Originally from South Bend, Indiana, Bruce, moved to Northwest Arkansas to attend school in 1988, not intending to play bass again, after touring for several years across the Midwest with rock and funk bands. His hiatus lasted only one semester.
Since moving to NWA, Bruce has played with many area bands and songwriters, backing up artists for major label showcases, one might say he is the prototypical “hired gun”. Bruce has performed before crowds of 60,000, including at the CountryJam USA, Country Fever and Tulsa’s A Day In The Country concert series. He has also performed at the International Blues Competition in Memphis, Tennessee, with Amanda Rey & the West Street Blues Band (2015) and David Kimbrough Junior (2012).
In addition to being a member of Faith’s Journey for the past five years, he is currently the bassist for Western Justice, Morgan Squared, Amanda Rey and the West Street Blues Band, and Mary Heather and the Sinners, while filling in regularly with Travis Kidd and The Jeff Horton Band. He is also the Bassist and keyboardist for the praise band at Charity Baptist Church in Rogers, Arkansas
Jerry has been a school bus driver for Fayetteville for the past seven years and has recently expanded his driving career to transport college students and adults with Uber and Lyft. When he isn't working, he sings and plays sax or drums on three worship teams, including one in a women's prison. He Also enjoys working in children's ministry, going on mission trips, playing word games, candy crush, and volleyball, and pitching horseshoes. As a founding member of Faith's Journey, Jerry contributes lyrically, and vocally with some occasionally sweet tones from his saxophone.
Tim is a mostly self-taught worship drummer. He grew up listening to and playing along with recordings of his favorite bands such as Boston, KISS, and Bon Jovi. Tim was able to expand his music comprehension and ability while in college when he auditioned for and made the Grayson College Jazz band. At the same time, Tim began playing modern praise music in churches and has been fulfilled to do mostly that for the past two decades. Tim is blessed and honored to be a worship drummer and to be given the drummer's chair for the NWA Christian rock band, Faith's Journey. Tim brings a passionate and sincere worship to his creator, savior, and Lord of his life through the drum set. .
As a founding member of Faith's Journey, Joanne has seen the band grow and change from a praise and worship band to the full blown Christian rock band they are today. She is a teacher at heart and works with first grade students. Joanne also runs a small essential oil company. In her spare time, Joanne is active in her church leading Preschool Worship and co-leading a small group. She provides vocals and small percussion as well as contributes to the group's original music with lyrics and melodies. Joanne has four children and three grandchildren with a fourth on the way.
Richard has been in the music business for 40 years in many different capacities ranging from playing, retail, live and studio production and instructor. As one of the founding members, he started as the original bass player, but transitioned to guitar a couple of years later. Richard enjoys the creativeness of the group when writing material.
Craig (AKA Doc Rock) was born and raised in Topeka, KS, where he began playing guitar in his mid teens. Initially, a major fan of rock (at least the 70"s and 80's versions), his musical tastes have grown to include a much wider scope of musical genres. He is now particularly enjoying jazz, blues, and acoustic finger style guitar. His journey of faith has been a search and growth process as well, which eventually led him to the Catholic Church in 1995. His faith is the primary mover in his life, currently involved in daily prayer, weekly Mass attendance (at least), and regular confession, He is also a practicing pediatrician.
Sarah was born in Los Angeles, CA to Bill and Beverly Usher. At the age of 5, her parents moved to a little town in the middle of Arkansas where she grew up. She graduated from Dardanelle High School and went on to attend UCA, Phoenix College and John Brown University. Responding to God's call on her life, Sarah has spent the last twenty years leading worship and speaking at various churches, conferences here in the US and abroad.
In addition to being part of Faith's Journey, she has also written books on vocal technique, and teaches voice, piano, choir, worship leading and prophetic worship leading at a local conservatory. She and her husband current live in Northwest Arkansas and have four daughters.