and still singing all over the continent, Living Sacrifice has
made Zion Music their home since 1997. Living Sacrifice, the scripture
reference in Romans 12:1 where Paul challenges us "to
present ourselves as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable..."
is not just a name for Kyle Dill and Marty Archer.
In 1984, when they formed LIVING SACRIFICE they were joined by
two other friends to kick-off a back-to-school rally on the college
campus of Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. Each
were actively involved with the Baptist Student Center and felt
a call to go beyond those activities and sing in surrounding areas.
Kirksville is still home-base for LIVING SACRIFICE. Their scope
of singing has grown over the years to surrounding states and
beyond. Today, Kyle and Marty are joined by their wives. Lisa
Archer met Marty in the mid 80's and worked behind the scenes
in the ministry. One night, she was needed to fill-in for the
tenor who had suddenly become sick with the flu. Soon after, the
tenor left the group and Lisa become permanent alto part. Patty
Dill joined LIVING SACRIFICE in 1987 as the pianist. One year
after touring, she and Kyle were married and later began singing
soprano. LIVING SACRIFICE soon developed their own style as a
mixed quartet and started writing some of their own music.
in ministry have allowed them some unique opportunities to share
about Christ. In 2000, they performed for an Iowa Caucus.
For the past 2 years, they have performed LIVE with the Dakota
Valley Symphony Orchestra in Minneapolis, MN. In 2003, they
were nominated for a Diamond Award as Group of the Year. They
are a featured group each year aboard a Royal Caribbean Cruise
for the Gospel Fest Cruise hosted by Matt Hunt. Each year,
they perform at the Mid West Quartet Convention in Minneapolis.
On the home
front, Marty and Lisa live in Kirksville and have a son,
Cole. Kyle and Patty Dill live nearby in Macon, MO. The
blend of two married couples brings a unique banter on stage as
they share what God does. Their love for music and harmony shows
in their songs and arrangements.