2020 has the award for the slowest year ever but now 2021 seems like it is literally flying by! We are thankful for all the opportunities we’ve had so far this year! Every opportunity to encourage people, share Jesus, and equip the Church! Woohoo!
Conway, SC Will and Russell enjoying His creation! Looking Glass Falls, NC Doing some speaker system maintenance during the pandemic! Leading worship and social distancing with families at St Pauls Anglican Church – Conway SC Sidney sporting the new RK beanie! Our brand new CD, ABANDON was released August 4th 2020! Leading worship and sharing via ZOOM! Outdoor worship in Myrtle Beach, SC Sidney leading worship Will loves his new ABANDON hoodie! Will in deep thought… Will leading worship Fourth of July fun on the beach! Who knew… Sidney has her own street! Will and Samantha leading North Conway Baptist – Conway SC brother and sister! Fort Caswell – Staff reunion service – Fort Caswell, NC Our dog Rivers helping out in the studio! worship night in Myrtle Beach, SC Sidney recording vocals for her upcoming CD! Lakewood Campground concert – Surfside Beach SC Rivers recording! Russell loves playing beautiful pianos like this! Darlington, SC Easter Video Recording with 3 churches in Murrells Inlet and Garden City SC Happy 14th Bday Sidney! Marriage Seminar Women’s Conference – NC Helping record student ministry worship for livestream. Connecting with churches virtually to encourage and lead worship! Women’s Conference Feb. 2020 Ft Caswell NC Our Adore Marriage Getaway with Kenn Kington! Because of COVID19 – we are now live every Thursday night on FBLive and YouTube! Sharp dressed man! Marriage Getaway with Zion Hill Church Lumberton NC Sidney sporting a Fort Caswell sweatshirt! Thanks YAM! Will with Phil Wickham We love serving together! Will @ Ridgecrest NC Soundcheck complete in Arkansas New York City Falls Creek Oklahoma Watermarks Camp – Virginia Evangelism Retreat – Oklahoma Look who’s on the Ridgecrest Marketing materials! New friends in Texas Will on Acoustic Guitar Women’s event – Fort Caswell, NC All smiles in the UK! Christmas T-shirts! What a special place! His handiwork! Beautiful church doors in NYC! Stop by and see us at the table! House concerts at Christmas – so much fun! ‘Unplanned’ Movie Event – Christ United – Myrtle Beach, SC Concert time in Fort Smith, AR Christmas Service – Van Buren, AR Sidney and Bailey – best friends! Christian Writers Conference – NC Kristi always makes new friends! Knoxville, TN Columbia, SC Will giving ping pong lessons at camp! Sidney leading Cookout Concert. – NC Will and Samantha leading worship RK leading @ Ridgecrest Conference Center – NC soundcheck shenanigans! NYC with Abby Johnson – ‘Unplanned’ movie. event Russell keeping an eye on all things technical! Amazing view of God’s glorious creation – YMCA – Black Mountain NC We love leading and serving with friends! FCA Coaches Camp – Black Mountain NC Our drummer and friend – James Congrats Will! High School Graduation 2019 On the train in the UK Louisiana means Beignets! Christmas CD – released 2019! Will doing a demonstration at camp – Virginia Will & Sid after sharing music with some folks in Myrtle Beach, SC Evangelism event – Oklahoma Christmas Service – Arkansas Beautiful church in NYC Amazing ladies from NC! What a great women’s event! Russell with Phil Wickham ready to go! Let His name be praised! more beignets! We can’t be in Louisiana without finding some Starkville, Mississippi in the studio… Second Baptist Houston TX Murrells Inlet, SC Will helping out in the studio Setup for a breakout session! Thankful for these two kids! His glory is always on display! Magnolia – Waco Texas with friends in Pennsylvania!
As the entire world is being held hostage by this terrible virus, we began praying and brainstorming about how we could connect with people to share the Hope of Christ through music and encouragement while being stuck in our homes. We felt that the best way to make that coneection was through social media, and so… We launched a Facebook Live Event that happens three nights a week for the foreseeable future! Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays – 7pm Eastern time! The response has been fantastic! We could all use some encouragement through this season of uncertainty and seclusion. Our hope is in Christ alone! Please join us and invite some friends. You can even host a watch party through your Facebook page! You can find our live videos here… You can even watch previous episodes and you can share those as well! Be sure to like the Russell and Kristi Facebook page to get all the updates concerning the Livestream.
We hope to see you soon!
Russell and Kristi
1 Peter 5:7
“Cast your cares upon Him because He cares for you.”
2019 has been an ongoing celebration of milestones. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in October! 2019 also marks the 20th year of full-time ministry for our duo. So, to add to the celebrations, the release of our first ever Christmas album – ‘LOVE IS HERE’ – happened on December 1st!
‘Love Is Here’ is a collection of Christmas songs both old and new. The title track – Love is Here – is an original written by Russell and clearly shares the wonder of Christmas and the reasons to celebrate the wondrous gift of Emmanuel, God with us!
In addition to the album, we set out on a Christmas tour. The ‘Love is Here’ tour made stops in…
Fort Smith, AR
Van Buren, AR
Myrtle Beach, SC
Murrells Inlet, SC
Every stop on our tour was an opportunity to share the Hope we have in Christ – The Prince of Peace coming as a child to save the world! Wow! Aren’t we thankful for Heaven’s Perfect Gift – JESUS!
‘LOVE IS HERE’ can be found anywhere you buy music (Apple Music, iTunes, Google, Amazon…etc….)
OR – for a Physical copy of the CD – CLICK HERE!
You’ll also find the ‘LOVE IS HERE’ – T-shirt! Like this one…
Merry Christmas from our family to yours! Love is Here – His name is Jesus!
Russell and Kristi
The other day I was getting ready in our bathroom and I “felt” the Lord speak to me…
I have always been a person who wanted to do things ‘by myself.’ My family always kidded me, “Oh don’t try to help Kristi open that jar. She wants to do it by herself!” It’s true. I wanted to open the jar, the can, the whatever, by myself. I guess, in this way, I wanted to be independent. I wanted to feel the accomplishment. I wanted to be proud of what I could do alone. I’ve always looked as this personality trait as a plus, something I was kinda proud of, something that meant I would always give everything to try my best. I still think it can be a positive trait; however, as I felt God speak to me the other day, I started to think of it in a different way…