God's Promises are True Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

...That's what I have to keep telling myself..."God's promises are true".

The other day a friend approached me at church. I know that we are experiencing similar challenges in regards to family relations. When I see him every Sunday in the congregation, I feel a strong connection to his situation. I know that he loves God. I know that his heart aches for those for whom he cares very deeply. He is the father in Luke 15. I can relate.

He approached me between services as I was tuning my guitar. He looked right into my eyes, said hello and then followed it with "God's promises are true. Just hang on to that truth." My eyes welled up. What a powerful reminder. The man's response in midst his own trials spoke volumes to me.

Look back through history. Just think about the desparation of the people during Moses' time. How many times did they complain that God had left them? God promised deliverance. I'm sure that at the time the Israelites were wandering around the desert, they had a hard time believing what God had promised. But He proved himself faithful time and time again. So why should our situation and response be any different today?

I have always said that our response to trials and challenges are a direct reflection of the level of faith that we have in God's promises. I really believe what I believe. But sometimes, I get worried when things are not going according to my plan; opportunities do not materialize; and the people with whom I have close relationships with do not act exactly like I think they should.

I believe what I believe. God's promises are true. I have to remind myself of that often. I may not understand the plan, or even agree with it, but I know that God tells us that He will make all things new. Even after we corrupt a perfect plan, He has made a way to redeem our failures.

posted by David - 9th Hour on 05/30/2015

2013 - 9th Hour update: A change of seasons... Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

9th Hour has been an active and engaging music ministry since 2004. Over the years, God has brought various musicians together for a season. But seasons change....

2013 marks the beginning of a new chapter for 9th Hour. Following God's leading and plan for one's life often creates new opportunities, but it also sends his people in different directions to fufill His plan and purpose. 9th Hour has hopefully been an inspiration for many and an instrument used by God to share the hope we have in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

While 9th Hour's purpose and mission will not change, some of the personnel will. Sometimes hardship and tragedy cause one to rethink life strategies and priorities. Other times some joyous circumstances like finding your soul mate in a foreign country and leaving life in the states behind to get married dictate future direction.

We've been through this before. Some of the members of 9th Hour from 2006 to 2013 will be parting ways to pursue other endeavors, start families and care for loved ones. Dan Allen (9th Hour co-founder, song contributor and lead guitar player) found himself without a job when the company with which he was employed for 30 years closed. He has since started his own business (Allen's Furniture Repair) which has required a majority of time and attention. Mike Allen (drums) has dealt with some serious medical issues with family members that required him to be more available to tend to their needs. Ben Richards (bass/vox) married a sweet heart of a girl he met in El Salvador on a missions trip. He has been residing overseas since the wedding - flying back occassionally for a visit and some high profile concerts. He expects to have all the immigration issues worked out to allow his bride to enter the country sometime later this year. He will be starting a "handy-man" business upon his return to the states and plans on starting a family.

Dee Dee (vox) and I, after much prayer and with the blessing of our bandmates feel that we are to continue on this journey with 9th Hour. We are honoring our obligations (sometimes with the departing members) and other times with other players we are auditioning to fill the vacancies.

We have new music in the works and will be releasing some new songs in the months to come. 9th Hour lives on and will continue to Reach the lost with a musical message of hope in a relationship with Jesus Christ, to encourage believers to be bold in sharing their faith and to sing a new song, play skillfully and shout for joy!

posted by David on 06/10/2013

Bloom Where You're Planted.... Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Bloom Where You're Planted Tour

9th Hour and Bible League

Many of you know that we have been affiliated with Bible League International for several years. This is a global ministry that we feel is doing very important work around the world to share God's word with people that are so desperately in need.

In 2011, we are continuing our relationship with Bible League International and our commitment to share the importance of distributing scripture around the world. Many of us cannot afford to travel around the world personally handing out Bibles. What we do know is there is ministry with global impact that can be done right here in our own backyard. With that in mind, we are seeking opportunities to partner with churches in the Kansas City area to be a stop on our 2011 "Bloom Where You're Planted" Tour.

Here's what we are thinking.

