Rebecca St. James
Australian singer
Rebecca St. James
Rebecca St. James, is a Christian pop rock singer, songwriter, musician, author, and actor. She began performing in Australia in the late 1980s and released her first full-length studio album in 1991. In 1993 she was signed to the record label ForeFront Records and released her major label debut a year later. St.
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Beatlemania 50 years later
CNN - about 3 years
For Rebecca James, the onset of "Beatlemania" meant one thing: a lot of waiting.
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Help! Beatlemaniacs recall 'invasion'
CNN - about 3 years
For Rebecca James, the onset of "Beatlemania" meant one thing: a lot of waiting.
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‘Suing the Devil’ to Be Released Into 100 Million Homes on Good Friday
Charisma - almost 5 years
In what is seen as a huge boon to all Christian filmmakers, Suing the Devil will reach over 100 million households this Good Friday. The film will be available through On Demand through Comcast, AT&T, Time-Warner, Cox, Cablevision, Rogers, Verizon, and iTunes in the U.S. and Canada. “It’s a miracle,” says a spokesman for RiverRain Distribution. “We survived the hale storm of atheist groups and devil worshippers attacking the film almost 24/7.” The film will also be available on DVD through Bridgestone Media and Wesscott Marketing—two of the largest Christian distributors in the world. While pastors are praying over the film, anti-Christian comments such as ‘Christian propaganda’, ‘Christian-brainwashing’ ‘Christian idiots’ and ‘Eliminate Christians’ are permeating through the film’s message boards. One of the atheist groups emailed the producers warning of a ‘mob attack’ on IMDB. Within three days, the film’s rating dropped from a near seven to a four on IMDB, which is ...
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Woodlands Church to host concert by Rebecca St. James
Houston Chronicle - about 5 years
Rebecca St. James perform a concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 at Woodlands Church, located at 1 Fellowship Drive in The Woodlands.
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Bruce R. Harvey - Blue Springs Examiner
Google News - over 5 years
... Allison Barnett and Rebecca (James) Coles; nine great grandchildren, Bailey, Allileah, Jason, Henry, Marayah, Gavin, Maitlyn, Audrey, and Bonnie; two sisters, Joyce (Marshall) White, Leith (Judd) Oudbier; one brother, Jerry Harvey; brother-in-law,
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Southside Casual Classics Set For Sept. 12 - The Chattanoogan
Google News - over 5 years
Members are Rebecca James, violin, Susan Whitacre, viola, and Rachel Beckmann, cello. September's program will include works by Bach, Beethoven, Elgar, O'Connor, and more. Concerts are free, dress is casual. A goodwill donation will be accepted at each
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Lavender opens Melbourne office and appoints Adam Posner as MD - MuMbrella
Google News - over 5 years
Lavender managing partner Rebecca James said: ”In appointing Adam we set out to find the best direct marketer in Australia. I could not think of a better direct marketer than Adam Posner to head up Lavender Melbourne. Adam's skills are incredible and
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Top of the pots: The latest bold and bright paint trends - The Independent
Google News - over 5 years
Rebecca James (www.interiordesire.com) is seeing specialist finishes like polished plaster trickle down from commercial clients. "Polished plaster always was popular in hotel lobbies and restaurants and now you are seeing it in people's houses," she
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Geraldine 'Gerry' James - Murfreesboro Post
Google News - over 5 years
Mrs. James is survived by three children, Guy James III, Gwendolyn Burt, and Gary Michael James, all of Murfreesboro; three grandchildren, Rebecca James (Greg) Horton of Knoxville; Frank Burt, Jr., and Matthew James, both of Murfreesboro
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Marion Goeken - Pekin Daily Times
Google News - over 5 years
Surviving are two daughters, Rebecca (James) Smith of Pekin and Nancy Johnson of Sarasota, Fla.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Louise Goeken. Marion served in the United States Air
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"Clash Of The Tritons"/"Lord Of The Bling" - A.V. Club (satire)
Google News - over 5 years
The second thing of note is that the guidance counselor (and former would-be Mrs. Mars), Rebecca James has conveniently received a grant to study grief in teens, which means interviewing Lilly's former friends, lovers, and family
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Lavender names Matt Cumming ECD - AdNews
Google News - over 5 years
Lavender managing partner Rebecca James told AdNews: “We've been searching for a great creative talent who will truly embrace the power of our technical capabilities. Someone who understands that marketing is increasingly about relationships and
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Paid Notice: Deaths JAMES, ARDIS BUTLER
NYTimes - over 5 years
JAMES--Ardis Butler, of Stamford, CT, previously of Chappaqua, NY, died July 7, 2011 at the age of 85. Ardis was a native of Nebraska and received a honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Doane College in Crete, Nebraska in 2010. Ardis was survived by her husband, Robert G. James of Stamford CT, her daughter Catherine (Louis) Paglia of
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Bajans finish 11th of 16 - Nation News
Google News - over 5 years
Quarter scores: 17-14, 9th Place: Wales 62 (Rebecca James 18/21, Cara Moseley 44/54). Fiji 47 (Afa Rusivakula 35/48, Seruwaia Vonolagi 8/12, Maria Lutua 4/7). Quarter scores: 12-14, Malawi 61 (Mwayi Kumwenda 40/44, Sindi Simtowe 19/22, Joyce Mvula 2/3)
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Wales 62-47 Fiji - BBC News
Google News - over 5 years
Jamilla Abbott, Sophie Baxter, Joanne Davies, Suzanne Drane (co-capt), Sara Hale (co-capt), Rebecca James, Nichola James, Chelsea Lewis, Sophie Morgan, Cara Moseley, Emma Thomas, Stephanie Williams
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rebecca St. James
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 37
    Faith of Our Fathers, released in July 2015, features St. James portraying a car-stealing Australian hitchhiker.
