We are made up of a unique group of individuals—different ages and backgrounds. All of us, however, carry the same goal: to capture the Father's heartbeat. What we create is an expression of what the Lord is doing in our lives as individuals, as well as in our local church. We believe the Kingdom of God is here and now. We desire to seek The Kingdom first and we pray that what we create encourages others to do the same. We strongly believe that as the Body of Christ corporately seeks The Kingdom it WILL  impact our community and the nations. We strive to foster a vulnerable and sincere worship environment, desiring to know God and experience His presence. This drives our creative process and a daily lifestyle of individual and corporate worship.

New Horizons Worship is a large collective of artists. Let Praises Rise is our first album, but be looking for other projects that will be made up of different members of our team. Here are the individuals that were are part of recording and developing Let Praises Rise.

Jake Shivley

Director, Musician, Singer-songwriter 


Age: 35

Born: West Memphis, AR

School/Occupation: Veterinarian; Assistant Clinical Professor at Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine and working on Masters of Veterinary Science

Family: Wife- Cori and 4 daughters- Piper, Sophie, Willow,  and Autumn.

Random Fact: Favorite movie franchise - LOTR. When I was younger I swallowed a sewing needle. I have pictures of the X-ray to prove it! 

Hannah Buckner

Musician, Singer-songwriter 

Age: 20

Born: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfortshire England

School/occupation: Anthropology major at Mississippi State University, worship leader. and sometimes I teach kiddos about music .

Family: super awesome mom and dad, 5 incredible brothers, 4 legit sister-in-laws, and lots of munchkin nephews and nieces .

Random Fact: Currently studying Mandarin Chinese. #nihao Sometimes I watch Spanish dramas on Netflix with my mom. #subtitles

The crew

Chuck Bentley

Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 56

Born: Atlanta, GA

School/occupation: Belmont University, Music Business Major.  After 17 years on the road in music ministry, traveling, writing, recording. I spent 9 years as a worship pastor in Colorado, and 3 years in Alabama. 

Family: Married for 29 years to Kathy, 6 children, 3 of whom lead worship on a regular basis.

Random Fact:  I was in a group in the 80s called POWER ALLEY.  Our first radio release made it to #2 in Pittsburgh, PA right behind Amy Grant... woohoo! One of my solo radio releases made it in the top ten in Walla Walla Washington-- really nice folks in Walla Walla. I also LOVE fried catfish!

Cole Andrews

Musician, Songwriter

Age: 28

Born: Starkville, MS

School/occupation: New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Seminary Student

Family: Wife, April McDonald Andrews

Random Fact: I have a side hustle, titled The Whole Lyfe, where I encourage others to be empowered to live their fullest Life! My favorite Verse is 2 Tim2:22 "Flee from youthful passions, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart."

Josiah Buckner


Age: 32

Born: Maben, MS

School/occupation: Sales and Marketing Coordinator for an Outdoor Sales Agency. Director of Kingdom Outdoors Ministry.

Family: Wife- Monica, 2 sons- Pearson and Titus, and 1 daughter- Ariana.  

Random Fact: I graduated from High School in Thailand and have lived in 4 different countries (China-3yrs, England-5yrs, Thailand-5yrs, and U.S.-the rest of the years). Spent almost 6 years in Law Enforcement, and have been in the Military for over 13 years. I also have a turkey hunting addiction!

Leah Bentley

Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 21

Born: Nashville, TN

School/occupation: Music Therapy Major at Mississippi University for Women

Family: Daughter of two loving parents, Chuck and Kathy Bentley. Proud sister of Four Brothers and one sister

Random Fact: I grew up in Colorado Springs, which cultivated a deep love for the outdoors. Flowers bring me joy. Watercoloring is another outlet of creativity for me. 

Luke Buckner

Drummer, percussionist 

Age: 25

Born: Narrabri, Australia

School/occupation: P.E. Teacher and Basketball Coach at Starkville Christian School. Small business owner.

Family: Wife- Caitlin and son- Ocean

Random Fact: I grew a SWEET mustache once! I actually had it when I walked down the aisle when I graduated from Mississippi State. 

William Pochop 

Musician, Vocalist 

Age: 27

Born: Baton Rouge, LA

School/occupation:  Mississippi State University Graduate. Working as the Sports Coordinator for the Starkville Parks and Recreation Department. 

Family: Wife- Caroline and have a lovely dog named Pearl.

Random Fact: I have a stutter, and I donated one of my kidneys to my sister in 2013.

Nathan "Nate" Knox

Slap da bass

Age: 45

Born: Houston, MS

School/occupation: Draftsman for a Metal Building Company out of Houston TX.

Family:  2 daughters- Shelby and Hannah

Random Fact: I started playing bass at age 13. I learned by watching. The first time I ever picked one up, I played right along with the band and have been playing ever since.