1. Each month in 2011, we hope to find one church that would host and help promote a free Bible League concert and ministry event to your congregation and surrounding neighborhood.

2. 9th Hour will work with partnering churches to establish adequate promotion, production, and logistics for the venue and event.

3. All of the "Bloom Where You're Planted" 9th Hour/Bible League Events will be FREE admission, and information about Bible League will be presented.

4. A Love Offering will be accepted where 100% of the proceeds will go to Bible League International.

5. The "Bloom Where You're Planted" concept is one that will allow us to come to your church and we will not require any honorarium, travel, or performance fees. It will cost you nothing to get us there.

If you or your church is interested in being a part of the 9th Hour "Bloom Where You're Planted" Tour contacted us immediately to request information or secure your date. You can send us an email or give us a call at (816) 645-1982

For more information about Bible League International visit www.bibleleague.org

posted by David on 01/15/2011

How do you feel about the homeless? Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

A few months ago I was approached by some members of the Grand Avenue Temple UMC in Kansas City, MO about helping them to produce a Christian music benefit and fund raiser. This church is one of the oldest in Kansas City, it is a historic site. It is home to one of the country's largest pipe organs, the Opus 190.

Initially, their intent was to have a concert and hope that they would get some folks to show up and raise some funds for some building maintenance and repair of the organ. I thought..."the building is really neat and the organ is a cool thing, but...I really can't get too excited about putting together a fund raising event for those types of projects (albeit very important)."

I asked the planning team to give me their vision, to share their ideas and plan. I told them to tell me about the church and the ministries that they are involved in . What I found was this old church with the giant pipe organ supports a congregation that is about 85% homeless. One of their ministries is the "Lazarus Ministry", which has been helping the downtown homeless for almost a century. They feed them, they clothe them, and provide a variety health services. Most important, they provide them with the Gospel message and give them a safe place to worship. NOW this is something that I can get behind!

Last Saturday, I stopped by to take some measurements and conduct another site survey in preparation for the event on November 7, 2009. My heart was broken, when I rounded the corner and saw the line of homeless men and woman streaming out of the front door into the street just waiting to get in for a hot meal and pass through the clothing boutique for some clean threads. I was floored by the sheer numbers. I work in downtown Kansas City. I see the occasional guy standing on the corner asking for a handout, but little did I know the magnitude of the problem.

I am asking for three things: 1) Prayer - pray that the condition of homelessness would be eliminated from our city streets; 2) Provision - seriously and prayerfully consider giving of your "treasures" to this or other homeless ministries that operate in our cities and 3) Action - Do something! SERVE!

You can start by showing that you care by coming to Grand Avenue Temple UMC for the Homeless Awareness and Benefit event - here are the details:

"4 Bands | 4 Hours | 4 Others"
Saturday, 3pm to 7 pm
November 7, 2009
Grand Avenue Temple UMC
205 E. 9th Street
Kansas City, MO

Featuring four Independent Christian groups with diverse musical styles:

3 pm - The Wright Choice (Gospel Bluegrass)
4 pm - Roy Dodson Phillips (Contemporary Christian/Pop)
5 pm - 9th Hour (Adult Contemporary Rock/Worship)
6 pm - Jimmie Bratcher (Chrisitian Blues)

There will be give-a-ways, drawings, and other activities. Food concession will be available by Oak Street Catering.

Come and show your love!

posted by David on 11/03/2009

New Hampton Christian School - April 4, 2009 Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

What an awesome time we had at the New Hampton Christian School located in a small north Missouri town! Great crowd and the Spirit was moving in a big way. We made some new friends and reconnected with some old ones. Here are a few photos that we took. I've got some video that I'll be editing that has some more of the evening on it - we had our first ever "conga line" during one of our shows.

Check back for the videos! If you were at the New Hampton show on April 4 we would love to hear from you! Leave us a comment.

posted by 9th Hour on 04/05/2009

Is Jesus a liar? Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Jesus asked this question Himself, "Who do you say the I am?" EVERYONE has an opinion about the identity of Jesus, the Christian, the Jew , the Muslim, the Buddhist, the Hindu, the Scientologist, the Mormon, the Jehovah's Witness, and even the atheist. We cannot deny that Jesus existed; the question that we ultimately have to answer and live with for eternity is "Who do you say that He is?"

