Ricky Atkinson and Compassion did a great job this morning in the Chapel Service at NQC.
Ricky was saved at the age of seven at Faith Baptist Church, where his dad was pastor, in Bishopville, SC. Ricky started singing with family as a young man and continued through the teen years. In 1987, he began his career in music by playing piano for a Lance Carpenter trio called The Campmeeting Trio, as they traveled and playing in many camp meetings across the south. In 1988, he started singing lead with his first group, The Camp meeting Boys. In 1991, he formed a male trio called Kindred Spirit. Ricky sang solo for two years from 1994 to 1996. In 1996, he joined the Wilburns from Carthage, TN. In 1999, Ricky returned to south Georgia to form Ricky Atkinson and Compassion. Ricky is most noted for being one of Gospel music’s top songwriters. Along with being a songwriter, he is also producer, arranger, publisher and president of two recording labels for Resting Place Music. Ricky sings lead and is the group manager.
Here’s a clip from this morning:
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