Walker was a hard-living atheist singer-songwriter who was at a low point. Craig was a pastor with dreams of being used greatly by God but life hadn’t turned out like he thought it would. The unlikely friendship of these two changed both of their lives. Hear a "Best of Chris Fabry Live" conversation with Walker Hayes and Craig Cooper.
Craig Cooper is a gifted storyteller and Bible teacher. For over twenty years, he has spoken at numerous churches, men's retreats, college campuses, and various gatherings. He has traveled across North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia with a desire to see and serve the world. An encourager at heart, Craig's passion is to help people perceive the gifts of God in their lives and deploy them for Jesus' glory. Having served as one of the founding pastors of Redeeming Grace Church in Franklin, Tenn., Craig now resides in the greater Nashville area with his amazing wife, Laura, and their four kids as next-door neighbors to the Hayes family. You can follow Craig on Instagram @craigallencooper and for more information.
Walker Hayes is a Grammy nominated singer/songwriter originally from Mobile, Ala., signed to Monument Records. Throughout his career, he has released multi-Platinum singles "Fancy Like" and "You Broke Up With Me" performed on national television with Good Morning America, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and The TODAY Show, and has been written about in the LA Times, Esquire, Billboard and Rolling Stone. His single "Craig" -- a song about a neighbor who reached out to Hayes in a time of need -- was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2018 AIMP Nashville Awards and prompted Walker to start the Be a Craig Fund to help other families during their own times of need. A new version of the track featuring MercyMe is on Walker's album, Country Stuff the Album. The song inspired this book.
Chris Fabry is the host of Chris Fabry Live, one hour of spiritual encouragement from his backyard radio fence. The program challenges listeners to think biblically about their spiritual journeys. Chris is also the author of the Christy Award-winning novel Dogwood, June Bug, ECPA Christian Book Award-winner (Fiction) Almost Heaven, Not in the Heart and Borders of the Heart. He and his family live near Tucson, Ariz.
Chris Fabry Live is designed to build up the spiritual immune system of the Christian men and woman. As you walk through the journey of faith called the Christian life, you meet new people, learn new things, laugh, cry and, most importantly, grow in your understanding of God.