Justin RosolinoBorn in Long Island, NY, Justin was as a classic overachiever, graduating second in his high school class while being voted "Best All Around Student," "Class Clown," and "Most Likely to Wind up on a Psychiatrist's Couch." He later graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Virginia, only to forego a conventional white-collar career path in favor of a music career and its natural corollary, poverty. An accomplished guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Justin spent a decade headlining venues nationwide. He has composed TV and radio commercial jingles for ABC primetime television and the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency. Justin played guitar and led worship at Buckhead Church in Atlanta, GA, where he also worked at a group home for teens transitioning out of juvenile detention centers. As a freelance guitarist, he has played for Dave Barnes, Matt Wertz, and Caroline Herring, and shared the stage and/or studio with Matt Nathanson, Take 6, Ed Cash, Christa Black, Kristian Stanfill, Steve Fee, and David Wilcox. Perhaps most importantly, he played Bonnaroo in 2007, where he got to sit next to Led Zeppelin at lunch.
Upon completing a Master of Divinity at Vanderbilt in 2010, Justin received the faculty award for excellence in theological studies. He has since lectured nationwide at conferences for the American Academy of Religion. Justin was accepted to PhD programs in theology at the University of Cambridge, Vanderbilt and Baylor University, all of which he graciously declined. Though he performed for President George W. Bush at the 2005 Inauguration, he has voted for write-in candidates in every election since becoming eligible, thereby annoying everyone. Justin lives with his wife and two boys in Waco, Texas, where he serves as dean of a classical school.