Meet the Founder
The label sat us down and said, "What do you guys want to do?". The words shook me to the bone. I had no idea that my entire music career was coming to a screeching halt and there was nothing I could do about it. I didn't realize it would be the single greatest thing to happen to me and my freedom.
A lot of people don't realize this, but it was never my dream to start a Christian Apparel Company. My dream was actually to tour the country in a Christian Rock Band and write hit records. My name is Brock and I was formerly the bass player and drummer for a Contemporary Christian Band called Among the Thirsty. We were pretty good. We've played with major acts like Casting Crowns, Bon Jovi, The Afters and almost every other Christian Band. Our music was played on all the major Christian radio stations and even hit 1 million streams on Spotify. Those were some of the greatest times of my life.
At one point we felt like we were on the top of the world and were about to break through to superstardom (so-to-speak). But, reality stopped us in our tracks. In the fall of 2016 were told by our management team that the only step for us moving forward was to either call it quits or grind without a label, management, or a booking agent. Basically, start over from scratch.
What do you do when you have 2 little babies and a wife at home? The choice for me was hard but it was to end Among the Thirsty. It was the hardest decision that I've ever had to make. The lead singer and I had been playing together since 2000. We started in my garage and took it to major arenas and stadiums in 48 states. Being the bass player of Among the Thirsty was my identity. It's who I was...
We used to play this song every night called "Who You Say I Am". The message behind this song was that you shouldn't wrap your identity in something that can be taken away. The song was originally written because of a relationship. I would think every night... "Thank God that's not my story". Little did I know my identity was wrapped up in being the bass player in this band.
In the months following, I tried to figure out what other band I could play with. What other bands in Nashville might let me be their bass player or drummer? After God closed one door after another, I sat down a realized that... I'm just going to trust in Him. I'm going to trust in the Father.
The Father who has always taken care of me. The Father who let me play music and accomplish every one of my dreams. The one who sustained my family when I was on the road. The one who made sure that everyone one of my bills were paid every single month. I learned that I can't put my identity into a job or even a ministry. My identity is in Christ. Doesn't matter if I knew that Sunday School answer. It's not until something is ripped from you that you realize that it was an idol.
I'm so thankful for the journey and relationships that I built touring the country and worshiping with millions. But, the greatest thing that I have ever taken away is that no matter what is thrown at me I will always trust the Lord.
My identity is that I am a child of the King and He will NEVER LET ME GO!
Founder | Adoration Apparel
We at Adoration Apparel focus on making a change in the world. We realize that we should be doing more than just making sales... we should be making a difference. A portion of every sale goes to ministries all throughout the world to further the gospel of Jesus Christ.