Kill the Spider: Interview with Carlos Whittaker


When I saw the book title Kill the Spider, I knew this was an author I wanted to talk to

I got the chance to meet author, speaker, former worship leader Carlos Whittaker at Catalyst Atlanta a few weeks ago. His passion for God and leading people to God's truths is palpable. I enjoyed every minute of our conversation.

Apparently Carlos's family is famous for a viral video of his kids singing "Single Ladies"—and the tears that were involved! It's cute. He used to led worship at Andy Stanley’s Buckhead Church, one of North Point Ministries’ six campuses. He released albums. And he once had the opportunity to lead worship at the White House for President Barack Obama on Easter. 

But then his life took a turn. After leaving worship ministry to focus on writing and speaking, there were some hidden parts of his spiritual life that he hadn't addressed. His fall and his climb back is the story he shares in his new book. I got to talk with him about finding true freedom and being a leader onstage and off. 

So grateful that a publication I recently learned about, Faithfully Magazine, published my interview with Carlos. They discuss topics and perspectives that everyone, especially followers of Christ, needs to read. I became an instant fan of their writing, their topics, and their candid look at faith. 

InterviewsKelly CarrComment