|With hearts rooted in their local church, People Of The Earth (POTE), released their EP, Victory, on January 25th, 2019. People of the Earth, comprised of worship leaders, view their album, Victory, as a reflection of the spiritual renewal God has been doing in and through His church. “We have witnessed God do miraculous things as He is awakening a community of believers to His power,” says Dustin Fenison (Vocals / Guitar). “ Walking through this season of claiming Jesus’ ‘victory’ in our home church has been the framework for this EP.”
While their home church’s revival has been a process over the past five years, People Of The Earth have seen the fruit of God’s labor in a tangible way within the last eighteen months, as they have written and recorded these new songs. In addition to receiving a new vision for worship, they have seen life transformations among members of their congregation which reflect this growth. For example, in their churches “celebrate recovery” ministry, they have seen the Lord help people claim victory over devastating circumstances including loss, grief and cycles of addiction. With the ability to change everything in an instant, People Of The Earth describes “victory” as a constant state of being, calling us to witness God’s love by uniting together through worship.
Each a self-proclaimed ‘pastor's kid,’ People Of The Earth’s passion for worship stems playing, writing and expressing themselves in the church through music. Comprised of Dustin Fenison (Vocals / Guitar), Jorge Lopez Jr. (Drums), Steve Hampton (Guitar), Josh Lopez (Keys), Jason Richard (Guitars), Rhyan Shirley (vocals) the band totes musical influences from artists including Toto, Duran Duran and “80’s pop.”
Since 2014, the band has released a Full-Length CD (We Are People of the Earth, 2015), EP (In All Things, 2017), 6 singles and a new Christmas Single, “Come to Jesus - Reconciliation Hymn” (2018), seeing more than 10 million streams and features on the top Christian and Worship Music Playlists across Apple Music and Spotify platforms.
Joining Capitol CMG for distribution of Victory, People Of The Earth is excited to see who will be reached by their new songs in 2019; it is their hope that this unique collection of songs will serve to uplift and inspire all who listen.
“This entire album speaks to the victory that was won for us by Jesus through his death, burial, and resurrection,” says Fenison. “The songs are dripping with the hope of a people who live knowing the war has been won and the enemy defeated and who anxiously await the return of our King to set everything right.”
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