August Gate Music

The Beginning

“Ever since the beginning of August Gate, we have wanted beauty and creativity to be a part of what we do.” – Josh Jones / South City Gathering Pastor

In 2014 songwriters and musicians from August Gate intentionally began writing music in preparation for an upcoming sermon series through the book of Colossians. After several songwriting sessions and studying through Paul’s writings, the group came up with 5 songs to help the local church body learn and worship with, as they walked through the book together.

“We decided to take our idea a step further, and see if our church and friends of August Gate would want to help bring these songs to life,” says Owen Pye, Metro East Gathering Worship Leader. “We launched a Kickstarter campaign and put the word out of what we were trying to do and were humbled to see such a great response.” By God’s grace and with the help of 100 Kickstarter backers, August Gate Music was able to reach their funding goal of $4,000 to produce their first EP, “Rooted and Built Up in Him: Songs from Colossians.” The EP has since been recorded, mixed and mastered by Kyle Monroe (Tiny Tape Room) and was released on April 22nd, 2014.

Music With A Mission

On January 13th, 2015, August Gate Music released it's second album, "From the Cornfield to the Shore". This album was birthed from the vision of Kevin Wright, our Metro East Gathering Pastor. Here what Kevin has to say about his first full-length album:

Raising kids is hard work.  As a father of 5, I feel pretty qualified to make that statement.  It means sleepless nights, desperate conversations, and the burden and weight of guiding them into adulthood.  And still, most parents would say it’s the greatest joy of their lives.  To hear my kids say “daddy” and to see them grow and mature is pure blessing to me.

Through this album, we want to make that same joy possible for families who are seeking adoption.  These are the facts:  there are well over 100 million orphans in the world.  There are countless families who start in on the journey to adopt, only to find that they cannot afford it.  Believing the Word of God, that we’ve been adopted and made family through Jesus, our goal is to help make these adoptions possible by raising $10,000 for the August Gate Adoption Fund.

We’re excited about this music.  We’re ready for the world to hear it and enjoy it.  But more than anything, it’s a vehicle for mission.  It’s a means of living out the Gospel and placing a high importance on something that is close to the heart of God.

Whether it’s music, mission, or both for you, we hope you’ll take this journey with us.

The Future

We exist to make music for the glory of God and the joy of the Church. Employing the gifts of people in our church, August Gate Music hopes to continue to write songs as a response to what God is already doing, and to be apart of the Gospel mission of spreading the good news of Jesus Christ in the St. Louis area and to wherever the Gospel is needed. Email  if you have any questions about August Gate Music.