Gold Harbor Welcomes Rick Nelson

Gold Harbor Proudly Welcomes Rick Nelson as their lead singer. Rick is a native of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where he learned to sing around the piano with his parents, who traveled on weekends singing in churches all over the region.  His Sunday mornings were filled with watching Mull’s Singing Convention and the Gospel Singing Jubilee before church, which formed within him a dream of singing the gospel.  Throughout 22 years of church ministry, music has always been a major part of his calling.  He loves to sing (especially harmony) and write songs that encourage and point to the hope and help found only in Jesus. (You will hear some soon) His favorite gospel groups are the Happy Goodmans, Cathedrals, Perrys, Greenes, Greater Vision, Talley Trio and the Isaacs.  His songwriting heroes are Bill & Gloria Gaither, Rusty Goodman, Dottie Rambo, Phil Cross, Joel Hemphill, and Kyla Rowland. Rick also loves singing in the Christ Church Choir when he is not on the road. Christ Church in Brentwood,Tn where Rick is a member is where his entire family finds great blessings in a super church full of Gods people who love each other and are willing to extend a hand of encouragement and understanding to those who travel in any kind of ministry.
Rick is a graduate of Carson-Newman College (B.A.) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div, Ph.D.).  He lives in Spring Hill,, TN, with his wife Sandy.  They have 5 children and 6