9th Hour

 Smithville, MO



“A message of Hope wrapped in an Acoustic Rock package” characterizes the sound and purpose of 9thHour. This Kansas City area based Adult Contemporary Christian Rock/Worship group has been performing at community events, concert venues, coffee houses, churches and festivals throughout the Midwest since 2004.

With dynamic vocals and a solid guitar driven sound, 9thHour delivers a positive and faith-based message through thought provoking lyrics and inspired songwriting.

Chris McQuistion

 Christiansburg, Va




Chris McQuistion is a CCM artist and worship pastor in Christiansburg, Virginia. His passion is to help reach people in need of the gospel, and to help others find hope and a purpose in Jesus, specifically those who he cannot reach during a Sunday morning service. Chris is also a big advocate for anxiety prevention through his first EP, Thank You God, which was written after a time where he suffered a traumatic brain injury in college sports, leaving him with a struggle and a reason to exist in this world.

Faith Unseen

 Smithville, MO


Knowing that our faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen, Faith Unseen strives to bring Christ to those who will listen and provide an opportunity to worship. The current version of Faith Unseen consists of 6 who have played together in multiple variation for more than 15 years and whose common passion is to provide a means to introduce Christ and his salvation to others through music. The current lineup focuses on Worship music from the likes of Pat Barrett, Casting Crowns, Need to Breathe, Chris Tomlin and Zach Williams.

The Cross Connect Band

Old Rockers meet Worship Leader Christy Hoagland and a new breed of Christian Rock Worship is born. Christy is joined by Rick Rogers, Rick Everitt, Dean Fox, and Dave Bannister. With decades of musical experience this group of musicians leads worship and music at Youth Conferences, Recovery Events, Prison Concerts, Festivals and more. But you can find them on most Saturday nights at a cross denominational service called “Cross Connect” at Olive Branch Baptist Church north of Sedalia, MO.

Carrie Bates

 Kearney, MO


Carrie and her husband Ron are members of Kearney First Baptist Church and are very active in the music ministry.  They both sing in the choir and Carrie is on the Praise Team and directs the Children's Choir.   They have been a part of Nehemiah Fest for several years. Their hope is to introduce Jesus to others thru their music.

Kay Sharbono

 Smithville, MO


Kay Sharbono grew up in Southern Missouri, and learned how to sing harmony while singing with her family, The Roberson Family Singers. She enjoys the old fashion style of gospel music, including hymns, bluegrass, southern, and country gospel. She loves how the music pulls together beautiful harmonies, while sharing the message of hope and salvation. Kay has written several songs, and is currently working on a recording project that will be completed in the near future.


Gospel artist born and raised in Kansas city Mo April 12 1991positive influencer has been doing music since he was a baby brings everyone together with his music that has that special spark that gift from God that is soon to be known to the world he has been known to rap in public on the bustops in churches just about everywhere in Kansas city touching hearts and making a huge impact on souls with his beautiful words of kindness and love through his lyrics his heart truely goes out to humanity one of his sayings "I have no enemies I love everyone "Tajhmahr Sherman

Whosoever Will

 Raymore , MO


We want to encourage people in the love of Jesus!! We are 4 guys who are are followers of Jesus first, husbands and fathers second and musicians last. Our songs revolve around the central theme of Gods overwhelming, unrelenting love for us!

Grace Community Church

  Solomon's Temple Stage on Sunday at 10:00AM

Grace Community Church is the anchor and primary sponsor for Nehemiah Festival. Senior Pastor George Lakatos will deliver a Nehemiah inspired message during our Sunday morning worship service and the GCC Worship team will be leading worship in song.

Growing Faith, Relevant Ministries, Authentic Worship, Caring Community and Evangelistic Passion are the primary missions of the body of believers at Grace Community Church. Gather with us as we exalt the Creator of the Universe and celebrate our common bond under the banner of Jesus Christ


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