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Jim Weber is a singer-songwriter who writes and records guitar-centered songs about real life. Jim is one of the co-creators of the Dove Award winning youth choir musical Friends…forever.  Listen to samples or download music:

Jim is also the co-founder of Touchstone Youth Resource Services and co-creator of CiViL Groups, an award winning social emotional learning initiative for high school students that combines mentoring, character education, and service learning.

This site is currently being remodeled. Beautiful pictures of Jim are being photo-shopped as we speak to make him look like the young, handsome man he remembers himself to have been.

96 Comments

  1. Amanda
    Posted November 28, 2012 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    Hi Jim. I would love love love to do this musical in the Spring of 2013 if you could get all the details mentioned above worked out. I remember doing this program back when I was a child at First Baptist Church of Franklin in NC when one of our pastors left. I have since aged (a lot, lol) and am now a youth choir director in Port Deposit, MD and we have had a youth pastor for 8 years and they are leaving us in June to start a church in Colorado Springs. So I think this program would be a memorable send off for such a wonderful pastor and his family. If and when you have any new details about obtaining any of the materials needed, please contact me. I have the cassette tape of the play, but that is is (think I had the book at one time, just can’t put my hands on it right now). Thank you so much for your time and God Bless!

  2. Benny Morrison
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    My wife has been after me for some time to copy a number of old tapes to digital format – they are performance tapes from when she was in high school. She did Friends Forever and has the cassette as well as a performance tape. Unfortunately, when I started working to copy those tapes for her, they were both ruined over the years. I searched for a copy of FF to purchase and came across this. If you’re getting setup to sell copies legally, I’d jump at the chance to purchase one for her. She was crushed when I couldn’t save those tapes as that was one of her favorites that she did.

  3. Debbie Sowah
    Posted January 27, 2013 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    Hi, I am so glad to finally get the opportunity to talk to you. My elder brothers performed the Friends Forever musical when they were teens and I was much younger. I am now grown and I want my youth group to perform it too but I just don’t know how to get a copy. I am in Ghana and would really really appreciate it if I get a copy……
    Thanks soo much and may God bless you for the impact you have made on our lives…..(Wil be waiting for your response)

  4. jim
    Posted January 27, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    Hi Debbie,

    I have copies of the CD’s, and you can order one through this web site. I am also working on reproducing the Choir Books. They aren’t ready, but I hope to get them ready soon.

    Jim

  5. jim
    Posted February 12, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    I have both the Friends Forever cast album and the performance CD available now. Order them through this Webs site. The pdf Choir Books are still in progress. I understand that there are Choir Books available from other sources.

    Jim

  6. Jorge Navarro
    Posted February 18, 2013 at 7:28 am | Permalink

    Hi Jim,

    I am interested to get the Friends Forever album and the performance CD as well. Please let me know how I can have them. I am from Sydney, Australia.

    Cheers,
    Jorge

  7. jim
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    If you are in the USA, you can now order it through the album page. If you are outside of the USA, shipping can be expensive, so you might want to consider a download. Let me know. – Jim

  8. jim
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Hi Debbie, I have CD’s available, but I think it would be too expensive to ship one to Ghana from the USA. However, I can arrange a download for you, if you are still interested. Let me know. – Jim

  9. jim
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    Hi Benny, I am set up to sell legally licensed copies of the Friends Forever Cast CD, the performance tracks, and even the choir books. You can order the CD’S directly through my album page. For the choir books, we’ll have to talk about more details. Let’s don’t let your poor wife suffer any longer! Thanks, Jim

  10. jim
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    Hi Amanda, I think you and I already spoke about this by phone or email, but just in case I’m wrong, I now have the choir books available as pdf files. If you still need them this late in the game, I can get them to you right away. Just let me know. Also, I’d love to know when you will be peforming the musical. Thanks, Jim

  11. jim
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    I don’t recall whether I got you a copy, but if I didn’t, please let me know. They are available now. – Jim

  12. jim
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Hi Noah, I finally have the Friends Forever cast CD, performance tracks CD, and choir books available. Let me know, if you still need them! Thanks, Jim

  13. jim
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Hi Cassandra, The Friends CD’s and choir books are all available now. Let me know, if you want one. – Jim

  14. jim
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    Hi Chris, If you’re still interested in a Friends Forever CD, performance track, or choir book, I have them available now. Thanks, Jim

  15. jim
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    Hi Chris, If you’re still interested in a Friends Forever CD, performance track, or choir book, I have them available now. Thanks, Jim

  16. jim
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Hi Chris, If you’re still interested in a Friends Forever CD, performance track, or choir book, I have them available now. Thanks, Jim

  17. jim
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    Hi Wednesday, I don’t know whether you’re still interested in finding Friends Forever CD’s and choir books, but I have them available now. Thanks, Jim

