Texas-based Contemporary Christian singer/songwriter Jimmy Needham crafts soulful, socially conscious, faith-based pop songs with hints of blues and roots rock thrown in for good measure. Influenced by everyone from Keith Green to Jason Mraz, Needham released his first album, "For Freedom," independently in 2005. He signed with Franklin, TN-based independent contemporary Christian record label Inpop in 2006 and released the highly regarded "Speak," followed by "Not Without Love" in 2008. Jimmy's newest album "Clear the Stage" was released in 2012.
Worship leader. Artist. Seldom have the two labels blended as seamlessly as in the music and message of multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Evan Wickham. His debut album, “Mysterious Things,” released in 2006, is a tour-de-force collection of intimate worship, heartfelt expressions of joy and wonder at God’s blessing, and a celebration of the redemptive power of salvation in Jesus Christ. Evan is an ordained minister who serves as a worship pastor at Horizon Christian Fellowship in San Diego, CA, while also ministering in music and speaking at churches, retreats, and conferences worldwide. Evan and his wife Sandy lead worship with the kind of closely intertwined vocal harmony that can only come through years of ministry together with Evan fronting the band on guitar and keyboards. Evan and Sandy reside in the surf community of Oceanside in North San Diego County, CA, with their four children.
SCHOOL OF WORSHIP
_School of Worship is a ministry of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. It is a nine-month certification program developed to facilitate those who believe God is calling them into the music ministry. Our purpose is to encourage, equip, and engage the gifts of each student to become musically capable and spiritually mature in their calling. This year's students will be leading us in worship for the closing session on Saturday evening.
SCOTT CUNNINGHAM BAND
Scott Cunningham grew up in a Christian home and came to faith in Jesus at a young age when his parents shared the gospel with him. Scott attended school and church at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa (CCCM) and later went to Calvary Chapel Bible College in Twin Peaks. There he met his lovely bride Megan and soon after, they moved to Vista, CA, to work in youth ministry at Calvary Chapel Vista. In 2000, the Lord called them to move to Orange County to serve alongside Brian Brodersen at CCCM. Scott has written many songs over the years, which has resulted in three CDs. The most recent, “Come Away,” is a compilation of songs written by Scott and his two oldest daughters, Madison and Rileigh. Over the past year, the Lord has given the band numerous opportunities to teach and encourage the body of Christ and to participate in outreaches and conferences in various parts of the U.K., Israel, and most recently in Nepal. As they minister through music, whether in a Southern California church or at an outreach overseas, their passion and vision remains the same: to know Jesus and to make Him known.