—Jim and Dianna Beardsley, “The Patriot Guards” Ham Lake, MN
Thank you for being a faithful and obedient servant. It has been such a blessing to see how God has been growing and shaping Cody and his family over the years. I think the thing that stands out the most is God’s faithfulness and how Cody just continues to rely on his heavenly father, he has been a huge inspiration to our family and we are very excited to see how God is going to continue to use him in the future. We feel very blessed to have Cody in our life and we know that it is by the hand of God that we were brought together, the song he wrote for us “Heroes left Behind” is testimony to that and I know that God is using that song to bring about healing to a lot of families including ours.
II Corinthians 1:3-4. Thank
—Pastor Doug Wilkerson, Joplin, Missouri
I have been associate pastor of Central Christian Center for 33 years and have worked with a lot of people. I have observed and worked with Cody for the last 4 years. Cody is not a Rock Star looking for fame and power. He is a man after God’s own heart. His desire is to be a blessing and minister to God’s people.
—Rev. Ben Bainbridge Saint Paul’s UMC, “The Salvage Yard”
“Cody James has shared his gift of music and message with us for 3 years. Lives have been changed because of his answering of the call that God has given him. You will be blessed by his music and passion.”
—Ashley Cornell, Rush City, Minnesota
CODY JAMES AND THE “FISH HOUSE” Current mood: inspired I went to the Fish House tonight and I saw the most inspiring and spiritual person perform. His name is Cody James. He was totally awesome and just lifted me. For all you who don’t know of him, you can go to his myspace and listen to his music. I encourage you to do so because he will change a lot about how someone thinks. I thought he was amazing and I am so thankful that I got to go see him. Thank you, Cody, and thank you pastor Howard and the rest of the Fish House! You guys “rocked the cat box” as Pastor Howard would say, ha-ha! But yeah it was amazing! Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you take the time to look at his page. Also, the Fish House has a MySpace. If you have never been there I encourage you to go!! You will wanna come back again! It rocks!
Jesus You rock and Pastor Howard your rock! God bless you all!!! Your sister in Christ.
—Bruce Ferch, Coon Rapids, Minnesota
I just wanted to personally Thank You for the performances this past week, you touched my spirit and rekindled the fire in me to completely give my life to Jesus and examine my actions daily.
—Jennifer Larson, Alexandria, Minnesota
“The best way to describe Cody James is that he is truly a man after God’s own heart. He has been a favorite as he’s ministered at our Addicts Victorious Annual Drug Conferences since 2006”. Rev. Jerald F. Jenkins Executive Director: Addicts Victorious Quincy, Illinois “Cody James is not just a professional singer/songwriter; he is an anointed Christian sharing the Great News of Jesus Christ through not only his music but the example of his daily walk”. Bill McLemore Founder: Bill McLemore Ministries Monett, Missouri We’ve never met, but I was in a treatment center about 3 years ago and I was walking around in such pain and sorrow. I just found your cd laying there and don’t know how it got there cuz I walked past that spot many times and never seen it before. It was a nice warm summer day and I took out my cd player and heard the whole cd; at that moment for the first time in my life, I felt God pick me up and let me crawl in His lap, and I just let all go to Him. I gave my life to the Lord that day and I wanted to first thank God for me finding the cd, and I wanna thank you for making the cd. Well, I’m out of treatment and have had a few falls, but amazingly the Lord carries me through.
Saw you today in Macomb IL at “The Crossing”. Thanks for sharing your testimony, and thanks for letting me play tambourine – it was a lot of fun, and I’m glad I had the opportunity to give something. I especially appreciated hearing where you’ve been and
Hey Cod, because it gives me hope in my situation. I’ve struggled with the idea of God taking away my issue for a long time because I thought I was giving it up to Him (swearing it off, asking God to just take it away) over and over again. It has been through the “Celebrate Recovery” program that God has started to change my life, and tonight was an affirmation of that. I don’t have much financially right now, but if there is anything I can do to help you and your ministry, let me know. Thanks again for answering your call, and also for your service to our country as a fellow VET. God bless you and your family for what you've gone through.
—Carol Daum, Joplin, Missouri
Thank you for heeding God’s call to write, sing and record his music. I purchased the “Bold” CD and whenever I feel low, sad, or confused, or just want to be lifted I play it. I put it in the car when I travel so it will be close at hand. Traveling is a great time to spend time with the Lord. It is a wonderful worship CD. ALL the songs are wonderful!! They remind me of how much God love’s me and where I want to be in HIM. I can’t wait to purchase the other CD. I know I will love it as well. Thanks again.
