OUR NEW CD WORTH IT ALL HAS ARRIVED! CHECK OUT THE INFORMATION BELOW. AVAILABLE NOW AT CONCERTS AND COMING SOON TO OUR ONLINE STORE. EMAIL FOR ARRANGEMENTS TO PURCHASE YOUR COPY NOW.
On Friday night, September 29, we will be in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for the National Quartet Convention. We will be appearing on the main stage during the last hour of the concert on Friday night. While we have a limited amount of time, we hope that some of our friends and supporters will stick around for our Friday night appearance at the LeConte Center, NQC Mainstage.
On Sunday night, October 1, we will be debuting songs from our new CD's at Grapvevine Baptist Church in Madisonville, Kentucky. The concert will begin at 6:00 pm (CT). Our new CD is titled Worth It All and then we have a second CD that includes some favorites from our past CD's. It is appropriately titled Favorites. We would love to have you join us. The church is located at 85 Sandcut Road.
On Sunday night, October 15, we will be in Owensboro, Kentucky for a concert at the Walnut Memorial Baptist Church located at 519 West Byers Avenue. The concert will begin at 6:00 pm (CT). You are welcome to be with us there.
On Sunday afternoon, October 22, we will travel to Hidalgo, Indiana for a concert at the Hidalgo Independent Christian Church. They are having a special Harvest and Home service and we are happy to join them for the very first time there. The concert will begin about 1:30 pm and they are on Central Time in that part of Indiana.
On Saturday, November 4, we have a private event scheduled.
We are booking dates for 2017, so if you are interested in having The Childress Family at your concert, homecoming or special event, please contact us now in order to secure your selected date. We have many dates that have been filled in already but would love to fill in a date for you, as well.
We hope to see you at a gospel singing soon, but until then we are...
In His Service,
The Childress Family
Philippians 2:3-5 says, Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.
Our family started singing together over forty-five years ago. From the beginning, there have been many people who have influenced our ministry in a multitude of ways. While there are a number of people who have been such a blessing and encouragement to us, we would like to express our thoughts and appreciation to some of those in the gospel music industry who have had an influence on our ministry from the beginning until today. We hope that they will read this and know how much we want to honor their commitment to their ministries and how they have made a difference in our lives and ministry.
One of the first family groups that we can recall seeing in concert was The Lesters, based out of St. Louis, Missouri. When we first saw them perform, their ministry consisted of grandparents, parents and their children. Donna, Brian and Ginger Lester were the younger generation of the family group at that time. Now Donna, Brian and Ginger are the “grandparents” in the family! We traveled to Evansville, Indiana and were so fortunate to hear them for, what I recall, as our first time, and we were even blessed to be able to speak with them following the concert. We were just beginning to take an interest in music and singing and they were such an inspiration. At that time, Ginger was playing the bass guitar and Carla thought that was so neat. She had not seen many female bass guitar players at that time, but she decided that she would like to try to learn. That seed was planted in her and she developed her talent to become a great bassist. The Lesters have experienced many changes over the years but have remained steadfast and sure in the ministry and service to the Lord. We appreciate that they have recorded some of our music and have always been an encouragement to us. They are genuine in their testimony and are some of the most loving people you will meet. While they have not received some of the accolades that many groups have, they are certainly deserving, because they have always sung wonderful songs with powerful and unique arrangements. In spite of that, they are one of the finest groups on the road today spreading the gospel in song.
Our latest project has arrived! It is titled Worth It All. We are excited about sharing this new project with all of you.
In Hebrews 11, we read about the Heroes of Faith and recall the ups and downs of their lives as presented to us throughout the scriptures; however, they kept pressing on in spite of their difficulties. The Christian journey is not always a smooth ride, and we often encounter many bumps and turns along the way. Our family can certainly testify to that fact. This world is not our home; our destination is Heaven. We must keep pressing on in spite of unexpected things that happen along this journey, for we know that when we reach our destination-Heaven- all pain, all sorrow, all of those unexpected bumps and turns will be forgotten. The joys of Heaven will more than compensate for the difficulties of earth. Until then, we will continue to run this race and keep pressing on because when we see Christ, our realization will be that it was WORTH IT ALL.
We have carefully chosen 10 songs that we hope will bless you and encourage on your journey. We feel that they all speak to the fact that serving our Savior, the King of all Kings, even in the midst of storms should cause us to be faithful and testify to the fact that one day, when we see Christ face to face, it will be WORTH IT ALL!
The Childress Family is available for your church or concert event for 2017-2018. Our calendar is beginning to fill. We would look forward to coming to your homecoming or concert event.
Please contact us now in order to secure your selected date.
Click on the Gospel Music Extravaganza link for more information.