The Prophetic Journey of Journey’s Jonathan Cain

The piano intro of Journey’s mega-hit Don’t Stop Believin’, written and performed by Jonathan Cain, stands as one of the most iconic musical motifs in all of rock ‘n roll history. Cain’s own journey through over 40 years of music to date is epic, too, having written monster hits like “Faithfully,” “Who’s Crying Now,” “Open Arms,” and with “Don’t Stop Believin’” being iTunes #1 rock catalog tune of all time. And, if that’s not enough success for one guy, Cain was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017 and is still packing out arenas around the world with this classic rock band.

And yet, there’s a deeply spiritual side to Cain’s life. As he explains in this podcast, he received “prophetic words” from a pastor when he was only ten-years old that music would be his life, words echoed through the prayers of his own father, the one who uttered the words “Don’t stop believin’” destined to be one of the most recognized and loved songs on the planet, and most recently by well-known prophetic voices in the country of Ghana speaking blessing and truth over his life. Cain has been guided and blessed through these words, for sure, though life as a rock superstar hasn’t always been easy.

John Chisum recently caught up with Cain to capture some of the moving stories and prophetic undertones of Cain’s current journey into Christian music, including his new Christmas release, Unsung Noel. Cain spoke candidly about the “outpourings” of songs God has given him and of his fresh emphasis on writing for the Lord. He’s also developing more of his worship leading ministry as part of his dynamic marriage to Pastor Paula White of New Destiny Church in Apopka, Florida.

The journey of Journey’s Jonathan Cain is far from over and word has it that the best is yet to come.

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John Chisum

John Chisum is a pioneer in the Christian music business, serving alongside people such as Bill & Gloria Gaither, Twila Paris, Paul Baloche, Don Moen, and many more. As President of Nashville Christian Songwriters, John seeks to empower Christian songwriters worldwide to discover and fulfill their call to write.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Jordan Clarke

    Hello John,
    This was another great Podcast! Johnathon Cain still continues to write awesome music and humbly encourages all his listeners to write the best they can with out stepping out of the character of who we are. Thanks for posting God bless!

  2. Crystal Furlough

    I am so glad that you did a podcast with Johnathan Cain he is one of my favorite songwriters and Journey has always been my favorite band!

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