I’m Joel Klampert:
A photographer, designer, blogger, social media early adopter, Speaker, artist, pastor, creative, apple addict, innovator, pioneer, conference planner (co-founder of The Forge Conference), who is committed to showing people the raw and untamed love of God.

I am married to the most beautiful woman on the planet, Kelly. Together we have 4 awesome and wildly brilliant kids.

I have been blogging and writing for multiple sites for 10 years now.
I am determined to help others create community and to facilitate environments for people to experience Jesus.

Along with all my social media icons up top here are my other social sites.

Speaker FB page
Photography FB page
Photography Instagram
Design FB page


39 responses to “About”

  1. Steve Burgess Avatar

    I stumbled across this site through a friend of mine (John Green). Great, now I’m stuck here for a while.
    Thanks for putting up this site. Very nice resource.

  2. worshipcity Avatar

    Great site! Sweet banner pic! I look forward to browsing around!

  3. Mitzi Howard Avatar
    Mitzi Howard

    Your website and master list are very encouraging. We use most of the songs listed and have a heart for reaching His people – new, old, and not yet born into the kingdom – through music, drama and dance. Thanks for giving us an outlet to share and discover more about Christ and worship of Him together.

    Worship Leader/Short Term Missions Event Coordinator in Birmingham, Alabama at
    Lamb of God C.E.C.

  4. klampert Avatar

    Glad to see you on here Mitzi Howard.
    Look out for a brand new master list this week. It will have a lot more info on it…and it will be updated very soon with liturgical music after that.
    Keep close watch on CEC website changes along with other things also.
    I Hope to see you on here more often. take care.

  5. worshipcity Avatar

    Dude, I don’t know how to express my gratitude! The banner is awesome! I can’t believe it. Thank you so much, it’s really incredible!

  6. klampert Avatar

    hmmm…$5000 and we will call it even. lol

  7. Fred McKinnon Avatar

    Hey –
    I want to thank you for linking back to my blog at http://www.fredmckinnon.com. What a blessing. I’m adding a link back to you as well.

    Also, as a fellow worshiper and blogger, would you consider helping me spread the word about our new forum called The Worship Community? It’s a forum to discuss “everything worship” – still in pre-launch, the forum is fully functional, it just hasn’t been “skinned’ with the logo and design yet. We’ve already got some awesome topics ongoing.

    I hope you’ll join and spread the word here on your blog, etc.

    For the Kingdom,
    Fred McKinnon
    Worship Artist, Pianist, Producer

  8. David Avatar

    You’ve been tagged at Grits n Grace.

    Read the post “Tagged: Why I Dig Jesus.” and follow the instructions.

  9. Rick Mills Avatar
    Rick Mills

    Be Real. Be open. Be Broken.

    Wow, that resonates within me. I was praying a while back before our Sunday service and I found myself praying… “Lord, be real…” I prayed this three or four times. Then I heard in my spirit with absolute clarity – “if you’ll be real”. It hit me like a truck. God can only be real as we learn to be the same. He can only draw near as we do the same. Wow. It’s changed me.

    Was there a sermon to go along with your posting? I’d love to hear it.

    Be Loved.

  10. klampert Avatar

    There was a sermon…It will be up in a few days on http://www.stmichaelschurchri.com

    thanks for stopping by rick and great thoughts

  11. tam Avatar

    I like the new header a lot! Looks great!

  12. klampert Avatar

    well thank you Tam….I get bored real easy…Ill probablly be changing some other stuff just cus Im…well…bored. lol

  13. inWorship Avatar

    You have a newborn…how could you be bored 😉

  14. inWorship Avatar

    Oh ya…I like it too. I’m love black!

  15. Jean Wang Avatar
    Jean Wang

    Thanks for posting the widget. However, I didn’t see an e-mail address. Could you please post that somewhere?

  16. klampert Avatar

    Jean…do you mean the web addy that the widget put below it or my email address?
    I can send you mine…as far as the address it put below it…I kept it off just because it didn’t look very good and the widget takes you to the site anyway

  17. tam Avatar

    Have a great Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day!

  18. Tracie Avatar

    I love your banner! Love it!!!!

  19. worshipcity Avatar

    FYI, Tracie loves my banner as well 🙂

    Don’t worry though, I made sure I went over and told her who to thank. What’s funny is I come over here and apparently she likes your banner as well! HAHAHA. What a coincidence!

  20. Evelyn Avatar

    I just started out leading worship at a Lutheran church. I have a charismatic background. I think it is cool how God can take a loud and bold girl into an environment and change the atmosphere with his HolySpirit. Still teaching me how to be quiet and still to hear his lead. You cant just go into a place like this and blow them away.
    I am interested in knowing what kind of equipment I should look into (mics and amps??) Since the church only has mics for their chuior. I have been playing with a very small mic and my very small portable amp. I play acoustic/electric guitar.
    Thank you and Gods blessing!!

