Kasey's Story

Kasey is one of the most talented young worship leaders in our state. He is an incredibly talented musician, but even more that that he has a gift for leading people to worship the King.”

— Dave McClung, Church Planting Assistant Team Leader, Arkansas Baptist State Convention

    As a young boy, Kasey Earl loved to perform for his family pretending he was George Strait in front of thousands. It was evident that Kasey was not a shy kid and had a true passion to perform for others. Kasey has a background in many instruments that he started playing at a young age including piano, drums, guitar and more. At the age of 10, Kasey accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and in the coming years began to perform with a Gospel group, play at church and summer camps, and then at age 13 he surrendered his life to ministry. 

    Kasey’s talents truly stood out and he was moved up to the varsity (high school) marching band as a 7th grader. Kasey continued to build on his gift of music and was able to achieve the recognition of Elysian Fields High School's first ever Texas All-State band member. As a result of his success in band, he was named an honorary member of the East Texas Baptist University band for two years of his high school career. Also, during this time Kasey began to lead worship for his youth group at New Hebron Baptist Church to work towards his dream of leading worship for a church. After meeting a group of guys through his youth minister, Kasey played drums for a Christian pop/rock band called Floodlight that performed for many churches in the area and quickly gained popularity in East Texas. Kasey took every opportunity in his youth to expand his abilities and lead others to worship, knowing the call that God had placed on his life.

    After graduating from Elysian Fields High School in 2004, God placed Kasey at the University of Arkansas at Monticello where he would lead worship every Thursday night throughout his college career at the Missionary Baptist Student Fellowship of UAM. Kasey also toured as the drummer for renowned saxophonist and Lamon Records recording artist, Gary Meggs and the Ezekiel 3:18 Band. With multiple TV appearances and radio releases playing nationally, Ezekiel 3:18 quickly became known as "America's Jazziest Gospel Group." Kasey has also had the opportunity to play with amazing artists including Lawrence Hamilton, Frida Payne, and Ms. Della Reese. 

    The Kasey Earl band was organically formed during Kasey’s college years and has had some amazing opportunities. The band has a southern rock flavor and performs for many types of events including student retreats, Disciple Now weekends, block parties and festivals. The Kasey Earl Band recently had the incredible opportunity to entertain at an event for the Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence. Kasey’s main place is leading from the drums, but is a very versatile musician and can play other instruments including lead/rhythm guitars and bass. HIs skills span across many genres including rock, country, bluegrass, blues, orchestral, jazz and pop. In addition to the Kasey Earl Band, he regularly plays drums with the Arkansas Masters’ Singers and the Jubilation Jazz big band. Kasey is very involved in the Arkansas Baptist State Convention and enjoys opportunities to lead worship for ABSC events across the state and serves on the production team for Super Summer Arkansas and teaches drums at Praiseworks, a worship arts camp.

    In December of 2008, Kasey graduated “Cum Laude” from UAM with a Bachelor of Arts in Music - Percussion. Immediately following graduation, he served the next five years at New Life Fellowship in DeWitt, AR as Associate Pastor of Worship and Student Ministries and then just over a year as Worship Pastor at First Baptist Church, Newport, AR. God then opened the door for Kasey to move to Little Rock and join the staff at Immanuel Baptist Church as Associate Worship Pastor in 2015. During his time at Immanuel, Kasey led worship for the contemporary service on Sundays and served as the student worship leader on Wednesday nights. In the fall of 2018, God made it clear that he had a new adventure for Kasey and he accepted the position of Minister of Music and Worship at Central Baptist Church in North Little Rock. Kasey and his wife, Amanda, were married in 2009 and have one daughter, Emmy Lou.