Talkin' with those who Rock the Flock

I did my first interview with a contemporary Christian artist in the the mid-to-late 1980s. It was Steve Camp. I'm not even sure I can find the clip today, even though I'm certain it's in my files.

I was drawn to contemporary Christian music through a shared cassette from Keith Green's "Ministry Years" set, as well as the music of Amy Grant. I listened and watched as it grew from a fairly neglected genre to one that now seems consumed by big record labels and the almighty dollar. Still, I have enjoyed the journey and certainly give credit to the artists whose music and theology have helped shape my own. The links below take you to some of the interviews I've conducted over the past 15-20 years:


Family and friend with Steven Curtis Chapman
From left: Amy Eastridge, Donna Trexler, Steven Curtis Chapman, Elizabeth Trexler and Buzz Trexler at a meet-and-greet following Steven's "All Things New" show in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The Buzz Trexler Experience of the reckless, radical love of God


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About Buzz Trexler

Buzz is a married father of two, managing editor for print/online at The (Maryville, TN) Daily Times and pastors Green Meadow United Methodist Church in Alcoa, TN. He is a 1981 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he is a member of the Mass Communications Department Hall of Fame.


Inside you will find a collection of columns penned by Buzz on topics ranging from the death of Rich Mullins, to his battle with Hepatitis C, to asking the question, "Does God have a sense of humor."

CCM Interviews

Buzz talks with those who, as the late Larry Norman would say, "rock the flock." His interviews range from members of Audio Adrenaline, Newsboys, Jars of Clay and Third Day, to David Crowder and more.


Follow Buzz as he travels with Vine International on two different medical misison trips to Guatemala, as well as one with Volunteer Medical Mission. In 1999, he also went to Estonia with a Volunteers in Mission team.

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