
current status = Active
Jesus Freak Hideout is a
Christian musicwebsite. The website specializes in reviewing, previewing, and selling Christianalbums. The website is known for its album reviews, independent music, artist interviews, concert dates, and ministry through devotionals and prayer. [ [http://www.whatgoesintothemind.com/authors.asp?mode=view&index=313 J.M. Farro (jesusfreakhideout writer)] at whatgoesintothemind.com; Retrieved February 10 2007] The site is named for and inspired by dc Talk's 1995album, "Jesus Freak". [ [http://www.jesusfreakhideout.com/cdreviews/JesusFreak.asp "Jesus Freak Review"] ; Jesus Freak Hideout; Retrieved April 7 2007] Also, the name Jesus Freak Hideout was chosen because John DiBiase, the site's creator, used many variations of the screen nameJesus Freak, and he created a chat room that was his Jesus Freak Hideout.
The Jesus freak Hideout was created on
August 13, 1996by John DiBiase, a then-16 year old fan of Christian music. The site got its start as an Angelfirewebpage for its first two years on the web. [ [http://www.springboardentertainment.com/pr/08.15.06-JFH_Celebrates_A_Decade.pdf "Jesus Freak Hideout Celebrates 10th Anniversary"] ; Springboard Entertainment Press Release; Retrieved March 23 2007] [ [http://www.sparrowrecords.com/links.aspx Sparrow Records] ; Retrieved February 10 2007] [ [http://ggfree.us/listretailers.aspx?listtype=6&sletter=J 17 merchants by letter J at ggfree.us] ; Retrieved February 10 2007] [ [http://www.musicianscooler.com/links/link.php?n=163 jesusfreakhideout] at www.musicianscooler.com; Retrieved February 10 2007]
In the Summer of 1998, the site partnered with a major Christian record label, helping it reach a wider audience. Jesus Freak Hideout was launched at www.jesusfreakhideout.com. The website ended its relationship with the record label in 2001 and has continued growing as a significant independent voice among the Christian music community, becoming one of the top media resources of its kind. The site is updated daily and covers the latest in Christian music, including album reviews, artist interviews, contests/giveaways, music news, among other features. The Jesus Freak Hideout has also reviewed many concerts from bands such as Skillet,
Relient K, Switchfoot, Anberlin, Blindside, The O.C. Supertones, and Audio Adrenaline. They have also had exclusive interviews with some of the very top CCM artists such as Rebecca St. James, TobyMac, Relient K, Family Force 5, Kevin Max, Thousand Foot Krutch, Audio Adrenaline, and many others. The site also exceeds the realm of Christian music and reviews current films and DVD releases, and has an active prayer requests department for those in need.
A few years after the Jesus Freak Hideout got its start, author
J.M. Farrobegan writing devotionals for the site, which later went on to appear in four books published by Harrison House Publishers - "Life On Purpose," "Life On Purpose For Women," "Life On Purpose For Men," and "Life On The Go For Dads." Farro's "Life On Purpose" books went on to sell well over 60,000 copies.
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* [http://www.youtube.com/jesusfreakhideout Official YouTube page]
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