We are creative worship ministry for resourcing and refreshing the Church, worship leaders and worship teams.
JESS & DAN
Jess and Daniel have always individually had a deep passion for musical worship and the power it can have to lead people into transformative encounters with God. They met in 1999 in Youth With a Mission when they were asked to lead worship together.
From here began a journey of pursuing God, leading worship and ministering in churches together. In 2006 they released ‘There is Hope’ under the name ‘Jess Hammond’ and toured nationally with Small House records. In 2008 the journey led them to form ‘Insideout’, which encapsulated their heart to see people really meet God in a special way through corporate musical worship.
Romans 12: 1&2 became a key verse (TMT)
‘So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out’.
They continued to write, tour and serve local churches in itinerant ministry. In 2007 Jess took on the Worship Minister role at One Church in Blackburn, where Daniel also served on worship team and in the media team creating video, multimedia and animation graphics for the church. They released 3 more recording projects as Insideout – ’The Story’ EP, ‘Abide’ CD and ‘Unfailing Love’ Live DVD all in conjunction with producer Phil Gaudion (PC3). The development of ‘Presence’ Prayer and Worship encounter nights were a highlight of their ministry at One Church (amongst many, many other things).
More recently, Jess and Daniel been blessed by the ministry of Worship Circle based in the US, and have been able to sit under the mentorship of Todd Fields, Christy Nockels, Steve Fee and others. They continue to seek to grow in their ministry and songwriting gifts.
With Jess’ conclusion in the role of Worship Minister at the end of 2019, Jess and Daniel have become more available to move into full time itinerant ministry to the broader ‘Church’. Their passion is to be able to resource, refresh and encourage the local church through not only their music, but by leading prayer and worship events, training for worship teams and worship leaders, leading worship for churches, mentoring worship leaders, and consultancy for churches to see them fulfil God’s vision and their potential through the gathered worship time.
They have 2 gorgeous, energetic, bubbly kids – Jude and Rose and are based in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges in Melbourne.
‘Local churches are crying out for authentic leaders who understand the theology and practice of worship. Jess and Dan have invested in this vision for decades and bring their Christlike character into this space for leaders and teams alike.
They have the heart to see the local church make Jesus’ name famous wherever they are. They do this by embracing the creative process and taking worship teams on the journey to achieve this’
ROD CLEMENTS – Associate Minister / Doncaster Church of Christ
‘Jess & Daniel (InsideOut) write songs about surrender, and perform them with passion, open heartedness and vulnerability.
Their music takes you on a journey of reflection and gently draws you in with the sweetest melodies and soundscapes’
PHIL GAUDIoN – Lead Pastor New Hope Croydon / Producer & formerly Paul Colman Trio
‘Not only are they very talented musicians, singers and song writers, but they share a heart for God’s people and for leading them to God in worship. They come with servant hearts and an anointing from God to lead people in worship. They have the unique ability to adapt their presentation and input to churches of all shapes and sizes.’
DAVID RATTEN – Community Mission Catalyst / CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN VIC & TAS, & FORMER SENIOR MINISTER OF ONE CHURCH
Jess has been leading worship at the annual WHOLE Conference for several years now. Jess is an exceptional worship leader and has a special gift that allows her to draw others into worship regardless of their denominational background. I have found Jess wonderful to work with and brings that unique ability to translate your context into a meaningful worship experience.