United Pursuit Band:
United Pursuit Band – A musical collective bound together by friendship, united in vision, and living together in community…United Pursuit Band defies today’s worship genre norms, always reaching for more . Their sound is diverse as their members, ranging from soaring worship anthems to powerful ballads, mixed in with folk influences and even a bit of gospel soul. What started as a dream, now has found its expression in a destiny-driven group of friends spanning this nation. Band member Nathan Fray states their purpose clearly: “Our mission is to create a culture of worship and of hosting God’s presence, all centered around community living. It’s in this place of God’s life-giving presence that our songs are born and we pray will stir the heart of a generation to love Jesus and pursue Him with everything. This is our united pursuit.” (wikipedia)
Now, to truly appreciate the band, you have to hear their story. Drummer Nathan Fray says “United Pursuit isn’t so much a band as a movement…We pretty much just started meeting in someone’s basement to worship and revival broke out.” Nathan, along with friends Will Reagan and Jake and Brandon LeBoeuf, found themselves in Africa for three months, where they lived, worked, and served under Heidi Baker and her ministry until they felt led back to their home state of Tennessee to start UPB, where they bought a house and were blessed with the money to build a studio.