PAX217: RYFO’s Inspiration
In 2000, I received a compilation album with 2 songs on it from a band called PAX217. I became their fan, instantly. I went to countless shows and wore their record out. As a young musician, I had an aspiration to rock like they did, and an admiration for who I perceived them to be. PAX217 was a voice of inspiration, calling their fans to be voices of change in our world. When God placed the idea of RYFO on my heart in 2004, the first person I thought to reach out to was Dave Tosti, lead singer of PAX217. He didn’t know me, but I had a sense that Dave would resonate with the vision. So I found his email address online, sent him an email…and he responded. A couple months later, we met together for the first time (on my birthday). Since then, Dave has been a big encouragement to me, and has even spent a season on the RYFO board of directors. I am thankful for this band and how they ministered to me in several different ways. It’s an honor to be a part of their story.
Serving the voices,