The Shine Effect

The Shine Effect is a full-time, ministry minded, 4-piece energetic Christian rock/worship band from Jacksboro, TN striving to answer the call God has placed on their lives to serve Him and minister to others through music and testimonies. The band consists of Maria Roberts (vocals), husband Ben Roberts (bass), Ben’s brother Josh Roberts (guitar/vocals), Josh’s wife Christa Roberts (drums), and friend Kevin Winter (sound/lighting/merchandise). Josh was the lead vocalist of The Shine Effect from 2011-2016 until Maria joined the stage as the lead vocalist at the start of 2017.

Their Start

In May 2011, The Shine Effect released their first full length, self-recorded album, “The Life. The Hope. The Journey.”. In March 2013, the band released their 6 song album, “With Open Eyes”, which was recorded at The Sound Lair with producer Miah Lajeunesse in Knoxville, TN. They released 2 singles, “Stronger (Hallelujah)” and “Your Beautiful Name”, from their “With Open Eyes” album, and received radio airplay on almost 50 radio stations.

Since May 2011, The Shine Effect has played over 850 concerts in 29 different states across the US and also in Canada. The band has played and ministered at many different churches, youth groups, Celebrate Recovery groups, festivals, revivals, Vacation Bible Schools, Christian camps, Christian and secular venues, community events, fundraisers, public and private schools, county and state fairs, non-profit organizations, etc. Celebrate Recovery is a HUGE passion of theirs as they all work the program themselves! They have played, ministered, and shared their testimonies at almost 250 different Celebrate Recovery groups!

Their Mission

The Shine Effect gets their name from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount:

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."  ~ Matthew 5:14-16

The Shine Effect has taken this verse to heart and truly strives to be that shining light in a dark world. All of the members have committed their lives to Jesus Christ and His call on their lives as musicianaries (music missionaries). Their calling is to encourage, challenge, and grow the church, as well as reach out to the lost through their music and testimonies, while building relationships along the way. Their mission is to love people, on and off stage, with the incredible love of Jesus Christ. Their passion and desire is to clearly share the Gospel through their music, testimonies, and conversations.

Their Partnership with TheHopeLine

TheHopeLine is honored to be partnered with The Shine Effect for several years now.  They are an awesome group with a heart for God and they are changing lives as they travel across the country sharing God's hope with so many.  As they cross paths with people who might need help, The Shine Effect refers those in need to TheHopeLine.  TheHopeLine is for anyone that needs a beacon of hope in a time of turmoil.

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