We lead regularly for summer camps, church Disciple Nows, conferences, and many other worship events. We have been playing together as a band since 2006, and have been blessed to lead alongside other bands such as The Museum, Leeland, and Building 429.
Depending on your needs, we can lead as a full band or in a stripped down, acoustic form.
We believe with all of our hearts that what we do on stage is just one means of ministry. It's not only about music. It's about life change. It's about the transforming power of the gospel.
Price Range: We work with your budget
What to Expect
We believe that our role as worship leaders is simply to facilitate true worship. While we work hard to bring professional quality to our sound and production, we work even harder to make sure our own hearts are in the right place before stepping onto the stage.
“I am a big fan of The Grace Well. Their music is powerful and compelling. It’s the kind of music that one can easily get lost in. Unlike many groups, they don’t compromise Biblical truth for empty sentimentality. This is not to say that their music isn’t deeply emotional, but emotion does not outweigh the truth of God’s Word.” – Danny Burnham, Pastor of Bayshore Baptist Church– Bradenton, FL.
In 2006, five guys came together in New Orleans with a passion for music and a heart for sharing the gospel. They began to play together with the mission of communicating the love of Christ through the music they play and the relationships created while traveling. Six years later, The Grace Well has two records and has toured throughout the southern United States, sharing Jesus wherever they are called.
The Grace Well began with roots that date as far back as high school. Andrew Ogea, lead vocals and guitar, Adam Fontana, drums and percussion, Evan Anderson, rhythm electric, and Mark Vinson, lead electric and vocals, played together in the youth group worship band at First Baptist Church Covington, LA. As graduation came, they began to go their separate ways. It wasn’t until 2006 that the band formed again to play at MissionLab, a missions camp at the New Orleans Baptist Theological seminary. Soon after their time at MissionLab, the band began playing as the house band for HIM-N-I, a college and young adult worship gathering in Uptown New Orleans, and Brett Allen, bass, joined the band.
In 2007, the band entered the studio and recorded their first album as the Andrew Ogea band. Their first self-titled EP consisted of songs that Ogea had written in the past, including “Your Glory” and “Straighten the Road.” Show the Unseen, was recorded in 2009. This included songs from their EP and new songs such as “Carry Me” and “Take a stand.”
Shortly after the release, the band was provided with more opportunities to play. They played conferences at NOBTS such as Out Of Range, a yearly prayer conference where they lead alongside Leeland, as well as Defend the Faith, the annual apologetics conference with hosting speakers such as David Platt. They also continued to play at MissionLab during the summers between 2007 and 2009.
Over their time as a band, The Grace Well has lead events throughout the southern United States including summer camps, D-Now weekends, university events and associational conferences. In May 2011 they opened for Building 429 during the “Listen to the Sound” tour and in February 2012 opened for The Museum. “The Grace Well is a group of guys whose lives have been changed by Jesus, and their corporate worship is simply an overflow of their personal worship,” said Nathan Cline, Teaching Pastor at REVO Church in Winston Salem, NC. “It’s not staged, forced, or performed. This is a group of guys that have been changed by Jesus and can’t seem to get over it!”
When asked about the future, Anderson said the band tries not to make too many plans. “God has this tendency of completely obliterating them,” he said. “But, we are working on a new album and so excited about where it’s going.”
Whatever happens in the future for The Grace Well, one thing is for sure; they will continue to follow God’s call for them wherever that may be and however that may sound. “Grace is what we live in, and it is what we want to share,” Fontana said. “Our goal is to share our music with as many people as possible, as God allows and opens doors for us. We will go where He tells us, play when He tells us, and stop if it ever becomes no longer about Jesus.”
Influences & Inspiration
As individual musicians, we each have our own individual influences. We have been musically inspired by bands such as David Crowder Band, Building 429, City Harmonic, Hillsongs, Mutemath, Gungor, and John Mark McMillan to name a few.
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