Marshall was born in Ohio but grew up in Atlanta, Georgia in a family of ministers and musicians with both his parents degreed in music and serving in Christian ministry for over fifty years. He's always felt called to music and the arts. Marshall has been influenced by classic, and modern rock, both secular and Christian, classical, jazz, new age, and mainstream pop as well. Marshall has been happily married to his wife Chris for nineteen years and they have a 16 year old son named Lucas, and a 10 year old daughter named Sophia. He serves as Worship Pastor at GracePoint Church in Lodi, Ca. just outside of Sacramento.
Find out more about Marshall's music by visiting his You Tube site - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC550UjxO0I00BOT5D6L64Kg?view_as=subscriber
Beyond just growing up in and around a musical family, he had the opportunity to
watch Mt. Paran, the church where his father and grandfather served as Pastors for almost twenty
years at in Atlanta, grow from 750 to over 10,000 members on multiple
campuses. This gave him the chance to learn
many things in regards to what a healthy church, and being a loving leader looks like.
He watched and learned from his family what
it really means to Pastor and disciple people.
It was also a great way for him to experience and see his father develop a music
department that at one point in time had over 800 volunteers involved. This has served as a wonderful education in
his life today.
Marshall’s grandfather was Pastor to the popular Christian groups the Newsboys and
Mylon Lefevre and Broken Heart in the 80’s and 90’s which
afforded him the chance as a boy to pursue his musical mentoring through these
friends. This taught him many things in regards to
contemporary music, production, and the music industry in general at a young
At seventeen , Marshall decided to pursue his passion for music in the
secular market due to opportunities that opened up to him and has been employed
as a full-time musician in one or multiple ways since. After a number of years touring in the
Atlanta based rock band Fear Glory, he found himself feeling like a prodigal
son longing for home. With the things of this world leaving him unfulfilled and
empty, he felt God lead him to a crossroad.
After over 2000 live performances, where music carried Marshall in one way or another to 14 different countries, and he'd toured and opened for over 80 national level artists,
he re-dedicated his life to Jesus Christ and stepped down from his band.
Leaving the rock-n-roll lifestyle far behind, Marshall relocated to Phoenix,
Arizona, to reconnect with his family and to answer the call God had on his
Feeling called to full-time ministry in 2001, he began his ministry journey
when he accepted a position as worship leader at North Ridge Community Church
in Cave Creek, Arizona. He received his
Pastor's license in 2006 from International Ministerial Fellowship. After
almost 18 years since stepping into full-time ministry Marshall believes more
than ever that his ministry begins and ends with worship, but that
pop/rock-n-roll music can still be used to reach the lost for Christ.
Marshall leans toward a style that is edgy, yet
worshipful....upbeat, yet dynamic. He plays a healthy mix of today's biggest
Christian hits as well as cutting edge originals and new modern versions of
Over the years, Marshall has led worship for thousands of people per
Marshall and his teams have
traveled to places like San Diego, Nashville, Flagstaff, Prescott, Show Low,
and even as far away as Rio de Janeiro to be a part of leading worship. They’ve
opened for Christian bands such as the Phillips, Craig, & Dean, Newsboys, Matthew West, Mark Schultz,
Bebo Norman, Sanctus Real, JJ Heller, Peter Furler, Jason Grey, Building 429, Shane & Shane, Avalon, Hawk Nelson, Leeland, Kevin Max, Fusebox, Ricardo Sanchez and others.
Marshall, though no longer touring full-time, has
seen multiple singles receive radio play across the country and abroad.
"Follow" (w/ Sanctus Real),"Chameleon"(w/ Peter Furler from
the Newsboys),"The Vine"(w/Billy Smiley from Whiteheart),"Cast
Of Angel"(w/Billy Smiley), to name a few.
Through these different
ministry opportunities, Marshall feels the Lord is continuing to make it clear
that he is called to spread the Good News wherever he is led! Make sure to download Marshall's other releases on Noisetrade, "Begin Again",“The
Road That Leads Me Home", "The Bond Unbroken - The Promise Of The Imprint", "Souls Of Present Grace", "Three Days Down" also his record "Cast of Angels"