Passionate is the term that best describes worship leaders Matt and Jason Gingerich. The Gingerich brothers have spent their entire lives in the ministry. The sons of itinerate ministers, Matt and Jason grew up on the road, singing in churches from the age of two. After many years of full-time travel, the Gingerich family planted a church in their hometown in the heart of Indiana’s Amish country. After leaving home for college and while serving in other congregations, both Matt and Jason established themselves as gifted worship leaders and pastors in their own right. By 2002, both Matt and Jason, and their wives and children, had returned to their hometown and began serving alongside their father at Eden Worship Center in Topeka, Indiana.
Their first release, Wayfaring Stranger, is the result of a strong desire to make music that not only glorifies the Lord, but also serves as a resource to facilitate worship within the Body of Christ. Recorded with veteran musician Tim Bushong (The Channelsurfers/ Lovewar, The Bleed), Wayfaring Stranger is a worship recording with something for everyone. From guitar-driven, modern rock anthems, to catchy pop tunes and melodic worshipful hymns, Matt and Jason display the versatility in their songwriting and musical styles developed over a combined total of more than 25 years of leading worship.
Ministry is the focus of everything that the brothers do. Ordained to the ministry on the same day, Matt and Jason believe that their highest calling is serve Jesus faithfully in whatever situation they find themselves. Whether it is leading worship on a Sunday morning at their home church in rural northeast Indiana or traveling internationally, Matt and Jason bring the same passion to lead others into a place of worship.
Our desire is not just to create music, but to help facilitate worship in the body of Christ. Our hope is that we can be just another sign post in your spiritual journey with God that points you to the marvelous love of the Father and the saving arms of Jesus.
~Press Reviews ~
“You guys are GIFTED. You're the only non-national (non-label) artist WFRN has played in the last 3 years (since we
discontinued our local artist of the month). That wouldn't have happened if you guys weren't in the upper tier of
independent artists in my awareness in this region.” Doug Moore - Program Director WFRN Radio
(On Air comments) “You know what, who says all the good music comes out of Nashville and L.A. Wow! Good stuff.
“Let Your Glory Shine” from Matt & Jason ... Wow guys, that is a great song!” Doug & Vincy WFRN 104.7
“Doing my homework is my job, but I LOVE my job when I come across artists like you and Jason!
I can enjoy many kinds of music, but I especially enjoy finding the kind of music I’d listen to when I’m
NOT working, and you all certainly fit that bill!” Brianne Webb - Tate Music Group
“I love when you guys duet on stuff it's really wonderful and different. I really love your songs
and your harmonies are truly distinctive and that what it takes.” Jeoffrey Benward (Dove Award Nominee)
“You guys did a really nice job with it. I think it’s one of the better CD’s I’ve received from local artists
over the years. If I were picking a song for the radio from it I would probably first go with cut #1.
I would also look at cuts #4 & #11 for the praise and worship library. Thanks Matt and God’s blessings
on you and Jason as you write more music, lead worship, and minister in His name.”
Scott Tsuleff - Program Director WBCL Radio Network
“I am a youth advisor at Maple Grove Church of the Brethren in New Paris, IN and we recently asked
Matt & Jason's Band to lead our Youth "Ignite" Worship Service. They were more than happy to come and
share their ministry with our Youth. Matt & Jason Band was a great hit and they knew how to keep us all
entertained. During the middle of their worship service they spoke and delivered God's Word in a way that was
very clear and easy to understand for all ages. We were very blessed to have been able to have Matt & Jason's
Band perform at our church function and we hope their schedule will allow for them to come back in the future.”
Michael Dunlap - Maple Grove Church of the Brethren