Kindlin has been led by Matt Byrd since 2006. However, in the fall of 2011 the band took on new members. God instantly began to open up many doors for the band to travel and be a part of many worship events all over north Texas. The band has been blessed to work with churches from the Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana areas.
In fall of 2012 the Lord presented an opportunity for Kindlin to form an awesome working relationship with Pine Cove camps. At Pine Cove the band leads many weekend retreats year-round for the Timbers camp. Kindlin is continually looking for more opportunities to minister to people through worship. The band leads everything from one night events, weekend conferences and retreats, to week long camps. You can always trust that the guys who make up Kindlin will have prayed over the service and are ready to pour themselves out for the gospel's sake at any event.
Kindlin is a 5 member band made up of Matt Byrd (Lead Vocals and Guitar), Jonathan Moore (Vocals & Piano), Michael Plata (Lead Guitar), Caleb Gillean (Bass), and Jonathan Mcgraw (Drums).
Matt Byrd is currently the fulltime Worship/College Pastor at FBC Paris in Paris, TX, and also working on his Masters of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Jonathan Moore is finishing his bachelor's degree at Texas A&M Commerce and is currently leading worship for churches in need of leadership on Sunday mornings.
Michael Plata is the Worship Pastor for a new church plant called Connections in Paris, Texas. He also works full time at First Federal Bank.
Caleb Gillean is also part of the praise band at Connections in Paris. He just received his Bachelor's of Science in psychology and plans to open his own Christian counseling practice one day.
Jonathan McGraw is currently serving as the Youth/College Intern at Shannon Oaks Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, Texas where he also plays drums for the praise band on Sunday mornings. Jonathan is also attending college at Paris Junior College.
Kindlin is able to provide a unique dynamic, in that all members of the band are either worship leaders or a praise band member for his church. This allows each one of them to bring great leadership and passion to leading people in worship. Kindlin's heart's desire as a band has always been to lead people to throne of God through gospel-centered, Spirit-lead worship. Although they do typically specialize in youth worship events, Kindlin loves to lead worship for all age groups! Please prayerfully consider Kindlin for your worship event needs.