I think all agree that Jesus lived, was a very important man in history. He was a great teacher and philosopher. To some Jesus was just a carpenter, an itinerant preacher; some say He was a religious rebel and political instigator. It is important to know exactly what a person means when they speak the name of Jesus, so there is no misunderstanding as to which "Jesus" they are referring. I can tell you with great certainty that Jesus means different things to different people.

As a Christian, my definition of who Jesus is pretty straight forward – He's God and He's man. He's the Son of God, the second person of the Trinity, He is the Messiah, Savior of the World, the Only Way, Comforter, Friend, and the Rock of my Salvation. Jesus is my Rescue and my Hope.

Other belief systems do not necessarily hold Jesus in as high regard as Christianity. But, I believe truth to be absolute – there really isn't any gray area – He is either who He said He is or he is a liar. There really can be no middle ground.

My Pastor recently preached on this very topic. A point was made that really struck a chord with me. For myself I think I have clearly defined who He is, just read above – but does my life reflect what I believe? Do I really die to self or am I selfish?

Am I willing to pick up my cross? Do I really understand what that means or do I think that any inconvenience in life is a "cross"? No, that's just life! Picking up my cross is an "active" phrase; it means I must purposefully do something to advance God's Kingdom.

So I'm convicted, if Jesus is who I say He is, then am I living my life in a manner that is consistent with my belief? I think I have some work to do. How about you?

In His grip,

David from 9th Hour


posted by David on 01/25/2009

Playing Hide & Seek with God...Ready or not!.... Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

I remember playing "Hide & Seek" as a child (and as an adult with my kids). In the adult version, I was much better at finding the ones who were hiding than my children – and as I look back at those early years; unfortunately I was all too good at hiding as well – many of those times I was even playing the game. If I didn't want them to find me, I could secrete myself into places where they would never think to look.

I am a staunch supporter of the infallibility and accuracy God's word, however I was thinking about some of the descriptions of God the other day. I know it is merely a matter of semantics, but as I read these verses I was somewhat confounded by choice of words.

  • [ The Supremacy of Christ ] He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. (Col. 1:15)

  • Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. (1 Tim. 1:17)

  • By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. (Heb. 11:27)

The quality of being "invisible" would be valuable talent in a high-stakes game of hide and seek. I understand the term invisible, but wanted to validate my definition and looked it up, here's what the dictionary says:

in•vis•i•ble - (ĭn-vĭz'ə-bəl)

1. Impossible to see; not visible: Air is invisible.

2. Not accessible to view; hidden: mountain peaks invisible in the fog.

3. Not easily noticed or detected; inconspicuous: "The poor are politically invisible" (Michael Harrington).

4. Not published in financial statements: an invisible asset.

I tried using a little deductive reasoning on the examples above to see where God fit into the definition (as if you can define God).

"Air is invisible" – I know it's there, I breathe it, I can't live without it...I just can't see it. Maybe that would be it.

"Mountain peaks invisible in the fog" – that's true; when the fog is gone I can see them, so when the clouds hide the mountain tops I can safely assume the mountains didn't go anywhere. Is God simply hidden from my view for a moment?

"The poor are politically invisible" – I am convicted from time to time that the poor are there, even though I might overlook them. The word says, whatever you do for the least of these you have done for me. So does God fit here under this definition of invisible?

"Goodwill is an invisible asset for a company" – it's a physically unseen quality. It does however manifest itself in tangible ways through the actions of the employees. So is the God that lives in me "invisible" in relation to these terms?

I guess you could make an argument for any of those definitions. But still the literal definition, or I guess better – a synonym is the word "unseen". That even makes my search for the right definition for an Invisible God even more perplexing. Is searched Biblegateway.com for the word "unseen" – here's what I came up with:

But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. (Mat. 6:6)

so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. (Mat. 6:18)

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Cor. 4:18)

When we play the childhood game of "Hide & Seek" with God, I have learned this – we are usually the one trying to hide from God. It was that way in the beginning. Just read Genesis 3:10, "He [Adam] answered, "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid." In the preceding verse, it was very clear that God was looking for Adam. How many times are there references to Jesus looking for His "lost sheep"? Yes, we are good hiders.