  18. jim
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Hi Sctoo, If you’re still interested in a Friends Forever CD, performance track, or choir book, I have them available now. Thanks, Jim

  19. jim
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    Hi Terra, If you’re still interested in a Friends Forever CD, performance track, or choir book, I have them available now. Thanks, Jim

  20. jim
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    Hi Jan, If you’re still interested in a Friends Forever CD, performance track, or choir book, I have them available now. Thanks, Jim

  21. jim
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Hi Thomas, If you’re still interested in a Friends Forever CD, performance track, or choir book, I have them available now. Thanks, Jim

  22. Omega
    Posted June 5, 2013 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    Hi Jim,

    I am interested to purchase Friends Forever Musical, i have been looking for this for the longest time. Can you please email me and so we can discuss download arrangements and I will purchase the album from your website. Thank you so so much. It has been my high school favorite and I want my daughter to have it in her music player too.

    God bless!

    Meg (Philippines)

  23. jim
    Posted June 6, 2013 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    Hi Meg,

    I’ll email you right away. Glad you still enjoy Friends Forever.

    Jim

  24. Amanda
    Posted June 7, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    Hi Jim~
    I just now got back on your website and saw you replied to me in April about the Friends musical. I was not able to get a time scheduled to do the whole play but we are definitely going to sing the song “Friends” during a service set to honor our Youth Pastor and wife just before they leave. I see that I can order the CD and books online but I have a question …. can I possible get a download of the song OR how quickly can I get it shipped to me. We need to practice the song ASAP although we are not performing it until Jun 30th. Please email me as soon as possible so I can figure out the best and quickest way to order it. (I do hope to do the whole play though one day too.)

  25. LC Ang
    Posted July 1, 2013 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    Hi Jim,

    I finally found my Friends Forever casette today, I was very happy as this leads me to find your website.
    I want to buy the CD but are you able to arrange it to be shipped to Singapore?

  26. Posted July 28, 2013 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    Enjoyed meeting you and your wife at the art fair near Clear Lake. You play guitar & sing very well. Really enjoyed it. Hope we cross path again. Bob Pogue

  27. jim
    Posted July 28, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    Sorry to disappoint, Bob, but I don’t think that was me you met at the art fair. I wish it was. I hope you find the other Jim Weber. Glad there’s more than one of us out there doing good music.

    Blessings,

    Jim

  28. jim
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    I can arrange a download to Singapore, or anywhere else in the world, but shipping and import duties to countries outside the US are prohibitive.

    Jim

  29. David Hefley
    Posted August 27, 2013 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    Mr. Weber
    From reading your site it appears you are adding new pictures. I would like to recommend that you remove the pictures of you sitting and standing between railroad tracks. This is an extremely dangerous practice for anyone to do, even experience railroad people. Freight Cars are many times silent as they roll on the tracks and many people have been killed or maimed for life by doing the things you are doing in your pictures. I know, I was in Railroad management for over 30 years and have investigated many tragic incidents such as I have described.

    I am sure you are not aware of these dangers and would not want to encourage anyone to put their life in peril.

    God Bless
    Dave Hefley

  30. Amanda
    Posted September 11, 2013 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    Hi Jim~
    I still need to get the pdf file of the book and the cd from you still. I already received the performance track from you but I need these to go with it. :)
    I sent you an email if you want to check that for further details.
    Thanks so much!

  31. jim
    Posted September 18, 2013 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    Hi David,
    I’m sorry to hear of those injured by freight cars. I had no idea how silently dangerous they could be. Thank you for your concern for the victims of such accidents. I hope your warning will help visitors to this site to avoid tragedy. Thank you for your concern.

    Blessings,

    Jim

  32. Cathye Riley
    Posted October 5, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    I am looking for the original friends forever musical books and CD. I teach at a Christian high school and I want to teach this musical to my students to perform at the end of the school year. Please let me know if this is still a product available for me to purchase and have shipped to California.

  33. jim
    Posted October 5, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    Hi Cathye, YES! We do have Friends Forever materials available. We have a PDF version of the choir book which is only available by digital download. And we have both the Friends Forever Cast Album and the Friends Forever Accompaniment Album. Both can be ordered by CD or by download. CD’s are shipped to anywhere in the continental US by regular mail, so they take about a week. Downloads only take a matter of minutes. Should you wish to provide choir books for a whole choir, each copy would need to be purchased separately to insure that all of the creators and companies involved are fairly compensated for their work. Also, should you plan to perform Friends, I would love to know about it. I come west on occasion, and I would love to meet your choir, attend a rehearsal, even take in one of your performances. Blessings!

