1 Samuel 7:12 "Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the LORD helped us...." After an incredibly epic battle, God's people looked back on their victory and realized that without the protective and provisional hand of God, they would have suffered an agonizing defeat. Samuel took a stone and built an altar and called it Ebenezer, and it was to be a proclamation to all who saw it that the one true living God had not only given them the victory but had proved His power over all humanity. Raising Ebenezer is our proclamation that each song that we raise should be a reminder of who He is and what He has done for us. It is the desire of each of the five of us... Shaun Staley - Vocals/Acoustic Kristin Staley - Vocals/Keys Juan Corrales - Lead Guitar Andres Corrales - Drums A. J. Alenduff - Bass ...that each and every individual who hears our music would come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. If anyone is confused about what all this "Christianity" stuff is about let us spell it out for you...it's as simple as A -- Admit to God that you are a sinner (Romans 3:23) (Romans 6:23) B -- Believe that Jesus is God's Son and that it is He alone that can offer you the free gift of salvation. (John 3:16) C -- Confess with your mouth that Jesus is your Savior and Lord. (Romans 10:9) It's that simple! Worth Road
Worth Road was founded in August 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida by James Tansey and Adam Cotton trying to revive a past project that the two were a part of in high school. Over the course of the next six months they were introduced to, and eventually brought on as full members, Christian Mills, Stephen Handley, and Ben Sheffield to help accomplish their vision for Worth Road as the now almost completely new band. With Adam and James leading worship for Switzerland Community Church and Stephen, Ben, and Christian leading worship for Fruit Cove Baptist the guys have gathered a loyal following in the surrounding areas and quickly started writing and making plans to record an EP, titled "Redirection" to release to their quickly growing fanbase with a full length album titled "Ghosts We Knew" scheduled for later this year. Worth Road's music speaks to the Christian and non-Christian alike with messages of imperfection and dependence on The Father along with messages of growing up and changing for the better. Although their original music differs from their worship leading alternatives, they never shadow the focus of bringing glory to God and speaking the Gospel to whoever will listen, be it through music or just simply conversation. Though not a worship album, "Ghosts We Knew" yields itself heavily to underlying messages of Christianity having been inspired by C.S. Lewis' book "The Great Divorce". "The whole story is this group of ghosts who, from Hell, get to go visit Heaven and the whole book is their conversation with the angels, and it's all about these angels trying to convince the ghosts to let go of the things that they desperately want to hold on to from Hell and to embrace Heaven... That book made me think about my own life and these songs are what came out," says Adam Cotton about the inspiration for the album. Worth Road is working hard to create veracious music that relates to everyone through experience and openness, and to finish the albums they've started while playing shows to promote their ideals on life and not giving up so that everyone might hear the Good News and be encouraged to take off the limitations that we've all grown accustomed to. Come talk to us at our shows and tell us your story, we promise to continue telling ours.