Mark Hall: Just Making Disciples

November 2012 - Cover Story
by Dawn González

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November 2012 - Cover Story

“Your walk with Jesus is where it all starts.” The words are profound when spoken by Mark Hall, the lead singer and principal songwriter for the Contemporary Christian music band Casting Crowns. And while his success in the music industry is noteworthy, Hall would prefer to be recognized as the pastor of students at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church in McDonough, Georgia, where he shepherds 400 teens and their families.
Despite eight years of burgeoning success in the music industry, the seven band members remain active in student ministries in the Atlanta area, scheduling their tours around local church commitments. Although the group members met at Eagle’s Landing where the band began, three members have gone on to ministries in other Atlanta churches. “All of us are still involved in youth ministry through the local church,” Hall says of his six band mates, Megan Garrett, Melodee DeVevo, Hector Cervantes, Chris Huffman, Juan DeVevo, and Brian Scoggin.

Casting Crowns has risen to the top of the Christian music industry, with 14 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, three Grammy Awards, and two American Music Awards since its launch in 2003. The mega group has sold more than 8.2 million albums and has been named Billboard magazine’s top selling Christian act for the past five years.

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