About One In Spirit
Slippery Rock, PA
Hello! We are Von, Lynda, Ivy and Lyric McCommons, a family vocal quartet dedicated to serving the Lord through the gift of music. We love to sing His praises and to be used by the Holy Spirit to draw people into the presence of God. We present a powerful Southern Gospel program we are sure you will enjoy!
Let us introduce ourselves by sharing a little of whom we are and where we come from:
Born in Georgetown Ohio, Lynda spent her early years living in the Cincinnati area, where she sang her first duet at age eight with her sister Cindi in the Nazarene church her grandfather pastored. In her teenage years her family lived in Indianapolis Indiana where she could always be heard singing along with her favorite records. Starting her professional vocal career at age eighteen, she was hired as a singer in the traveling Las Vegas style show group “Starshine”. Von grew up in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania where he sang his first solo in church at age five, and began his professional career at the age of fifteen with his musical family’s band, “Loretta Ann and The Silvertones” as a drummer. He met the love of his life in 1976 when he flew to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to audition for a bass player position with “Starshine”. It wasn’t long before Lynda and Von fell in love and set out on a life long adventure together. They traveled 48 weeks a year with various dance and show bands until 1984 when they returned to Western Pa, to be married, start a family and to form the country rock band “Bullroper”. The band enjoyed much local success recording their first record and opening shows for headliners such as “Alabama” “The Judds” and “The Charlie Daniels Band” to name a few. At the same time the family grew to Von, Lynda, Julian, Ivy and Lyric. It was a season of excitement and joy, but also of heartache and testing. One that would lead to a new season of priorities and spiritual awakening!
After all the years of pursuing their careers and glorifying themselves with the talents that God had really given them, He finally got their attention in 1990. Shortly after Lyric was born in November of 1989, she almost died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or “SIDS”. It was at that point that Lynda, and then Von realized that the ladder to success they had been climbing was set against the wrong wall! The Lord was calling them out of the world and into fellowship with Him. Soon afterward they gave their hearts, their family and their musical gifts to The Lord Jesus Christ and they became active members of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of Slippery Rock, PA. We will forever praise The Lord!