Frontline is an auditioned team of OCC students who lead worship in Chapel services at Ozark.
As an educational tool for students, Frontline provides unparalleled training experience for worship leadership and pastoral ministry. Members rehearse each week and lead together regularly. 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.
From: Cedar Rapids, IA
Studying: Biblical Justice and Psychology & Counseling
Megan enjoys knitting, painting, and hanging out with friends. Going outside and soaking in God’s wonderful creation is a must. Megan is passionate about bringing God’s people together to worship and praise His powerful name!
Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
From: Webb City, Missouri
Studying: Worship Ministry
Sam is 6’5”. He loves music, no-bake cookies, and hanging out with friends. He has been wearing his socks inside out since the 6th grade. After Ozark, Sam plans on working in a church as a worship minister.
Vocals & Keys
From: Sarcoxie, Missouri
Studying: Psychology and Counseling
Shelby loves playing basketball, spending time with friends and family, and being out in nature. If you buy her coffee, she will be your best friend forever.
From: East Alton, Illinois
Studying: Creative Arts Ministry
Dalton is a cheese head. At any meal of the day, you can find him eating some sort of cheese. He loves music and thinks Switchfoot is the best band ever! (Hence the Switchfoot tattoo on his arm.) Dalton loves the outdoors, hiking, adventuring, and spending time with family and friends.
Creative Arts Tech
From: Miami, Oklahoma
Studying: Creative Arts Ministry
Jeren loves all things art, whether that’s jamming to alternative rock, painting, or making logos. He loves bands like COIN, Daft Punk and Colony House. Someday he would like to be a creative director at a church or at an organization like CIY.
From: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Studying: Music and Worship Ministry
This is Sean's second year on Frontline. He enjoys playing banjo and mandolin. He is also in the process of writing a sci-fi fantasy book series and already has one book published. Sean also loves all things Star Wars and Power Rangers.
Elisha absolutely loves playing Ultimate Frisbee and good jokes, specifically ones of the pun variety. Elisha was also the drum major of his high school marching band for two years and he enjoys all types of music…except country, of course.
Gabe is a Hoosier who dreams of living in the mountains. He likes coffee - Ethiopian, French-pressed. He aspires to lead others in joyful worship to God and to teach others to pray in song. After Ozark, he will serve in a church ministry as a worship pastor.
Patrick loves helping with the youth group in Joplin and back home. He also enjoys nature, photography, and baking.
From: Rockford, Illinois
Studied/Studying: Youth and Worship Ministry
Vanessa was on Frontline for two years for vocals, keys and acoustic guitar. She is now serving as the musical director for the team. Vanessa enjoys hanging out with her friends and playing games. She will love you forever if you buy her Dr. Pepper.
Carryn hopes to help others’ dreams of going overseas come true by working in administration. Carryn also enjoys singing and collecting cheese graters.
From: Atlanta, Georgia
Studied: Isaac has a Bachelor of Bible & Ministry from Milligan College and a Masters of Arts in Religion in New Testament Studies from Emmanuel Christian Seminary.
Outside of being the Frontline director, Isaac is also the 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 a son, 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 offers CDs and t-shirts for purchase upon request. Email email@example.com for purchasing options.
With Every Heartbeat (2018)
Out of the Dust (2017)
Who You Are (2016)
Lamb of God (2015)
With Every Heartbeat
I See the Lord
Fill This Place
Lord I Need You
Death Was Arrested
Never Gonna Stop Singing
O Praise the Name (Anastasis)
Great Are You Lord