Wow, what an incredible show this was. Of every radio episode or podcast I have done for Kingdom Builder since 2008, this is hands down the one I am most proud of. Rich Mullins was such a talented musician and songwriter and his untimely death in 1997 really left a wound in Christian music. If anything, it showed that even Christian musicians were mortal. I originally had the idea of doing this back in 2007, but it just didn’t work out. So when I started piecing this show together in early 2017, I had a list of artists that I wanted to include and to my surprise, every single one of them were really excited and wanted to be a part of it. I guess that’s what makes this one so special. It was also one of the toughest shows I had done as well. When I had finished recording everything for it, I had about 3 hours of audio to go through and try and edit down to the one hour and forty minute running time it finished at.
I was truly caught up talking with these five gentlemen because I could really hear the emotion in their voices reflecting back on what Rich meant to them. The one person I was really looking forward to talking to was Mitch McVicker. Mitch was in the jeep that fateful night with Rich and though he doesn’t remember much before or after the accident – he survived. At one point in our talk, I could tell that Mitch was on the verge of tears on the other end of the call. Probably one of the most emotional interviews I have ever done, but I am truly proud of how it turned out. I really hope it did justice in preserving the legacy Rich left behind to the world of Christian music.