February 2023


Wednesday night worship service at Powerhouse Church on the Rock-Texarkana.

been one of the most important influences in my life. My spiritual walk has gotten so much deeper because I recognize how big the responsibility of leadership is. If people were going to see me worshipping on stage, I knew I needed to have a deep and meaningful understanding of the One I was worshipping. The more I know Him, the more I want to worship Him.” Jack believes that, in some capacity, he will lead others in worship for the rest of his life. “Leading in Powerhouse showed me it was more than just a talent or a hobby. For me, it’s a responsibility.” Andy Tye, a 16-year-old Pleasant Grove High School sophomore, started as a drummer when he was 13 years old. Greg Adams, a Powerhouse youth leader, introduced him to the drums, and Andy immediately fell in love. You cannot help but see that love when you watch him on stage. Andy’s parents are both very musically talented, so with their encouragement and instruction, support from Greg, and Andy’s innate talent, he has become an incredible drummer in just three short years. He loves being part of what he calls his “second family.” “I love all of them. We make stuff work even if we don’t have a clue what we’re doing.” Lindsay Smith, a 17-year-old high school senior, has been a vocalist for the worship team for a year and a half. “I feel like the most meaningful part of being a vocalist for the worship team is being able to do the thing God is calling me to do with my friends by my side.” In order to reach people beyond the four walls of Powerhouse, the team was encouraged by COTR’s youth pastor, Cole Yeldell, and his brother, Zach, to create an album. A large group of students has been playing together since seventh grade and

Andy Tye

Jack Humphrey


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