The Desperation Band, founded by Jared Anderson, Jon Egan, and Glenn Packiam, is part of the Desperation ministry of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. All three were associate worship pastors at the church serving under senior pastor Brady Boyd and executive worship pastor Ross Parsley. They each led worship for different services of the church's ministries: Jared for the Sunday night service; Jon for _tag, the high school group; and Glenn for theMILL, the college group.
Jared and Glenn have transitioned out of the band, which is now led by Jon Egan and supported by Dan Egan, Bob Howard, Bekah Wagoner, Eric Todd, and Jared Henderson. The band's newest release, Light Up the World (2009), carries a vision for aiding orphans and widows around the world and challenging young people to do the same.
The band has been featured at both Creation East and Kingdom Bound. They have also been featured at Teen Mania's Acquire the Fire events in stadiums around the country. Their albums appear on Integrity's Vertical Music label and feature high-energy, passionate new worship songs that convey the hunger for God of a young generation.
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