Personnel includes: Carman, Russ Taff, Tony Orlando, Out Of Eden (vocals); Matt Porter, Sigmund Johns, Jim Butler, Jonathon Carrey (rap vocals); Tom Hemby, George Cocchini, Micah Wilshire (guitar, background vocals); Kenny Vaughan, Jerry McPherson, Brent Rowan, Mark Baldwin (guitar); Bruce Bouton (steel guitar); Joey Miskulin (accordion); Mike Haynes, Jeff Bailey, Barry Green, Chris McDonald, Calvin Smith, Allan Brown, Steve Patrick, Sam Levine (horns); Boh Cooper (piano); Tim Akers (keyboards); Byron Hagan (Hammond B-3 organ); Matt Pierson, Byron House (bass); Dan Needham, Michael Clarke (drums); Eric Darken (percussion); Michael Linney, Michael Bragg (programming); Michael Mellett, Lisa Cochran, Bonnie Keen (background vocals).
Engineers include: Steve Bishir, David Schober, Bryan Lenox.
All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.
MISSION 3:16 was nominated for a 1999 Grammy for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album.
Personnel: Tim Davis , Michael Mellett (vocals, background vocals); Andrea Baca, William Stroupe, Joey Richey, Lisa Bragg, Kristine Stroupe, Out of Eden, Russ Taff, Todd Smith , Tony Orlando, Danielle Kimmey (vocals); Sigmund Johns, Jim Butler (rap vocals, background vocals); Jonathan Carrey, Matt Porter (rap vocals); Dave Perkins (guitar, synthesizer); Micah Wilshire (guitar, background vocals); George Cocchini, Jerry McPherson, Kenny Vaughan, Mark Baldwin, Tom Hemby, Brent Rowan (guitar); Bruce Bouton (steel guitar); John Mock (tin whistle, bodhran); Joey Miskulin (accordion); Mike Haynes , Alan Brown , Calvin Smith , Sam Levine , Chris McDonald, Jeff Bailey , Barry Green, Steve Patrick (horns); Bo Cooper (piano, background vocals); Phil Madeira (Farfisa, keyboards); Tim Akers (keyboards); Michael Clarke , Scott Williamson, Dan Needham (drums); Eric Darken (percussion); Danny Duncan, Michael Bragg, Michael Linn, Tedd T., Tommy Sims, Tony Miracle, Brian Tankersley, Bryan Lenox, Carl Marsh (programming); Aimee Joy Weimer, Rob Neal, Tina Vallejo, John Hartman , Lisa Bevill, Lisa Cochran, Lori Wilshire, Lynn Nichols, Phil Keaggy, Todd Cooper, Nicol Sponberg, Bonnie Keen (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Patrick Kelly ; Steve Bishir; Brian Tankersley; Bryan Lenox.
Recording information: Air Studios, London, E Besik; Caravell Studios, Branson, MO; Dugout; GBT Studio; Playground; Positive Movement; White House.
Editor: Ken Love.
Photographers: Michael Grecco; Robert Fleischauer.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Dan Cleary; The London Session Orchestra.
Arranger: Carl Marsh.
It's techno! No, it's a James Bond soundtrack, no it's Midge Ure! No, it's pop Gospel! Wait a second, it's all those things and more! In an unprecedented act of genre-hopping, Christian pop vet Carman, combines all those styles and more (most of them in the first song!) on MISSION 3:16. This eclectic electronic pop opus is as far from anybody's idea of conventional spiritual music as you're ever likely to get. Carman's innovations are established so firmly from the start as he worships the Lord in his own unique way, that it doesn't seem at all incongruous when bits of rap, heavy metal-guitar and ominous spy-movie themes pop up. Indefinable, unpredictable, and utterly original.