513FREE is a midwest based Christian worship band. We exist to reach and influence the world for Christ through music and worship. We currently play between 40-60 events each year throughout the continental United States. Events typically on our schedule are: conferences, retreats, camps, worship nights, Sunday morning church services, prisons, and other events in need of a worship band.
Though 513FREE is capable of a variety of musical styles, our primary sound most closely resembles current worship movements such as Bethel Music, Elevation Worship, and Hillsong. Over the years, our music, and worship style has been widely accepted by a multi-generational audience. Our team has over 15 years of worship leading experience both as traveling worship leaders, and on staff with local churches.
Because of our experience, we are well equipped to provide an authentic, competent, Spirit-led worship leader or team for any event. Whenever possible, we desire to work closely with event coordinators or pastors to pray, and assist in worship planning. Depending on the event, we do travel with a professional sound rig capable of both indoor and some outdoor events.
Our ministry currently has two paid staff members (Michael Sandvig and Jesse Hamble). Worship team members are not limited to paid staff. We have a large community of worshippers that can and do often contribute to scheduled events based on need.
513FREE been intentional about creating long lasting relationships with many professional ministry collaborators. We’ve had the opportunity to share the stage with many well-known and respected artists. Some of those include: Ezekiel Azonwu (poetry / spoken word), Tim Gabrielson (comedy), AGAPE (hip-hop), TRU-Serva (hip-hop), Brian Cole (evangelist), and Jarell Roach (evangelism / comedy). We’ve also maintained a strong partnership with Prison Fellowship Ministries, and have collaborated on many prison tours and events throughout the country.
Since our beginning in 2007, 513FREE has participated in over 800 events nationwide: prisons, rehab centers, homeless shelters, colleges, youth camps, churches, conferences, and everything in between.
“To reach and influence the world for Christ through music and worship.”