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About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed. Acts 16:25-26
Mary Alviso’s mother lovingly shares that Mary came out of the womb singing! As a toddler, whether sitting or swinging, Mary was singing. When she was 3, Mary sat beside the church’s piano player, then later stood on a chair at the pulpit, next to her encouraging mom, and helped lead hymns. From singing specials in church and school, Mary’s musical journey as a singer, songwriter and musician led to serving on a worship teams and later becoming a worship leader and Teacher of Worship.
“God created us to worship,” Mary says, “and since the beginning of Christianity, the power of praise and worship has held the keys to freedom and transformation.” Mary counts it a privilege to corporately usher Christ’s people in the life-changing experience of encountering Him intimately through music and song. As praise triumphs gloriously, the enemy’s foundations are shaken, chains of bondage drop away, prisoners are freed, and broken lives rebuilt with joyous abandonment and elation. This is the essence of the Mary Lynn Band!
Mary and her team have been ministering together for the Lord since 2008,individually all thier lives. Their passion for praise allows them to express Jesus’ heart in a variety of venues, from Spirit West Coast in California to Nigeria, Africa; and a variety of denomination and non denominational churches.
Whether singing at retreats, concerts in the park,churchs or prison and recovery outreaches, the Mary Lynn Band humbly opens the ﬂoodgates of heaven, exalting God, singing His glory, and inviting His holy presence to revolutionize His people!
Her desire has always been to bring the message of hope and healing through Jesus Christ using the gift of music God has given her.The band has ministered in many venues, as mentioned above, throughout California, including Spirit West Coast Del Mar and Monterey on the JC Muzk Stage and Main Stage, as well as San Quentin Prison. The band has also had the great joy of ministering abroad in Nigeria on 2 different occasions at the VLBC Int'l Pastors Conference. While in Nigeria, they were blessed to be able to visit and minister in several villages and were touched by the passion the people have for Jesus knowing that He is the source of their true joy. The band is looking forward to a return trip soon. MLB is always looking forward to new ministry opportunities and adventures that God brings their way.
The Mary Lynn Band is currently working on thier 2nd CD and is getting ready to release thier first EP May 21,2011 titled "We Are Free".