Life Changing Question


If you want to know your ‘true self’…get to know Jesus.

(Listen to my song “Pour Me Out” by clicking HERE)


Luke 9:18-20

Once when Jesus was praying in solitude, and the disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” They said in reply, “John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, ‘One of the ancient prophets has arisen.’” Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”


For me…that was a life-changing question.

When I finally took it to heart and delved deeply into the Gospels and spent my own time “praying in solitude”…I was hooked. I couldn’t get enough of who Jesus was…and is.

There was no one like him. He became a friend…an inspiration…and my life started to change.

There was a sense of excitement and inner peace…as well as unrest because change is not easy. But it’s necessary to grow.

Nothing would ever be the same.

First came a call to pick up my guitar which I hadn’t touched it in ten years. Then…out of nowhere (nowhere)…came song-writing, then a return to school…then recording an album of original music about my spiritual journey titled, Listen to Your Heart.

Then came a change of careers…from radio news to ministry. First youth ministry and social justice ministry, then jail ministry and chaplaincy.

I’m now working on my fourth album of original songs to pass along the Good News of God’s unconditional love and mercy.

My life has been utterly changed for the better…totally by the grace of God.

How amazing that the more I discover about Jesus…the more I discover about my true self.

So…who do you say Jesus is?


Listen to the song of the day “Pour Me Out” by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs by clicking HERE.

CD’s available for purchase at by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!


About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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2 Responses to Life Changing Question

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your story, what a testimony to how good God is. I love how God uses us to show how creative he wants to show his love through too. Blessing, Amy

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