and Lori are both gifted musically. Paul plays bass and sings and
Lori plays piano or keyboards and sings. The couple use their talents
to serve God.
they got married, Paul played bass in several bands including the
praise band at Open Arms Community Church in Lakewood, California
where he eventually became the worship leader under Pastor Glenn
also played bass and sang background vocals for Chuck Milner's band,
Raw Confession. The band played juvenile halls, rescue missions
and an ocassional coffee shop.
also worshiped through solos and in her church choir. At the same
time Paul was with Raw Confession, she was leading worship in California
jails with Dorothy Kirby.
Paul and Lori were married, they joined Dan and Linda Lahman with
the Grace Be Unto You Outreach Church (under Pastor Bill Chancey) praise band where, most Sunday
mornings, Paul played bass and Lori sang. Roughly once a month,
Paul and Lori also led worship without the Lahmans at Grace Be Unto You and on the fourth
Monday of each month, they led worship at the Springs Rescue Mission
in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
October, 2005, the Carharts moved to Long Beach, California. Once settled, they sporadically continiued their rescue mission ministry in Long Beach.
In 2008, they stepped into the role of worship leaders for The Connection (under Pastor Art Gray), a Foursquare denomination church at the corner of Junipero and 11th in Long Beach, California that is currently rebuilding it's English-speaking congregation. In June, 2008, Paul and Lori requested a break from their music ministry duties at The Connection to focus on other projects.
One of their projects was the preparation for a new worship ministry that will, at first, take the form of a worship-centric home-based Bible study. Paul and Lori have felt called to this ministry for several years and were excited to see September 20, 2008 mark the first true gathering of Launch Pad. Meetings are scheduled to continue throughout the remainder of 2008 and into 2009.