  21. bibomedia Avatar

    Have a nice day !

  22. Shannon Walker Avatar

    Hi Joel, forgive me if I’ve already emailed… couldn’t remember. But, wanted to find out if you would like for me to add you to my servicing list to receive review copies of CDs and some dvds and resource products. If so, just shoot back your mailing address.
    Shannon Walker, Integrity Music

  23. tam Avatar

    Uhhh….Brent played me your music last night. Joel, how have I gone this long without hearing you? I love your voice! Love your music! What a blessing it was for me to take that in!

  24. Matt Avatar

    Hey Joel,

    Great site! I would like to contact you about something music related, if you could send me your personal e-mail info. Thanks!


  25. amester Avatar

    I am so glad that you updated your about info-I was beginning to think that I was imagining Gavin!
    Nice picture!

  26. tam Avatar

    nice chatting with you tonight.

    i think

  27. Mary L. Person Avatar
    Mary L. Person

    Hi Joel

    It’s about 7:30 am Sunday, I have just worshiped and praised and cried. All at the same time (lol) thanking God for what he has done in your life past, present,and future. I will be prowling around you site a lot from now on. You know me I breath to worship.

    May the peace and sincere Love of Him, rest, rule, and abide with you and yours always !!!

    Love you, Mary

  28. tam Avatar

    how was you time away with the group?

  29. Bill Lollar Avatar

    Man, I love what you’ve done with Sandbox! I’m a big fan of Plaintxt’s themes and use Blogtxt on my site. Looks like you’ve made some major tweaks to their original Sandbox theme. Have you thought about releasing your version to others?

  30. Joshua Burke Avatar

    Dear Sir,
    My name is Joshua Burke ans we have Started a Forum for the St. Michael’s Seminary Students and was wondering if you would like to get involved… As you may know St. Michael’s Seminary runs a lot of Satelite Campuses and we needed a way to connect to our fellow students on current issues, Study materials, and ohter elements pertaining to the ICCEC… Our goal is to get the St. Michel’s students connected and use the Proverb of “Iron sharpening Iron”… Let me know if you would like to get involved or at the very least spread the word about the St. Michael’s Seminary Students Forum.

  31. DEb Avatar

    HEY!! Sorry, I don’t “know” you, but I do through your blogging w/our Pastor Pete at Cross Point…I just HAD to come and find you and tell you that I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog icon…the lifting of hands…. I LOVE THAT and have never seen a more creative icon…. when I get my blog up and running (fully) I hope you’ll visit me.

    Thanks so much….LOVE YOUR BLOG TOO!! You’re da blog bomb!!

  32. kerry ward Avatar


    please check out my T-Shirt design for possible blog post


  33. blogsology Avatar

    Hey Man,

    I used to blog all the time, then took some time off, and now I’m back at it again. Could I get some link love (you’re linked on mine), brotha?

    I’m over @ blogsology.wordpress.com

    Thanks & Peace!

    Jeff T.

  34. James Avatar

    Hi Joel. Saw your comments on Jake Gehret’s blog and thought I would give you the links to our sites to check out if you get a chance.

    http://www.38acres.com & http://www.myspace.com/38acres are the two main sites. Both sites have some tracks posted off our brand new worship record coming out in a few weeks. We’re super excited!! Lead sheets are available if you end up being interested at all. Just send me an email and I’ll be happy to hook you up. 🙂

    Hope all is well in RI. Take care.

    James Bruebach w/ 38 Acres

  35. Daleyhake Avatar

    you need a fresh promo photo.
    we should get on that.

  36. Jack Nitterauer Avatar

    Hello Joel Klampert,
    Has there been any effort to organize a site to take submissions of and/ or post original music from the ICCEC? I am so very blessed to have some anointed writers in my congregation, and would love to share what the Lord is speaking into our little part of the Body. Likewise it would be a huge blessing to be able to access what God’s doing world wide in the ICCEC .
    Jack Nitterauer
    Music Minister, Church of the Resurrection
    Asheville, NC
    Thanks and God Bless
    P.S., Nice site

  37. Erika Michelle LoCurto Avatar
    Erika Michelle LoCurto

    Hey Joel,
    Found you over at WorshipCommunity.com and came over to check out your blog. It is awesome!!! Thank you for the resources, the thoughts and ideas. It is a wonderful resource for those in The Kingdom of God. Thank you!!! You may not be the same Joel Klampert, but I think you are. We went to SSCS in Levittown, NY together. Way back in the day . . . Small World. Blessings to you and yoru family!!!

  38. Kristen Parkhurst Avatar

    Hi Joel,

    I hope you’re doing well today. I work for the leading custom web design company for churches, ministries and nonprofits. I’ve reviewed your website and was wondering if you had any ad space available on your blog. We’d be interested to hear more about any sponsorship opportunities, as well as traffic to your blog.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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