Veteran gospel musician, Pastor Joe Beechem has stated that being a married man is very challenging.
The musician, born Robert Beechem made history at the maiden edition of the Ghana Music Awards when he became the first artiste to win the Discovery of the Year, now called New Artiste of the Year.
In an interview on Hello FM, the Mekai hitmaker talked about a wide a range of issues, including his married life, music and ministry.
Here is except:
“I started music in the year 1998, it has been very tough, ever since I started gospel music, life hasn’t been the same, and it constitutes happiness, disappointments and so many more”.
“Combining Ministry and music with family only takes the grace of God to steer and manage it. You should know how to plan and strategize on how to take up all the three in order not to offend one side. Family comes before anything else.”
“If the family has problems the church can never rise. It’s never easy to be a married man, you might be deceived into sleeping outside your matrimonial bed and know you will definitely come back to your wife. The family or a home should be peaceful and united in order for your members to have a good and honorable path to follow. Pastors sometimes go wayward and it’s up to the pastor to know whether his actions serves him right”.
“The ministry and music brings a lot of stress and it gives an old age look due to the work. Being a gospel musician means the life and character you live should be in conformity with the bible and its teachings.”
“No matter the genre of music you play, it only takes the grace of God to see another day because you get to meet different people, different characters and you will have a whole lot of encounters on your path, not all human beings have good spirits”.
“As a pastor and a man of God, you will need to acquire the knowledge and wisdom of God to intervene in your daily endeavors”.
“I was the first artist to be honoured the discovery award of the year which is now the New artiste of the year in the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), which is a bigger blessing, It’s a blessing to be honoured with awards which shows the hard and good work you institute in your music.