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Contemporary Worship Band
On the heels of their latest worship release, “The Depth of Your Love,” Sixteen Cities is more determined than ever before in their pursuit to lead genuine worship and serve the church. In addition to leading worship, Josiah and Josh enjoy being asked to be the keynote speaker at many conferences and events
“After four studio albums and a decade in the Christian music industry, we’ve recognized that our primary calling is not to make fans of Sixteen Cities, but to make disciples of Jesus… the heartbeat of our band is to point others to the glory and grace of Jesus Christ.” — Lead Singer Josiah Warneking
The story of Sixteen Cities begins in one of the least-churched cities in the nation, where singer Josiah Warneking and guitarist Josh Miller met as freshmen in high school in Portland, Oregon. “We went to our first See You at the Pole and there were only four students at a school of 3,000,” says Miller, “so we decided to reach out to our peers by starting a student-led worship service on Wednesday mornings before school.” After just a few months, their ministry went from just a handful of students to well over a hundred meeting every week. By their senior year, over 500 students attended their school’s See You at the Pole and it was obvious that God had moved in a powerful way during their high school years.
Soon after graduating, the ministry of Sixteen Cities was formed. “We left behind college scholarships and full-time careers to pursue the calling of God on our lives,” says Josiah Warneking, “and that calling has lasted more than a decade”.
Since then, the band has recorded and released their first full-length worship Album, “The Depth of Your Love,” and are busy with a full schedule of events at churches and camps around the country. “We are excited to partner with other ministries who place an emphasis on authentic worship and true teaching of the Word of God,” says lead singer Josiah Warneking, “because we have a strong desire to make disciples of Jesus and not just fans of our music.”
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, the band now leads worship faithfully at their home church in Dallas, Texas (The Heights Baptist Church) and spends the rest of their time traveling around the country for the sake of the kingdom of God.
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“These guys are the REAL DEAL! It is so refreshing to see genuine, humble guys that live what they sing.”
Student Discipleship Ministries, See You At The Pole
“We’ve been so blessed by Josiah and the guys of Sixteen Cities. We’ve had the chance to see them in a number of settings and they never disappoint. They truly are gifted musicians and awesome men of God.”
Luis Palau Association
“As the leader of a Christian school, I am always looking for ways to further encourage our students as they follow Christ. We brought Sixteen Cities to campus for a couple of days and they did an incredible job of leading our students in worship, engaging them on campus and challenging them to passionately pursue Jesus Christ. Josiah and Josh were especially impactful as they shared powerful messages of God’s love and grace. Our students and faculty came away encouraged and strengthened! Our students want to know when Sixteen Cities is coming back!!”
Head of School, Texoma Christian School
“Sixteen Cities is a band that I have worked with both as a youth pastor bringing them in and as a camp speaker getting to hang out with them. These guys are the real deal. Their story is a testament of what the Lord has done and is doing in each of their lives and the glory of God is so evident in their worship. When you bring them in for an event, they are there to serve you and not the other way around. The quality of their sound and the quality of their worship make them the best band you can have for your event. I recommend them everywhere I go.”
Student Pastor, Geyer Springs FBC
“Sixteen Cities has led our contemporary service for over three years. I love that the guys are worshipers. They get that worship is about Jesus, not about them! The other thing I most love about them is that they love people and do the hard work of ministry. If you bring them in to lead worship, they will invest their lives and Christ’s love there.”
Executive Pastor, The Heights Baptist Church