We are called by God to be good stewards of the gifts and talents he has given to each of us.
As a child, Joanie loved to sing using her playground swing set as her microphone, singing through the tubing. She would make up simple bible songs to share with others. Later, she grew up and trained as a Soprano. After surrendering her life to the Lord, He began giving her Praise and Worship songs like downloads in her quiet worship time with Him. She now feels called to share these beautiful songs of the Lord with as many people who can hear and be touched by them.
Brad, her husband, wanted to be a drummer as a boy, but his mother gently guided him into the direction of classical guitar. His classical guitar training has rendered in a unique style for playing both acoustic and electric guitar, and his sensitivity and heart for the Lord convey in his playing. Prior to meeting Joanie, Brad longed in his faith walk to witness and draw others closer to the Lord through music.
When Joanie and Brad met in 2012, they sensed God had special plans for them to do music together. From the start, Joanie's voice and Brad's guitar has fit perfectly in their original music and resulting in the forming of Alabaster Grace. Working together, Brad and Joanie create a wide and diverse style of music ranging from tender classical to contemporary Christian rock, and with a number of unique styles in between. Alabaster Grace is the Irvington, Virginia, husband and wife duo of Brad and Joanie Perry, and from time to time, the special friends who play music with them.
Some of their music influences are Kari Jobe, Laura Story, Twila Paris, and Paul Wilbur.
Brad and Joanie have a heart for music ministry, and the mission of Alabaster Grace is to share this music so that the listener can be transported into the presence of God where His grace and mercy flow freely. Their songs are a launching point for the Lord to do a deeper work in the hearts of listeners, stirring them to want to know Him better. They want the music to bring hope and healing not only emotionally and spiritually, but also physically. It is their hearts' desire that people will be drawn closer into His presence and that they will hear and respond to Him.
They have released three 5 song EPs, Alabaster Grace, If My People and Before Your Throne. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or booking for ministry opportunities.
“I am happy to endorse my friends, Brad and Joan Perry. Their music is soothing, and spiritual. They have been generous to my store by playing here several times and interacting with our customers who absolutely love them!”
“It is evident Brad and Joan have been developing their musical talents for many years. They create all of their own material. I use the word "create" on purpose, a they are not just merely writing and singing songs; they are creating a worship experience.”