Houston's First invites you to The Thrill of Hope: An Evening with Christy Nockels on Sun, Dec 13, at 6p at The Loop Campus. As a challenging year is winding down, we're looking forward to the comforting familiarity and encouraging words provided by the music of Christmas. Worship leader Christy Nockels will lead us in well-known and newer songs — with each one pointing us to the thrilling hope that came to a weary world when our Savior was born.
Celebration, the Christmas musical production at The Loop Campus, is not happening in 2020. Read the statement Houston's First released about that in July here.
As a worship leader for over 25 years, Christy Nockels would tell you that her heart is to simply lead others to connect and communicate with the living God. Christy began writing music and singing in the church at a young age, as the daughter of a pastor in Oklahoma. She met musician, Nathan Nockels, in 1993 at the Christian Artist Seminar in Estes Park, Colorado and the two married in 1995.
The couple would form the Christian music duo, Watermark, touring nationwide and recording five acclaimed albums, including seven number one radio singles from 1998 to 2005, before laying down their Watermark journey for the sake of their family. Christy and Nathan were also among those invited by Louie and Shelley Giglio to be a part of the very first Passion Conference in Austin, TX, in 1997, which flourished into a fruitful twenty years of the couple songwriting and leading for the Passion Movement. Christy’s voice and heart can be heard on songs like, “Waiting Here For You,” as well as her songwriting featured on church anthems like, “Lord, I Need You,” and “Healing is in Your Hands.”
Christy now records for Keeper’s Branch Records, the couple’s independent record label, where they’ve enjoyed releasing fan-favorites like Be Held; Lullabies for the Beloved. Christy also launched a podcast in 2016 called, “The Glorious in the Mundane,” which is intentionally focused on helping women in any season of life, find the wonder and awe of God in the moments of the here and now.
Christy and Nathan live in Franklin, TN where they love to gather around the farm table and even make music with their three children, Noah, Elliana and Annie Rose. They also love to spend time making their home, affectionally called Keeper’s Branch, a place of rest for all who gather there.
A Houston's First ministry partner for many years, Generation One will have representatives in the Main Foyer at The Thrill of Hope on Sun, Dec 13. Until then, learn more about them at GenerationOne.net.