The Name: In the 1700’s, preachers such as Jonathan Edwards, George Whitfield, and John Wesley were gripped by the Holy Spirit to share the message of Jesus to the world. The effects were so powerful that a “Great Awakening” took place on a global level. This worldwide movement of God was the FIRST WAVE. In the “Second Great Awakening”, world leaders such as D.L. Moody, Charles Finney and others were zealous men for the gospel and went to great length to share the message of Christ. Their service to the Lord produced an outbreak of world revivals in the 1800’s. The ramifications of the SECOND WAVE were seen in the hearts of many moved to a saving knowledge of Jesus and a life of committed to serving the Lord. 3RD Wave, as part of the universal church, is committed to seeking God for revival for this generation in prayer and worship. Born out of love for God we are seeking to bring all of creation to the worship of our gracious Lord, Jesus Christ through the power of music. We eagerly await for a global outbreak of revival once again that will surpass the first and second great revivals, a 3RD WAVE.
The Purpose: 3rd Wave firmly believes that their purpose and existence is to promote the Great Commandment of loving God with all your heart, mind, and soul. Furthermore, it is our goal to use music as a platform to passionately promote the worth of God and rally worshipers to the Great Commission. Music is one of our greatest means to accomplish the dual goal of loving God and loving others-mercy and justice. As artists we feel it is our responsibility to rally this generation to the heart of God and to help people to fulfill the purpose of His mission. We hope to ignite a love in action that compels people to be drawn to the gospel truth and to live it out in the world. We hope that our purpuse would strike a cord in the hearts of many others who believe that music is a powerful tool to help us experience God. Thus, it is our intent to use music to promote the heart of God across continents, ethnic boundaries, languages, etc. As we cause people to be attracted to Christ, we believe we help people to be caught up in the wave of world-wide missions.