Frontline

About

Frontline is an auditioned team of OCC students who travel nationwide, leading worship at churches and youth events. The team also performs concerts and provides worship team training in churches. From leading worship in chapel services to traveling during the school year and over the summer, Frontline has led thousands of people in dynamic worship experiences.

As an educational tool for students, Frontline provides unparalleled training experience for worship leadership and pastoral ministry. Members rehearse four hours a week and travel two weekends a month. The musicianship, teamwork and spiritual maturity required for Frontline are tremendous building blocks for vocational ministry. Team members also work with the latest audio and video production equipment and gain valuable experience in worship leading in congregations of all sizes.

Frontline is available for bookings throughout the school year mid-September through April, and for the eight-week summer tour, June through July. Contact the Frontline office at frontline@occ.edu.

Meet Frontline

Jesse Furst

Bass Guitar

Jesse is from Olathe, Kansas, and is majoring in Biblical Justice and hopes to be a lawyer one day serving the oppressed and broken through the use of law. When Jesse isn't playing her electric bass, she can be found shreddin' some classical tunes on her upright bass. She also enjoys crocheting, eating ice cream, and spending time her best friends.

Jacob Chandler

Audio Technician

Jacob is from Lexington, Kentucky, and he plans to serve in full-time ministry. Jacob loves Ultimate Frisbee and the Kentucky Wildcats. He was a proud homeschooler and his favorite band is Reliant K.

Gabrielle Brotzman

Vocals

Gabrielle is from Louisville, Kentucky, and she plans to major in worship. Gabrielle is an avid knitter and dreams of riding a bison through the Midwest. Sunflowers and puns are her favorite things.

Logan Carrigan

Lead Electric Guitar

Logan is from Spokane, Washington, in the wonderful Pacific Northwest and is majoring in Preaching. He loves drinking a nice, hot cup of coffee, pickin' away on the guitar, adventuring outdoors and buying too many guitar pedals.

Micah Balu

Rhythm Electric Guitar/Vocals

Micah is from Florissant, Missouri, and is majoring in Preaching. When he isn't making music, you can find Micah eating Taco Bell or hitting dingers in the Joplin Parks & Recreation slow-pitch softball league. Also: Micah wants to be Caleb Hardy when he grows up.

Ryan DuFoe

Drums

Ryan is from St. Louis, Missouri, and is majoring in Worship Ministry. Aside from his deep love for Jesus Christ, Ryan also enjoys Dr. Pepper, music, movies, Italian food, most other kinds of food, and short walks on the beach--usually to an ice cream shop. Ryan is not a big dog person...but he is a big person that likes dogs.

Sam MacIntyre

Video Technician

Sam is from Stillwater, Oklahoma. She enjoys hammocking in the woods, wearing Chacos and a white beanie, writing the great American novel, dabbling in various instruments, making movies and napping. Sam is majoring in Student Ministry.

Samuel Funderburgh

Acoustic Guitar/Vocals

Samuel is from Joplin, Missouri. When he isn't playing music or doing homework, he is hanging out with friends or in the outdoors, hunting and fishing or just spending time with God.

Shelby Ingalls

Keyboard/Vocals

Shelby is from Mountain View, Missouri, and is pursuing a Bachelor of Theology with an emphasis in Worldview. She can make balloon animals and plays seven instruments, including ukelele and piccolo.

Vanessa Cox

Keyboard

Vanessa is a junior from Rockford, Illinois. She is pursuing a Bible and Ministry degree with hopes of working in full-time ministry. She enjoys all sorts of games including board games.

Isaac Schade

Director

Isaac is the director of Frontline, OCC chapel minister, and teaches classes in the Worship Arts Department. His wife, Maggie, a proud Texan, is the Community Impact Minister at nearby Christ's Church of Oronogo. Isaac and Maggie have one baby boy, Paxton, and are in the process of adopting from the Caribbean. Isaac is a rabid North Carolina Tar Heels basketball fan, thoroughly enjoys watching movies and TV, and loves things from his hometown of Atlanta, like Coke, Chick-fil-A and the Atlanta Braves.

Frontline Merch

Frontline t-shirts are $10 each, and are sold in small, medium, large and extra large. Shipping and handling for t-shirts is $3 each.

Frontline CD prices are as follows:

Shipping and handling of CDs is $1 each.

To place an order, contact us at frontline@occ.edu.

