"The changes have opened new doors for theband, inspiring them to explore
more creative avenues with their music."
They started out being a band for a Bible study, becoming
the house band for the Metro Bible Study in Houston, unknowingly beginning
their 6 year music worship ministry that reaches out to not only high
school and college Youth, but for an expanding audience of a variety
During these six years, the band feels that the Lord was
busy preparing them for His service, growing their personal spirituality
and musical abilities, so that in His timing they would be prepared
to carry out their music ministry that He was calling them to become
Darin Sasser, Matt Gilder and Chad offer the following
testimonies explaining the Lord's involvement in the band's development
in these areas, in His perfect timing.
"I don't think any of us really planned to grow up and
be worship leaders, but God changed the desires of all our hearts. After
six years together, we're like family. God has polished and buffed and
cut and pruned us to get us to the point in our lives where we know
that music is just a vehicle that we can ride. It's just a small thing
that God can use in us. " -Darin Sasser.
"God had everything to do with the timing of Among
Thorns. People are so hungry right now. There are a lot of things happening
that are drawing both kids and adults into worship. The biggest thing
that keeps me going is watching people experiencing God in a new way".-
" God is working in us tangibly as well as spiritually.
He has brought us songs that have not only come from a different place
musically, but also from hearts that God has changed." - Chad Jarnagin.