ABOUT Local Sound
Founded and led by Jared Runion, the band Local Sound grew out of the Nashville, Tennessee, college and young adult ministry MyLocal615. Both the band and the MyLocal movement see themselves as culture creators who support the work of the local church in the lives of young adults.
The ‘local’ in Local Sound speaks to the roots of who the group is and why they do what they do. Runion explains: “We fully back God's dream for The Local Church and we believe that God designed the local church as ‘plan A’—to immerse the world in His culture. We were never intended to be the products of temporary culture… we were made to be distributors of an eternal one.”
The “Sound” portion of the band’s name reflects the members’ heart and passion to unite the Word of God with high energy, innovative music that reaches the world. Runion and the Local Sound team believe that they have been called to spread the Gospel through relevant, inspiring and message-driven songs that express the joy found in a life fully devoted to Christ.
“We know our identity is found in the hope of Jesus Christ,” he explains. “And as key holders to the kingdom of heaven, we do whatever it takes to bring people to Jesus by glorifying God with all that we have.”