I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called. Ephesians 4:1
Live 4:1 is a ministry of christian musicians who have a desire to utilize their musical gifts and talents to the glory of God, and while serving, have fun and fellowshipping with each other. We live in Fort Wayne, IN and Churubusco, IN. Our musical influences are Casting Crowns, Israel & New Breed, Michael W. Smith, Fred Hammond, Hillsongs, and Vineyard. There are so many more that we could add to this list.
We started playing in the youth praise band called Next Wave at Huntertown UMC in 2002. We led worship at church and also traveled to a few youth retreats in Ohio. Normally, the other members take the summer off. But we wanted to continue rehearsing and singing as much as possible. We felt a strong commitment that God was calling us to do more. We continued to grow spiritually, in musicianship and started receiving invitations sing at other churches and events. By 2004, we decided that we would take our commitment further by forming a group. Since we were undecided about the name, a friend suggested the name Live 4:1 based on the scripture reference listed above. It encourages that whatever God has called you to do, walk worthy of your calling. We felt that it more than fitted who we were and what we were about. It also made the statement that we live for one person….God! So we became Live 4:1.
The uniqueness of Live 4:1 is the diversity of our group. We are from different ethnic and church backgrounds. But God created a melting pot, blending us all together to create a Christ-centered sound that touches the lives of people everywhere. It hasn’t been an easy task, especially being a young group with the view society has of youth today. But we have a message we want people to hear! Although we could be in the world taking part in all it has to offer, we choose to serve God. We desire to serve in whatever way He wants us to. This has included mission trips, homeless shelters, feeding the hungry and music ministries. We’ve traveled to Ohio, Wisconsin and Michigan taking our ministry of hope and healing mixed with praise and worship. The experiences we’ve gained along with people we’ve met has truly shown the love of God never fails. One member, Natasha, expresses it this way, “It has been placed on our hearts to minister to the lost and encourage the doubtful.”
Our mission is devotion to serving God and others in need, with a goal to take our ministry all over the world, feeding the people naturally and spiritually. We’ve been blessed us to write, record and perform our own music. In 2007, we released our first demo entitled ‘Introducing Live 4:1.’ We want to continue our christian music, but we need your help. Would you consider supporting our ministry? If you would like to donate, please see any member of Live 4:1 or write to the address listed on the contact page. Please continue to pray for us as we seek to do the will of God. We would like to say with all our hearts…...Thank You!