I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 

                                                                    Philippians 3:14 kjv.

 

 

 

Higher Calling started in March of 2017. Consisting  of Wade and Mallory Naylor, Derrick and Gina Loudermilk, as well as Matt Garrett. As God began forming this ministry and opening doors, Higher Calling is becoming a known name in the Cincinnati Area. Higher Calling hopes to see lives changed and souls saved through this ministry. Keeping God first, and allowing him to use them through Word, and Song.

 

 

Individually Speaking…

 

Gina Loudermilk

 

 

 

 

 

Q. How Long have you been playing ?

        A. I have been playing for 17 years.

Q. What role do you fill in the band?

        A. I play the bass guitar.

Q. Favorite song?

        A. Rest of my days.

Q. Favorite bible verse?

        A. Ecclesiastes 3: 1-22 

Q. Favorite musician/singer?

        A. Jeremiah Yocom.

Q. Favorite Restaurant?

        A. Longhorn.

Q. Favorite hobby?

        A. Hanging out with my family and friends.

Q. Role model?  

        A. My grandma.

Q. Memorable moment from the road?

 

 

 

Derrick Loudermilk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q. How Long have you been singing ?

        A. I have been singing since I was about 4 years  old

Q. What role do you fill in the band?

        A. I sing lead. I also manage and emcee..

Q. Favorite song?

        A. I say every song is my favorite but if I had to choose, id say, “That’s God”

Q. Favorite bible verse?

        A. Romans 8:28 

Q. Favorite musician/singer?

        A. Jason Crabb.

Q. Favorite Restaurant?

        A. Texas Roadhouse.

Q. Favorite hobby?

        A. Spending time with family, playing Ps4, and fishing..

Q. Role model?  

        A. My Dad.

Q. Memorable moment from the road?

        A. I was singing with “The Harpers” and I forgot to put the mics back in the trailer. We didn’t realize until we were about 2 hours north. So we had to stop and meet the music director of the church we sang at, at a gas station, but hey Mike Bowling was there so we were able to meet him.

 

 

Matt Garrett

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q. How Long have you been playing ?

        A. I have been playing drums since I was 3 years  old.

Q. What role do you fill in the band?

        A. I play the drums.

Q. Favorite song?

        A. I honestly don’t have a favorite song, I like them all.

Q. Favorite bible verse?

        A. Psalms 18:2 & 2 Timothy 1:7

Q. Favorite musician/singer?

        A. Jason Crabb, & Zach Williams.

Q. Favorite Restaurant?

        A. Red Lobster.

Q. Favorite hobby?

        A. Besides playing music, I like hanging out with friends and family.

Q. Role model?  

        A. My Dad.

Q. Memorable moment from the road?

        A. I was given the opportunity to play for the governor of Kentucky, that was pretty awesome.

 

 

 

Wade Naylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q. How Long have you been playing/singing ?

        A. I have been singing since I was very little, not sure what age. I have been playing the piano since 11 years old.

Q. What role do you fill in the band?

        A. I play the piano/organ and I also sing baritone..

Q. Favorite song?

        A. I have too many, but if I had to pick one it would be one that Mallory wrote, Praise you anyway.

Q. Favorite bible verse?

        A. John 16:33

Q. Favorite musician/singer?

        A. I have a few but Mallory Naylor is at the top of that list..

Q. Favorite Restaurant?

        A. Toss up between Longhorn and Chuys..

Q. Favorite hobby?

        A. Spending time with my kids..

Q. Role model?  

        A. My dad and father in law. The way they love their family inspires me to be a better man, they have and are still teaching me how a man should act.

Q. Memorable moment from the road?

        A. We were playing at a church and as i was setting my keyboard up I realized I forgot the stand. SO i had to take the lid of our soundboard case stand it up on its edge on a bench ans set the keyboard on top. Lets say it was quite the experience.

 

 

 

Mallory Naylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q. How Long have you been singing ?

        A. I have been singing for as long as I can remember.

Q. What role do you fill in the band?

        A. I sing soprano.

Q. Favorite song?

        A. “What a beautiful name” by Hillsong.

Q. Favorite bible verse?

        A. Psalm 121: 1-8.

Q. Favorite musician/singer?

        A. Kari Jobe.

Q. Favorite Restaurant?

        A. Red Lobster.

Q. Favorite hobby?

        A. Spending time with mu husband and kids.

Q. Role model?  

        A. My Grandparents.

Q. Memorable moment from the road?

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