He Believes in You
Common Destiny is a brothers/sister trio from Woodruff, SC. Brad, Kerie, and Jay Phillips have been singing together as a trio for many years. As children, you could easily find them singing solos in church or sometimes harmonizing with their parents on special occasions. Brad, a recent graduate of Belmont University in Nashville, TN, has been involved in music in one way or another just about his whole life. He traveled with his Dad's Southern Gospel Quartet all around the Southeast since about the age of six. At age 12, Brad decided to take up the guitar. Since then, there's been no looking back. Brad started out playing guitar for the same Quartet his father started almost fifteen years ago, The Regals. While in college, Brad went on to share the stage with such people as Brad Paisley, Marty Stuart, and Leann Womack, plus he has had the privilege of performing at such venues as the Ryman Auditorium as well as the Bluebird Cafe. Brad, age 27, is now married with two children, Dylan & Hallie. At the age of five, Kerie began entering beauty contests as well as various talent contests, and even at that age it wasn't hard to see the wonderful talents that she possesses. While in High School, Kerie was chosen to be part of the South Carolina All-State Choir. Kerie, age 24, has graduated from North Greenville College in Tigerville, SC. She was actively involved in the BSU as well as a hectic traveling schedule with the Joyful Sound ministry ensemble. During her time at NGC, Kerie met Mr. Josh Epton, pianist extraordinaire, whom she married in August 2002. It doesn't take long to figure out where all the energy in the family went. Jay started beating on pots and pans that were set up like a drum kit when he was about three years old. He hasn't stopped since! Jay, now 19, has a real drum kit to play and can play quite well. He recently graduated from Woodruff High School where he is avidly involved in Football, Tennis, FCA, Chorus, and many other activities around the school and community. Jay is a leader in his church youth group and an example of Christ to his peers and all that meet him. Not to mention he's a pretty good singer as well. Josh Epton joined this talented family in August 2002. He and Kerie were married at First Baptist North Spartanburg, the church where Josh grew to know the Lord as well as how to share his musical abilities through the piano and singing. Josh also attended North Greenville College and was also actively involved in the Joyful Sound ensemble as well as other BSU activities. Josh plans to graduate from NGC in December of 2003 with a teaching degree. Josh is an energetic and entertaining musician. He has truly become a wonderful addition to the ministry of Common Destiny.