Spirit & Truth was founded in 1999 by Jared B. Elston. They have been ministering and praising God through song for 13 years and counting! The main goal of Spirit & Truth is to minister God's Word in such a way as to enable people to have a real and genuine life-changing encounter with the Spirit of God and to break the barriers and stereotypes of what "praise and worship" is. On November 23rd, 2002, S&T headlined a concert of their own which birthed S&T's debut release on CD: Spirit & Truth: D.L.O.W. Different Level Of Worship. It included the crowd favorite "Give God the Praise", and the contemplative and moving ballad, "Stand In Awe." Since that release S&T has received awards for participating in the Crop Walk, an annual event to raise money for world hunger and in 2005, had the privilege of opening for the legendary Andrae Crouch and the incomparable Howard Hewitt, and added to their list of accomplishments by opening for the Christian group Out of Eden at UrbanFest in Oakland CA! They capped their year by performing in the 2005 Christian Music Awards hosted in Fresno where they garnered 3rd place honors and a $3000 cash prize. Not content with that, they entered a second time in 2006 and walked away with 2nd place honors which earned them a $5,000 cash prize! In 2006, S&T went back to work, crafting another collection of uplifting and exciting music entitled Praiseology! The release was a definite success being reviewed by Encore Gospel Magazine! Since the release, they have added to their resume opening for Kelly Price and Tonex and have also shared the stage with Tye Tribbett, Martha Munizzi, Joann Rosario, Jaci Velasquez, Matthew West, and Bethany Dillon. Their versatility and gift from God has them currently working on yet another album simply entitled "John 4:23." If their previous releases are any indication fans can expect even more versatility, stirring lyrics and smooth harmonies that have come to define these young people!