July 8---Fireproof Band (Contemporary Christian Pop)

Fireproof UMC was formed at an annual planning meeting of the United Methodist Church of Gillespie in 2012. A praise band ministry was one of the topics discussed, and on the hearts of musicians in the church. Consisting of long time area musicians; Gay Farrar-keyboards/vocals, Phil Claro-guitar/vocals, Jeff Nehls-guitar/vocals, Jim Allen-bass/sound and Jim Savant-drums/vocals and featuring vocalists Allison Beckett, Edie Friese and Deanna Claro. Inspired by Christian radio like Joy FM, Fireproof UMC plays contemporary Christian pop, their mission is to make a joyful noise for God.