Before I get into my story and how I started it is imperative that you know that I am, FIRST, a husband to my amazingly beautiful and talented wife, Becky, and father to the best gift God ever gave my wife and I, Hunter. Without these two my life would be a mess.
My story starts during the summer of 1999 in the middle of a town square in Springfield, MO. I was attending EVANGEL UNIVERSITY at the time and found solace in playing for anyone who would stop during those hot summer nights. I found myself surrounded by the homeless, prostitutes, drug dealers, and kids cast aside by society. I never intended on my music becoming this ministry that it is today. What I intended for selfish pleasure, God intended for a far more amazing purpose! Thank God he made me aware!
I became an associate Youth Pastor and assistant to the Music Pastor at a local church in Springfield. At this point in my life I had been ministering and leading worship at Evangel and at church for quite some time. I had no idea that God was preparing me for something far bigger! I love how God brings us into places that at the time may seem to plain. All the while he is working on a plan so grand that our simple minds can quite comprehend it all.
I traveled for the last 9 years as the frontman for a band called Farewell June. We toured with PETRA, JILL PARR, FFH, MATTHEW WEST, and shared the stage with: JEREMY CAMP, THE NEWSBOYS, JARS OF CLAY, MERCY ME, BETHANY DILLON, MICHAEL W. SMITH, POINT OF GRACE, CASTING CROWNS, AUDIO A., MUTE MATH, and many more. It was quite the journey to say the least.
In Farewell June I traveled full time, sometimes playing over 200 shows a year! It was a busy time.
Farewell June was a piece of the puzzle that recently ended with good spirits and amazing anticipation for what God has in store for us all.
I recently signed a deal with NewLine Music out of Atlanta, GA as a solo recording artist and am touring full time again with my wife and son coast to coast and overseas!
I’m fairly simple when it comes to what I do. I believe that music is a powerful vehicle in moving people into an atmosphere of worship. I am explicit in what I believe and not shy about expressing my love for JESUS. I am, however, sensitive to the different ways of ministry. I have played in some of the roughest bars, the smallest coffee shops, and in front of 115,000 people and DID NOT waver from my calling. I enjoy what I do, I love to make people laugh, and work hard on doing what I do to absolute excellence. I know that this career can be so short lived, so I intend on being grateful for every second that I’m given to tell people how loving, understanding and REAL my God is!
I’m anxious to see what tomorrow will bring!
Acoustic Guitar/Lead Vocal
When I was the frontman for Farewell June we released 2 records:
2. Identity Crisis
Most concerts or worship events are roughly an hour and a half unless you, the promoter want more or less of course.
Right now my set list consists of original songs and one or two covers:
SMELLS LIKE RAIN
FIRE AND RAIN (JAMES TAYLOR)
SUPPOSED TO BE
I ALSO LEAD WORSHIP AND HAVE AN EXPANSIVE LIST OF SONGS RANGING FROM CONTEMPORARY TO TRADITIONAL.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.