About Us: Our HistoryJesusfreakhideout.com™ is one of the world's largest Christian music online resources.
Created in August of 1996 as what originated as a small webpage titled "The Jesus Freak Hideout," the site was the flourishing
creation of music fan and graphic designer John DiBiase. In August of 1998, the site blossomed into
Jesusfreakhideout.com, bearing a big vision for spreading faith-based music across the globe via the web.
JFH began during the infancy of music media services on the web, before it had been an acceptable source for information,
and has endured well into a time when web media has become a primary source as printed media begins to fade.
With well over a decade on the web under its belt, the Jesus freak Hideout looks forward to the future. Our goals are many,
as we do our best to bring the latest and greatest in Christian music to the Internet masses and beyond. We believe firmly in the
positive messages that Christian music has to offer, especially with all the highly negative
music that the mainstream market is always pushing to the public. In addition to the message of the music
in the Christian industry, we believe in pursuing excellence artistically in the quality of the
music that artists produce in the name of Jesus. We also believe very strongly in bringing the message
of Christ to the world through music. We've all seen God do mighty things through it and only look
forward to seeing more mighty works done. On top of this, we hope to encourage our fellow Christians
and all those who wish to visit the Hideout through prayer requests and devotionals. Finally, we
feel it important to share our views on current films through our in-depth movie review section, branching out just
a bit further from the music world. Please feel free to browse Jesusfreakhideout.com and
become a part of this ever-growing online community! Welcome!
JFH In The PressAugust 13, 2015: Jesusfreakhideout.com Celebrates 19 Years with Release of Fifth Volume of Popular Indie Music Compilation Series (Cross The Streams PR)
June 3, 2015: A Good Story Isn't Always Backed Up By The Music: A Profile on JesusFreakHideout (The Cadence)
May 5, 2015: JesusfreakHideout Launches 11th Music Awards, The JFH Awards (Cross The Streams PR)
August 13, 2014: Jesusfreakhideout.com Releases Fourth Volume of Popular Indie Music Compilation Series (Cross The Streams PR)
August 13, 2013: Jesusfreakhideout.com Releases Third Volume of Popular Indie Music Compilation Series (Cross The Streams PR)
June 11, 2013: Jesusfreakhideout.com Releases Third Free Digital Compilation, "Rock, Paper, Scissors, METAL" (WWPT? PR)
December 19, 2012: JesusFreakHideout Releases Second Compilation Album,
Songs We've Been Trying To Tell You About (And Others We Haven't), Volume Two (Merge PR)
June 4, 2012: JESUSFREAKHIDEOUT.COM RELEASES FIRST COMPILATION ALBUM (Merge PR)
September 22, 2010: Interview with Creator John DiBiase (Jay's Musik Blog)
August 17, 2010: JFH CELEBRATES 14 YEARS AS ONE OF THE CHRISTIAN INDUSTRY’S TOP MUSIC WEBSITES (Bozeman Media)
May 9, 2008: JFH ANNOUNCES THE RE-LAUNCH OF INDIE MUSIC SECTION (Bozeman Media)
February 12, 2008: JFH SELECTS THE TOP UPCOMING ALBUMS OF 2008... (Bozeman Media)
August 29, 2007: JFH Celebrates 11th Anniversary... (Bozeman Media)
Why the name "Jesus freak Hideout?"We get this question quite often about the name "Jesus freak Hideout" (note: Hideout is one word, not "hide out"),
and we would like people to understand that our name
is more just a 'catchy' name than anything else. However, the "JFH" has become symbolic
for being a gathering place for all who wish to come - for all the "Jesus Freaks"
(or 'ardent enthusiasts' for Jesus) on the world wide web to come and not
hide, but to gather, fellowship, and learn about Christ and the music which was made to
The origin of the name isn't too exciting. While chatting online in 1996, John, the creator
of the Hideout, had gone by one of the many variations
of "Jesus Freak" screen names dc Talk fans would often use at the time the album Jesus Freak
was new. NetCentral.net chat rooms were then offering free private chat rooms, and although
it was never used, DiBiase created his own "Jesus Freak Hideout," never having any inkling about
what the name would come to symbolize or be used for in the years ahead...
Our Review & Interview PolicyThe JFH Staff writers adhere to strict journalistic standards. Our editorial staff is independent of any artist/record
label/management firm. All artist interviews are arranged through the artist's management/publicist/label and are recorded and
transcribed for true accuracy.
JfH StaffFor a list of Jesusfreakhideout.com™ staff members complete with profiles,
please visit our staff pages.
What is with that little cartoon character? Who's "Lloyd?"Many often wonder what the deal is with the little cartoon character that graces the top of many of the sections
(and has his own called "Lloyd's Crazy Captions"). This
is Lloyd, a chipmunk character DiBiase began drawing in 1994. For a little more information about Lloyd,
visit his staff page.
Contacting The Hideout
If you would like to contact us by way of U.S. Mail, here is our mailing address:
P.O. Box 559
Bethlehem, PA 18016-0559
You Can Help JFH - Donate Today!
*JFH is not a nonprofit organization, but all proceeds do go to supporting this ministry.
It costs us to keep JFH updated regularly and on the web, so if you feel like you would like to help us or give back, please feel
free to donate to Jesusfreakhideout.com.
NOTE: Due to the volume of CDs we receive to review, if you send a CD to us for review,
we cannot guarantee it will be reviewed. Thank you for your understanding. Also, we
do not reply to most snail mail letters. If you would like to ask us a question, we highly recommend
emailing us through our contact form. Also, please keep in mind we are NOT a band. You
cannot contact any band through any of our addresses. Thank you!
You can email us by using our Contact Form.