FAYETTEVILLE -- Caleb's Crossing, a contemporary Christian rock group, announced their self-titled, debut album, "Caleb's Crossing" this summer.
The band is comprised of seven members from Harrison, Fayetteville and Russellville and came together through the Wesley Foundation, Arkansas Tech's campus ministry program.
The group played together for the first time at Camp Joshua for a youth ministry event and afterward they decided they wanted to keep playing music together, said Allen Zirkle, guitarist and vocalist for the band.
In fact, the band's name, Caleb's Crossing, came from the zip-line pole at Camp Joshua. Since the band got its start there, they wanted the group to honor it by making it a part of the band, Zirkle said.
The band has been together for two years and through this time together they have been able to focus on leading people in worship, fellowship and speaking to people through the music. The band tours churches, youth events and camps throughout Arkansas.
Hillsong, an Australian Christian group, has been the biggest influence to Zirkle because of how deep their worship is.
"If you have ever been to one of their concerts, you can feel how intense it is and to me that's what is the most influential about them," he added.
The album "Caleb's Crossing" was produced by Tate Music Group and includes eight tracks. The album is for purchase on iTunes and at TateMusicGroup.com.