The Jesus Culture band was formed organically through the momentum of a movement whose focus is to equip a generation to be influencers of society. It’s hard to separate the team from the movement, as they really are joined together with one focus: to bring people into an encounter with God’s love through worship and to disciple them to transform society. The Jesus Culture band is fronted by Kim Walker-Smith and Chris Quilala with Ian McIntosh playing keys, Jeffrey Kunde as the lead guitarist, Brandon Aaronson as the bassist, Josh Fisher as the drummer, and Skyler Smith as acoustic guitarist. Each member of the team knows the weight of the call God on their lives and they live devoted to a lifestyle of worship, hoping that their music can help lead all those who hear it into an experience of His presence that won’t leave them the same.
Over the past 7 years, the team has released seven albums with the latest one being Jesus Culture with Martin Smith; Live from New York, in November of 2012. Each album captures the heart of this generation burning for God and seeking an encounter with His presence
Kim Walker-Smith has quickly become one of the strongest voices in worship music. She is a passionate worship leader with an anointing to bring an entire generation into an encounter with God. Her heart is to see people transformed by experiencing God’s love and for this generation to see themselves the way God sees them. She believes when that happens, hearts are set free. Kim is one of the worship leaders for the Jesus Culture band and serves on the Jesus Culture Senior Leadership Team. She’s been with Jesus Culture since the beginning of the ministry. Her heart to serve has brought her to where she is today. Kim carries a genuine heart to see worship change the course of lives and nations. She is married to Skyler Smith and together they have their son, Wyatt.
Chris Quilala is one of the worship leaders of the Jesus Culture band and is on the Jesus Culture Executive Team. He is a talented and anointed worship leader with a love for the presence and power of God. He and his wife Alyssa have two adorable daughters, Ella and Aria.
Jeffrey Kunde plays lead guitar for the Jesus Culture band. He has been involved in the writing and arranging process for many of the projects that have come out of Jesus Culture. He also is heavily involved in the worship department at Bethel in Redding Ca, and often works as a studio musician in various instruments for The Soundhouse in Redding . He lives with his wife Kathrine (married for 4 years and counting) and they have the cutest son ever, Luca.
Ian McIntosh plays keys for the Jesus Culture band. Ian McIntosh is already an accomplished musician. He has close to 12 years of keyboard playing under his belt, hundreds of hours of live playing time, dozens of event appearances, and two full length records. Ian has been working nonstop to channel musical influences that include bands such as Sigur Rós, Muse, Delirious, Coldplay, and Mew. He and his wife, Jesse, are expecting their first child in November.
Josh is the drummer for the Jesus Culture band and knows how to carry a beat. He is extremely tall, very funny and loves to see people have a good time while worshipping Jesus. He is married to Lisa and they have two of the sweetest kids you’ll ever meet, Isabella and Benjamin.
Brandon has played bass for the Jesus Culture band since the first album, “Everything” was recorded. His enormous heart to serve sets him apart and he is passionate about seeing a generation encounter God through worship. Brandon has a beautiful wife, Glory, and they are expecting their first child in November.
Skyler Smith is a strong leader with an incredible sensitivity to the presence of God. He has been leading worship for over 10 years and has a powerful pastoral anointing. He is also one of the guitar players on the Jesus Culture band and serves on the Jesus Culture Executive Team.
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