People of the Earth is a collection of leaders that live out of Somerset, KY and Nashville, TN that strive to bring glory to God by serving the Church with songs that will make the name of Jesus known. Dustin Fenison, the band’s frontman and founder serves as one of the pastors at his church in Kentucky. That home base greatly influences how they lead and write music. “We have witnessed God do miraculous things as He is awakening a community of believers to His power. “We use this phrase “In All Things, Jesus” at our home church to be a summation of this idea that the gospel changes everything about us and how we engage with everyone around us. We are desperate for God’s grace and love daily,” says Fenison.
The band is made up of Fenison (Vocals/Guitar), Jorge Lopez Jr. (Drums), Steve Hampton (Guitar), Josh Lopez (Keys, Vocals) and Rhyan Shirley (vocals). Each a self-proclaimed “pastor’s kid,” People of the Earth’s passion for worship stems from playing, writing and expressing themselves in the church through music. The band totes musical influences from artists including Toto, Duran Duran and “80’s pop” but admit is hard to get too far away from their Kentucky influences. Each summer the band spends many weeks investing in local churches by leading at camps, conferences, festivals, and worship events. They firmly believe they are not just people of the earth, they’re citizens of the Kingdom that have been tasked with shinning the light of King Jesus and giving a voice of praise to His children.
“I have known Dustin for some time and have always had great respect for how he invests and leads not just his local church in Kentucky, but each church they get to be in front of. We are thrilled to partner together at GENERATE with People of The Earth as we all make much of Jesus.” – J. Roger Davis