Psalm 150 (The Message)

Praise God in his holy house of worship, praise him under the open skies; Praise him for his acts of power, Praise him for his magnificent greatness; Praise with a blast on the trumpet, praise by strumming soft strings; Praise him with castanets and dance, praise him with banjo and flute; Praise him with cymbals and a big bass drum, praise him with fiddles and mandolin. Let every living, breathing creature praise God!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Getting Started Again!

What a great service yesterday morning at New Beginnings. X-ALT! did an all music service and from all the positive comments that followed it seems we were able to touch a lot of hearts. I recieved this e-mail this morning from Theresa Thomas...

"Heard nothing but great comments yesterday even from a lot of people who don't usually "get in" to the music service. Everyone left with a "great feeling of worship" yesterday. We so appreciate you guys!!! Tony turned 42 yesterday and he said "I got a really great concert for my birthday this morning"!"

We love it when something we do touches people and this program was especially special to us as it marks the return of X-ALT! to doing what it has always been our plan to do. To take the word, the music and the blessings that God has given us all to people everywhere, whenever and wherever they will have us.

X-ALT! will be doing a short set at the Community Easter Event at Antioch Park (off Blue Hole Road) next Saturday (March 27th) hosted by Antioch UMC and Easter Sunday many of us will take part in the Easter Service at New Beginnings Church and we will be joined by a horn section made up of some younger X-ALT'ers. Mark you calendar for this special service that begins at 11:00 am.

Looking to the future we are hoping to be part of some up-comming festivals, we will continue our prison ministry and are in talks with the Nashville Rescue Mission to possibly begin doing a service there. It's looking to be a busy Summer for X-ALT! and that's the way we like it.

Thanks for your prayers for our group, we feel them all!

Monday, February 22, 2010

News from the trenches

Just an update on the band. We have had to say goodby to Leslie from our group, although her departure is so that she can persue some music ministry on her own. You can catch up with her at Lamb of God Ministries, and I believe the website is (if I'm incorrect, would someone please post the correct site). We are slated to start performing again, starting on March 21st with the 11am service at New Beginnings Fellowship, located at 7700 George E Horn Road in Bellvue. We're mixing some material from both CD's, as well as some cover songs. We NEED you to be there to help us get back in the groove! If you haven't seen a show in a while, it's time to come and worship with us!

In the glory of His name,

Monday, January 11, 2010

Great Southern Whiteout

From the "On The Air" CD here is a little celebration of winter from our very own Tom Landers.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Just wanted to send everyone a very, merry Christ-mas from all of X-ALT! to everyone out there. You have been such a great support to us over the last, almost 4, years. Wow. In that amount of time, so much has happened to all of us, and to this ministry, that it is mind boggeling. Just this past month, we were able to do a prison service, and because of a mix-up, ended up ministering to several inmates that we had not been able to reach before. The next Sunday, we led worship at New Beginnings Fellowship, followed that evening with a show at St. John's United Methodist Church. (and there's already talk of putting together a Christmas album for the next project, more details later!) We do covet your prayers for each of us, and for God's continued use of us, through this coming year. Please take time to stop during all the hustle and hurry, and wish the King of Kings and Lord of Lords a happy birthday. May His Grace be on all of you! - Mark M.

Monday, October 12, 2009

New Beginnings Coffee House

Hi Folks, just a reminder that X-ALT! will be appearing at the New Beginnings Coffee House on Oct. 17. The show starts at 6:30 and features NU GENERATION from Lakeshore Christian Church, the one and only Sarah Valley and X-ALT! will close out the night. This will be a great chance to pick up a copy of the new CD "On The Air" and it will also be the first time our new collection "X-ALT! - Clean Version" will be available. As usual coffee and soft drinks will be flowing and there will be great snacks to munch on and to buy at the bake sale that will be going on at the same time. ANT IT'S ALL FREE!!!!! So make plans now to attend. New beginnings is located at 7700 George E. Horn Road, Nashville TN. 37221
See you Saturday

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Checking In

Hi folks, things are picking up, we've have had a flurry of new bookings come in, in the last few weeks. Please check the appearances section on the right to see those and try and come out and join us for a few. We have a surprise coming up but we are not quiet ready to announce it just yet but check back often. Until then God Bless you all.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

It's been a wild couple of weeks!

Revival 2009 at New Beginnings was a great success, all three services were filled with great music and inspiring messages. Souls were saved and new friends were made, and a new tradition was started - I can't wait till next year!

The three Pastors that took part in the service found a common ground in God's love. Pastor Arthur Alexander. Pastor Dan Shapley and Pastor Ron Baptiste.

The following weekend we were invited to Pastor Baptiste's Church - Covenant Confirmers Church in Springfield - for their annual Biker Rally. I can only say that a great time was had by all, especially us in that we were joined by Sister Rita Hardison of "The Sounds Of Life" choir to cover for the vacationing Tom Landers. My goodness can the girl sing!!!!!

Hey there is more pictures and videos to come so check back soon.
God Bless

Monday, May 18, 2009

Jesus Take The Wheel

Mark Mills and I had the pleasure to back up Jessica Reel (Susie Reel's Daughter) at her senior high pops concert earlier this week. She's got a great voice just like her Momma!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

It's Finally Here!


The new X-ALT! CD "On The Air" will be available beginning May 31, 2009 at Revival 2009 at New Beginnings Church, 7700 George E Horn Road, Nashville TN 37221. It's been a long time coming but it's finally here and we can't wait for you to hear it!

More soon


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Something New

This is a new song from the soon to be released CD. We are looking to have it finishe by Mid-May.