Who You Are

$10

Relentless
Do What You Want To
The Rock Won't Move
Sinking Deep
Good Good Father
Greatness of Our God
Shout Your Praise
No Longer Slaves
Resurrecting
Energy

Buy

Lamb Of God

$5

Only King Forever
This is Amazing Grace
Unstoppable God
Anchor
Lamb of God
This I Believe
Forever
Broken Vessels
All the Poor & Powerless
Heaven and Earth

Buy

Chapel

$2

Alive
Like a Lion
One Thing Remains
Man of Sorrows
Cornerstone
To Be Like You
Great I Am
Revelation Song
Here We Are
Oceans
Wake

Buy

Savior

$2

Nothing But the Blood
Hallelujah to Our God
Higher+Wider+Deeper
Savior
Christ is Risen
Beneath the Waters (I Will Rise)
God is Able
Give Me Faith
Kings and Queens
Manifesto 
(released June 2013)

Buy

Lamb of God Tee

$10

Buy

Black and Blue Tee

$10

Black and Orange Tee

$10

Pink Tee

$10

Schedule Frontline

Frontline travels two weekends each month, mid-September through May, leading worship for weekend worship services, retreats and conferences. The team is also available to teach worship team leadership seminars and perform concerts for special events. During the eight-week summer tour in June and July, the group leads worship at camps and serves as a camp team as well. Check the calendar for availability, and contact us to confirm the cost. Hosts typically provide housing (usually with host families) and meals for the group during the stay. Contact us at frontline@occ.edu or call 417.626.1234 ext. 2405 to schedule Frontline for your event today!

Audition

Frontline auditions for the 2016-2017 school year are open to all students regardless of major.  They are held on Sunday and Monday, August 21-22. Come to your audition with a completed application form (forms are available when you sign up for an audition time outside the Frontline office, Chapel 08). Additional auditions and call backs are held Tuesday and Wednesday, August 23-24. The final team will be announced on Monday, August 29.

Opportunities for service in Frontline include:

Auditions: Sunday, August 21 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday, August 22 – 8:30 a.m. – noon; 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Vocalists: Be prepared to sing two songs of contrasting styles. You may sing with your own track or with an accompanist. You should also be prepared to sing harmony with another vocalist. If you do not have an accompanist, one will be provided. If you are auditioning for both vocal and instrumental positions, sign up for two audition slots and bring your instrument.

Instrumentalists: Be prepared to demonstrate proficiency on your instrument(s) by playing a variety of musical styles. Have at least two songs prepared. You will also be asked to sight read a chord chart and to listen to a song a play along by ear.

Tech Positions: Those auditioning for technical positions will be asked to demonstrate their knowledge of sound and video equipment. Sound technicians should be familiar with sound systems and demonstrate some level of experience in live sound reinforcement. Video technicians should be familiar with ProPresenter, PowerPoint and video editing software.  

Tour Schedule

  • Event Date
  • Event Name
  • Event Location
  • June 5, 2016
  • Sandusky Ave. Christian Church
  • Tulsa, OK
  • June 5-10, 2016
  • Sunset Bible Camp
  • Mannford, OK
  • June 11-16, 2016
  • Highest Praise Rehearsal Week
  • Joplin, MO
  • June 17, 2016
  • First Christian Church
  • Medicine Lodge, KS
  • June 19, 2016
  • Academy Christian Church
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • June 19-24, 2016
  • Camp Como Senior High
  • Como, CO
  • June 26, 2016
  • Clay Center Christian Church
  • Clay Center, NE
  • June 26-30, 2016
  • Pibel Bible Camp
  • Ericson, NE
  • July 3, 2016
  • Southeast Christian Church
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • July 6, 2016
  • Canyon Springs Christian Church
  • Middleton, ID
  • July 7, 2016
  • Baker City Christian Church
  • Baker City, OR
  • July 8, 2016
  • Dufur Christian Church
  • Dufur, OR
  • July 10, 2016
  • Rainier View Christian Church (Parkland Campus)
  • Tacoma, WA
  • July 10-15, 2016
  • Pleasant Valley Christian Camp
  • Mineral, WA
  • July 17, 2016
  • Rainier View Christian Church (Graham Campus)
  • Graham, WA
  • July 22, 2016
  • Grinnell Christian Church
  • Grinnell, IA
  • July 24, 2016
  • Northeast Christian Church
  • Rockford, IL
  • July 24-29, 2016
  • Little Galilee Christian Camp
  • Clinton, IL
  • July 29, 2016
  • Back to Joplin
  • Joplin, MO

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