TwoEight is an outreach ministry that exists to partner with local churches all over the world to serve and reach their communities for Christ.
The back story...
Eric and Jillian Maitlen started the band 'TwoEight' in 2005 under the leadership of GTM (Global Training Ministries- a 30 year old music and missions agency out of Indianapolis that had done music outreach in over 40 countries). The name TwoEight comes from Psalm 2:8 "Ask of Me for the nations." During the first two years Eric and Jillian worked with close friends Steve Hueber, Nathan Jetter, and Ryan Fitzpatrick to help establish the band in Orlando, Arizona, California, and northern Indiana. During that time they also toured Russia and North India with GTM.
In 2007 TwoEight recorded their first full length album "Everything Was Different" with Jed Seneca of Nashville and James Masterson of Indianapolis (who had previously worked with the Frey). From 2005 to 2009 Eric and Jillian lived and ministered out of RV's across the US and toured abroad 3 to 4 times each year; ministering in China, Australia, Jamaica, Germany, El Salvador, and Guatemala; taking every open door they could get to share Christ through their music and testimonies.
In 2010 Eric and Jillian cut back their stateside touring and teamed up with Josh Husmann to plant Mercy Road Church on the north side of Indianapolis and Daron Earlewine to help establish Pub Theology Indy (an outreach to bars throughout Indianapolis). During this season Eric and Jillian continued to lead worship for conferences, facilitate outreach events throughout the midwest, and do international outreach tours each year (returning to Jamaica, Germany, El Salvador, and Guatemala; and doing ministry for the first time in Thailand, Mexico, Canada, and Belgium)
In 2015 TwoEight began building "Mercy Fest" and the "Indiana Student Movement" initiatives; adding a "community wide serve challenge" to their outreach format to demonstrate God's mercy to the communities they minister in.