We strive for diversity, with our core songs being rock and blues-based.  The band usually includes electric guitar, drums, bass, keys and several smashing vocalists. We focus on writing our own music, while we revamp old hymns, and borrow secular and Christian music that speaks to the message being shared.

Here’s a link to our worship CD’s on CDbaby.com.  Here is a link to listen to us on Soundcloud.




God’s love is revealed to us through music.  Revealed has a big door of music diversity laying down smooth blues, hard rock, and melodic ballads. Weather playing an original tune or a cover, Revealed brings a classic rock passion and purpose to the music-centric worship experience.  Check out some Revealed videos on YouTube.  

Acoustic Guitar: JD Nelson

Bass: John Kerns

Electric Guitar: Eric Sneve

Drums: Steve Ruble

Vocals: Stephen Ruble, John Kerns, Marla Smith


The Collective Ascent

We are all rising up together, figuratively and literally and metaphorically.  This primarily acoustic-based group focuses on vocal harmonies and strings.  While not a folk group per se, mandolin and acoustic guitar drive the bus.  All 4 members being vocalists gives The Collective Ascent the flexibility and versatility to cover many genres and artists while squeezing them into and smaller acoustic format.  Check out The Collective Ascent on Periscope.

Acoustic Guitar: John Kerns

Mandolin: Karl Sloth

Vocals: Maria Anderson, Lisa Perez, John Kerns,


3 on the Tree

The most sonically adventurous of the Spirit Garage Bands, 3 on the Tree can be described as a sacred cocktail of Rock and Roll and Classic Pop spiced with a heavy dose of Americana. Being the moody child, this band mixes it up with classics, current hits, as well as a strong catalog of original songs.  Their namesake of an odd gearshift arrangement is not at all a reflection of how they play.  Check out some 3 on the Tree videos on YouTube.  

Acoustic Guitar: Ben Dolmar

Bass: John Lawyer

Keyboards: John Kerns

Electric Guitar: Tim Dale

Vocals: Erin Arndt, John Lawyer, Wade Barry, John Kerns, Tim Dale


Farm Dogs

The newest band to arrive at the garage happens to be a group of farmers who own and operate Piney Hill Farm in Glenwood City, WI.  This trio unapologetically cultivates the roots of our music scene showcasing some of our greatest American songwriters in a bluegrass, Americana and folky way.  Clogs and washboard can give any group a cool vibe but Farm Dogs does it in 3-part harmony and puts a pep in your step.  Check out some Farm Dogs videos on YouTube.

Acoustic Guitar: Wade Barry

Clogs, Mandolin, Keyboards, Percussion: Heidi Coe

Vocals: Heidi Coe, Wade Barry, Karl Sloth

Guitar and vocal residence for the time being: Jason Eldridge, and sometimes John Kerns


A large part of the musical mission that Spirit Garage’s three bands embrace is not only bringing God’s message and inspiration to Spirit Garage’s Sunday gatherings, but to share that message with the community. Each of the bands brings their eclectic talents to various gigs around town throughout the year: worship services at various churches throughout the Twin Cities, church sponsored youth events, summer concert series at the Lake Harriet Band Shell or Minnehaha Falls Bandstand, and yearly performances at Open Streets.  All three Spirit Garage Bands are available to play your next special event or worship service. For more information or to check availability contact John Kerns at 612.296.6789 or email: [email protected]