First Baptist Church, Weston, WV.
First Baptist Church, Weston, WV.

Praise and worship were taken to another level last night in Weston, WV at the First Baptist Church on East Second Street. The Christian Rock / Alternative Rock group Torn In Two, from Huntington, WV, performed a free concert that showcased their love of God with those attending.  Youth Pastor, Eric Kendall gave a great introduction for the group and spoke about the veil being torn in the book of Matthew, the meaning behind the band’s name.

Scott belting out one of their original songs.
Scott belting out an original song.

The group played for about an hour singing songs from their upcoming album Identity Crisis and wowed the crowd with their powerful lyrics and the strong vocals of lead singer Scott Smith. The fast-paced rhythms kept those gathered clapping and involved throughout their song “Break Free,” a crowd favorite.

Between songs, Scott would speak about how the group is involved with ministry in their own lives and how making their kind of music is reaching a broader audience. They also threw free t-shirts to the crowd and made known how much they appreciated those who were able to come.

Adam stepping out to help perform
Adam stepping out to help perform “Sick,” a new song from the bands upcoming album Identity Crisis

Keyboardist Adam Blankenship stepped to the front stage to sing with Scott on the group’s original song “Sick.” A hard-hitting song that speaks to those negative thoughts that each of us sometimes just can’t get rid of, and how sick we sometimes get when those thoughts won’t leave us. The bands praise and worship song “The Other Way,” with mature lyrics that focus on moving towards God and what He has done, got a rousing applause.

The group also performed a cover of Fall Out Boy’s song “Centuries.” You can listen to recent version from their YouTube channel below.

The energy in the room was electric throughout, and the group received a standing ovation after their last song “A Chance.” An anthem with a driving drum and bass riff that declares there is no turning back until the end.

To find out more about the group Torn In Two and where they are playing visit their website www.tornintwo.net or on Facebook. You can see their feature article in the October-November 2014 Issue of Glory Magazine and you can find their EP release No Turning Back on iTunes.

To learn more about youth activities and events at the First Baptist Church in Weston, WV, check out their Facebook page.

Blake keeping the beat.
Blake keeping the beat.
Luke keeping the bass line going on
Luke keeping the bass line going on “Battlefield.”
Hunter on lead guitar.
Hunter on lead guitar.
Torn In Two having a laugh after the night's incredible performance.
Torn In Two having some fun after the night’s incredible performance.
Left to right: Hunter Blankenship, lead guitar: Blake Creasy, drums; Scott Smith, lead singer; Adam Blankenship, keys; Youth Pastor Eric Kendall; and Luke Creasy, bass.
Left to right: Hunter Blankenship, lead guitar: Blake Creasy, drums; Scott Smith, lead singer; Adam Blankenship, keys; Youth Pastor Eric Kendall; and Luke Creasy, bass.
The band with some of the youth attending.
The band with some of the youth attending.

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