Desi lives in Columbus Ohio. He gave his life to Christ at a young age and served in youth groups and youth choirs for most of his teenage years. It wasn’t until adulthood that he began to take his faith seriously and his passion for playing guitar seriously. His motto became.. “I want to do one thing, play guitar and serve Christ and his kingdom doing it” is why he continues to play today!
He started his Christian music journey with his soon to be long time friend Kevin Bell in Moments of Inertia! From there Desi went on to play in Christian bands such as CSP, Forever Avenue, Warship, Preeminence and now God’s Dirt! He leads praise and worship service at The Disciple Factory every Sunday morning. His love for God and desire for people to see the love of Christ continues to be the driving force behind him and his love for music!
Cliff has always had a passion for music, honed from listening to his favorite band cruising through town to concerts at the local arena. But it wasn't until his late twenties when he picked up the guitar that he was truly hooked. By playing along with his favorite songs and taking personal lessons when he could afford it, he slowly honed his craft. Cliff has been a part of many church worship teams; learning from those he played with and admired, soaking in everything he possibly could. Then came the first real band, The Pledge; he felt his calling by ministering through music. Several years and several bands later Cliff found himself teamed up with a group of like-minded and faith driven musicians, that being God's Dirt. Cliff shares his passion through powerful chords and crying solos. He speaks of life's struggles and a God that always has a hand stretched from Heaven to lift us up out of the wreckage. Just ask him, he has no problem sharing.
Drums & Percussion
Bart Jackson realized his passion for music at an early age growing up in Flint Michigan. He began playing trumpet, drums, and guitar in his grade school years but in the end drums became his passion. After spending several college years as a semi professional DJ he moved to Marysville, Ohio to start a career in pharmaceutical sales. It was there he began serving the Lord in church on the drums. After a chance encounter with a fellow Young Life leader in Columbus, Ohio Bart decided to dedicate his music to the Lord in 1997. He has shared the Gospel through music ever since, most recently in a five year stint with the band Carry The Cost (a band he formed) and now with God’s Dirt. He currently resides in Marysville Ohio with his wife Peggy and daughters Kayla and Kenzi.
Andy has a passion for serving God and Jesus Christ through music ministry. Andy started learning about music at a young age in school, and now plays guitar, piano/keyboards, and bass guitar. He has played in worship bands in church for several years, and in other Christian bands also. Currently in addition to being the bass guitarist for “God’s Dirt”, he is an instrumentalist in the worship band at his home church “The Bridge”. Andy enjoys finding new, and improved ways to help people have a better worship experience, and helping them draw closer to God during concerts the band performs, and during worship services. He is currently taking piano lessons, and learning more about how technology and computers can be used in creating music, and also a better worship experience.