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Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Matt 28:19-20 (KJV)

 


 

Building 429

Quite often the gifts that God gives believers take on an added potency when simmered in the sauce of experience. Such is the case with Building 429, the talented pop/rock outfit that topped the charts in 2004 with “Glory Defined” and proceeded to build one of the Christian music community’s most impactful ministries.
 
Blessed with one of the most distinctive voices in any genre of music, Jason overcame a turbulent childhood and found solace in the church and in music. He launched Building 429 determined to make a difference in the lives of others needing to hear the truth of the gospel. The band broke through with the powerful hit “Glory Defined,” which was named BMI’s Christian Song of the Year in 2005. That same year Building 429 was named New Artist of the Year at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards and the band was also nominated in the Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year and Song of the Year categories.
 
In the past few years, Jason, Michael, guitarist Jesse Garcia and bassist Aaron Branch have toured heavily. They’ve hit the road with Casting Crowns, tobyMac and other acts as well as headlining several treks, including Food for the Hungry's SummerFest 2009 and 2010 and Food for the Hungry WinterBlast 2010 and 2011. But even as they were touring the country and pouring into the lives of others, Jason and his wife Cortni found themselves becoming increasingly involved in their home church in Clarksville, TN.
 
Jason was on tour in New Mexico when he got a call saying their worship pastor was leaving and they needed Jason to fill in. He confesses he’d always been hesitant to lead worship, but didn’t want to say no. “So I went in and I led the Christmas service and it was awesome,” he says. “I had a blast! I was surrounded by people who desired to grow musically and spiritually. I felt like God did something with me there that he hadn’t done with me on the road in a while. I called up the pastor and said, ‘I think God has called me to do this.’”
 
Simply being obedient to God and serving his home church had a powerful impact on Jason and began shaping this new chapter in Building 429’s career. “I started doing life with people,” Jason says with a smile. “I’ve started plugging back into the church and I started getting fed again. When I became a leader of a worship group that’s 80 plus people, I started seeing that all the things that I learned on the road were actually able to elevate what we were doing at home in the church. What I did with the band fed what I did in church and now when we made this new record with Provident, what I did at the church---the life that I live there and the mentoring and the people that mentored me and the spiritual depth that has come from that---is now feeding the Building thing. I never saw that coming.”
 
Experienced, mature, and as dedicated as ever to sharing God’s truth, the members of Building 429 are excited about this new season in the band’s ministry. “This is where God has put me right now and I hate to quote my own song, but it really is about just ‘one foot in front of the other,’” Jason says with a smile, citing the uptempo anthem “One Foot.” “We just have to focus on this moment. It’s time for us to value every second that we have and use it all for the glory of God.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Albums

  Name Artist Released  
We Won't Be Shaken Building 429 05/31/13
Listen to the Sound Building 429 05/09/11
Glory Defined - The Best of Building 429 Building 429 06/03/08
Building 429 Building 429 10/17/08
Iris to Iris Building 429 05/01/07
Space In Between Us (Expanded Edition) Building 429 08/30/05
Rise Building 429 03/14/06
Where I Belong (Performance Tracks) - EP Building 429 09/06/11
We Three Kings - Single Building 429 10/25/05
6 Picks: Essential Radio Hits from
Building 429 - EP
Building 429 02/03/09
We Won't Be Shaken (Performance Tracks) - EP Building 429 03/29/13
Give Me Jesus (Live from Winter Jam) - EP Building 429 08/31/12
Top Ten: Building 429 Building 429 08/03/10
No One Else Knows (Demo Version) - Single Building 429 11/30/04
No One Else Knows
(Studio Series Performance Track) - EP
Building 429 10/11/05
I Believe
(Studio Series Performance Track) - EP
Building 429 03/14/06
Glory Defined
(Studio Series Performance Track) - EP
Building 429 10/11/05
You Carried Me
(Studio Series Performance Track) - EP
Building 429 05/01/07
Fearless - Single Building 429 03/07/06
Glory Defined / No One Else Knows - Single Building 429 03/02/04
Listen to the Sound
(Performance Tracks) - EP
Building 429 05/15/11
Fearless - Single Building 429 11/10/09
I Belong to You
(Studio Series Performance Track) - EP
Building 429 03/14/06
White Flag - Single Building 429 03/07/14