Phil Joel is the former bassist and vocalist for the Dove award winning and Grammy® nominated contemporary Christian band the Newsboys. As a solo artist, Joel releasedWatching Over You, Bring It On,The deliberatePeople. Album and The New Normal People. In 2005, he and his wife, Heather, started the “deliberatePeople.” ministry to encourage Christians of all ages to actively pursue a relationship with God. Upon leaving the Newsboys at the end of 2006, deliberateKids was the first album he made from an outcry for positive, quality music for children.