Kyle Cantrell - website


Mission Statement

"My heart is to help lead the way for people to encounter our Savior face to face in a life altering way. To help people not to just get a spiritual high, but a deeper connection, knowledge, and desire to live a lifestyle of worship. I want my ministry to be based on biblical truths of who God is, and who He is calling us to be. I want to help people understand that worship is a constant, dynamic, passionate way of life. It's not always serious or heavy, and it's not always fun and easy. It is a response to who God is and what He is speaking into our lives daily." - Kyle


Bio

The Kyle Cantrell Band has been leading worship at churches events across the central region of America for the past four years. The success of his first album "Spirit Fall"was great with Kyle's music being sung in worship by hundreds of churches and youth ministries and receiving radio play across the region. Now with the release of his second album, "The Welcoming" the sky is the limit to how God will use these guys.

Kyle was chosen as one of the Top 20 Indie Worship Artists in 2008. His song, "Song of Response" was featured on a compilation album with the top 20. The song has also received radio play across the world!

Kyle is a gifted musician who truly chases after the heart of God. He combines a pure focus on the Lord with an incredible quality of music that allows you to experience the presence of the God in an awesome way. He is surrounded by an incredible band who are not only performing, but leading you into the heart of worship. Their modern rock sound is filled with passion and excellence!

He is the full time worship pastor of Journey Church in Norman, OK in addition to his travel schedule. There he leads worship for over 4000 people every week and helps direct and develop a growing worship ministry.

"I love being connected to the Body. Journey is a place where God is doing amazing things and I am honored to be a part of it!"



Kyle grew up in Ada, Oklahoma in a very strong Christian home. He was blessed to have parents who showed him the love of Jesus and taught him to be a disciple very early in life. Kyle trusted his life to Jesus as Lord and Savior at the age of 7. That commitment has guided every part of Kyle's life.

"I was so fortunate to have a family who walked daily with Christ. They are incredible examples of who God is calling us to be. They helped give me a foundation in Christ that has made me who I am."

His freshman year of college Kyle joined a music ministry leading worship in churches across the state of Oklahoma. It was through that ministry he received His call into fulltime ministry.

"We were playing at a revival in the panhandle of Oklahoma when God really got my attention. I can't tell you what the preacher said, I just remember knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt that God was calling me to serve Him fulltime. I didn't know if He wanted me to be a Pastor, Youth Pastor, or Worship Leader. I just knew He wanted me! My passion was playing music for Him and leading people into His presence, but I wanted to go wherever He led."

Over the next few years, God began to reveal His will for Kyle's life. Kyle went on staff at the Campus Ministry and began leading worship, teaching Bible Studies, and planning ministry events. Kyle was also involved in a Christian band that played his own music. From there Kyle got the opportunity to start a modern worship services for a church in Ada, and to go on staff as Youth Pastor.

"That was such a fantastic time. I was growing so much in the Lord, and had so many opportunities to serve Him. On top of that, I met the most beautiful woman ever! Two days before class stared my freshman year, I was playing volleyball at the Campus Ministry. I saw this girl on the other side of the net and just happened to run into her a few times during the game. We ended up dating all through college and getting married a few weeks after graduation. She is the love of my life, my support, my partner, and my best friend!"

After Kyle graduated college with a B.S. in Human Services Counseling, God called him to be a fulltime Youth Pastor in Duncan, Oklahoma. In his 5 years there, many students came to a saving knowledge of Jesus and learned what it means to be a worshiper of God. Next God called Kyle to be on staff as a fulltime Worship Leader in Edmond, Oklahoma.

"I have always known that God was preparing me to lead people to Him through music. The things I learned in other avenues of ministry have shaped who I am and made me a more effective Worship Leader."

Since that time Kyle has lead worship for some of the largest churches in nation and Thousands of people across the central region of the US. He is know the full time Worship Pastor at Journey Church in Norman, OK in addition to his travel schedule.

With such a deep background in ministry, it is easy to see how God uses Kyle in such great ways. His experiences in Campus Ministry, 8 years of Youth Ministry, and fulltime Worship Leading in churches, camps, and revivals have given Kyle an opportunity to see God move in many different ways.