There’s a common misconception among individuals that young people cannot be successful leaders. 1 Timothy 4:12 disputes this thought, saying “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”
Freshman Jake Boilla is living out this verse, glorifying God with his music.
He began his musical performances around age 6, using furniture around the house to his advantage; pretending he was on stage.
“I would always stand on the coffee table and announce myself as if I was on stage,” said Boilla.
Boilla plays guitar and sings for ROG monthly. He often leads the worship set at the young age of 15.
While he enjoys performing other people’s works on stage, his real passion comes from writing his own music.
“My favorite part (about music) is writing my own songs,” says Boilla. “I usually don’t share them with other people but I love writing.”
Jake recently was a part of the band playing guitar at the Lavish Gala, the school’s financial aid fundraiser, with Joy Hill and friends singing. It was obvious that he was the youngest on stage, in fact all the other band members were adults.
On stage Boilla was seemingly confident, but he reveals later that his nerves got the best of him that night.
“Honestly when I was at the Gala, I was nervous. All of the people on the stage with me were very good, and it made me very nervous,” said Boilla. “I was honored that they chose me and I had a great time.”
Although he was nervous the night of Lavish, The Lord worked through everyone on the praise team, and the spirit moved throughout the room.
Jake will be performing Saturday, March 24 at 7pm at Grease Monkey in Arlington. He will be singing some favorite country covers. For more information, contact Boilla.