Band Members: Jon Micah Sumrall, James Mead, Jeffrey Gilbert, Dave Luetkenhoelter, Nick DePartee
In late 2001, founding members Ryan Shrout (’01), Jon-Micah Sumrall (’01), and James Mead, along with former band members Kyle Mitchell (’01) and Nathan "Stu" Stuart (’01), were a fledgling Warner Pacific jam band. Just over a year later, they had become the top-selling new Christian rock group of 2002.
In its short history, the group has landed three top singles on the Christian music charts, has sold 180,000 copies of its self-titled debut album, and 250,000 copies of its 2003 effort Sea of Faces. The group has toured with some of the top bands in Christian music, and even performed at a Billy Graham crusade in Pasadena, Calif. last year before an audience of 95,000.
However, despite the new found fame, the band members remain grounded in their belief that they wer