Hearts for Corrections Worship Band

2014 Band Members L-R, Ron High, Clarence Martin, Jake Sauder, Gary Sauder, and Raymond High

Hearts for Corrections is a band of musicians formed by Derrill Burkholder and Ron Weaver to give musical accompaniment to the Streams of Life Prison Ministry. Many different musicians have played with the group from service to service, and the group will vary from time to time, but as a whole, there is a core that remains consonant in their faithfulness to serving the Lord in music. The HFC Band uses a mixture of Praise and Worship and Gospel Music in their services.

To learn more about Hearts for Corrections and their work in prison and in concert please contact the ministries music coordinator Derril Burkholder.

Music Coordinator
Derrill Burkholder
Phone: 717-354-9506
Email: derrill7@epix.net

“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.”
John 4:23

2009 Band Members- Front Row, Becky Burkholder, Derrill Burkholder. Back row, Matt Burkholder, Clarence Martin, and Mike Beamer

2009 Band Members- Front Row, Becky Burkholder, Derrill Burkholder. Back row, Matt Burkholder, Clarence Martin, and Mike Beamer

Hearts for Corrections original band members, (L-R) Derrill Burkholder, Renita Weaver, Ron Weaver

Hearts for Corrections original band members, (L-R) Derrill Burkholder, Renita Weaver, Ron Weaver

Jordan Horning

Born: September 5, 1986
Death: January 24,2006
Hearts for Corrections guitarist, Jordan Horning,
who was taken home suddenly to be with Jesus.

“Life is Fleeting”
By: Del Burkholder

Recently, I was sitting with my brother Derrill in his recording studio. We talked about his group “Hearts of Corrections: and the music they would be playing this year. The discussion went to the progress and performance of young Jordan Horning. Derrill commented how good he was be
coming on the guitar, and how his skills were exceptional. When the CD would be cut, Jordan would definitely be needed; he was vital to the group. Over the previous Sundays Derrill had watched Jordan grow musically as he played at Weaverland Mennonite Church. He talked about the joy he felt as he watched Jordan grow musically and spiritually.

It is hard to express how devastated I was to learn three days later that Jordan was in the loving arms of Jesus. I had hardly gotten the chance to know Jordan; he had only started to play for the Hearts for Corrections in the fall. He was polite, quiet, and well mannered. I could see that he was a committed Christian and serious about his music for the Lord. He was everything a Christian young person should be.

I have often been asked the question, “why”? This time I found myself asking God, why also. How could he take such a promising young talent who was truly serving him in music? Considering all that Jordan could have done for the cause of Christ; to see him die in a tragic accident did not seem to be God’s will.

God has foreordained our lives from eternity’s past. Why Jordan was only allowed 19 years here on earth is known only in the infinite wisdom of God. But we can thank God for allowing Jordan to touch the people he did. I think back to the last time we played at Frackville Correctional. It was approaching the time we had to close the meeting, and the music that night had seemed to have really touched the hearts of the inmates. They shouted “NO” as we closed the service. Their enthusiasm made me think of Jordan’s welcome in heaven. There is no doubt that he heard the words, “well done thou good and faithful servant.”