Our Story Sacred Intent, is a seven-member group of Christian men who have a strong passion and desire to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through our musical talents. From our previous history with each other through a combination of high school, college, family, and past musical projects, the most significant connections for us was through our relationships with Christ and our mutual membership at Great Light Church and the Christian Institute of the Arts (GLCCIA) in Indianapolis, Indiana. The name, Sacred Intent, was ushered to us by our pastor, Rev. Charles T. Tripp Sr., but surprisingly, this was, at first, a name of an instrumental album that was to be released in 2001. During that time, the album Sacred Intent only had two members who were working to have the idea come to fruition. We did not know God's greater plan at the time so the work and effort on the album continued, but God sought to intertwine our lives with other laborers who shared the same vision. Christ built upon the work He intended, therefore the vision of the name Sacred Intent unfolded more fully and now today it is the name of a group of friends in ministry. Sacred Intent is both an outward banner to the world and an inward reminder to ourselves as to the purpose God has for us. Simply stated, we seek to be Sacred by remaining set apart for God's specific use and our Intent is in always finding our purpose in telling Christ's story. As diverse as our separate dramas were from each other, the themes throughout our lives pointed toward a similar purpose. Our individual conviction to face the demanding reality of truly making God the number one priority in each of our lives drew us closer to Him and to each other. This was an intensive cleansing period for each of us that no one planned or necessarily welcomed. We lost multiple friendships, relationships, and our individual routines in life which made for a rough time for all of us on a personal level. All of us realized that the more we tried to walk with Christ and have a better relationship with Him, the more we ended up laboring and growing closer together. This revelation solidified the importance of Christ's preeminence and the reason God commissioned each of us to complete the work of His Kingdom. Though there were many growth points between us, one of the most amazing commonalities we discovered was the tremendous effect the media has on our lives. The opportunity to grow in Christ together slowly developed something powerful between us concerning the discovery of the media's influence. There was a harmonious, but difficult period of time in developing these essential Christian standards that soon lead to creative expression which, in one form or another, we all previously put aside. The dreams from the past were being restructured this time, not by our own ambitions, but by Christ. Music wasn't a past aspiration for all of us, but through working together diligently it eventually became an obvious calling on all our lives. God showed us through our Church and through His grace that there is a spiritual war that is being fought for souls in the arena of words and images in order to shape perceptions. By God's grace He showed us the disguised intrusion on individuals' souls, but the enlightenment itself can only prove to be overwhelming without the cure. We ask, 'What's the cure, Lord? What will stop an ancient cycle in motion? Christ? Yes, Lord. If you change our hearts, you will change our words, our images we portray, the images we pursue, and our perception on the life You give will be forever changed as well.' Amen.