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Who is Glory's Gate?

Glory's Gate is a Christian rock band focused on spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The band was formed in 2017 by JT Marshall who was inspired to deliver a message of Hope and Grace. "As Christians we have an obligation to share the good news of forgiveness, not a message of condemnation, but a message of deliverance - deliverance through faith in Jesus Christ."


John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth and the life: No man cometh unto the Father, but by me" 

JT MARSHALL - SINGER/SONGWRITER

Born and raised in a little known cactus covered, sandbur overgrown area by the name of Sandridge in the Heart of Illinois, singer/songwriter JT Marshall never learned to wear flipflops and going barefoot was just flat out if the question. Fall was spent cutting firewood for the long winters. Spring was spent mending the garden. While summers were spent just plain living it up. Baseball, mini bikes, 3 wheelers and all the fishing anyone could stand. Anyone who knew him understood that he believed the only real way to recover from hard work is to play harder.
A far cry now from that life he lived in the country JT served in the US Marine Corps and Received a Bachelor Degree in Anthropology from Illinois State University. He is also a Baptist Deacon, a father, husband and musician.
In 2017 JT wrote and produced his 1st album, "Stay Strong" which highlights the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a rich fusion of Americana, Rock, Country and Blues. The style is unique and transcends across multiple age groups and genres. He is currently working on a 2nd album and is moving to make an impact on Christian music by creating music that not only sounds good but is distinctly different from everything else available in the mainstream music industry.

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JON ANTHONY - KEYBOARD

The son of JT Marshall, Jon Anthony has been creating music since he was a small child. Jon Anthony is a gifted multi-instrumentalist accomplished in guitar, keyboard, Native American flute, harmonica and even the good old fashioned mouth harp. He has even been known to tinker with the accordion. As a matter of fact Jon pushed for an accordion accompaniment in their new release 'Pierced Through the Heart'. It didn't happen.
When Jon is not touring with Glory's Gate he works as the studio sound recording engineer at Bass Face Studios in Washington, Illinois.

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BRIAN FIRMAND - LEAD GUITAR

Brian has been aweing the Peoria area scene for over 20 years with his amazing guitar leads. He is the founder of the well known area band, "Midnight Special". His passion for Rhythm and Blues takes Glory's Gate to that next level where they seem to cross the barriers between musical genres and generations.

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ROBYN DAVIS - GUITAR

Not enough can be said about the talents of Robyn Davis. A former studio guitarist for the famed "Golden Voice Studios" in Pekin, Illinois, Robyn has worked with tracks from bands like REO Speedwagon, Head East and Tesla.

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CASEY YOUNG - DRUMS

Casey grew up mastering the pots and pans - playing them as a toddler on the kitchen floor with spoons and has never looked back.

He is a US Navy Veteran and has enjoyed over 30 years of playing the local scene in bands like River City Junction, Cabin Fever, The Renegades and was founder of the band Twisted Minds.  Casey is a founding member of Glory's Gate and his love for Jesus is a constant reminder why Glory's Gate exists. His high energy and uplifting spirit keeps sessions light and friendly. 

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TODD AKERS (A.K.A. THADDEOUS) - BASS

Todd is progressive rock bassist and the newest member of Glory's Gate. You'll never miss him on stage. His high energy presence at times steals the show.

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