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Who We Are

The Hybrid Five is a musical group from Pleasant Hill, Missouri. They are five siblings who love to sing and play for audiences of all sizes, sharing the Gospel message. They were named Missouri’s Most Musical Family in 2019 by the Missouri Federation of Music Clubs, after beginning their musical journey in late 2016.

They are coached and accompanied by their father, Dr. James Cockman III, who was named the 2022 Church Musician of the Year by the Missouri Federation of Music Clubs. He is a classical and Gospel award-winning pianist with a unique style combining classical, jazz, and church music. In addition to coaching and accompanying The Hybrid Five, James performs with multiple groups and as a solo concert artist.​

James Cockman III

Our Ministry

The Bible calls us to not only share the Gospel but to sing praises and worship, and we believe music is a powerful way to reach others. Music makes a strong impact, even in situations where words fall short, and it is a universal language. We have been given the gift of music, and we know that music is our way to share the Gospel. We have ministered locally in Missouri for a few years, but we feel the Lord is calling us to reach others on a national and global scale. If you would like partner with us in our ministry, please visit our Support page.

Our Name

Many have wondered why we are called The Hybrid Five, and there are a few reasons. James is the Hybrid Pianist, and naturally that would make us The Hybrid Five. We also do not perform only one style of music; our concerts include a variety of different styles and are a "hybrid" with what we hope is a style for everyone. Last, but definitely not least, it's because we are called to be in the world, but not of the world.


And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. - Romans 12:2 (KJV)

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