Point of Grace Biography
Point of Grace is a group of Christian pop music singers and authors. This all ladies quartet consisted of Shelley Breen, Heather Payne, Denise Jones, and Terry Jones, and two permanent band members, Dana Cappillino on guitar and Tommy McGee on bass. In November 2003, Terry Jones decided she needed to spend more time with her family after giving birth to her third child, and left the group, with Cappillino's wife Leigh joining in March 2004 for their 2004 release I Choose You.
The group's debut self-titled album was released in 1993; since then, they have been recognized as one of the top Contemporary Christian music bands in the United States. In 2003, they released their ninth album, 24 - a compilation of their 24 consecutive #1 radio singles. To this date, no band in any genre has matched this record.
The group has started a conference for young girls, the Girls of Grace series.
When Point of Grace added a touring band in 1998, they tapped well-known guitar player Dana Cappillino and bass player Tommy McGee to head the group. Some notable band members who have joined the six members of Point of Grace on tours have included Derek Wyatt (1998-99) and J.D. Blair, best known for his work with Shania Twain, in (2001). Michael Passons, formerly of Avalon, has added his work with the group in 2006.
Family plays a more important role than what most fans think. In addition to Dana Cappillino playing guitar for his wife, the group in recent years changed booking agents, leaving the William Morris Agency in favour of The Breen Agency, founded by Shelley's husband David.
Denise Jones is the cousin of former NBA players Mark and Brent Price.
Heather Payne once was a regional (Little Rock) contestant in the Metropolitan Opera contest.
The group started in 1991 as students from Ouachita Baptist University. Heather Payne, Denise Jones, and Terry Jones were all raised in Norman, Oklahoma, but did not know each other until in college; joined by Breen, from Little Rock, Arkansas.
The group was originally called Say So, based on Psalm 107:2 ("Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy"), but had to change its name. The name Point of Grace is derived from a saying by C.S. Lewis, "We as Christians live at every day, at the point of God's grace."