The Christian band "The Museum" is currently on tour promoting their debut album, "Let Love Win."
American bands don't usually name themselves after events surrounding the 20th century Romanian revolution, but how BEC Recordings' newest signing would come to be known as The Museum is indicative of what's on display in the compelling foursome.
According to the group's website, the band took shape when singer Ben Richter and guitarist Geoffrey Ashcraft moved from Texas to Georgia and plugged into a church where drummer/programmer Josh Kirk was the janitor. Soon they were leading local worship services together and then traveling on musical mission trips overseas.
In Romania, Josh was deeply moved to be part of a large Christian gathering in the same town square where communism had been overthrown in 1989. A nearby museum containing humble evidence of that revolution also left an indelible impression.
"We decided the band would be called The Museum," Krik said, "because we hope our music and those we share it with can be the evidence that Christ has done a revolution in our hearts."
Joined by bassist Chris Brink in 2009, The Museum is continuing its commitment to global outreach while also developing an important bond with churches across the United States.
Richter's passion for staying rooted in a spiritual community brought the group to Briarlake Church near Atlanta, where it still leads worship most Sundays. Additionally, the guys have helped out at neighboring North Point Community Church's partner Atlanta locations and around the country. Richter also leads worship at the multi-site Elevation Church in North Carolina on a recurring basis.
"I believe the local church is the hope of the world. Therefore, it has to be at the center of our ministry," explained Richter, whose servant heart for the body of Christ beats strongly throughout The Museum's debut album hitting stores everywhere in 2010.
The group's CD is also available on its website.
The tour recently came through Virginia Beach, Va. and the band stopped by the CBN News studios for an interview with CBN News Reporter Lorie Johnson. Click play to watch the interview.