LEXINGTON, Ky. – (March 6, 2010) – As the Feed Your Faith LOVE WORTH FIGHTING FOR Tour 2010 kicked off in Lexington, Ky. Today, more than a thousand people turned out at the Immanuel Baptist Church to hear a message of faith and hope for husbands, wives, families and communities that only God can provide. The LOVE WORTH FIGHTING FOR Tour features actor, author and evangelist Kirk Cameron and singer/songwriter Warren Barfield.
In addition to starring in the runaway hit movie FIREPROOF, Kirk Cameron is also known as the lovable teen heartthrob Mike Seaver, of the award winning television series Growing Pains. He entertained audiences worldwide as the charming troublemaker. He is also known to many Christians as “Buck Williams” from the Left Behind films — based on the NY Times runaway best-selling novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins.
But much more noteworthy than his acting career was his conversion to Christianity. Kirk was not raised in a church-going home and describes himself as a devout atheist from a very young age. By the age of 14 he was so convinced there was no God that he laughed at those who thought there was. But that all changed one afternoon as he sat in his sports car pondering the first Gospel message he had ever heard.
Kirk continues to be actively involved in quality family entertainment and travels throughout the country making the most of every opportunity to further the Gospel. He is an outspoken believer who speaks from his heart as God leads him in schools, churches and at community events. He is also a producer and host of The Way of the Master television series and radio program. This year, he and singer Warren Barfield will tour the country with Feed Your Faith’s LOVE WORTH FIGHTING FOR TOUR 2010.
Kirk and his wife Chelsea have six children and live in southern California.
Multi-talened North Carolina-born singer/songwriter Warren Barfield is on a mission to make the truly important things important again in his life. Things like faith, love, marriage, children, truth, and with his songs, he challenges us all to do the same. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” Warren has found those things in his faith, his wife, and his belief in love. ”These are the things I would die for; things I will wake up every morning and spend my day fighting for.”
Worth Fighting For, Barfield’s third record expresses a vulnerability and passion born out of the realization of how much life passes by without intentionally living, how little we invest in those we love, and how often we settle for the status quo. Barfield, who is also a gifted speaker, shares countless stories behind his popular songs during the Feed Your Faith LOVE WORTH FIGHTING FOR Tour.
“My wife is my best friend, who I love dearly, and she loves me,” he says. ”But isn’t it fascinating that two people who love each other so much can cut one another so deeply? When you let issues build up in a marriage, the smallest thing can trigger a war, and pretty soon you can lose sight of your love and commitment to one another. “
“We had a night where something as trivial as spilled pretzels forced into the open things we had left unsaid. Once everything had calmed down, I wrote this song. In that moment, I fully realized my duty, as my wife’s husband, was to wrap my arms around her, to love her more than my pride, more than my desire to be ‘right,’ and to find a way to move through life’s good and bad times together. That will be a struggle at times, but love is worth the fight,” Barfield said.
The Feed Your Faith LOVE WORTH FIGHTING FOR Tour continues through 2010 in cities throughout the United States. For more information about the tour, or to order tickets, visit www.FeedYourFaith.org.
Feed Your Faith was started four years ago by Mike Williams. His concept was simple: Bring in the best and brightest Christian speakers, authors and musicians to spiritually feed believers while raising money to physically feed those in need. Three years ago, Williams was joined by Rick Laney, co-director of Feed Your Faith and today the ministry is still a two-man operation. To date, Feed Your Faith has worked with nationally known writers and music groups including Kirk Cameron, Warren Barfield, Lee Strobel (former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune and author of The Case for Christ), author Mark Middleberg, DecembeRadio, Decyfer Down and Sanctus Real (Dove Award winning Christian Rock and Alternative band), needtobreath and Sarah Reeves. Feed Your Faith has raised tens of thousands of dollars for charities throughout the Southeast United States. Visit www.FeedYourFaith.org for more information.