Church at Battle Creek Hosts Award Winning Rock Band

DOWNHERE IN B.A. Jason Germain, co-lead singer and guitarist of Canadian band Downhere says, “…God uses us in our weakness. He is closest to us when we most need him. We want to capture that idea in the work we’re doing now, so ‘Ending Is Beginning’ in many ways reflects where we are as a band.???

One of Christian music’s premiere rock groups, Downhere, began their “Ending Is Beginning” tour to Broken Arrow on Oct. 30. The concert featured special guest, The Michael Gungor Band, and was held at The Church at Battle Creek, 3025 N. Aspen.

Downhere released their brand-new CD, “Ending Is Beginning” in September. This is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed, “Wide Eyed & Mystified,” with 12 new songs, plus the bonus track “How Many Kings,” their 2007 hit.

Downhere emerged from Canada’s alt-rock scene and immediately connected with U.S. fans with their breakout debut in 2001. Then came industry recognition with a Dove Award nomination for New Artist of the Year and two subsequent Juno Awards for Contemporary Christian/ Gospel Album Of The Year and Best Gospel Album, GMA Canada Awards for Rock Album of the Year and Rock Song of the Year and Dove Award for Modern Rock Recorded Song of the Year. The band has toured with artists such as SonicFlood and Rebecca St. James, and has performed at major festivals that include Atlanta Fest, Inside/Out Soul Fest, and Kingdom Bound.

The Denver, Colo. based Michael Gungor Band has quickly become one of Christian music’s most exciting new bands. Their newest CD, “Ancient Skies,” was released in September, and although the project is the first on the Brash Music label, the group has already achieved a level of success more commonly associated with a veteran artist. They have performed for more than 100,000 fans around the country, including this year’s Hillsong Conference in Sydney, Australia, and continue to garner awards and accolades including a Dove Award presented earlier this year for “Say So,” co-written by Gungor and Grammy Award-winner Israel Houghton.

Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door, and $17 for Gold Seating. For ticket information, visit,

Updated 11-10-2008

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