The Crist Family announced this afternoon that they have decided to come off the road. The group has been in full-time ministry since 2004. The family moved from Seattle, Wash. to Knoxville, Tenn. to pursue this ministry full time. The group will officially retire at the end of this year and will do limited dates finishing out 2014.
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After travelling full-time for the last ten years, The Crist Family has decided that it is time to come off the road. With John and Tami Starkel’s recent decision to pursue some new paths at this time in their lives, along with the Crist girls getting married and looking to start families of their own, it is evident that this chapter in The Crist Family is coming to a close.
“One thing is certain,” says Rich Crist of The Crist Family, “life will have changes. It was a major time of change ten years ago when God called us in to full-time ministry. Now, with this change, we are looking forward to see where He takes us next. It has been a wonderful journey and we will forever be grateful for the friendships we have made along the way.”
Following their West Coast Tour in February, The Crist Family will finish out 2014 with “Farewell Concerts” on a limited basis.
“We thank God, Crossroads, The Harper Agency, our peers and all of the Southern Gospel Music fans. Thank you for the love and support you have shown to us along the way. We will always love you!”
The Crist FamilyThe Crist Family is booked by Harper Agency to see their remaining schedule.