What about when it is our turn to "seek"? All the verses that talk about God being invisible or unseen, you would think that God would be the H&S champion! That's why I have problems with the literal application of those terms. "Invisible"? "Unseen"? This is where I have an issue! Look around – God is everywhere! Then this popular verse set my spirit right again:

"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse." (Romans 1:20)

What about this:

[ Ask, Seek, Knock ] "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. (Mat. 7:7-8)

Of course you can find the parallel passages in Luke. I dug a little deeper and found this scripture:

From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. 'For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.' (Acts 17:26-28)

If I were challenge God to a game of "Hide & Seek" and it were His turn to hide, I think it would go something like this! Count to 10..."Ready or not God, Here I come! There you are! I see YOU! Everywhere I look I see YOU! You know, You don't hide very well! It's like You wanted me to find You!"

In His grip,

David from 9th Hour


posted by David on 01/17/2009

How did God make you? Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

I recently wrote a song based on the text found in Psalm 139. The original author and lyricist, King David had more of a positive approach than I have in my version. As I read the text, I wondered why if God "fearfully and wonderfully made me", then why is it then I am such a messed up specimen and example of humanity?

Here are the lyrics:

You search my heart,
But You don't have to look to deep
To find the part
That makes promises I can't keep

You count the days
Like I have never been gone
You know my ways
And the path I have travelled on


I can't run from Your spirit
I can't hide from Your face
You cover me with Your mercy
And Your wings of grace

You search my soul
Can't imagine You like what You see
Out of control
Not the man I'm supposed to be



If I were to fly up to the heavens (I'll find You there)
If I rise on the wings of the dawn (I'll find You there)
If I sail across the wide ocean (I'll find You there)
And if I cross the line in the sand You have drawn


Strangely enough, God made us uniquely with desires and tendencies for a reason. The addict still has the cravings of the addiction; the pride stricken will still well up inside when they get attention or become indignant when they get overlooked; the adulterer still is plagued by lustful thoughts; etc.

If you struggle with _________ (you fill in the sin – you know the thing that drags you down time after time without hesitation) then you understand exactly what I am talking about. You may be a believer and try to walk as best you can, but that alone does not remove the temptation to which we are inclined. We are always subject to stumbling.

I got to thinking about the sin in my life and if God really "fearfully and wonderfully" made me then why was this a part of who I am. Todd Agnew has a song called "If You Wanted me" that speaks to this topic too. The basic premise of this really cool song is summed up in the last line "If you wanted me to be more like You, then why did you make me like me?"

Romans 3:23 says, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God". I've heard it said that God created man to bring glory to Himself. Knowing the condition of my own heart and seeing the world around me I have to ask how then can I even attempt to bring glory to the King? Victory over my sins can only be realized by God's grace and faith in Christ – who gets the credit then? Who gets the glory when my response to those things that ultimately destroy is pleasing to my Creator?

There is no boasting by this sinner....God gets all the credit!

posted by David on 12/22/2008

Prayers are answered... Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

You know how good God is? He is awesome! In the previous blog post I talked about a specific need. We committed it to prayer. We lifted up our concerns and sought provision. Guess what? These prayers were heard and were answered.

If you remember, we specifically were praying for $700.00 to cover costs for a couple of ministry events - one in Newtown for Rockin Ron and another that is coming up this weekend (Hope House Benefit). At the event in Newton, Rockin Ron was worried that he would not be able to garner enough support to take care of basic travel needs for the artists performing and other costs. Shortly after lifting this up we received a check for $700.00. Here is the kicker! At the event, between our merch sales and the love offering that Ron was able to collect we pretty much covered our costs...that's in addition to the $500.00 donation we had alotted for the travel for this gig!

This blessing is compounding. We continue to roll on in faith. God always provides what we need. He always has made a way for us to get from one gig to the next. We get financially blessed abundantly in some places and which in turn makes it possible for us to go into churches and communities that may not be otherwise able to afford hiriing a band for music ministry and outreach.

