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Public invited to HeartSong live album recording at Evangel University

Published on Apr 2, 2024 by Erin Hedlun

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – HeartSong, Evangel University’s traveling worship team, will host a night of live worship as they record their latest album on Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m. in Spence Chapel. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

HeartSong is known for its powerful worship, high energy, and musical excellence. The group’s repertoire covers a variety of styles including contemporary, gospel, and traditional worship. They have recorded eight albums, with the last two, “Nothing is Impossible” and “We Give You Praise” reaching the Top 50 Christian music chart on iTunes.

The latest recording will include a mix of worship cover songs and originals written by HeartSong members Aidan Kelley, Caleb Moore, Tasia Saxton, and James Reynolds.

The team travels throughout the Midwest on weekends and on extended tours during Evangel’s spring break, ministering through song at events and churches. They have visited every state in the U.S. and most recently traveled to Rome, where they performed in 10 services during an eight-day visit in March.

Dr. Bonnie Jenkins, HeartSong director and chair of EU assessment

HeartSong is directed by Dr. Bonnie Jenkins, chair of EU Assessment, and features the following EU students: Marcus Myvett, Aidan Kelley, Caleb Moore, Lexi Crowder, Kassidy Casterline, Christa Takitani, and Chase Kolstad (vocalists); JJ Lobato and Jenner Orozco (piano); Adrian Graves and Cameron Cochran (electric guitar); Abby Dement (drums); and Joel Sigaran (electric bass).

“HeartSong is finishing its 31st year and we are so excited to be ending the year by recording another album,” said Jenkins. “We hope this night of worship serves as an inspiration to all who attend. Recording an album live brings so much energy to what we do – the audience is a vital part of the process.”

For more information about HeartSong, including booking opportunities, please contact Dr. Bonnie Jenkins at or call 417.865.2815 ext. 7334.


About Evangel University

Evangel University, with its embedded Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Spirit-led Christian university located in Springfield, Missouri. It is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Under the leadership of Dr. Mike Rakes, EU is committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally and becoming compassionate innovators in their chosen vocations. EU offers more than 70 degree programs, including cutting-edge majors, pre-professional programs, and affordable and flexible online degree options.

EU is highly regarded and has been ranked:

  • #1 Best College in Springfield & #2 Best Christian College in Missouri by Niche
  • US News & World Report Best Colleges Top Performer in Social Mobility
  • Colleges of Distinction Best Christian University
  • Top 10 Best Universities by
  • Third Most Beautiful Campus in the Midwest by Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Top 10 Best Colleges in Missouri by

With additional accreditations in business, counseling, music, social work, and theology and certification as an Excellence in Giving university, EU is focused on providing students with hands-on experience and real-world training for today’s professional careers. Learn more about the university at