A few years ago my church celebrated their 75th Anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, they commissioned the production of a video to share the history of the parish and school, as well as showcase it’s ongoing mission to the faith-community today.
Even though I’d been out of radio and hadn’t done much voice work for a few years, I was asked to provide the voiceover for the video. Feeling a calling to lend my talent to the church, I humbly accepted.
It was a great experience, not only because I was able to give something back to my church, but it lit a huge spark of desire inside me to really decide to pursue my passion for voiceover. And I’ve not looked back since.
Fast forward to yesterday, when I received another voiceover-related calling. This one came from Dan Hurst, a radio and voiceover veteran of many years, whom I finally had the pleasure to meet at a Kansas City Voiceover Meetup a couple of years ago. Since that time, Dan has been willing to share his expertise with me about many vo-related issues. He is one of the nicest and most knowledgeable people I know in this business. He is also very grounded in his faith!
So, when I received word that Dan was behind a new venture that was designed to bridge the gap between faith-based organizations and their need for voice talent, I knew that was a calling I wanted to answer.
Here is the explanation of Dan’s vision, straight from the ‘About’ page on KingdomVoices.com.
KingdomVoices was conceived and created by Living Power and Dan Hurst, LLC. Dan is a seasoned voice over talent with over 25 years in the industry. Being experienced in both the industry and in ministry, Dan started to notice a gap between churches in need of quality voice-over work and the professional talent who were mainly focused on the standard business world. Knowing that there are many talented voice professionals who want to give back and/or have missional focuses in their own life, Dan developed and crafted the idea of KingdomVoices.
KingdomVoices exists to bridge this divide by creating a place where churches and other faith-based organizations can freely browse voice talent and reach out to them on an as-needed basis, or post their own projects to the site and allow members to reach out to them with an offering of their services. KingdomVoices doesn’t set rates or prices on what a voice can charge but it does suggest to all members that they offer reduced or reasonable rates to these organizations as their way of giving back.
I am honored to be a member of the voice talent roster for Kingdom Voices. If your church or faith-based organization are interested in my services, you can find my profile here.