|ALWAYS ONE MINISTRIES
|Always One Ministries is a 501(c)3 non-profit ministry based in Kokomo, Indiana. Our goal is to touch as many lives and
impact as many young people as possible, through bringing in Christian rock concerts and events. Always One
Ministries (A1M) began officially in 2011, so that we could begin the process of fund-raising money to put on bigger and
A1M, is responsible for the annual Kingdom Come Festival, but also for a couple of concert series: The Pit, and
Revolution Next. In addition to those series, A1M also plays host to several random tour
groups throughout the year.
|...AND THEN IT BEGINS!!!
|A1M PARTNERS WITH TRINITY LIFE CENTER (PENDLETON, IN) AGAIN FOR THIS HUGE SHOW
| When Shawn Jump from Icon For Hire told us about a band they had been playing with
on the road, he asked if we would add them to a show that Icon For Hire was going to play for
us. We said, sure. I mean, it's Shawn Jump from Icon For Hire asking us for a favor...were we
going to say no? lol. Right after we said yes, he told us that the band's name was Loftland,
and they were a pop band from Wisconsin. He also added this little prophetic word.... "you are
going to love them." Well, Shawn was right.
Since their first Kokomo performance at our debut Revolution Next event, Loftland has made
a name for themselves here in Kokomo They must have enjoyed Kokomo too, because after
that performance they made appearances at two different Family Worship Center's PUSH
events (youth group), they played a surprise birthday party, they came in with Manic Drive's
EPIC tour, for Kingdom Come Festival appearances in both 2012 and 2013, and honored us
by selecting Kokomo as a tour stop on the Let's Make It Loud CD Release tour. Kokomo has
grown to love Loftland, and Loftland seems to love Kokomo.
When Dominic contacted us about doing a show in January, we jumped at the chance. We
found a location when our good friend Teddy Conn, and his youth group from Woodland
Church of God opened their doors to the show. The puzzle was complete when Dominic
asked us to check whether or not The Perfect Dream would come and open the show for
them. Those kids are amazing, and it was an easy choice for Dominic in asking for them.
So this past January 11th, before all this arctic freeze/polar vortext had cancelled almost all
forms of life...lol, we were able to put on a GREAT show in front of a very nice crowd at
Woodland Church of God in Kokomo.
The night started with The Perfect Dream playing and, as usual, a lot of astonished faces
when people saw how young these kids were, and how amazing they rocked. I even noticed a
LOT of parents come to the stage area from the back when they played their cover of Fall Out
Boy's hit song. The Perfect Dream had set the stage nicely for Loftland.
Loftland came out and played SOME of the older songs, but most of their brand new songs
from their debut full-length album (their first since signing with Dream Records)... we also met
the new lineup...since we last saw them, Steven and Zach have departed and Joey has joined
the group. They put on a tremendous high-energy show, as always, and even had the crowd
sit down for a bit to enjoy a couple slower classic Loftland songs. Heck, Ben even played the
trumpet in one song.
All in all, it was another great show that A1M was honored to help put together and be a part
of. Make sure you check out the photo albums in A1M's facebook page for more pictures from
|A1M RADIO CONTINUES TO BE A HIT
|NOW YOU CAN SPEND THIS
VALENTINE'S DAY WITH....
CONSUMED BY FIRE
|FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH
GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
219 W. MULBERRY ST.
6:30PM TICKETS $10 AT THE DOOR
|LOFTLAND and THE PERFECT DREAM ROCKED WOODLAND CHURCH OF GOD!!!