Mark Hall has served nearly 20 years in youth ministry, Casting Crowns' lead singer/songwriter and author Mark Hall is the student pastor at Eagles Landing First Baptist Church in Atlanta. Mark has co-written several best-selling books including Lifestories, Your Own Jesus, and The Well. During an eight-year career as lead singer of Casting Crowns, Mark Hall has seen nine of Casting Crowns projects become RIAA certified, with a tally of one RIAA Double-Platinum Album, three RIAA Platinum Albums, three RIAA Platinum DVDs, one RIAA Gold Album, one RIAA Gold DVD and 4 RIAA Gold Singles, holding position as Billboards top-selling act in Christian music since 2007. The group also claims two American Music Awards, with six total nominations, 2 Billboard Music Awards, three GRAMMY Awards, and 15 GMA Dove Awards. In addition, Mark has been named BMI Songwriter of the Year.
Matthew West is an ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner and lauded by The New York Times as "a vivid and compelling songwriter with impressive approaches to the familiar," four-time GRAMMY® nominee Matthew Wests discography includes acclaimed releases: Happy (2003), History (2005), Something to Say (2008), The Story of Your Life (2010) and Into The Light (2012). His songwriting credits include cuts by Rascal Flatts, Diamond Rio, Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns and more.
Tatio Viana, a self-taught artist from Madrid, left a decade-long career in advertising to follow his passion for illustration in 2000. Since then, he has breathed life into the pages of math, history, science, and literature textbooks with his rich, vivid illustrations. Outside of the studio, youll most likely find Tatio swaying to jazz, devouring a book, or laughing with his four-year-old son, Elías.