Jordan Feliz: God Told Me to ‘Say It’ (Part 3)

John FarrellBy John Farrell5 Minutes

John Farrell: What is your testimony?

Jordan Feliz: I was raised in the church and I dedicated my life to Christ when I was eight, but throughout high school, I started excelling in science. I was taking some advanced placement classes for science. I remember it wasn’t like I stopped believing in God. It was more that I was struggling with what I was being taught in my textbook didn’t seem to correlate biblically. So, I started talking to my parents about it, real loosely. Then one day I just came out, “Listen, I just don’t understand how these two things coincide. One of them has to be real. How can they both exist?” I remember my mom — this is textbook my mom — she just looked at me and goes, “Well, if you put half the time that you’ve been putting into your textbook into the Bible, you might change your opinion.” I took that as like a massive challenge and I was like, “Okay.” The heart of it was like, “All right, deal. I’ll figure it out.”

That year I really took a huge leap and a dive into the Bible. On Sunday mornings and at youth group I would ask a lot of questions to my youth pastor, and he probably hated me for a season because he was like, “Why are you asking me so many questions?” But it was amazing to have the answers I was looking for. Like, “Why is this this way?” And “Why does it say in seven days this happened?” It’s like all of a sudden, I’m trying to correlate these two things.

Probably a year and a half later I rededicated my life to Christ because — first of all and I’ve told a lot of people this — I know an eight-year-old can understand faith, but I don’t know if an eight-year-old can fully truly understand what it’s like to have a relationship with the Creator of the universe. I don’t doubt it by any means, but I think there is a sense of growth in that. And so, I felt like I really truly knew who I was and who Jesus was calling me to be about a year and a half after I really started having these questions. So, I rededicated my life that year and I’ve been staying on track, staying on the path of the calling that He’s led me down ever since and here I am.

JF: What’s next for you?

Jordan: As of right now, there’s kind of nothing. That’s a little scary, but at the same time God has really been so good to us. So, I’m not really scared. It’s more of just a little daunting to see. Over the last four years I’ve usually been booked a year in advance, and to not know what’s going to happen in the next three to five months, you’re kind of like, “Whoa.”

But the next really big thing for us is in two days, I’m releasing my third record and that’s a really big deal. I’m really excited and I’m super fired up to see how people connect to it. I’ve never worked harder on anything in my life musically and I’m just so excited. We’re really hopeful to have something going on next spring. It hasn’t been confirmed or anything, but we are working on a couple of things. So, I guess keep an eye on the horizon.

Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of Jordan Feliz’s Interview