Just remember, if you have specific need....lift up a specific prayer.

posted by David on 08/17/2008

Are gas prices impeding the spread of the Gospel? Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

As gas prices continue to rise we feel the impact through out all we do. People are driving less and staying home more. The prices of other commodities and products are also increasing in direct proportion to transportation costs. Like many of you, we also find ourselves caught in the fuel crunch undertow.

We've always been able to help out small or struggling churches and ministries with little or no operating budgets to provide music and outreach opportunities by just praying for basic provision of travel costs. Sometimes we were able to adequately cover gas and related travel expenses...other times we've not been that fortunate. We did it anyway; the "sting" was not so bad when gas prices were lower.

We absolutely appreciate the blessings that some congregations, promoters and venues have given us to come and minister at their churches or events. Without that type of financial support and compensation we would not be able to record music, or pay for the increasing gas cost to get to the next event!

However, of late we are finding it more difficult to be able assist some of the churches and ministries any distance from home due to the gas costs. We are finding that event coordinators that are attempting to pull together outreach events in their home towns are hard pressed to find local support. They feel bad. They feel defeated they can't help bands they are trying book with at least gas money. As a result, they end up cancelling some excellent opportunities to reach people in their communities with the gospel.

We don't want this to happen anymore! We are asking for your prayers and support. We've been asked to play for numerous outreach and benefit ministry events. Some are trying to cover costs and others do not have the ability. That's where you can help.

We have two specific events for which we would like your prayers and support:

On July 19, 2008, we are scheduled to travel to Newton, KS to play an event that is being coordinated by Ron Corino (aka Rockin Ron), a worker at Youthville, a home for troubled teens and part-time D.J. on KBCU radio at Bethel College. Ron's heart is to unite the local body of believers in Newton, KS. I can tell you that his motives are pure and he has a heart to seek after God. Local response to his request for assistance has been very discouraging. He feels defeated and wants to cancel the event.

Our role in the event, besides playing is to provide sound reinforcement for the day, which will include performances by Wichita artist, Gregory Paul Smith and Collective Souls recording artists, Kristyn Leigh.

We will burn about $500.00 in fuel to get there and back. That is our specific prayer request and need.

On August 23, 2008, we will be traveling to Sedalia, MO for a benefit to raise funds for the "Hope House". 'There Is Hope' is a Maternity Home that provides room and board for women that are pregnant and in need of help. Help out of poverty, help away from a bad situation, a teenager, a drug addict. Each story is different and unique. Six pregnant women can live in the 'There is Hope' House. They continue to stay until their baby is six weeks old. Many opportunities are offered through the ministry, Bible Studies, Recovery Groups, Cooking, Sewing and many more. There are programs that encourage reading and learning. 'There Is Hope' ministry works with other agencies so the time spent at the home is focused on improving the well being of all affected by the sanctity of life.

We are specifically praying for about $200.00 to cover fuel costs to get us there and home for this event.

9th Hour is a member of the Christian Independent Alliance. This non-profit organization has been established to allow independent Christian bands, like us, that are focused on ministry to be able to accept tax-deductible donations that can be used in the execution of our mission. These donations are basically held in an "escrow" like account by CIA and disbursed to us when we send them documentation of our ministry related expenses (like fuel & travel costs).

First, we would ask that you support us with your prayers...but then also prayerfully consider partnering with our music ministry with your tax-deductible donation. Just think if 100 people donated just $5.00 each we'd be sharing the Gospel in Newton, KS and supporting other artist with our sound to do the same.

Please look for the DONATE tab on our Indieheaven profile page. Or you can visit our page at www.cialliance.org

posted by dave on 06/12/2008

How long must they wait? Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

God's Word in Action

From illness to inspiration
India - Located on the northeastern side of Maharashtra State, Gondia is known as the "rice city," and is heavily dependent on farming for survival-as is much of India. The need for God's Word is great. One laborer shares his first encounter with the Gospel. Read more.

