I want to impress upon people that each day is a gift from God, and a day is huge when you think about all that can be accomplished in it," says Josh Penner, one of the three Penner brothers comprising the band Jake.
With that thought in mind, Jake sets out to mobilize a generation with its sophomore release, Army of Love, because to Toby and fraternal twins Marty and Josh, it's not enough to say you love someone-you need to show that love.
"Army of Love represents our focus," says front man Toby. "It's a meaningful song in many different ways, not just in the music, but in the message we hope it relates to people."
More than just a title, Army of Love is a multi-level ministry for the band where its desire is to encourage individuals to become involved with organizations and outreach ministries in their local communities.
Raised in a Christian home in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada, the guys' parents, Jake and Marie Penner, instilled in their sons the Christian's need to make a difference for God's kingdom, a lesson Toby admits they are still learning. "When we first thought about 'becoming' Jake, we just had the vague goal of playing cool music without hitting people over the head with any big message. But now as we get more involved in the music industry, we see the impact our songs have on people and the opportunity we have to create awareness in people's lives.