“Something is stirring across New England and we are desperate to be a part of it,” says Justin Kendrick, Out of Hiding’s lead vocalist and guitarist; author of Living For Another World (2009) and Vessels of Honor (2008); and founder of the multi-faceted Holyfire Ministries. Driven by an urgency to help initiate revival in America’s birthplace—once the center of Christianity in the New World—Justin, his band mates and ministry partners are nurturing a vision that singlehandedly defines their purpose. “My prayer is that God would use us and many others to bring unity and spiritual awakening back to New England and it would grab the heart of our entire nation.”
Audacious? Perhaps. But if it takes a leap to exercise faith, then Out of Hiding represents the mouthpiece of a ministry most definitely on the move. “Each member of the team is far more than a musician,” Justin explains of the band, which also includes his wife Chrisy (vocals/keys); bassist Joe Jacobs; guitarist Jon Wisecarver; and drummer Madison Bollinger. “We all work for the larger purpose of Holyfire Ministries, and we are all friends, part of a community together of Jesus followers wrestling with what it means to live authentically for Christ in our city and our culture.”
The band’s latest offering, a live CD/DVD combo recorded at Holyfire’s annual youth conference Brave Generation features 14 tracks as well as a live video recording of the conference’s worship sessions. The album, known as “Live from Brave Generation,” was recorded in the historic town of Plymouth, MA in front of nearly 1,000 teens and young adults from every state in New England and as a result serves as a rally cry for the hearts of a generation separated from Christ. The project carries an intensity—both musically and lyrically—that is undeniable. “The more we’ve connected with people across America, the more we run into the themes of emptiness, fatherlessness, depression, guilt, and bitterness,” Justin says. “The answer is always the cross of Jesus. Hope has spoken through the cross for all eternity to breathe life back into humanity, and these songs chronicle the journey of that Truth in the human heart.”
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