II Guys from Petra

At the time of Petra's retirement at the end of 2005, the future was unclear for Bob and John. Both were pursuing other ventures outside of the music business when Bob received an invitation from Canada to lead worship for a youth retreat. Bob immediately thought of teaming with John, much to the delight of the sponsors. As Bob began arranging popular worship songs for the duo to perform, it became obvious that it wouldn't be much harder to make an album together. After several months of work it was time to christen the new venture. Should they call themselves Bob and John...or Schlitt and Hartman? They elected to call themselves what they suspected people would call them inevitably..."Oh...that's two guys from Petra"!

Vertical Expressions: 2007

Album Montage 

Listen    to the II Guys story in this humorous yet insightful interview with the "Family Friendly Morning Show with Doug & Kim" of "Today's Christian Music."

Listen as John and Bob lead worship and give their personal testimonies about their salvation and the work of the Spirit which led them to musical ministry at Riverdale Church, Moon Township, PA, on August 12, 2007.


Live at Calvary Chapel - Oceanside, CA


Produced by Bob Hartman
Additional production by Jim Cooper

Lead vocals: John Schlitt
Guitars: Bob Hartman
Guitars and lead vocals recorded at House Of Bob Studio
Keyboards, bass and background vocals recorded by Jim Cooper at Lake Dog Studios in Franklin TN
Mixed by Tony Palacios at The Palace in Springhill TN
Drums: Brian Fullen
Bass: Joey Canaday
Live tracks bass and drums - Greg Bailey and Paul Simmons
Cover Concept and Photo - Bob Hartman
Graphic art: Julie Sturgeon
Photos: Matt Ruff