Bio

The Crist Family

 

The Crist Family is one of the fastest rising family groups in gospel music today.  The group began as a part-time ministry in 1987.  In 2004, after seventeen years in ministry on the West Coast, God called them to full-time ministry.  They stepped out in faith by quitting their jobs, selling all they had and relocating across the country from Seattle, Washington to just north of Knoxville, Tennessee.

 

In just a few short years, God has opened the door for them to sing a message of hope to thousands of people.  The Crist Family has already ministered in 42 states and Canada and has appeared at nearly every major event in gospel music, including regular appearances on Main Stage at the National Quartet Convention.  They signed a major recording contract with Horizon Records and were picked up by the industry leading Harper Agency for booking management.  The Crist Family has  recorded 11 CDs and 2 Live DVDs and have had amazing chart success with every song released to radio.  In 2009, they won a Singing News Fan Award for Horizon Group of the Year. They have also had several Top 5 and Top 10 nominations in categories including Mixed Group of the Year, Favorite Soprano and Favorite Young Artist.

 

A Crist Family concert features the six member ensemble singing duets, trios, quartets, and as a full ensemble in four, five, and six part harmonies.  Their music is presented with powerful and intricate harmonies, high energy, clever staging, and moving testimonies.

 

God has clearly placed His hand on this group and has chosen to bless their step of faith for His glory.  You will be blessed as you hear this beautiful family group sing songs that glorify God and lift the spirit of every person with whom they come in contact.

 

Awards/Nominations

Top 10 Nomination for “Mixed Group of the Year” by the 2010-2013 Singing News Fan Awards

Voted the 2009  “Horizon Group of the Year” by the Singing News Fan Awards

Top 10 Nomination for “Soprano of the Year” Jackie Crist by the 2010-2012 Singing News Fan Awards

Top 10 Nomination for “Soprano of the Year”  Tami Crist Starkel by the 2009-11 Singing News Fan Awards

Top 10 Nomination for “Horizon Individual of the Year” Jackie Crist by the 2009 Singing News Fan Awards

Top 10 Nomination for “Soprano of the Year”  Tami Crist Starkel by the 2009-11 Singing News Fan Awards

Top 10 Nomination for “Horizon Group of the Year” by the 2008 Singing News Fan Awards

Top 5 Nomination for “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” at the 2008 SGN Music Awards

 

Charting Singles

The Closer I Get To The Cross

Deeper

Rythm Of Grace

Voice Of The Father

I Love You Son

His Strength Is Perfect

I Love Lovin #3

The Rock (#35 -Nov 2010)

My Heart Knows (#9-May 2010)

Nothin’ But Good (#19-October 2009)

Lift Up the Cross (#38-February 2009)

If The Rocks Could Talk (#39-September 2008)

Livin’ With the Light On (#18-April 2008)

In The Shadow of the Cross (#70-October 2007)

Every Step (#50-June 2007)

All I Ever Need (#49-March 2007)

I Know Why (#40-November 2006)

Great Beyond (#40-July 2006)

It’s Been a Journey (#25-February 2006)

 

Discography

Because Of Love (Summer Release 2013)

Timeless A Christmas Collection (Fall Release 2011)

Oasis (Fall Release 2010)

Crist Family Live In Charlotte DVD (Winter Realease 2011)

Declaration (Spring Release 2009)

Crist Family Live In Branson CD (Winter Release 2009)

Crist Family Live In Branson DVD (Spring Release 2008)

Gospel Classics Vol. II (Spring Release 2008)

Livin’ With the Light On (2007)

Every Step (2006)

Gospel Classics (2006)

Worth The Trip (2005)

Heaven Train (2004)

 

Major Appearances

National Quartet Convention (Main Stage)

TBN Christmas Special (aired December 2011)

Singing In The City, Stavanger, Norway

Songs of a Lifetime hosted by Phil Cross

Inspiration Network

2008 Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame Day at Dollywood

Dollywood Gospel and Harvest Festival

Silver Dollar City Gospel Picnic

Abraham Productions Singing in the Sun

Abraham Productions Gatlinburg Gathering

Abraham Productions Alternative to Halloween

Bill Bailey’s Winter Convention

Dixieland Music Park

Mull’s Singing Convention

Blue Gate Theater

Singing at Sea Gospel Cruise

Twila Rohrer’s Blue Mountain Gospel Music Festival

GMT

Booth Brothers/Crist Family Canadian Tour

Red Deer Canadian Convention