MercyMe is a Christian rock and evangelical contemporary Christian music group formed in Edmond, Oklahoma, USA, in 1994.
Singer Bart Millard meets pianist James Phillip Bryson in Lakeland, Florida, after an invitation from his youth pastor. Both lead a praise team on a trip to Europe. They feel a call to work full time in music. Then, they meet the guitarist Michael John Scheuchzer who joins them, then moves to Oklahoma City. The group was officially formed in 1994 at the Henderson Hills Baptist Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. In 1997, they moved to Nashville to find a registration contract. After a year, they leave Nashville for Dallas and record an album. They minister at Irving Baptist Church. Then they move to Greenville, Texas, and minister to Highland Terrace Baptist Church.