Friends Of Jesus
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Friends Of Jesus

St. Louis, Missouri, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | SELF

St. Louis, Missouri, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2007
Band Christian Gospel


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"Six Flags St. Louis"

"You guys sounded great."

- Audience

"National Day of Prayer, Under the Arch, at the Riverfront"

"Praise God for the powerful NDP prayer gatherings! doubt...standing in the gap for our Nation and brought glory to God!"...."Once again you have been a blessing -- thank you...."
- Gateway National Day of Prayer

"Stratford Inn, Fenton, MO"

"Awesome....The best ever!"
- Audience, Ascending Glory Cafe

"Stratford Inn, Fenton, MO"

"You guys were tremendous, amazing....Awesome...." - Audience, Ascending Glory Cafe

"Meramec Music Theatre"

"The kids loved you...." - Mission Gate

"Gravois Morganford Triangle Park"

"The music, sound quality and songs were great!"
- Oasis International Ministries

"National Day of Prayer, Under The Arch"

"You were the BEST!" - Gateway National Day of Prayer

"Epworth Children & Family Services"

"You were kickin' it." "...Truly a blessing to all of us -- youth & staff."
- Staff

"Stratford Inn, Fenton, MO"

"Last night was the BOMB..I have been waiting for weeks to hear you guys, and it was GREAT..It was so much fun....I told Vic, "If you guys didn't go National I would be very upset"...."
- Adam Krock of Mercy's Child, Ascending Glory Cafe

"E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall, 560 Music Center, Delmar Loop, St. Louis, MO"

"You guys were awesome. ..I loved listening to FOJ i cant wait to hear more FOJ LIVE AND IN PERSON!!".... "....How blown away we were by the band's music. You guys are on par with any gospel/Christian group in the world....they truly received a touch from God that night through your music and ministry. The current clips you have on "YouTube" and your website do not do you guys justice.. they really do not clearly portray just how good, talented and spiritual the band and its music are!....But I am here to confirm it for anyone who cares to know! Some things just have to be seen live to really understand how good they are. (Ask any Bruce Springsteen fan!)"

- Jack Alan Levine, Founder of "Voice of God Ministry, Inc." and Author of "Don't Blow It With God" an


please enjoy the YouTube below:

Our lead singers Joy Nance-Johnson and Jackie Morris each have released solo CD's. Our multi-talented musician Art Ruprecht has many of his works as a solo artist, duo with wife Nancy, and appearances with other bands on his website FlameProductions.Net. Please visit.

Thank you!



Here are links to purchase four tunes we recorded in the studio, also on iTunes and   Hear them on this site in their entirety!  Released 11/07/13.  "A Friend Names Jesus," written by our drummer, fuses classic rock and gospel.  "Amazing Grace" is our arrangement of a favorite hymn, building in dynamics and intensity.  "Walk With Me" is our rocked up arrangement of an old Spiritual.  "Do" was written by our keyboard player and features a unique piano solo intro and a jazzy theme on two favorite Bible stories.  Check `em out!

A Friend Named Jesus

Amazing Grace

Walk With Me


Also, listen to our newest live recording, "Gotta Serve Somebody" featuring Pam Camp on lead vocals.  Play it loud.  It was recorded December 2018 at the Mission Gate Prison Ministry Christmas Party for hundreds of kids.  Jesus is right: You are either with Him or against Him!  Let's choose Him, for He gives eternal life....

Here's a little band background of the band:

Pam Camp is a super singer.  She is in the Fort Smith Arkansas Musicians Hall of Fame, and rightly so.  Her dynamics are incredible.  A beautiful voice, she can belt it out!  Whether it is gospel, rock, country, or pop, she can do it all.  You can check her out at Pam Camp Music.

Joy Nance-Johnson is well known as one of the best gospel singers in St. Louis. Her expression and improvisation are second to none.  She even has her own following! The kids at Epworth stood in line for her autograph after the show!  We are privileged to have her with us.  She is always singing at women's conferences, special events, you name it.

Art Ruprecht is accomplished on guitars, fiddle, mandolin -- anything strings. His latest album, "Cast Your Care"' had a couple tunes on the Indie and Smooth jazz charts.  He has contracts with The Weather Channel and Muzak, and excels at rock, jazz, and even bluegrass.  He plays music for a living, and you can check him out at FlameProductions.Net.

Timothy McGimpsey sings lead and plays keys and acoustic guitar.  In fact, he can play anything.  Producing and playing music is his living.  What a unique voice!  He is also heavily involved as a Music Director in his Church.

Nancy Ruprecht sings like an angel.  Her and husband Art perform as a duo in many places in the St. Louis metro area.  Her love for Jesus exudes on the stage, and she is an anointed communicator as well as an excellent vocalist. 

Kit West plays keyboards, and electric piano is his specialty. He also plays acoustic guitar, and is another multi-talented member of the band.  He writes our charts and composes and arranges as well.  He wrote "Do" which you can hear on

Robert Terrell is our bassman. He grooves with the drummer and gets a punch few get. His unique sound and style hits the spot. Robert gets around, and when he's not on the road, he sits in with many different churches.

Vic Venezia plays drums & percussion and does some songwriting. Hard rock is his background; he played Top 40 for a living, has played with an orchestra in Europe and in churches here at home, and loves double bass!  Vic wrote "A Friend Named Jesus" which you can purchase online or hear on

Engage the band. There's nothing like the real thing!


John 15:15. James 2:23.

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