The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

August 21, 2013

Group brings hope for life ‘beyond the ashes’

— The members of singing group “Beyond the Ashes” carry a very hopeful message, and they’re bringing that message to Fayette County. “Our plans, our abilities, our failures, even our own talents – so often those things just turn to ashes, no matter how hard we try,” says lead singer and group founder Anthony Facello. “But we firmly believe God has a plan for each of us to move beyond the ashes.”

The group will be offering that hopeful message in a free concert at Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene on Sunday, Aug. 25.

In addition to Facello, group members include Kellan Monroe and Dustin Doyle. Last year, the group was nominated for a Dove Award for New Artist of the Year. The Dove Award is the gospel music industry’s highest award.

With tight harmonies, “Beyond the Ashes” has a musical style that’s plainly rooted in gospel music, but the group says its goal is to blend musical styles and offer something for everyone in the audience. “Our vision is big,” Facello says. “So many people carry the ashes of their failures with them. We want to help people empty those pockets and refill them with the message of God’s love.”

“Beyond the Ashes” will be in concert in the sanctuary at Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 10:30 a.m. There is no cost for admission.

The Church of the Nazarene is located at 3221 East Main Street in Oak Hill, near the corner of Summerlee Road and East Main Street. For more information, members of the public can call 304-469-9204, or e-mail