Rend The Heavens was started in 1999 at a missionary base in Montana. Back then it was myself (Aaron Sternke), my wife Jillian, and our good friends Chris Campbell and Dwight Lindley. Dwight moved on in 2000, and Chris stayed with Rend The Heavens as lead guitarist until 2002.
Over the years we’ve seen amazing people play huge roles in what Rend The Heavens is all about, including Jillian Sternke (BGVs, 1999-2002), Shane Lunsford (bass, 2000-2002), Dustin Secrest (drums, 2000-2001), Russ Mottram (drums, 2001-2002), Bridget Kempers (keys, 2000-2002), Toby Sturgill (keys, 2006-2007), and Luke Simpson (drums, 2007-2010). We love all of you and you will always be a part of us!
Rend The Heavens today is Aaron Sternke, Sarah Hellems, Matt Hellems, and Grahm Doughty.
We’ve released 5 albums over the years. Though each album is different, the theme of our band, as well as our whole purpose and mission has always been and will always be to worship God, honestly and with our whole heart. We want to write songs that evoke deep emotions, we want to stir up places in people’s hearts that pull them toward God.
We finished our latest full-length album Dreaming Of Eternity in 2012. This album has been the culmination of many, many years of inspiration and hard work, and we believe it is by far our best work. We hope you buy it and love it!
Thanks for reading about what we’re all about! We hope that we can inspire you and encourage you for years to come.