Originating from Blackshear, Georgia, We Are Vessel is a band dedicated to spreading the good news and bringing a new face to music. We strive to create fun, fast, Rock music punctuated by heartfelt worship that provides more than just a good time. We are on a mission to Love people as Christ Loved us and encouraging the broken.


Christian rock band honored as the Gospel Music

Association (GMA) 2005 New Artist of the Year. Their name

is derived from a Biblical verse, Ephesians 4:29, which says

"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths,

but only what is helpful for building others up according to

their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." This year,

Building 429 is celebrating their 20th year performing and

the band will make their fourth appearance at the Crossover

Christian Music Festival, being one of the most popular

bands to play the Crossover Stage.  Their current song,

Fear No More, is receiving air play on Christian radio stations

across the country.

Since placing in the top seven during “American Idol’s” eleventh season, he’s performed for more than 1 million fans across the country on high-profile tours with TobyMac, Third Day and Britt Nicole, as well as on the annual multi-artist Winter Jam Tour Spectacular. His 2013 debut, A Messenger, set the record for biggest first-week sales by a new solo Christian act and became the No. 1 selling album by a Christian artist that year.

Curtain Call Theatre is a nonprofit community theater group for all who share a passion for the performing arts. Their goal is to provide an opportunity for the Lake Area to share in their love of theater. Whether it is performing on stage, helping behind the scenes, or simply enjoying the production from the audience. Curtain Call strives to establish family friendly entertainment to the entire community.

The songs that have propelled Jason’s recent successes—multiple ASCAP Performance Awards, an album hailed by critics as “Album of the Year,” five top 5 radio singles including a #1 for 9 weeks straight—ironically came during his own darkest days. Then again, maybe it’s not irony at all. Maybe that’s how redemption actually works. Maybe it’s only by walking through the valley of the shadow ourselves and finding a real hope there that we have anything of substance to offer to others walking deep valleys of their own. And when he says that his new Centricity Music project—Where the Light Gets In—is a brighter and more hope-centered travelogue of the next leg of that journey through deep sorrows, he’s not suggesting easy platitudes, but an active sense of God’s redemptive presence at work even in the midst of difficulties.


For worship leader and speaker Tasha Layton, the road to discovering her artistry has been a long, exhilarating one - a journey that has been hard, exciting, painful and incredible all at the same time. From her small town roots to circling the globe while on tour with Katy Perry and working as an in-demand session singer in L.A. to moving to Nashville and recording her debut EP, Love Running Wild (BEC Recordings), Tasha’s story is as vibrant and strong as the singer herself.  Her journey hasn’t been predictable, and it hasn’t been easy, yet even in the midst of the steepest challenge, Tasha has found the strength to keep going. One foot in front of the other over mountains, into valleys, across seas and into the stars, the unconditional and relentless love of God has taken her on a wild ride, never once leaving her side and always pointing her towards home.


Indie-rock Christian band Carrollton sings those lines in the title track of their new album, Everything Or Nothing. The band has come to realize that halfway commitments may be a safe bet, but safe bets rob our lives of their full potential. Love is everything. Love gave everything.




Crossover Worship Team

The Crossover Worship Team is formed from musicians from several church worship teams all around the Lake of the Ozarks Area. These talented musicians and vocalists come together in the spirit of Biblical Unity to lead us in an incredible time of worship.  In 2019, two teams are formed.  One team will lead a worship time on Saturday evening, and the other will lead worship at our all-community worship service on Sunday morning.

John Marshall

As a sixth generation preacher who has been in the ministry for 52 years, John earned a Math degree in 1972 from Southeast MO State. He later earned a masters degree and a doctorate from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  At age 23 the John was the youngest person to ever graduate from a Southern Baptist seminary with a Doctor of Ministry Degree. 


John and his wife Ruth have been married for 48 years. Their two children, spouses, and seven grandchildren all live in Springfield MO, except for one grandson. John retired from Second Baptist Church in Springfield, MO in 2017.

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