I've been thinking a lot lately about how blessed we are as a people. It is amazing that we live in this country where we are free of dangerous persecution for our beliefs and can openly read God's word. How many Bibles do you have in your home? How often do you even look at them?

There are many people in the world that are starving...not just for food, but for God's word. There are many relief organizations that do great work to feed the hungry and clothe the naked. There are organizations that provide shelter, medicine and toys for kids They are all wonderful organizations that the "world" in general can latch onto. But what about the "REAL" cure for all that is wrong? Who will support the mission of making God's word available to those people? The "world? No, it will be Christians only.

This is the main reason that 9th Hour has partnered with Bible League. There is a void that MUST be filled in providing everyone with access to God's word. Bible League is about more than handing out Bibles. It's about training people how to use God's word to reach others. Remember the story of Philip and the enuch? This is what we are talking about - strategic Bible placement, followed up with indepth training of local Chrisitans to carry out the mission amongst their own people of advancing the Gospel.

The main question is: How long must they wait? Please join with us in supporting Bible League's mission.

posted by David on 01/11/2008

9th Hour update - Taking it to the Streets! Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Reaching out to the world with the good news of Jesus Christ through music.

November 1, 2007



Takin' it to the streets!

We've been having an awesome time of late! Our recent "parade adventures" have proven very noteworthy and have landed some awards and recognition.

On our home turf, we entered our float in Smithville Oktoberfest parade in the theme competition - "Remembering the past...Imagine the future". Our design featured the Garden of Eden, Calvary and Heaven! Our banner's read, "Remember the Garden, Trust in the Cross and Imagine Heaven". A torrential downpour during the parade prohibited us from mounting the band on the trailer, but we rolled it anyway.  We won the "Best Theme Float" and received first place for Judge's Choice!

The following weekend we rolled our mobile concert and float to the Missouri Days festival and parade in Trenton, MO and teamed with the 10th Street Baptist Church. The weather was absolutely beautiful, we wired the inverter, hooked up the PA and secured the drums. We played for literally thousands as we rolled through the streets of Trenton, as an entry in the largest marching band parade competion in the state. We threw candy and delivered the gospel in a mobile concert. Next we backed our trailer up to another stage trailer at the 10th Street Baptist and performed a free outdoor concert that evening.... Our float took first place for "Best Organizational Float" in the parade!

Come to our gig!

People are always wanting to know where we are playing next. You can always check our website and get a quick look at our schedule. If you are in the KC Northland, then join us Friday, 11/2/2007 at Desperation Church for a concert and then an all out worship experience!

We will be making a return visit to the Abundant Life Hospice in Hiawatha, KS on Saturday, 11/3/2007 for the 4th Annual "Celebration of Hope". JP from the JPEG Show will be hosting the event and we'll be joined by the Sons of the King (Southern Gospel) and "The KC Saxman" Tim Hoggard. There will be family activities, crafts and fireworks following the 9th Hour concert!

There's a new place in town that will be featuring great local Christian music. Home to the AZ-U-R church and Christian Rock band of the same name, "Club D-MASK-US". 9th Hour will be the featured band on Friday, November 9. Fingerstyle guitar ace, Ron Richards, will adding to the evening!

2008 KCCM Awards

It's time for the KCCM Awards again! We have been honored to have been nominated in several categories again this year. Because of you votes over the last couple of years we have received recognition as the 2007 Acoustic Rock Artist of the Year and have
been selected at the Contemporary Christian Group of the Year two years in a row (2006 and 2007). We'd love to make it a "three-peat"!

This year we have been nominated in several categories: Acoustic Rock, Classic Rock, Contemporary, Rock and Worship. Please ponder and consider 9th Hour in the "write in" categories as well.

The awards will be announced on April 26, 2008 at the Awards Dinner and show to be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 10010 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS. Be sure to get your tickets for this event!


Indieheaven Fan Faves Charts

Every 30 days we submit a song to Indieheaven for consideration for their Fan Faves Charts. Your DAILY vote helps move our songs to the top of the chart! If you like good Christian music this is also a great place to hear some really good independent Christian music from around the country.

Currently: "I Surrender" is the 9th Hour song on the charts at about #25!


posted by David on 11/01/2007