    More Details Hide Details St. James is originally from Australia and moved with her family to the United States at age 14. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee. Two of her brothers, Joel and Luke Smallbone, formed the band For King & Country.
  • 2014
    Age 36
    ForeFront Records released a new compilation album on 7 January 2014 titled Icon (titled Best of Rebecca St. James in the iTunes store).
    More Details Hide Details Her second novel, Sarah's Choice, an adaptation of the 2009 film of the same name in which St. James starred, was released on 27 May 2014, while her third novel, One Last Thing, is due on 10 March 2015. Both books are co-authored by Nancy Rue.
  • 2013
    Age 35
    On 4 October 2013, St. James announced that they were expecting their first child and on 18 February 2014, she gave birth to their daughter Gemma Elena Fink.
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    She also narrated the documentary Mother India: Life Through the Eyes of the Orphan, which was released on 23 April 2013.
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    On 12 March 2013 St. James announced via Facebook that was currently publishing her first Christian novel titled The Merciful Scar, co-authored with Nancy Rue.
    More Details Hide Details It was released on 10 September 2013.
  • 2011
    Age 33
    On 3 January 2011 she announced her engagement to Foster the People's former bassist Jacob "Cubbie" Fink, a Colorado native and a missionary to South Africa. Fink proposed on Christmas Day 2010 at St. James' family's farm in Franklin. They married on 23 April 2011 at the Junípero Serra Museum in San Diego, California.
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    On 16 June 2011 it was announced that St. James would be starring in a new romantic comedy film titled A Strange Brand of Happy, which was released on 13 September 2013.
    More Details Hide Details The film revolves around a single Christian life coach Joyce who falls for an agnostic client. The movie began filming on 15 August 2011 in Cincinnati, and was released on 13 September 2013.
    Her ninth book, What Is He Thinking?, hit shelves on 26 September 2011.
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    Her ninth studio album, I Will Praise You, was released on 5 April 2011.
    More Details Hide Details It was preceded by the single "Shine Your Glory Down", which was released to Christian radio on 11 February. The album was met with positive reviews from Christian music critics and was highly successful, debuting at No. 18 on Billboards Hot Christian Albums chart and later peaking at No. 9. It also peaked at No. 153 on the Billboard 200, her highest charting effort after Worship God.
  • 2010
    Age 32
    On 18 November 2010, St. James announced that she had parted ways with ForeFront Records and would be releasing a new worship album in April 2011 via Beach Street/Reunion Records.
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    On 19 October 2010 St. James released her version of "O Little Town of Bethlehem" on the album The Essential Christmas Collection.
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    On 28 April 2010, it was announced that St. James is working on another film titled Frontier Boys, and a book titled What Is He Thinking?, both to be released in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details It was also later announced that she will star in a film titled Suing the Devil, which was released in August 2011.
  • 2009
    Age 31
    On 19 August 2009, Christian Cinema reported that St. James had wrapped up filming a new movie titled Rising Stars, which was released on 22 October 2010.
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    Aside from these brief musical endeavors, St. James' book Loved: Stories of Forgiveness was released on 1 September 2009.
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    Then, in June 2009, she released another new song titled "Wish" to her MySpace page.
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    Although on musical hiatus, on 16 April 2009 St. James released a new song titled "You're Alive" to iTunes as part of an album titled Resurrection Worship: Songs of Hope.
