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Sons of Thunder, progressive Christian rock band, to perform at CU

Sept. 23, 2015
For Immediate Release

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From left, Sons of Thunder includes: Charley McCoy, Jim “Jammer” Marcum and Joe Lycan.

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Sons of Thunder, a Williamson, W.Va. based progressive Christian rock Band, will be performing at Campbellsville University’s Homecoming from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 outside Montgomery Library.

The group calls themselves a “progressive Christian rock band with a fire for reaching a lost and hurting generation for Christ through musical outreach and evangelistic teaching.”

Everyone is invited to the free performance.

The band consists of Charley McCoy, a chief credit officer for First National Bank in Williamson, W.Va.; Jim “Jammer” Marcum, an ex-Army Ranger and Air Force veteran who serves as national director of the Highways and Hedges Motorcycle Ministry, from Charleston, W.Va.; and Joe Lycan, a registered professional geologist in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

McCoy calls himself a “mild-mannered banker by day and eclectic bassist for Sons of Thunder when on stage lifting the name of Christ.” He and his wife, Stephanie, have two daughters.

Marcum’s said his driving force is the “fulfillment of Luke 14:23 … going into the highways and hedges to reach the lost.” He drums with Sons of Thunder and said he is “totally sold out to rock for Jesus.”

Lycan and his wife, Cheryl, are the owners of Servant Heart Farm in Wilmore, Ky., and have one son who is a student at Asbury University. They also own and manage Geoex Inc., an oil and gas production company. He said his heart felt mission is to see “transformation of a nation, region by region” through evangelism in musical outreach, rocking for Jesus.

More information can be found on their website at

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is