FEBRUARY 13-14, 2015
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Newsboys are a Christian pop rock band that was founded in 1985 in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. They have released 16 studio albums, six of which have been certified gold. They have been on 23 major tours and have won four Grammy Awards for some of their hits, “Not Ashamed”, “Going Public”, “Take Me To Your Leader” and “Adoration: The Worship Album”. In addition to the Grammy Awards they have been nominated for 26 Dove Awards, winning 5. Among their achievements is recording music for Veggie Tales Videos, Disney Pixar Movies and of course the recently released film "God’s Not Dead."
In addition to their music they released a book in 2002, Shine: Make Them Wonder What You’ve Got. This book stresses the need for Christians to be unafraid to show their faith.
Comprised of Blake NeeSmith (lead singer/vocals), Dustin Daniels (bass/guitar/vocals), Josh Duckworth (drums) and Allen Dukes (guitar/vocals), this south Georgia based group is making their debut with the emotionally powerful single, “Slip On By.” Produced by Christopher Stevens (TobyMac, Sanctus Real, Mandisa) the single was written by the members of the band along with Stevens based on Neesmith’s conversations with his grandfather encouraging him to not let the blessings of life pass you by.
Audio Adrenaline officially got its start in 1986 when a group of students from Kentucky Christian University decided to play music together. The band has endured many changes over the decades but continues to produce powerful, mission-driven music like "Kings and Queens," “Big House,” and their latest single, "Believer-" a song that is a great reminder that Christ is alive, and that he will never leaves us. Led by lead singer Josh Engler, the band is very involved with the “The Hands and Feet Project,” an orphanage for children in Haiti.
FEATURING THE WE BELIEVE GOD'S NOT DEAD TOUR
Originally from Australia, Darren Whitehead first moved to Nashville in 1998 and served on the staff at The People’s Church in Franklin, TN. He then moved to the Chicago area and spent the last eight years on staff at Willow Creek Community Church. As Teaching Pastor, Darren shared the weekend teaching responsibilities for all six campuses throughout Chicagoland. Darren released his first book “Rumors of God: Experience the Kind of Faith You’ve Only Heard About” (Thomas Nelson) in 2011, co-authored with fellow Aussie, Jon Tyson.
He graduated from Furman University and received his Master of Arts from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served several churches... all in the great Palmetto state and he is a consultant for the SC Baptist Convention.
& the All Mixed Up Quartet
Roger and the band come together from many areas of Tennessee and bring with them the gift to play several different instruments. The group travels the country encouraging young people in the name of Jesus Christ. We are blessed to have had Roger and the group with us for many years. If you’ve seen them once, you know you will want to see them again!