  34. Louise
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    Hi, I am also interested to purchase the Friends Forever Musical. My mother had a cassette tape of it and I enjoyed listening to it while growing up. Unfortunately our copy is now lost and my mother really wants another copy. I searched over the internet and came across your website. I’m from The Philippines so I’m hoping I can purchase the album by download. Can you please email me so we can discuss the details? I hope for your kind response and thank you so much for making this album available again. God bless!

  35. Alfred
    Posted April 6, 2014 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    Hi, Jim

    You just don’t know how I have looked for this everywhere. Oh thank God I have finallyfound the site. The songs here make me nostalgic of my youth in Kenya. I am currently in the US. I am ondering what is the difference between the performance tracks and cast CD.I am still debating whether to get the digital copies or the CDs.

    Thanks,

    Alfred

  36. jim
    Posted April 6, 2014 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    Hi Alfred,

    I’m glad you found me too! The cast album contains all songs and dialogue, performed by the original studio cast in stereo. It’s like listening to the musical from start to finish. The performance has the same, but only on one side of the stereo. On the other side all the vocals are absent, allowing a choir to use it as a music track for their performance of Friends Forever.

    As for the choice between CD or digital download, the digital download is fast. The CD ships regular mail and only within the USA. Beyond that, it’s your choice.

    Blessings,

    Jim

  37. Alfred
    Posted April 8, 2014 at 7:11 am | Permalink

    Jim,

    Thanks for the explanation and help. I have placed an order for the CD instead of digital download, just so that I can have it handy for playing in the car whenever I don’t have my mobile device. Long live great music!

    Alfred

  38. Giselle
    Posted April 13, 2014 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    hi jim

    our church is looking for a musical to do this december and i recommended Friends Forever cos i played it before and i had so much fun and it deals with teens in general…ive been looking for a copy of the script but i only found one in amazon but its from america and they dont deliver it from where im from(ireland)..so i was wondering if you know wer i can get a copy of the whole musical..

    thank you very much

  39. jim
    Posted April 14, 2014 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    Hi Giselle,
    I’m so glad you found me! I have the script for Friends Forever. It’s in the Friends Forever Choirbook. You can find it on my Albums page. Once I receive your order, I can send you the download information right away! If you want to play the musical for your students, you might want to order the Friends Forever Cast Album as wall. It can come in the same download.
    Blessings,
    Jim

  40. Cathye Riley
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Hi Jim,

    I ordered the Friends Forever book from you awhile ago. My school is planning to perform the play and I need to pay for the additional copies that we are going to make but I can’t find the link that I had to do so. Can you please send it to me so that I can make sure we pay for the additional copies we are making? Thanks!

    Cathye

  41. Aida B. Garcia
    Posted April 23, 2014 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    Hi Jim,

    I am so glad to find your website. I love the album, Friends Forever. It has always been a favorite of mine since I was a teenager.

    I would like to purchase a digital download of the entire album. How do I go about it?

    Thanks in advance!

    From,
    Aida B. Garcia
    (Manila, Philippines)

  42. jim
    Posted April 23, 2014 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    Hi Aida,

    I’m glad you found my site too! To purchase the Friends Forever Cast Album digital download, follow the directions on my album page. Within 24 hours after you have paid for the album, you will receive an email with a link to your download. It’s that simple!

    Blessings,

    Jim Weber

  43. Julian
    Posted May 19, 2014 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    Hi Jim

    the Friends Forever album brings back a lot of great memories for me. I would love to buy/download a copy for myself…how do I do it? clicking on the “add to cart” link brings me to the paypal website. where do i go from here?

    Best,
    Julian

  44. jim
    Posted May 19, 2014 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    Hi Julian, Once at the PayPal screen, pay for the album. PayPal will notify me of your payment, and I will send you a link for your download. If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can open one and then proceed as mentioned. If you would prefer to pay by check, make it out to Touchstone and mail it to P.O. Box 159231, Nashville, TN 37215. As soon as we receive it, we will send you the download link.

    Blessings,

    Jim

  45. Sean
    Posted July 27, 2014 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    Hello Jim. I have recently become one of your biggest fans. I was recently at JCSD with my church group. Your music has shown me how to love god the correctly. Your music has moved me with words I cannot describe. The lyrics in your ” Jesus LALA song” struck me in such a way that it is hard for me to move legs. I also have a question, can you do a death metal remix to the song “soul searcher”, I think it would reach a larger audience. You are more than a singer-songwriter, you are a Jesus Man. A man who shows people how cool Jesus is. I like you. I like Jesus. I like men too, but that’s a little off track. Have a good life.

  46. jim
    Posted July 28, 2014 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    Thanks, Sean…I think. Glad you had a good time at JCSD. The death metal remix will be forthcoming as climate change has a significant cooling effect on the warmest of all nether regions. Have a good life, yourself.

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