Faith First, a Christian contemporary singing group, began their combined ministry in 1994, although individually the singers had been blessing audiences with their inspired music since they were children. Fortunately for their fans, Andrea, Marc, Scott and Shani -- although from various corners of the world -- amazingly ended up attending the same high school in Southern California. Although the quartet wasn't formed until they were all enrolled at Pacific Union College (PUC) in Northern California, the four participated in all aspects of the spiritual and musical outreaches offered at their Christian high school.
At PUC, the four had various key roles in a new alternative church service, Connections, that drew as many as 800 young people each Saturday morning. While leading the praise and worship portion of the service, the four found they shared a love of music, a passion for God and a really great sound. When Shani heard that Chapel Records/Heritage Singers were conducting a contest to launch their new Bridge label, she sent in a recording of the group. Winning the group portion of the contest offered the four a recording opportunity that resulted in the self-titled album, "Faith First". "Not by Sight", produced by Marc and Scott, was the next release, and this year heralds their long-awaited third project, "To You".
Faith First has concertized throughout the United States at colleges, youth conventions and churches, often appearing in around-the-world satellite uplinks including hosting "The Review Unwrapped." Throughout the years, they have been featured on Voice of Prophecy radio broadcasts and It Is Written. They can be seen and heard on the Family Reunion concert videos, CDs and DVDs. Members of the group often sing with the Heritage Singers and all four were featured at the recent Heritage Singers 30th Anniversary Reunion Concert in Ontario, California. Faith First also has opened for such musical artists as Wayne Watson, and has been featured on "Hour of Power" with Robert Schuller at the Crystal Cathedral.