Dale and Lisa
Dale Jost served as a pastor in the Evangelical Free Church for 17 years. In 1997, Dale decided he wanted freedom to devote more time to raising his family, so he stepped down from being a pastor. The following year, he moved his family to a stubble field in southern Alberta. He and his sons moved a house and several outbuildings onto the property. Country life has provided Dale with many opportunities to work with his family and teach his sons valuable life skills. Dale drove a school bus, ran a small woodworking business and raised purebred golden retrievers for many years, which give him flexibility to help with the home schooling and spiritual mentoring of the children who remain at home. In 2007, God specifically directed Dale to begin taking his family across Canada and into the United States to share through music the faithfulness of God. In concert, Dale plays guitar, dobro, and vocals. Lisa is a homemaker and very talented song writer. She loves ministering from home and on the road, supporting Dale wherever God leads, and diligently seeking to raise their children for God’s glory.
Psalm 40:3 “He has put a new song in my mouth — Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the Lord.”
Josiah & Audrey
Third born in the family, Josiah married his lovely bride, Audrey in May, 2015. Josiah is the bass player for the band and Audrey contributes on the Fiddle.
Josiah & Audrey are both graphic designers and both have a passion for using creativity to the glory of God. Josiah specializes in logo design (www.siahdesign.com) and can bring his work on the road. They also have a passion for the sanctity of unborn life and have a website dedicated to artwork to be used in the pro-life movement (defendsouls.com).
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.
Joel(born in 1989) has a great ability to get people laughing. He is the band’s excellent soundman. He really has an interest in movie making and art. He has a vision to produce and direct films that honor and glorify God. He is an accomplished film maker and his short films have made it into the 2012 and 2013 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival as well as done work on a number of documentaries. He works with his siblings to put out short films regularly for their YouTube channel Jostie Flicks.
Favorite Food: Mexican, Spicy foods and Mom’s whole wheat crusted homemade Pizza
Favorite Sport: Baseball and Ultimate Frisbee
Prov 17:22 “A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.”
Emily(born in 1991) has a beautiful voice that adds so much to all the Jost Family’s songs. Emily has a very lively personality and is always ready to make a friend. She recently started playing the cello. In her spare time, she loves to cook, bake, read, play sports, listen to music, act and spend time with her family.
Favorite food: Mexican, Italian, greek, and anything heathy and nutritious.
Matt. 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Jeremiah(born in 1993) really has a love for music. He loves working with his hands and is really gifted in woodworking and guitar. He will take any chance he can get to play sports.
On stage, he plays the Ganjo, Banjo, Guitar and Cajon.
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite Sport: Soft-Ball, Volleyball
Joseph(born in 1995) is one of the “smarter” kids in the family. He has a really sweet spirit and most always willing to do whatever one asks of him.
Favorite food: Pizza, Greek
Favorite Sport: Baseball, Volleyball
What do you like to do in your spare time?: Read, Play sports
Hobbies: Chess, web design
Joshua(1997) really enjoys working outside with the animals and his Dad.
Favorite food: Spaghetti
Favorite Sport:Ultimate, floor hockey and baseball
What do you like to do in your spare time?:Listen to music
Hobbies:Raise animals, work outside.
Amy-Joy(born in 1999) has a beautiful voice and we’re very excited to see how the Lord will use her gift. We love being able to hear her sing around the house. Amy-Joy loves to help around the house and adds a lot of joy and bounce to the Jost home. She plays the ukulele and is also learning the guitar. She leads this young trio through many fun games, and activities which includes making fun short films. On the road, she’s always ready to make a new friend.
Hannah-Grace(born in 2000) is so sensitive to others needs and is always ready to give a hug. She also has incredible artistic ability. She’s also got some spunk and is often a kick in the pants and has a great sense of humor. Hannah sings along with the family on stage and occasionally adds rhythm eggs on some songs.
Judah(born in 2003) is such a bright spot. His big brother, Josiah, loves to share “Judah” stories on the road. He has a really soft heart and is very sensitive and aware to spiritual things.
Matt. 18:4-5 “Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.”
Jesse and Heidi
Jesse and Heidi were married in the spring of 2006. They no longer tour with the family band – but they are a joy to hang out with. They reside in the country – only half a mile from the Jost family – which gives their three children, John-Michael, Sophia and Elijah plenty of room to run around. Jesse’s passions include writing and speaking, as well as being a husband and father. After graduating from high school, Jesse studied church history and Christian apologetics extensively. Jesse puts out a monthly apologetic e-newsletter and has just published four booklets. He supports his family by doing electrical work and other handyman jobs.
You can visit their website purityandtruth.com to find articles and resources.
Heidi grew up near Cut Bank, Montana. Heidi loves being a wife and mother. She is a very gifted writer, and recently completed writing a book about her sister, Katrina, who passed away in 2001.
Jonathan and Sharla
Jonathan and Sharla were married in the fall of 2006. They also no longer tour with the family band. They live in the country and are a few miles down the road from Jesse and Heidi. They have 4 beautiful children. Lucy is the oldest followed by Nathan, Ruth and little Keith. Jonathan loves to work with his hands and his hard work ethic has made him a hired-hand-in-demand. Since getting married, he has launched a handyman business and has not lacked for work. Sharla grew up near Missoula, Montana. For several years, she traveled around the USA touring with her musical family, the Robys. Jonathan and Sharla began their courtship while the Robys were recording the Josts’ music CD, My Heart’s At Home. Since getting married, Sharla has enjoyed setting up house and accompanying Jonathan to work every chance she gets.