About The Bondmen

“The Bondmen is a creative collaborative for Musicians and Filmmakers who are passionate about exploring deep questions of truth and mystery.”

The Bondmen is led by Matthew Osepchook. Matthew lives in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada which is one of the most beautiful places on earth. He lives with his wife and four children and runs a busy dental practice in Nelson, BC.

Matthew began songwriting in his late twenties and has been writing constantly for almost two decades. His primary instrument is the guitar. Through prayer and contemplation “The Bondmen” seeks to express the relationship with our creator in an impactful and artistic way.

The Bondmen is led by Matthew Osepchook. Matthew lives in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada which is one of the most beautiful places on earth. He lives with his wife and four children and runs a busy dental practice in Nelson, BC.

Matthew began songwriting in his late twenties and has been writing constantly for almost two decades. His primary instrument is the guitar. Through prayer and contemplation “The Bondmen” seeks to express the relationship with our creator in an impactful and artistic way.

Matthew’s testimony

testimony

My life before Christ was exemplified by typical hedonist pursuits. I have always gravitated towards experience in the physical environment. I have pursued activity to extreme and been a avid rock climber, surfer, snowboarder, basketball player, carpenter and gardener.  In the supernatural setting of British Columbia I was able to pursue all manner of adventure and thrill seeking. It is what draws people to this amazing place to live.

I have also pursued academics in order to become a professional and have been a licensed dentist in Canada for close to two decades. My security, identity and happiness was derived from these things. I learned in Vancouver that happiness can be fleeting and what I was missing did not come from these pursuits.

I have always loved music. I enjoy the rap rhythms of Public Enemy and Beastie Boys. I love the compositional genius of Beethoven and Bach. I have studied at the Conservatory and the concerts. Grunge was a game-changer and I was grieved at the passing of Chris Cornell, my favourite singer. I related to his lyrics and introspective approach to songwriting.

MATTHEW’S TESTIMONY

continued

While studying the music of System of a Down, an incredible progressive rock band, I learned the most important lesson of my life. In their song “Chop Suey” they pull lyrics from the crucifixion of Jesus and recite the words “Father, why have you forsaken me….”

A great fellow musician explained this to me. He explained what it meant when Jesus was separated from His father on the Cross. For the first time in my life I understood, as much as I could, what that meant for Jesus. There is no greater love than this, than to lay down your life for the one you love.

Now I have peace and joy that I never had before. Now I am motivated to let my character and attitude be a reflection of who Jesus is. I live for Him and the pursuits in my life revolve around who He is. The music I write has no greater purpose then to glorify His amazing name and draw others to Him. While my life is still not perfect I know the Living God who created me. I can call on Him to be Who He wants to be in my life.

My composer.

My conductor.

My God.

MATTHEW’S TESTIMONY

Testimony

My life before Christ was exemplified by typical hedonist pursuits. I have always gravitated towards experience in the physical environment. I have pursued activity to extreme and been a avid rock climber, surfer, snowboarder, basketball player, carpenter and gardener.  In the supernatural setting of British Columbia I was able to pursue all manner of adventure and thrill seeking. It is what draws people to this amazing place to live.

I have also pursued academics in order to become a professional and have been a licensed dentist in Canada for close to two decades. My security, identity and happiness was derived from these things. I learned in Vancouver that happiness can be fleeting and what I was missing did not come from these pursuits.

I have always loved music. I enjoy the rap rhythms of Public Enemy and Beastie Boys. I love the compositional genius of Beethoven and Bach. I have studied at the Conservatory and the concerts. Grunge was a game-changer and I was grieved at the passing of Chris Cornell, my favourite singer. I related to his lyrics and introspective approach to songwriting.

Mathew’s Testimony

Continued

While studying the music of System of a Down, an incredible progressive rock band, I learned the most important lesson of my life. In their song “Chop Suey” they pull lyrics from the crucifixion of Jesus and recite the words “Father, why have you forsaken me….”

A great fellow musician explained this to me. He explained what it meant when Jesus was separated from His father on the Cross. For the first time in my life I understood, as much as I could, what that meant for Jesus. There is no greater love than this, than to lay down your life for the one you love.

Now I have peace and joy that I never had before. Now I am motivated to let my character and attitude be a reflection of who Jesus is. I live for Him and the pursuits in my life revolve around who He is. The music I write has no greater purpose then to glorify His amazing name and draw others to Him. While my life is still not perfect I know the Living God who created me. I can call on Him to be Who He wants to be in my life.

My composer.

My conductor.

My God.