Charlie Hall (musician)
||This biographical article needs additional citations for verification. (March 2010)|
|Birth name||Charles Eugene Hall III|
|Also known as||Charlie|
May 30, 1973 |
Fort Campbell, Kentucky U.S.
|Genres||Praise and Worship|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, worship leader|
|Years active||1991 - present|
Charles Eugene "Charlie" Hall III (born May 30, 1973 in Fort Campbell, Kentucky) is a Christian worship leader and songwriter from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is a member of a group of musicians and speakers that collectively form the Passion movement.
Since 1991, Charlie has been traveling, songwriting, and sharing life with people in his home of Oklahoma City, and across the United States, and even across several oceans. He attended Cherokee Hills Baptist Church and was Worship Pastor at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City.
Charlie has created several albums of diverse music. His latest album is "The Rising".
As many of the Passion collegiate gatherings were recorded live, Hall was quickly dubbed "a voice" for the Passion movement, performing on all eight Passion albums, which have sold more than one million units.
Charlie expresses the desire to be "honed into God, where I'm not part of a culture where I'm trying to make the people around me think, 'Hey, that's a good Christian.'" He says, "I'm just trying to pursue God and not pursue being accepted into a club...I'm more honed into my pursuit of God in Christ and how he's forming me and changing and helping me love him and know him." 
Perhaps the only red-headed Mexican paintballer bassist in Oklahoma City, Quint has long defied any sort of categorization. His penchant for story and joke telling is legendary, his sense of humor lights up the folks who happen to be around him. Quint lives in OKC with his wife Micheal and their dog (who would like to remain anonymous). Quint is the one in the band we can rely on to provide a Xbox should we need. His melodic and textural sense of bass playing is more present on The Rising than ever, leading many of the songs into places that less courageous bassists fear to tread. Quint is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. Quint plays D'addario strings thru Gallien-Krueger amps.
Always asking himself, “what would Dostoevsky do in this situation?” Dustin brings the nerd influence to bear in the band, which is why you might find several random books in his over-laden bag that rarely leaves his side. Dustin enacts this nerdiness in OKC, where he lives with his wife Becca and dachshund mix Luna, who deal well with a small house full of big drums. Always trying to find a new angle to approach in drums, Dustin worked to use all live drums on The Rising, making loops out of all kinds of borrowed snares, ancient marching bass drums, his keys, and an old drum head, and who knows what else. A stubborn walker, you might see him walking in random places around his native OKC, looking for a proper spot for his dream place: a vegetarian cafe/ recording studio, where you can play some music and enjoy some falafel, all at once.
Ragland is the drummer, and became interested in drumming after listening to Live and the Offspring. He graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2003.
He is known to campaign for World Vision, Amnesty International, Sojourners and Compassion International. He lives with his wife in Oklahoma City, OK.
Dustin also grew up in Edmond, OK,attending Henderson Hills Baptist Church and playing drums in the Chi-alpha band with Anderson. In addition, Dustin has played with groups including the Shrubs and Trent Malloy.
As befits a well-trained, melismatically gifted guitarist as Ben Freeman, even his dog names reflect his skills and gifts (Fender, and Lilly). While Lilly might denote a horticulturist’s green thumb, Ben is actually drawn to playing golf on the greens, though he swears he’s no Nicklaus. I say, guilty until proven innocent on that one.
Ben is married to Lindsay, and they in the midst of adopting a baby from Uganda! Ben and Lindsay live in OKC, where they entertain musical adventures in his home studio, The Villa. It doubles yet again as a smithery for his divinations into custom guitar pedal building, such as his masterpiece Fisherman’s Friend throat drops box expression pedal. It is exactly as cool as it sounds. Perhaps cooler.
Ben leads worship at New Covenant United Methodist, when not on the road bringing all kinds of creative and mind-melding noise to the people of planet Earth.
- Don't Pass Us By (As "Nathan & Charlie") (1994)
- Holy Roar (As "Sons & Daughters") (1996)
- Joel's Window (1997)
- Thought (1998)
- Porch and Altar (2001)
- On the Road to Beautiful (2003)
- Live Roots (2004)
- September Through November (2005)
- Flying into Daybreak (2006)
- The Bright Sadness (2008)
- The Rising (2010)
- The Death of Death (2013)
Passion event albums
- Our Soul's Desire (1997)
- Live Worship From the 268 Generation|Live Worship From The 268 Generation (1998)
- Better Is One Day (1999)
- One Day: Live (2000)
- The Road To One Day (2000)
- Our Love is Loud (2002)
- Sacred Revolution: Songs From OneDay 03 (2003)
- Hymns: Ancient and Modern (2004)
- How Great Is Our God (2005)
- Everything Glorious (2006)
- God of This City (2008)
- Awakening (2010)
- Here for You: Deluxe Edition (2011)
- White Flag (2012)
- Passion: Let the Future Begin (2013)
Awards↑Jump back a section
- ASCAP. "Hall Charles Eugene profile". Retrieved April 26, 2012.
- Genealogy. "Descendants of Johann Phillip Kolb". Retrieved April 26, 2012.
- Christian Music Review. "Charlie Hall biography". Retrieved April 26, 2012.
- . Charlie Hall Sheet Music
- Argyrakis, Andy (2001). "Porch and Altar". Christianity Today. Retrieved 13 October 2009.
- "Dove Awards History Artist: Charlie Hall". Gospel Music Association. Retrieved 2009-10-13.