Gary is Jeremiah's father and pastor. He was not raised in church but had a drive to learn guitar. By his late teens, he was already an accomplished guitarist and was playing in Rock bands. He started attending a Pentecostal church to meet girls. That's where he met Jeremiah's mother, Veronica. He was saved in May of 1971 and dedicated his musical talent completely to God and the church. He and Veronica were married in December of 1971. By 1978, they had three children, Jeremiah and his two sisters. They were very active in the church until 1987 when God called Gary to preach. Gary and Veronica founded Redemption Road Church in December of 1987. The church has thrived under their leadership and continues to grow. They are currently in their fourth facility. Gary is still the senior pastor along with Jeremiah as co-pastor, administrator and music director. Over 10,000 people watch RRC streaming every week.
The man of many talents; Danny Kirby was raised in Southern Michigan in a Pentecostal church. His interest in music began at a very early age. He has the ability to pick up any instrument and play it. He was first introduced to Jeremiah Yocom in 2009. In 2011 at the age of 21, Danny felt an urgent call to move to Kentucky and be involved with JYM. When he got here, Jeremiah asked him if he knew how to play the Hammond B-3. His answer; "no, but I can figure it out". Within a couple of months, he was skillfully playing the B-3. He is currently playing drums/bass for JYM. Because of his advanced musical knowledge, he is very active in production of Jeremiah's CD projects. He met his beautiful wife in 2013 while on tour with Jeremiah. She is also very involved in ministry at Redemption Road Church. She and Danny also help people with weight loss transformation through support classes and encouragement.
Raised in a Southern Baptist Church, Daniel Miller felt the call of God on his life at a very young age. At 11 years old, he was flipping through the channels and came upon Jeremiah Yocom and RRC. He was so overwhelmed by the Spirit that he wanted to experience what he had seen on the TV. He began to record the weekly broadcasts and learned to play the piano by watching Jeremiah. At age 12, he came to a Jeremiah Yocom meeting and danced in the Spirit for the first time. Shortly after, he was baptized in the Holyghost. Through all of his teenage years, he pursued God with much passion and commitment. As a young adult, he began to attend RRC and travel full time with JYM. He is not only the pianist/organist for Jeremiah but serves as administrative assistant. In 2013, he married a beautiful and talented young lady who also serves in ministry at RRC. They have been blessed with a beautiful baby girl.
Zack Nicholson is the youngest member of the band. His immediate and extended family began attending Redemption Road Church in 2007. Zack was a small child at the time but his passion for music and God was already evident. Jeremiah could see the potential and passion in him. So, before Zack was even a teen, Jeremiah took him on some tour dates to expose him to ministry on the road. As time went on, he began to travel full time with JYM. He not only works in a technical capacity by setting up instruments and hooking up the system but assists Jeremiah in any way needed. He has recently started playing acoustic guitar in the band and continues to pursue his passion in music. He sings in the choir and on the Youth Praise Team. He is also an active member of the youth group and is a volunteer fire fighter.
Jason Weathers was born and raised in Danville, KY. His gifts and abilities were evident even as a small child. He was a drummer throughout his childhood. As he became a preteen, he began to play the Hammond organ and piano. His Pentecostal upbringing is evident in his unique style of organ playing. His style not only promotes praise but stirs the soul. When Jeremiah was a young adult, he would visit Jason's church on a regular basis. Because of their mutual interest in music, especially the Hammond B-3, Jason and Jeremiah became life long friends. Jason is now one of the organists/pianist at Redemption Road Church. He has become well known for his excellent organ/piano skills. He is doing many tour dates with JYM this year. He and his family attends RRC on a regular basis. He is married and has two beautiful children.