Happy Hour #58 is with  my friend Jalessa McCreary. Jaleesa is a worship leader at The Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, TX and serves as office manager for The Austin Stone Counseling Center. She has been leading worship since 2011 and focuses on the development and discipleship of female worship leaders through Austin Stone Worship. Jaleesa is passionate about encouraging women to use their gifts to serve the Church and to see the church equipped to lead and shepherd women to that end.


On today's show we discuss what it's like to be a single girl in the church and Jalessa has some great words for us married people! Jaleesa shares how she became a worship leader at The Austin Stone even after she had lost her voice years before and was never guaranteed to sing again. We chatted about the Austin Stone album that releases this Friday, and there's a free song for you to download that also plays at the end of the show. I also share a pretty funny story about how one of my kids used to think I was black. This is a super fun show where we talk about so much fun and important stuff!

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Links from the Show

Austin Stone Worship

Buy newest album from ASW, This Glorious Grace, on iTunes. Pre-order and automatically get four songs immediately. Album release Friday, October 16th

Austin Stone Worship youtube page



Jaleesa is reading: Bossypants by Tina Fey + Restless by Jennie Allen

I'm reading: Every Bitter Thing is Sweet by Sara Hagerty

3 things Jaleesa is loving: 1. Parenthood 2. Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids podcast 3. red lipstick

Connect with Jalessa

 Instagram // Blog // Twitter

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