City of God
Sharing Christ is the desire that God has placed on the hearts of Rocksalt. Their ministry, through music and speaking, is truly cross-generational. Rocksalt is The Herried Family: Bill, Erin, and their son, Josiah, and daughters, Sarah and Shannon. They are a family of musicians who communicate Christ through the vehicle of music. Raised in a non-churched home, Bill developed a special heart for youth who have not yet been drawn into the loving support of the local church. In junior high, Bill sensed God's call to ministry. In college Bill became intrigued with the songwriting process and the fact that music could be joined with God-honoring lyrics to drive a message straight to the heart. Erin was raised in a Christian home and trusted Jesus as Lord of her life at summer camp in the fourth grade. She was graduated with a bachelor's degree in music from Biola University in La Mirada, California. Here, as a member of the Biola Chorale, Erin toured the U.S., Canada, & Europe. Rocksalt has toured internationally, singing and speaking about Jesus and the power of His resurrection. Bill, Erin, Josiah, Sarah and Shannon are active members of a fellowship in Tacoma, Washington where they continue to serve in several key leadership positions. They are the music ministry team for Youth For Christ/Tacoma, WA USA. Bill plays acoustic and electric guitar and Erin plays keyboard. Josiah plays drums as well as acoustic/electric guitar. Sarah plays bass, flute and Celtic whistles, while Shannon plays clarinet, sax and Celtic whistles as well. This 'whole family' approach is an effective ministry to a generation of broken families. They have released four albums of original music and favorites. Their first, All The Right Things For All The Wrong Reasons, is a high-energy project. Their second, Et Cætera, is an album of worship and praise. Their third is a unique Christmas album entitled The Light of Christmas: A Family Advent Celebration. And they have just completed a new project - City of God. Rocksalt is a family of musicians - they rock.