SISTERS to perform at Calvary Baptist Church of Oak Ridge

Sisters in Concert at Calvary Baptist Church, Sunday, October 6th at 6pm.
Sisters in Concert at Calvary Baptist Church, Sunday, October 6th at 6pm.

Calvary Baptist Church of Oak Ridge, invites everyone to come and hear the SISTERS.  Sunday, October 6th at 6pm at Calvary Baptist Church, 163 N. Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge.  The church will provide a nursery for children up to 3 years of age.  A love offering will be taken at the conclusion of the service.  For more information, call the church office at 865-483-7460 or visit online at:  www.calvaryor.org.

Biography

Harmony is the blending of various notes and elements that, when they come together just right, create one impacting sound.   Add to that a genetic connection and a heartfelt commitment to convey the love of Christ, and you have the astounding and soaring harmonies of SISTERS.

Raised in a loving home by parents committed to teaching them to serve the Lord and to make Jesus the motivation for sharing their talents with the world, Kim Lord, Heather Ruppe Day, and Valerie Ruppe Medkiff, all sisters, have embarked on a new endeavor that is taking the music world by storm.  Their worldwide tour is reaching people of all ages and musical tastes.

These sisters began their music ministry before they were out of elementary school, along with parents Leo and Brenda Ruppe.  It was in 1974, when Kim was nine and Heather was eight, the two daughters and Brenda began singing as The Ruppes. Valerie was also a part of the ministry at the young age of four. In 1975, the group recorded their first album, The Way, The Truth, The Life.  They went on to experience overwhelming success.  Their most notable song during their years as The Ruppes was the stunningly beautiful, “Under His Wings.”  They had many other top songs including their first number one, “Angels In The Room” from the album ” Seasons”.  Their 2001 album release Born to Serve yielded a Grammy® nomination.

Years of ministry brought changes for The Ruppes as the girls went their separate ways at various times.  Heather ministered full-time with her gifted singer/songwriter husband, Greg Day.   Kim began the successful ministry of LordSong, with husband, Michael Lord.  Valerie continued on with her mom, Brenda in The Ruppes.  Through it all, they continued to minister and they remained very close as a family. Now God has opened the door for them to come full circle and sing together as Sisters and they are loving every minute of it.

“Sisters has been a dream of ours for a long time.  We can’t really pinpoint a “time” when God put the dream in our hearts.  It seems to have always been there, but the timing wasn’t quite right.  We just always agreed that when God opened the door of opportunity, we would take the step of faith and walk through it.  We are so excited to have the chance to minister to people with our music.  Somehow, it’s different when Sisters are on stage together.  We have such kindred spirits and, musically speaking, we think so much alike.  It’s like God touches us with a special anointing when we sing about Him. We don’t ever want to take the platform we’ve been given for granted.  We know that in any given situation, the audience that we are in front of is full of hurting, broken people.  We know, because we’ve been “the audience” many times before.  We all have the same needs and wants, the same questions and struggles.  We are ALL living this life and sometimes it gets hard.  But if we have a few minutes to share our music and our hearts just to let people know how good and gracious God is even when life gets tough….what an opportunity that is and may we ever be mindful of that!  We are so thankful that finally, the three of us have been given the chance to sing as Sisters.”

And today, Sisters are traveling all over the country sharing their dynamic harmonies and deep love for Christ. In addition, they can be found on tour with the nationally known singer/comedian, Mark Lowry.  Their magic on stage in combination with incredible songs and amazing harmonies is absolutely unstoppable. For this group of inseparable sisters, dreams really DO come true.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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