Soulfest 2020 at Oakland City University

Oakland City University is proud to present its 2020 Soulfest on April 18th at 6:00 pm. The concert is free but tickets are required. Get yours here

This year’s concert boasts an outstanding lineup, featuring Carrollton, Ryan Lynton, The Clay Harting Band, RENEE, and The Great Command.

RSVP to reserve your seat and also be entered in a drawing to win OCU themed prizes.

Food, drinks, and snacks will be sold with all proceeds going towards the Oakland City University Honduras Mission Trip.


Carrollton is an American contemporary Christian music band from Cincinnati, Ohio and Louisville, Kentucky. They formed in 2008, as Mosteller. Their members are background vocalist and bass guitarist, Jordan Bailey & background vocalist and drummer, Michael Loy

Ryan Lynton

Ryan Lynton is a worship leader and Christian singer/songwriter from Leavenworth, Indiana. Working with artist and producer Jordan Bailey (bass player for Carrollton), Ryan debuted his first album in 2018, which was welcomed by many listeners with open arms. He has opened for well known CCM artists such as For King and Country, We Are Messengers, Carrollton, and Unspoken. He has recently released a new single, “Right Here Right Now” that is currently receiving radio play. He plans to release a new album in 2020.

The Clay Harting Band

The Clay Harting Band showcases their signature southern heartland roots-rock sound, with biblically-based autobiographical lyricism. With Clay and his wife Brandy on vocals, Mike Benefiel as the bass player, Jake Headley on drums and Aaron Benefiel playing lead guitar, the band’s sole purpose is to glorify God and share the Gospel all while doing what they love to do, which is playing music.


RENEE is a Christian/pop duo consisting of two sisters, Riley Renee and Rachael Renee. The duo is currently working in Nashville, Tennessee and partnering with multi-Grammy and Dove award-winning producer Tedd T who produced For King and Country’s album “Burn The Ships” that recently won two Grammy’s. Tedd Is partnering with RENEE to release a song to the radio very soon!

They are excited about their new original single “I Want Out” that is available now on all streaming platforms. Text RENEE TO 555888 for all the latest info.

The Great Command

The Great Command was formed in 2013 with the birth of Oakland City University’s Worship Arts Program. The Great Command travels the country leading worship at youth events, church services, and OCU’s annual SoulFest concert. Students have the opportunity to experience traveling, singing, and producing Contemporary Christian Music as well as gaining experience in sound mixing, engineering, and the business aspect of the music industry. Although the style and sound has changed over the last two years as students have come and gone, The Great Command’s mission has always been to share the love of Christ with others through music. Each year, the composition of the group is different, based on the talent that auditions.