Conversations with Missy: Josiah Mullins

by Missy Wolf / 76 days ago / Comments
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Every so often, I encounter an artist that captures my attention immediately. Sometimes it is in person, sometimes I hear a song randomly, and sometimes I receive a message on Facebook or in an email that hits my heart so powerfully, that I have to reach out to know more. When I received an introduction message from Josiah Mullins, I knew instantly that this artist had a level of passion within him that no one could ignore. I felt very strongly that I had to message him at once.

I asked Mullins for a link to his work, which he sent me right away. That was it. That was the moment I knew I not only wanted to help this artist but that I had to help him any way I could. His voice and style drew me in instantaneously. The level of emotion within his vocals left me in tears. Not everyone has the ability to make me cry with their music, but Mullins does. 

Having read about him and the ministry he started, I asked Mullins if I could then ask him some questions to share with our readers. Thankfully, he agreed. 

 

Missy Wolf: I read that you started your ministry 5 years ago. Tell me what the process was like for you. For example, when did you realize that it was something you needed to do? Was it a difficult decision to make? Did you have to make sacrifices in order to bring this idea to fruition?

Josiah Mullins:  I knew I wanted to start this ministry after I graduated college. I felt God telling me that He wanted me to encourage people with music. To use the gifts and abilities He has given to me to bring joy to others and help them get through tough times. I've had to make plenty of sacrifices along the way. Many of them financial and stepping out in faith to what I'm supposed to do next. I've spent a lot of time working on getting this ministry off the ground and I'm always looking for ways to grow and learn new things myself. 

 

Missy Wolf: Listening to your music, I hear an enormous amount of passion and heart. Have you been a singer your entire life? Is there music within your family?

Josiah Mullins: I grew up in a musical family. My mom was actually my dad's accompanist within his voice studio and I grew up with a lot of different influences through music. Both my parents play the piano and sing. My mom had a huge influence on my singing and encouraged me to audition for the musicals in high school, but ever since I can remember I've been singing. 

 

Missy Wolf: Obviously you have a lot of courage to go after your dreams. Is that something that comes pretty easy for you, or have you struggled like so many to find the courage to pursue your dreams?

Josiah Mullins: I was taught to shoot for the moon and to never do anything less. So, deciding to pursue this dream was not difficult for me. If you want something bad enough you will do whatever it takes to achieve it and be successful. It may not happen in the way you want it to, but you will be pleasantly surprised with how it does come to fruition. 

 

Missy Wolf: Goals...we all have them. Some goals continue to evolve as you go along. What are some of your goals still ahead, and what are some that you have accomplished personally and musically?

Josiah Mullins: One major goal I was able to achieve for a limited time was performing and traveling full time. Of course, COVID hit and that goal has been put on hold for now, but I plan on achieving that again soon. Some goals that are still ahead of me musically is to perform in New York City and over in Europe on the West End. To take the Gospel all over the world really. Goals I have personally are being the best husband to my soon to be wife and the best dad I can be to her kids, and our future kids as well. 

 

Missy Wolf: What are some words of wisdom that you have received from others that you have not let go of? What would you say to someone else wanting to achieve a similar dream?

Josiah Mullins: When I was in college my college professor told us before multiple shows to give it our all for EVERY performance because we never know who might be in the audience and who might need to hear the message we have to give. I take that advice with me everywhere I go and for every performance, I strive to give 110% so that no one in the audience is not encouraged or touched in the way they need to be. The main advice I would give to someone else who is looking to pursue a similar dream...whether that's in music, art, theater, or starting their own business is NEVER give up! Even though the journey is long, the result and the benefits are well worth the journey. Find joy in that journey and never stop moving forward every day. 

 

Missy Wolf: Lastly, what do you want people to know about you and your ministry? How can people get in touch with you?

Josiah Mullins: This ministry is all about encouraging people through the gifts and abilities I have been given through music. Like I said before, I aim to take this encouraging message everywhere I can go. People can find my music and events I have coming up on my website at mullinsmusicministry.bandzoogle.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/jmullinsmusic, and also be on the lookout for more videos and events coming up. 

 

Please take a moment to share this article with your friends and family and give Mullins a "like", "share", and "follow" on his social media channels. Remember to subscribe to his YouTube Channel and give his new CD It Is Well a listen and download. ~Missy

 

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From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!