Home
Listen NowPrayerProgramsRequeststhe Manna

On Air Blog

The Joy Ride 11/21/13

Josh Millwood - Thursday, November 21, 2013
I can already smell the turkey... 2 weeks!

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Rhett Walker Band

Rhett Walker is the son of a preacher man - through and through. Raised in the deep South, expected to behave and perform as any preacher's kid is. But when Rhett's family up and moved when he was 16 and enjoying high school - Rhett rebelled. He got involved with a rough crowd, got in fights, began to drink and do drugs. In no time, Rhett was expelled from his new high school. His folks sent him to a private Christian school where he continued to push boundaries and got his new girlfriend pregnant.

Rhett was 17 - just a Junior in high school. 
He was high most of the time. 
He had turned away from God. 
His girlfriend was pregnant. 
Reality came crashing down.

And here's where Rhett Walker's story of repentance begins.

Rhett sat down with his pregnant girlfriend April and begged forgiveness. He and April got married (while still in high school). Rhett recommitted his life to Christ, threw out the drugs and by the power of the Holy Spirit began to prove his life change was the work of God.

He and April graduated high school, worked as much as they could and welcomed their first child, daughter Rileigh. Rhett began leading worship at his church. They continued to mature as both adults and followers of Christ. They had a second child, a son named Jett two years later. Throughout this time, Rhett led worship and made music whenever time afforded. His local success became regional success and eventually national recognition. This allowed him to quit working in a local factory and provide for his family with music.

The rebellious teenager became the courageous family man; those two scared kids who did everything wrong just a few years back are, by God’s grace, striving to do everything right and even counseling other couples using themselves as a cautionary tale.

Despite incredible success in 2012 and more expected in 2013, Rhett is still leading worship at his home church.

“I’m blessed with a beautiful wife and two children who have walked with me every step of the way. My faith, my family, and my country are the most important things in my life." - Rhett Walker

Album: Come To The River & The Other Sides EP  

Twitter: @rhettwalkerband  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  

Tour: CLICK HERE  

Want More? CLICK HERE  

Video: Gonna Be Alright



What artists would you like to hear featured on The Artist of the Day?

JOIN THE TEAM!
Joy 102.5 is a listener supported ministry.  You can be a part of this amazing ministry by supporting us financially. CLICK HERE to learn more!

LISTEN ONLINE
CLICK HERE for Joy 102.5!

Recent Posts


Tags

Josh Wilson Ryan Stevenson Tenth Avenue North Seventh Day Slumber Laura Story Jason Castro Beloved NewWorldSon David Crowder Band Citizens & Saints Andrew Peterson The Digital Age Moriah Peters 33 Miles Audio Adrenaline Third Day Point Of Grace Robbie Seay Band Peter Furler Julian Drive Brenton Brown Finding Favour Casting Crowns FFH Downhere Newsboys Todd Agnew Caleb Rowden Crowder Meredith Andrews Tiffany Lee Rend Collective Jenny Simmons March Gladness Avalon Needtobreathe Ashes Remain Paul Baloche Mark Schultz Luminate Steve Fee All Things New Cheri Keaggy Jadon Lavik Shaun Groves for King & Country Bethel Esterlyn Lindsay McCaul Tricia Hillsong Big Daddy Weave Dustin Smith Ellie Holcomb Phillips, Craig & Dean Jason Ingram Jars of Clay Spoken For Shawn McDonald Jason Gray Unspoken Remedy Drive Jeremy Riddle Salvador Jamie Grace Kutless Power Production Ministries About A Mile The Afters Lauren Daigle Selah Kari Jobe Leeland Everfound Fellowship Creative JJ Heller The Museum MercyMe Francesca Battistelli Jason Bare Hearts Of Saints Rhett Walker Band Adie Camp Phil Wickham Colton Dixon Andy Cherry Holly Starr Matt Brouwer 7eventh Time Down Sanctus Real City Harbor Sidewalk Prophets Building 429 Passion Natalie Grant An Epic, No Less Relient K Mandisa No Other Name Steve & Shawn All Sons & Daughters St. Patrick's Day Addison Road Kerrie Roberts MIKESCHAIR Tanner Clark OBB Shane & Shane The Royal Royal Vicky Beeching Chris Tomlin Christy Nockels Sharathon Heather Williams Amanda Noelle Thanksgiving Nichole Nordeman August Rain Tim Hughes NewSong Rachael Lampa One Sonic Society Daniel Doss David Glenn Among The Thirsty Matt Redman Jonny Diaz Burlap To Cashmere Shane Bowers Love & The Outcome Dara Maclean Rita Springer Bethany Dillon Seth Condrey Jeremy Camp Worship Central Abandon Jaci Velasquez Rebecca St. James Rush of Fools Hawk Nelson Chris August Jessa Anderson Plumb Matthew West Aaron Shust Michael W Smith John Waller Dan Bremnes Citizen Way The City Harmonic Nicole C Mullen New Life Worship Casey Darnell Steven Curtis Chapman Group 1 Crew Living Anthem Britt Nicole

Archive

ChurchesFacebookTwitterBlog