The year is 1998 and Calvary Chapel Poulsbo is getting ready to start their weekly service at a local elementary school. In front of the small congregation are three individuals setting up to lead the congregation in a time of worship. This is where Jacob’s Well began, and where the heart of Jacob’s Well remains—serving and being rooted in their local church body – worshipping Jesus Christ together.
Jacob’s Well was born as that young worship team with no idea that they would soon be headed into a nearly full-time traveling ministry leading worship for literally thousands of people nationwide. Rob Loomis, his wife Elise, and Kevin Blackwood have since traveled extensively all over the United States sharing and leading others in worship with the same simplicity, intimacy & passion that was evident in their beginnings at Calvary Chapel.
The year following the release of their debut album ‘Be Still’ (produced by INO Records artists Shane Barnard and Shane Everett), the band toured both the Pacific Northwest and the East Coast, playing 60+ concerts on their first tour together. Shortly after in March 2003, Jacob’s Well was given the opportunity to tour with Shane and Shane on their west coast tour of WA, OR and CA. The band captured their listeners each night with a unique blend of 3-part harmonies, acoustic guitars, percussion and most of all their ability to put full sections of scripture to song; a sound and style that was quickly taking shape to become the signature of Jacob’s Well. The friendship with Shane and Shane during this season was a key ingredient to the continued success of ‘Be Still’ and to the band’s ability to book themselves in new parts of the country they had yet to visit. (Thank’s S&S!)
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