Just Over Yonder has been playing bluegrass gospel music since 1986. Starting at Bethel Bible Church in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, the JOY band has continued to lift up the name of Jesus Christ reaching out to those who don't know Him an encouraging those who do. Just Over Yonder is Scott De Vries on banjo, Gary Archer on guitar, Thier on mandolin, and Jeff De Vries on bass. Tight harmonies are one of the group's trademarks and four-part a cappella songs are often featured as they are some of the group's favorites. High energy, informal concerts show JOY's love for the mu enthusiasm for the gospel message. The band has enjoyed many successes, including recording seven albums. They have ministered throughout the Chicago land area, playing at missions, churches and prisons as well as bluegrass festivals. But group will be quick to give all the credit to Jesus Christ. They know He is the reason they are together and the reason they play. For information and booking, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
IUMA and our webpage joyband.iuma.com is no longer. IUMA shut down the site in early 2006.
Yes. We have played for over twenty years now with only one member change in the group. We have averaged as many as six gigs a month in the early days but now we have slowed down quite a bit due to family obligations to about five to ten gigs a year. Two of our most memorable concerts are Pacific Garden Mission in Downtown Chicago and Pontiac State Prison in central Illinois. We also love playing bluegrass festivals.
Bill Monroe, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, New Tradition. Any bluegrass gospel band with banjo's and mandolins.
Isaiah 53:1-7 53:1 Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
53:2 For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, And like a root out of parched ground; He has no stately form or majesty That we should look upon Him, Nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him. 53:3 He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. 53:4 Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted. 53:5 But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed. 53:6 All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him. 53:7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He did not open His mouth; Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did not open His mouth.