Jimi Calhoun

Lead Pastor

Jimi is a former world class bassist who performed with several popular acts in the 1970s such as, Creation, Dr. John, Rare Earth, Parliament-Funkedelic, Brian Auger, Clifford Coulter, Mel Brown, and Buddy Miles and many others.  


A gifted storyteller and popular speaker he has made numerous television appearances on NBC, CBS, ABC and others, in addition to hosting his own weekly radio program.


He is co-chair of Community Dreams, an Austin-based nonprofit serving urban youth, and a member of the Austin Interfaith Inclusion Network, which serves people living with disabilities. He is on the boards of the Interfaith Arts Council, Humanitarians in the Arts, The Pecan Street Association, and the Exnihilo Art Center in Deadman's Cay, the Bahamas. 

His latest book is The Sounds of Love and Grace. His previous books are A Story of Rhythm and Grace: What the Church Can Learn from Rock and Roll about Healing the Racial Divide and The Art of God: Reflections on Music, Diversity, and the Beauty in You. For more information on where he will be speaking next, visit www.jimicalhoun.com