May 182017

Awakening Evangelism has launched BASE (Biblical Application, Supernatural Evangelism), an interactive 16-week course created to help encourage and empower Christians from around the globe to share their faith in their own areas of influence. The mission statement of the ministry states their heart to equip believers to touch and transform their world with the power of radical love, relentless courage, and timeless truth. During their time in this online training course, BASE students will develop the ability to confidently communicate their beliefs in any situation. Applications are now available, and the inaugural class will begin in August 2017.

Awakening Evangelism was founded by Evangelist Mattie Montgomery. After spending a decade traveling the world and sharing the gospel (with his band For Today), Mattie had a simple realization: “We kept hearing from people who had never tried to share their faith, either because they felt unprepared, or because they believed that evangelism was for preachers and traveling evangelists.” He continues, “If the gospel will ever reach the world, it will not be because of Christian rockstars or mega-ministries, but because of the courageous love of every-day Christians, who advance the kingdom in their own sphere of influence. We want BASE to connect a global network of local church soul-winners. We want every believer to be inspired and equipped to share the good news of Jesus fearlessly in any situation, to make God the center of attention, and to have an eternal impact on the world around them.” Continue reading »

Aug 312016

Mattie Montgomery 2016On the heels of the announcement that acclaimed hardcore band For Today would be disbanding at the end of the year, lead singer Mattie Montgomery announced the release of his debut memoir. Available on 10-10-16, “Lovely Things in Ugly Places” will be also be available for purchase on For Today‘s final worldwide tour.

For Today took Jesus’ charge to preach the gospel seriously, and set out to share the gospel in bars, clubs and festivals where typically Christianity is absent. Other than appearing at an occasional Christian festival, For Today has spent over a decade exclusively performing before crowds that would rarely step through the doors of a church.

“When we started this band in 2005, we never imagined that our music would take us all around the world. Our lives have been hugely impacted by the time we’ve spent making music and touring. We met our wives, had kids and moved to different states because of For Today. It’s been an incredible experience, but we feel like now is the time to close this chapter of our lives and move on” For Today‘s Facebook status read announcing the Band’s decision to break up. Continue reading »

Oct 012014

Onward To Freedom (2014)Tourniquet drummer Ted Kirkpatrick has released a lyric video for his new project ‘Onward To Freedom’ (an anthem for the voiceless). The title song is featuring Stryper‘s Michael Sweet (vocals, lead guitar) and For Today‘s Mattie Montgomery (vocals) and Ted Kirkpatrick (drums, guitars, bass). The video can be seen below. The track is available for download on Bandcamp.

An album release date is set for November 11th. 2014 on Pathogenic Records.

Other guest performances on the album are from: Kevin Young (Disciple), Bruce Franklin (Trouble), Luke Easter (Tourniquet), Aaron Guerra (Tourniquet), Tony Palacios (Guardian), Rex Carrol (Whitecross), Nick Villars, Chris Poland (ex Megadeth). Dug Pinnick (Kings X), Gabbie Rae, Blake Suddath (Your Memorial), Marty Friedman (ex Megadeth) & mr Ed Asner. Continue reading »

Feb 102014

See The Storm Mattie Montgomery is the lead vocalist in the American metalcore band, For Today. He joined them in 2007 and has featured as their front-man to date. It is notably that Mattie did not know any of the band members when he joined For Today. But it was not long before he made his mark. He had two conditions if he was staying in the band. Firstly, they must have a Bible study together every day. Secondly, Mattie wanted the band’s focus not just on performing, but also on ministering to the audience.

He recently stated “Our goal is to have people, as many people as possible, meet Jesus so they can realize who he really is.”

Besides his work in For Today, Mattie has his own solo project as a spoken word artist and preacher. These releases are ‘When the Sons Become Fathers’ (2010), ‘The Keys to Open Ancient Gates’ (2011) and ‘See the Storm’ (2013).

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Jul 312013

MattieThe first single off of For Today‘s mainman Mattie Montgomery‘s new speaking album “See the Storm” can be seen below. The album will be out August 20th and you can preorder it now. 

For Today‘s EP/DVD “Prevailer”, has been released on April 2nd via Razor & Tie. The Prevailer DVD features a 90-plus minute film about the band from their humble beginnings to playing stages worldwide. Live footage was filmed from the band’s full summer spent on the 2012 Van’s Warped Tour, as well as from their 2012 Fight the Silence headline tour. Continue reading »