Carman was born in New Jersey where he grew up in an Italian home full of music and laughter. As a boy, Carman played the drums and the guitar, and he began singing in his teenage years. As his career developed, Carman played clubs then went on to Las Vegas.
It was after seeing an Andrae Crouch concert that Carman gave his life to Jesus Christ and embraced his new found faith in the living Savior. After five years of ministerial preparation, he moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where he began to develop his ministry headquarters for a worldwide outreach.
During the next two decades Carman changed the face of Christian music and evolved contemporary evangelism into what it is today. Carman established "Carman World Outreach," a non-profit organization that helps touch the lives of literally millions of people worldwide.
Billboard Magazine recognized Carman's influence in Christian music by first naming him "Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year" in 1990. He has received numerous gold and platinum albums and videos.
Even with all this success, the heartbeat of this Champion for Christ continues to beat strong for the souls of people who need Jesus. As an outflow of this passion, Carman had more than 50,000 people attend his "Music for Peace" crusade in Johannesburg, South Africa.
These numbers topped the charts as his largest concert crusade ever, until more than 70,000 people packed the legendary Texas Stadium, making it the largest Christian concert in history.For over 26 years, Carman has entertained, encouraged and preached the Gospel to millions-crossing denominational, cultural and ethnic lines.
During this time, he has never compromised the call to take the Gospel to every person. This vision still remains the hallmark of his life and ministry.http://www.carman.org/home.phpCorrected link to his website.
Update by Carman posted on FaceBook Page:"LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE!2 Months ago I sat in a Doctors office and was told I had incurable Multiple Myeloma Cancer with a 3-5 year window of time to live. I felt like God had looked at me and said "Your Fired" with no explanation.
I never even imagined I could ever feel so worthless or dismissed. After 32 years of dedicated ministry, winning souls and building the body…my own body now betrayed me and heaven went silent. Most of the members of my own immediate family wouldn't even call or write a text.
I felt useless, past my time of value, my shelf life had expired and it was going to be a painful exit from this world. As a last resort I put up a simple post on face book just telling it all. What did it matter anyway.
Then the shocker of shockers happened. People began to post the most encouraging messages by the 10's of 1,000's. Just when I was calling my attorney to finalize my will, I looked and there was 10-20,000 comments saying we love you, stay strong, read this scripture, I have been through it too, and keep on ministering.
I was so shocked I couldn't say anything but just stare at the page. And it has been YOU, my friends, my partners, my brothers and sisters in Christ who have rallied me back into the fight and prayed me back to my feet.
You've kept me alive and even said over and over again " What can I do to help"?Well here it is. I'm going back into the studio to make a new record with new songs from a man who is staring down the angel of death and backed by the prayers of the saints.
I'm getting songs and melodies in my sleep and at the strangest times. Like when I first got saved. God is giving me a new song and I need to record them, then make a video and a tour..just like I always been called to do.
And "This Time" YOU " will be a part of it.I started a KICKSTARTER Campaign where you can make a donation of any kind and receive a special gift from me. There are all different levels of participation.
You'll receive things like, the download of the first single, to signed CD's, a Phone call from me personally or even sing on the record, become an executive producer, be invited to the Celebrity listening party in Nashville and even have me come to your church and minister with the new songs.
This is OUR record and everyone can participate. Or maybe give it as a gift to a longtime fan. Then I will be taking this new music on tour and getting as many people saved as I can with the time I have left.
I'm asking you to do 2 simple things:1. Click on this link http://bit.ly/CarmanKickstarter and see what God would have you do.2. Share this post on your page and with your friends.I'm determined to not leave this world quietly and bring as many people with me when God does call my name.
Will you join me?New Carman Album and Music Videowww.kickstarter.comCarman fans get ready for a once in a lifetime chance to partner with him to make history with a new CD & Music Video project.
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