The Josh Blakesley Band will be leading us in worship at Encounter St. Louis, and we’re so excited!

St. Augustine says that “he who sings, prays twice.” When we praise the Lord through song, our minds, bodies, and spirits are all engaged – we worship Him with our entire being. It is a time where we are able to leave behind the anxieties and concerns of our lives and just focus on thanking God for His goodness.

Come lay your burdens down for a weekend and worship the Lord with us at Encounter St. Louis. We can’t wait to see you there!

Encounter St. Louis will take place on May 29-31, 2015 in St. Charles, MO. For more information or to register, visit

Josh Blakesley
Josh Blakesley


The Josh Blakesley Band strives to make music that moves people into prayer and action. Their January 2015 release, EVEN IN THIS, promises to do just that. The title track is about finding hope in the darkest valleys of life. Josh, Grae, Christian, and Blake were all "born on the bayou― in Alexandria, LA. Josh began speaking and leading worship in his late teens. He and the band have led music world-wide for over 10 years. Their music has been featured on Sirius XM; EWTN; in concerts with Kutless, The City Harmonic, Jars of Clay, Newsboys, Matt Maher and Audrey Assad. Josh serves as Associate music director at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church. He and his wife, Heather, have two children.