The Casting Crowns are an award winning contemporary Christian rock band that started in 1999. Lead vocalist and previous youth pastor Mark Hall first started the Casting Crowns in Florida, that originally were part of a youth group and Christian student worship band. The Casting Crowns have had 8 chart topping radio hits and have received a Grammy award, and American music award and 23 Dove Awards. The Casting Crowns sing Christian messages of faith of their love for god and people. Some members of the band currently work as ministers.