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  • 2008
    Age 30
    In late 2008, St. James announced she would star as the lead role in a new film titled Sarah's Choice, which was released 17 November 2009 to DVD.
    More Details Hide Details The film also features a song by St. James titled "Little One". The song was released almost two years later on 2 September 2011. The film received good reviews from Christian movie critics.
    On 3 September 2008 St. James released another book titled Pure: A 90-Day Devotional for the Mind, Body, & Spirit.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2006
    Age 28
    Aside from music, St. James made her major character film debut in Unidentified as Colleen in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details In 2007, ForeFront Records took live footage and recordings from the If I Had One Chance... Tour and released a CD/DVD collection on 20 March titled aLIVE in Florida. The album features 14 live songs and an exclusive remix of "You Are Loved". The album charted at No. 43 on Billboards Top Christian Albums Chart. At the time of the album's release, it was announced that St. James has sold over 1.8 million albums to date. In the midst of a musical hiatus, ForeFront Records put together a two-disc compilation album titled The Ultimate Collection which was released 11 March 2008. Another compilation titled Greatest Hits was released later that year on 28 October 2008.
    In early 2006, St. James embarked on her If I Had One Chance To Tell You Something Tour with fellow Christian group BarlowGirl.
    More Details Hide Details She also recorded the theme song for the National Day of Prayer. The song was titled "America" and was released to iTunes on 2 May 2006. She also recorded a cover of Chris Tomlin's song "Forever" for the album WOW Worship: Aqua. The same year, ForeFront Records put together a compilation album titled The Early Years, that covered ten songs from her earliest releases: Rebecca St. James, GOD and Pray.
  • 2005
    Age 27
    On 1 July 2005 St. James released a Teen Edition of her book, SHE and on 1 October 2005, she released another book titled Sister Freaks: Stories of Women Who Gave Up Everything For God.
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    After taking a hiatus from recording music, St. James returned to the studio in early 2005 to record new songs.
    More Details Hide Details On 24 October 2005, the first single from the album, "Alive", was released. The song managed to chart at No. 3 on R&R's CHR Chart and No. 13 on Billboards Hot Christian Songs Chart. The new album, titled If I Had One Chance To Tell You Something was released on 22 November 2005. The album debuted to fairly positive reviews. It charted at No. 14 on Billboards Top Christian Albums Chart, but failed to make the Billboard 200.
  • 2004
    Age 26
    Also in 2004, St. James starred in the stage musical!Hero as a modern day Mary Magdalene aka "Maggie".
    More Details Hide Details St. James later lent her voice to the VeggieTales episode An Easter Carol as Hope the Music Box Angel. She also took part in a pop/rock VeggieTales album titled Veggie Rocks! She covered "The VeggieTales Theme Song" for the album.
    On 24 February 2004, St. James released her very first live album titled Live Worship: Blessed Be Your Name which features 7 new songs and 2 studio recorded songs.
    More Details Hide Details The album charted at No. 187 on the Billboard 200 and No. 12 on the Top Christian Albums chart. Later that year, St. James released a compilation album titled The Best of Rebecca St. James, and her book SHE: Safe, Healthy, Empowered: The Woman You're Made to Be.
  • 2003
    Age 25
    On 25 March 2003, after 10 years with ForeFront Records, St. James released her first compilation project, Wait for Me: The Best from Rebecca St. James, which features 16 of her most popular songs and two new ones, including "I Thank You" which managed to peak at No. 2 on Billboards Hot Christian Songs chart.
    More Details Hide Details The album failed to make the Billboard 200, but charted at No. 16 on the Contemporary Christian chart.
  • 2002
    Age 24
    She released a DVD to promote the album 19 November 2002 that featured music videos, interviews, etc.
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    On 26 February 2002, St. James released the album Worship God.
    More Details Hide Details The album debuted to extremely positive reviews and charted at No. 94 on the Billboard 200, marking St. James' first Top 100 album, and No. 5 on the Contemporary Christian chart.
    In 2002, to promote the single "Wait For Me" from Transform, St. James released the book Wait for Me: Rediscovering the Joy of Purity in Romance, which went on to sell over 100,000 copies and spawn a journal and study guide.
    More Details Hide Details The song and book promotes sexual abstinence before marriage, and St. James has since become a major spokesperson for the subject.
  • 2000
    Age 22
    Also in 2000, St. James made a cameo in the film Left Behind: The Movie.
    More Details Hide Details A year later, the devotional book, 40 Days with God was re-released with a new layout and five new devotions.
    On 24 October 2000, St. James released a brand new album titled Transform.
