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As Pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church, Founder of Lynchburg Christian Academy and Chancellor of Liberty University, it is my great privilege to introduce Praise Eight Ministries to you.

This is the new ministry of Terra and Lance DeMerchant, graduates of our schools. Their hearts’ desire is to worship God and to lead others in worshiping Him through original songs they have written, as well as through contemporary praise and worship songs written by others. They minister anywhere God opens the door – church services, youth camps, men’s or women’s retreats, marriage retreats, community events, etc. They have led worship with people of all ages from young children to senior adults, and they especially love ministering to the youth.

Previously they led worship in their local churches, however, following their marriage God merged their ministry into one, Praise Eight Ministries. They have based this ministry on Psalm 44:8, In God we will make our boast all day long and we will praise Your name forever.

Please prayerfully consider having Praise Eight Ministries in your church. I can wholeheartedly recommend this young couple to you and your ministry.
- Lynchburg, VA


Seldom in the last twenty-four years of ministry have I come across a couple who have talent, ability, gifts AND a heart for ministry. Terra and Lance are such a couple. God has gifted them with a heart and the musical talents to lead a church to truly worship the Lord in spirit and truth.

It was our blessing to have them lead in our worship services for the last couple of years. I always stood in amazement at how God used them to prompt our people to open their hearts to the presence of the Lord.

They have excellent voices, excellent ability to play guitar and keyboard but more importantly they have a heart to use all of that to serve our Lord.

It is a high privilege and honor to recommend to you the DeMerchants. I can say with confidence that they will enhance your ministry and honor our Lord.
- Senior Pastor, Hyland Heights Baptist Church


One of the highlights of being a part of Jerry Falwell Ministries and Thomas Road Baptist Church was the opportunity to get to know Terra DeMerchant. Her ability to aid me in leading corporate worship was not only a personal blessing but mightily used of the Lord. Terra's vivacious and exciting passion for the Lord makes you want to sing. Her and husband Lance are truly gifted with tender and sensitive spirits. I believe they are destined to help many churches in the pursuit of worship and praise. - Mike Speck Trio & Ministries


Lance and Terra's powerful, yet intimate, style of worship has made a profound impact on our youth. In addition to inspiring our church, their leadership has been instrumental in my own daily walk with the Lord-- not only with the words that they sing, but the way they daily live for God. - Youth Worker


Lance and Terra DeMerchant are two wonderful and talented individuals who work together as one in leading the hearts of believer's into the presence of God. I highly recommend them to you, not only because they are gifted, but because they are passionate about Christ. - Christian Artist and Worship Leader


Lance and Terra (Praise Eight) have been leading worship for our youth for the past five years. They have a delightful blend of musical talent and spiritual sensitivity. If you’re looking for more than a band, if you’re looking for more than worship leaders, if you’re looking for lead worshipers, then you need look no farther than Lance and Terra DeMerchant. - Youth Pastor, Hyland Heights Baptist Church


Lance and Terra are a great couple who’s love for the Lord and worship of Him is genuine. They made a huge impact on the preteen group at my church and I am thankful for the time that they shared with us. They are top-notch worship leaders and would be an invaluable resource to any ministry that chooses to use them.

- Children's Pastor, Hyland Heights Baptist Church


Discography

Debut CD - Self Titled - Praise 8

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Bio

PRAISE 8 is a full-time ministry that God put on the hearts of worship leaders Lance & Terra DeMerchant. It is their sole desire to please their Creator & Savior in all they do and worship Him not only by their song but even more by the way they live.

LANCE AND TERRA led worship individually for several years and then joined together in 2000. They have worked with children, youth, singles, and senior adults, both within the United States as well as cross culturally. God has stretched them to be comfortable in many environments.

BOTH LANCE AND TERRA are songwriters and enjoy writing together. They use their songs to not only encourage believers but also to reach the lost with the hope-filled message of Jesus Christ.