8 Churches With Rockin' Bands for Your Next Event


Bringing in a chart-topping musical act isn’t always in the cards—or your budget. If your group is headed to one of these cities, use our handy guide to stellar in-house church bands to either lead worship, a session or put on a memorable show.

Gateway Church

Dallas  Known for: Dove Award winner and Grammy nominee Kari Jobe fronts the Gateway Worship band

Lakewood Church

Houston Known for: The rousing Lakewood Church band led by worship pastor Michael Mellett and teaching pastor Joel Osteen

Bayside Church

Sacramento, California  Known for: Rocker Lincoln Brewster and his mohawk, reaching a younger generation of worshippers

North Point Ministries

Atlanta  Known for: A rotating crew of performers including songwriting solo acts like Adam Kersh, Brett Stanfill and more

New Life Church

Colorado Springs  Known for: High-energy songs from Desperation Band led by Jon Egan

Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church

Chicago  Known for: Pure gospel goodness by Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago band

The Austin Stone Community Church

Austin, Texas  Known for: Pastor of worship Aaron Ivey’s weighty lyrics and his band’s new take on hymns

Elevation Church

Charlotte, North Carolina  Known for: Contemporary Christian band Elevation Worship, a handful of albums and multiple spots on the Billboard Charts

Photo credits: Peri McIntosh; Mark Behrens