    More Details Hide Details The album charted at No. 166 on the Billboard 200, No. 7 on the Heatseekers Chart and No. 14 on the Contemporary Christian Chart. The album garnered positive reviews and featured the songs "Wait for Me" and "Reborn".
    St. James rose to fame in the late 1990s with her RIAA certified Gold albums God and Pray, the latter of which won a Grammy Award in 2000 for Best Rock Gospel Album.
    More Details Hide Details The albums spawned multiple singles, including "God", "Pray", and "Yes, I Believe in God". Since then she has established herself as one of the most prominent musical artists in Contemporary Christian music (CCM), with four additional full-length studio albums: Transform, Worship God, If I Had One Chance to Tell You Something, and I Will Praise You. Staple songs such as "Wait for Me", "Reborn", "Song of Love", "I Thank You", "Alive", and "Shine Your Glory Down", have all been derived from these releases. She has sold two million albums since starting her career. St. James is also an accomplished author and actress. To date, she has released nine published books and starred in five films, a musical stage show, and a VeggieTales episode ("An Easter Carol"). Her ninth book, What Is He Thinking?, was released on 26 September 2011. She has starred in the films Unidentified, Sarah's Choice, Rising Stars, The Frontier Boys, Suing the Devil, A Strange Brand of Happy, and Faith of Our Fathers. She is also an outspoken sexual abstinence and pro-life advocate, a spokesperson for Compassion International, the sister of Joel and Luke Smallbone, who comprise the band for King & Country, and the wife of Foster the People's former bassist Jacob "Cubbie" Fink.
  • 1999
    Age 21
    The album was released in November 1999 and features two songs by St. James; "As We Wait" and "River of Life".
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    Also in 1999, St. James released a video on VHS titled No Secrets featuring interviews of her and her family, behind-the-scenes footage and the music video for the song "Pray".
    More Details Hide Details In addition to her own projects, St. James took part in a CD release titled Heaven & Earth: A Tapestry of Worship, which featured female Christian artists such as Nichole Nordeman and Jennifer Knapp.
    In 1999 St. James released a song titled "Yes, I Believe In God" to radio only, in memory of the lives lost at the Columbine shooting.
    More Details Hide Details The song was later released on the album Wait for Me: The Best from Rebecca St. James.
  • 1998
    Age 20
    On 20 October 1998 St. James released her third studio album, Pray, which debuted to mixed reviews. The album managed to chart at No. 168 on the Billboard 200, and No. 5 on both the Heatseekers Chart and the Contemporary Christian Chart. The album won a Grammy in 1999 for Best Rock/Gospel Album, and in 2006 it was RIAA certified gold for selling over 500,000 copies.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1997
    Age 19
    In 1997, St. James released the sequel to her devotional book, titled You're the Voice: 40 More Days with God.
    More Details Hide Details On 7 October of the same year, she released her first holiday album, simply titled Christmas. The album charted at No. 12 on Billboards Top Heatseekers chart and No. 14 on the Top Contemporary Christian chart.
    In 1997, she was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album for God and in 2005 the album was RIAA certified gold for selling over 500,000 copies.
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  • 1996
    Age 18
    To promote the album, St. James released a devotion book titled 40 Days with God: A Devotional Journey in 1996.
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    On 25 June 1996, St. James released her second major album God, led by the title track.
    More Details Hide Details The album took her music in a new direction, focusing more on rock. It debuted to positive reviews and debuted at 200, and peaked at 168 on the Billboard 200. It also charted at No. 10 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and No. 6 on Billboards Contemporary Christian chart.
  • 1995
    Age 17
    She also released an EP titled Rebecca St. James: Extended Play Remixes in 1995.
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  • 1994
    Age 16
    In 1994 she released her major label debut titled Rebecca St. James.
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  • 1993
    Age 15
    She was signed to ForeFront Records in 1993 and released her major label debut the following year.
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  • 1990
    Age 12
    In 1990, at twelve years of age, St. James opened shows for CCM artist Carman during his Australian tour.
    More Details Hide Details The following year she released an independent album, Refresh My Heart, in Australia under the stage name "Rebecca Jean". Soon after its release, her family moved to the United States where her father received a job offer. She signed with ForeFront Records and took her stage name at the label's request.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1977
    Born
    Rebecca St. James was born Rebecca Jean Smallbone on 26 July 1977 in Sydney, Australia to parents David and Helen Smallbone.
    More Details Hide Details She moved to Nashville, Tennessee, after her father's job relocation, in 1991, where she was raised with a sister, Libby, and five brothers, Ben, Dan, Joel, Josh, and Luke.
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