Charity Rouse

Charity Rouse


We CCT blend edgy but tolerable rock music with distinctly Christian but not preachy lyrics. We also have a desire to worship God through our music, and for this reason, we write praise songs along with rock music. Our goal is to use the musical talents God has given us for His service.


The Common Cross Theory got their start in late 2003 as a worship band in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Rich Lescarbeau (bass), Brad Spaulding (guitar), Nate Osgood (percussion) and Tony Papia (guitar/vocals) comprised the four-piece band that lead weekly worship for their youth group. The band wanted to reach out to more than those just involved in youth group, so they developed a unique sound of their own, challenging the carbon-copy sounds of modern rock today. Having written several originals, the CCT has since played several youth events and concert events in church settings. They have shared the stage with such acts as Jaded Thorns, Eastern Sky, Phineas and Blessed Endeavor. The Common Cross Theory recorded a brief live demo in early 2005 with the help of long time sound engineer David Spaulding of Double-Edge Music in Haverhill, MA. The CCT is in the process of recording their first full-length studio album. Rich, Brad, Nate and Tony are college students with a desire to grow in Christ and grow in their future as a band.


We have released one 4-song demo, a live recording called Honduras Benefit Live.
The songs on it are: Anthem, All The Time, Let’s Be Anonymous, and a cover of U2’s Beautiful Day. We also have a recording of Open Up The Doors available for streaming on our website,

Set List

A couple original up-beat songs, such as Anthem or Lets Be Anonymous, then a cover such as My Hero (Foo Fighters)
We would then slow things down with a song like Above It All, or Someone Like You.
We then transition into a few praise songs. Some of ours, Psalm 40 and All The Time, and then some covers, such as Open up the Doors, Chris Tomlin’s Enough, or Jeremy Camp’s Beautiful One.
We will then end the show with a few more originals, like Get With It, and finally, Wisdom