We strive for diversity, with our core songs being modern rock and acoustic-based.  The band usually includes electric guitar, drums, bass, keyboards and several 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 are some links to hear and purchase our music: Soundcloud, iTunes/Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube and Spotify.

Our original material is available on CD in-person and is now officially FREE!  You are welcome to take a CD and one for a friend when you visit us at worship.





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: Glen Shuldes • Keyboards: 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, acoustic guitars 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. Listen on YouTube to The Collective Ascent.

Acoustic Guitar: John Kerns, Jason Eldridge • Vocals: Maria Anderson, Lisa Perez, John Kerns, Jason Eldridge

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: Wade Barry • Bass: John Lawyer • Drums: Andrew Feyder • Keyboards: John Kerns • Electric Guitar: John Kerns, John Lawyer & Tim Dale • Vocals: Erin Arndt, John Lawyer, Wade Barry, John Kerns, Tim Dale

Garage Band Xmas

Each year our annual Garage Band Xmas or GBX concert includes classic and current Christmas and Holiday hits performed by all the musicians at Spirit Garage and local guest artists.  Check out the full YouTube playlist here.

Looking for Farm Dogs?

One of our more bluegrass and folky bands is immortalized on YouTube.



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]