Bread of STone EST. 2004
Brothers, Ben and Bill Kristijanto, formed Iowa-based band, Bread of Stone, in 2004. Their father believed the Lord was calling them to start a music ministry, so the brothers started taking music lessons and began performing in local churches. As time progressed, Bread of Stone began playing at festivals and youth conferences, and various other venues the Lord provided, giving them the opportunity to share the Gospel message. Ben and Bill have since been joined by bass player, Tim Barnes (South Dakota) and drummer, Jason Ferris (Ohio) to form a four-piece band. In 2015, the band charted No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian Rock Charts with their song Porcelain from their project Not Alone. Later that year, the group went back into the studio to work on their fifth album, Hold The Light. The band is currently working on a new project and is focused on pushing the music industry limits to create something fresh. Bread of Stone is passionate about sharing what God has been doing in their lives, both personally and as a group, wherever they travel. During a trip to Indonesia, a country the brothers called home for nine years, they founded The Light Project when they were asked for help from local village pastors. The goal of this ministry is to empower those who are not afraid to carry the light of Jesus into the darkness, even when faced with persecution. Bread of Stone continues to visit Indonesia to encourage the people and to share the Love of Christ.