864-534-6671
P.O. Box 10931, Rock Hill, SC 29731

ABOUT US

MUSIC

Expect to hear a variety of musical sounds and blended styles that encourage and focus hearts to bring praise to the Creator of music. We have been blessed to partner with many talented writers, orchestrators and musicians around the country to produce quality music that is both God-honoring and relevant. We’re currently offering a concert program that works well in a service slot or as an outreach event during the week. You can hear some samples of our music from our latest CD project HERE.

HOME

God has provided a beautiful tour vehicle for us to travel in, which also doubles as our overnight accommodations. We travel fully equipped with our own audio/visual system and instruments. This was made possible only through God’s generous provision and direct answers to prayer.

EXPERIENCE

The Merrills have served on multiple ministry teams representing several organizations, camp staff positions, as well as their own family’s ministries. They were deeply involved in a thriving church plant in Powdersville, SC. Eventually, this church commissioned the Merrills as some of their first missionaries to travel full-time doing music and children’s programs with the Merrill Evangelistic Team (Niah’s father’s ministry). After 2.5 years, God directed Niah and Allisha to join with Wycliffe Associates in the work of Bible translation. God used this time to broaden their ministry experiences and give them a greater burden for missions and Bible poverty around the world. After organizing and hosting over 170 fund-raising events across the west coast for Wycliffe Associates, God brought them to the next transition and step of faith: starting the new traveling music ministry in which they currently serve.

Niah Merrill

Niah is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and performer born in McMinnville, OR. Growing up on the road since he was 3 years old, he travelled with his family’s third-generation music ministry (the Musical Merrills, which eventually became Merrill Ministries). When Niah arrived at Bob Jones University, he gained more stage experience by performing in the Classic Players drama troupe, Wind Band, University Chorale, as well as several student leadership offices while earning his B.A degree in Mass Media. During his graduate work (M.A. in Organizational Communication), he managed one of BJU’s theaters and worked alongside faculty and student-led productions. Upon graduation in May of 2012, Niah rejoined Merrill Ministries to lead the music and children’s programs along with his wife, Allisha. As a member of the International Juggler’s Association, Niah’s skills in comedy and juggling have been a unique asset to connect with people of all ages. Niah transitioned to a position as the Southwest Area Director for Wycliffe Associates where he and Allisha hosted 170 events all over the west coast raising funds for Bible translation projects. Now, Niah and Allisha’s goal is to inspire concert audiences to use their own abilities to the fullest potential for God’s glory.

Allisha Merrill

After earning her B.A. in speech and minoring in music, Allisha taught speech on the collegiate level for two years while earning her M.A. degree in Performance Studies. After performing major roles for productions with the Classic Players, Living Gallery, and Vesper Programs at Bob Jones University, she created and performed two successful original 50-minute one-man shows. Outside of her scholastic experiences, Allisha partnered with local schools and community centers to conduct workshops focusing on speech, physical comedy and pantomime. Her work with the Greenville Shakespeare Company and other groups broadened her directing and acting experience. After marrying Mattaniah in 2012, she served as pianist, vocalist, drama instructor, and ladies’ conference speaker for Merrill Ministries. In 2014, she and Niah traveled for Wycliffe Associates hosting and performing in banquets for Bible translation projects until beginning their new concert ministry in 2016.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

HEARTS OF SERVICE

Honoring the Lord by providing excellent and encouraging programs is top priority.

PROFESSIONAL QUALITY

Niah and Allisha are constantly honing their skills to remove distractions and present Scriptural truth that’s excellent, accurate, and relevant.

CREATIVITY

Each performance is carefully crafted to be engaging, aesthetically pleasing, and memorable.