Dave & Marni Thurston married in July of 1987 and have been in ministry together since. Their dream of taking their family of 5 sons on the road to share in music and ministry came true in January 2004.
Although based in Holt, Michigan, they travel to many different States, sharing the gospel in Churches, Auditoriums, Fairs, Festivals and Amphitheaters.
“We enjoy singing in concert settings and sharing the stage with many of our friends in gospel music, but our heart is for the local church”, says Dave.
“We’ve reached a new season in our lives. We have a lot to share”, says Marni.
“We’ve experienced the Power of God in our services”, says Dave. “I have lost count, but last count I remember was over 1,600 people saved in our services and thousands of people have rededicated their lives to the Lord. We Praise God for this.”
The focus for The Thurstons has always been Family, Music & Ministry. That focus remains the same. However, over the past few years the boys have grown, married, have children of their own and now minister in their own respective churches.
Although the appearance of a family setting on stage has changed, the line up of The Thurstons remains to be that of a family feeling.
In September 2013 the power house vocalist, Monty Bishop teamed with Dave & Marni to maintain a solid Thurston sound and strong ministry. Monty has been a friend for over 30 years, “so it feels like family”, Dave says.
“After some time off the road to raise my family, it’s an honor to be back out on the road and be part of this powerful ministry”, says Monty.
Dave & Marni are both great communicators to the audience they minister to. They are sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit and have a desire to encourage the body of Christ and uplift the Name of Jesus through their music and testimony.
Classy appearance, sincere hearts and the ability to deliver the Word of God in song and testimony makes this group very effective while on the platform. Their music and presentation of the word of God is inspiring and their energy is contagious.