Monday, February 16, 2009


X-ALT! is proud to be a part of REVIVAL 2009 at New Beginnings Church

Service Schedule

Friday May 29 6:00pm - Pastor Dan Shapley w/ Sounds Of Life Chior

Saturday May 30 6:00pm - Pastor Alexander Arthur w/ The Pearl Band

Sunday May 31 3:00pm - Pastor Ron Baptiste w/ X-ALT!

Please make plans to attend.


Friday, January 02, 2009

It's a NEW YEAR lets get busy

Here's hoping you all had a great holiday season. X-ALT! has been keeping busy getting the new CD ready. We still have some work to do but we are hoping that new CD will be ready to go by mid February if not before. I'll keep you posted right here so check back often.
Once the CD is complete the plan is to hit the streets doing shows and services anywhere and everywhere that will have us, so hopefully we will be seeing you all soon and often in the new year.
God Bless

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

I Just Want To Thank The Lord!

I've been doing a lot of thinking, praying, crying, and generally feeling pretty upset lately.

Last night I took a walk and prayed the whole time I was out for some guidance. I told God I needed something good to happen because I was having a lot of trouble finding anything good to hold on to. What I just discovered is that God has been giving good things in abundance lately and I've just been in such a negative place that I've been refusing to see them. Tommy's new song that I've posted above really helped me when I stumbled on it hiding on my desktop as an un-named file. Although there is a lot of crap hanging around my neck right now I have to try and look at the bigger picture. Sunday morning we were blessed to participate in a homecoming service at Richland Baptist Church that saw some folks come forward and rededicate their lives to Christ. Five hours later we were behind bars at Riverbend Maximum Security Prison worshiping with a group of men who literally have nothing left but when they hit bottom they looked up and found their salvation through the love of Christ and God Almighty. Next Saturday we see one of our own, Mark Mills become an ordained minister then on Sunday we get to worship with our family at New Beginnings then later that afternoon take part in a praise concert at Word Of Life Christian Center. My faith is strong, my family has their health and I believe that God is at work in this world and we have nothing to fear.

Are there going to be bumps on my personal road? Sure. But if I can keep my eyes focused on THE ONE who made me,THE ONE who saved me and THE ONE that will lead me home then those bumps will not seem as bad and there will always be a bright horizon ahead.



Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008


X-ALT! continues to work on the new CD "On The Air", we are hoping for a mid October release of this 2 CD package so keep checking in. Once we are sure of a release date I will make sure to let everyone know. Also we are excited that our own Mark Mills will soon be an ordained minister. His ordination service is scheduled for October 11th. Mark is a great man of God, a true leader and I'm sure he will make a great minister.
Till next time

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

"Brother" Bill Jenkins

"Brother" Bill Jenkins is the Pastoral Director of Claiborne and Hughes Nursing Facility in Franklin TN. I was recently hired to do a video profile of "Brother" Bill for the facility to present at an upcoming convention as part of a discussion on the role of religion in health care for the elderly. In doing the project I not only met an incredible servant of the Lord but also had my eye's opened to the good that prayer can do in the lives of many who have nothing else and that a simple touch can convey not only love but healing. I hope you enjoy the video and that it touches you as much as making it touched me.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Goodbye Pastor Olds

The Nashville community lost a great minister and leader early this morning with the passing of Pastor Howard Olds. I worked closely with Pastor Olds on his "Faith Break" television spots. I produced these spots for the last couple of years and found Pastor Olds to be a kind and generous person who was concerned with the welfare of his church and community. Despite numerous battles with cancer Pastor Olds never lost his spirit. He will be missed. Please pray for his family, friends and congregation at Brentwood UMC. Pastor Olds had recently retired due to the serious condition of his cancer.

God Bless you Pastor Olds, may you finally rest in the arms of the savior, free from pain and worry. You have touched many souls and the time has come for your reward.


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A Quick Update

We had a great service Sunday morning at New Beginnings, Kyle Netherton and his son joined us playing Trumpet and our good friend Susan Christians added her flute to the music. It was a joyful noise and none of us wanted it to end!!! Pastor Dan Shapley brought a great message on "Grace" to us all and I think we all left feeling filled and lifted up. It was just a wonderful way to start the week.

I've got a couple of pictures to share. These are from a recent show we did for the good folks at West Nashville Southern Methodist Church as part of their "Homecoming" celebration. We were a little rusty that day and were missing Mark Mills (our big toe) but it was fun to get out and sing the glory of God.

We start recording the new CD on August 16th then we will be back on the road trying to get out and play for all the folks that we had to put on hold during Mark's cancer surgery and recovery. It's going to be a busy fall in X-alt Land and I can't wait!!!!

See you all soon


Friday, July 11, 2008

Finally Getting Started

After much delay I'm proud to announce that we will finally be recording our new CD titled "On The Air" beginning on August 16th.

If things go as planned this will be a special 2 disk package containing the "On The Air" CD and a second disk of re-mixes and, live and other cool stuff. We are still finalizing the song list but I can give you a preview of some of the song titles.

"Just Wanna' Praise The Lord" (Tom Landers) Vocal by Tom Landers

"Flame On Jesus" (Vince Pinkerton & Mark Mills) Vocal by Brooke Pinkerton

"In His Song" (Vince & Lucy Pinkerton & Mark Mills) Vocal by Mark Mills

"Too Blessed" (Susie Reel & X-ALT) Vocal by Susie Reel

"Lift Me Up" (Vince Pinkerton & Mark Pierce) Vocal by Vince Pinkerton

"Paper Dragons" (Katy Seale) Vocal by Katy Seale

Here is a preview of one of the songs. This is "Too Blessed" live at Ashland City UMC with special guests Bryan Cumming and Bob Shultz.

Stay Tuned!!!