—Jana Larson Celebrate Recovery Maple Grove Covenant Church
GOD bless you were faced with a last-minute cancellation for one our special Celebrate Recovery celebrations. When I sent out an email to other local CR groups explaining our cancellation, an offer came in to use Cody James for our special evening. I had never heard of Cody James and had no idea what his music was like, if he had any talent at all, what his testimony was like, but I was desperate–so I trusted in God and said yes. Well- needless to say God came through, but so did Cody. He arrived with a smile on his face, ready to put up with a group of people that he didn’t know anything about.brother!!! I’m so glad that you have been anointed to carry out HIS word in this ministry… Songs of yours are TRULY a gift of the HOLY SPIRIT… I listen to you and can feel HIS presence moving in and around me…. Be safe and know that we are praying for you. In
But what I’ve learned about Cody is he just does what God leads him to do, and that of redemption and ongoing Christian growth. He sings to 40 individuals as if he is performing for an auditorium full of people. He is an extremely talented songwriter and performer, and our entire CR meeting was immediate Cody James fans.it to minister with his songs and remarkable talent. He has a wonderful, Christ-honoring, testimony we are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to book him for an entire concert with his band. And in the meantime–I listen to his CD’s and become acquainted with the words and songs. If you don’t know Cody James–trust God and welcome him to minister to your group. You won’t be disappointed.
—Gail Robertson MN
You touch the young and the old, blessings.
—Tom Baucom Craig Larson Coon Rapids, MN
You may not remember me I was at “The Crossing” in Quincy two weeks ago. Your testimony and your music meant a lot to me. More importantly, I went there that night because my friend Larry new I quit drinking and wanted me to go with him to support him. I finally accepted February 20 of this year. I had a bad accident and He saved my life. I don’t think of it as the wreck that almost ended my life, I think of it as the wreck that saved my life. Anyways Larry thought he was going to somewhat of an AA meeting that night. He in some ways was an atheist. Now since you spoke the word of God that night, he is starting to let God in his life. I think that you may have been there just for the reason to help Larry find Jesus. Anyway, I thought you did an awesome job and I would love to hear, you again. Keep up the good work. God bless. Till next time.
—Pastor Gary Sandberg, Celebrate Recovery, Lord of Life Church Ramsey, MN.
Cody, it’s always a spirit full night with you, can never get enough of the words God gives you in His music. Thanks for the prayer, better day today. My prayers for your new CD. Cody James has been an inspiration and encouragement to Celebrate Recovery at Lord of Life Church, in Ramsey, MN. He has ministered in song and testimony; reaching people through his powerful message of deliverance from a life of chemical dependency. What touches the hearts of many is that Cody came from success from a worldly viewpoint, entered into a life of destruction, and when delivered came back strong with his musical talent, sharing his story in Christ, and not looking for the material success he once knew. All though we are a relatively small group, Cody has touched the lives of the people struggling with life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups!!
—Barb Smith St. Francis, MN
GOD ROCKS!!!!!!! I can still feel it :):) thank you, everyone, at Oak Haven, you are all the best. :):)
I have been involved in the recovery ministries for over 11yearsworkingalong side many great programs such as Teen Challenge, Metro Hope Ministries, Rivercity Ministry/Fish House and Celebrate Recovery in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Cody James has become a favorite to many of the people that are in these wonderful programs. His music and testimony inspire them and bring hope to there daily walk in life. Getting to know Cody and witnessing what people of influence say, “Cody is a man after God’s own heart”, is the truth. He walks in humility with great passion sharing the message of hope in Jesus Christ. Thank you, Cody, for accepting your call in God’s kingdom work here on earth.
—Susan Freeburg, Celebrate Recovery Anoka County, Minnesota
Cody, Just wanted to tell you this before I forget but your song Heroes left behind has new meaning to me as I had shoved some painful memories aside and never really truly dealt with my uncle died in the Vietnam war he was a marine I was only 6 years old when he died but he was a person in my life that I felt really treasured me . The Lord is starting to use that song for healing in my life.The Lord has used so many of your songs in life to bring healing. Just wanted to say thank you, Cody, for all you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Love ya
—Penny & George Gipson New Brighton, MN
Can’t wait to spend some more time with you, my friend! You are such an inspiration!
—Heather Marie Olafson
Hey, Cody, I am so super pumped that you are going to be playing Mon night!!! I will be there for sure!! what time does it start?? How is capital “J” coming along?? I want to thank you so very much for your prayers!!! God has given you amazing talent and I would personally like to thank you for using it to help further God’s kingdom!!! can’t wait to party with you in Eternity or ever, ;) also I never did get to tell you but last year watching you play for the first time was Amazing seeing the Holy Spirit working in you really gave me as well as many others an extreme amount of Hope and faith!!:) Praying Gods protection and strength over you today!! God bless!!
Whooooo hooo you are absolutely Amazing Cody!!! thx again for allowing God to use you and work through you to change lives and Eternal destinations!!! Heaven YES, Hell no!!!! Your the best!!! Can’t wait for mon!!!!
—Shawnda Benefiel Purdy
GOD bless you, brother!!! I’m so glad that you have been anointed to carry out HIS word in this ministry… Songs of yours are TRULY a gift of the HOLY SPIRIT… I listen to you and can feel HIS presence moving in and around me…. Be safe and know that we are praying for you.
I was so glad that I got to come down and enjoy your word and singing! It was truly a blessing for me! Thank you for doing God’s work! I know that everything will work out for you by God’s grace and blessings for helping others!! Allen gave you to show Him to others…you are a farmer, planting the seed. Have safe travels friend, I pray lives are changed forever. Thank You, God, for using the gift of Cody. Thank you.
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