Roy Webb has his own website now its:
Breaking News www.Sogospel.com
May-29-07 Roy Webb Resigned
According to a newsletter sent out today from Ernie Haase and Signaturre Sound, Roy Webb will no longer be playing piano for the group. It has recently been reported that Roy Webb had to attend to some urgent family needs concerning his estranged father.
An on going bad situation worsened this weekend….. Roy’s estranged father has been fighting cancer and is right at deaths door. Roy said it is very VERY bad! In the light of the situation and the fact that there are years and years of “issues” between them that need to somehow come to a close “Real Fast” He (Roy) felt the right thing to do was come off the road and “Deal” with these “Real Issues” of life, death, family and healing.
All the guys and the families of EHSS support Him and request prayer for Roy and his family as they wade through these uncharted waters.
9-11-07 Roy going to be at NQC
Roy has a booth at NQC. He plans to embark on a solo career.
He played during the Booth Brothers set on Monday night Sept 10 2007.
From: David Bruce Murray
|Born||Wolfe County KY|
|Lives||Rear Cincinnati, Oh|
|Birthday||Oct 21 1970|
|Wife||Jamie May 14|
|Anniversary||May 1 1993 Cincinnati, Oh|
|Children||Mallory Nov 28 1995|
|Braydon April 15 1998|
|Home Church|| Liberty Heights Church
in West Chester, Ohio
| Married to wife Jamie for 12 years, they have two children, Mallory 10 and Braydon, age seven. He is currently studying jazz piano at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music under the teaching of Dan Martinez. When he has free time, he enjoys working out, playing basketball (of course) and is taking Brazilian JuJitsu and Mixed Martial Arts classes.“I am so thankful God has allowed me to play the piano for such a great quartet,”
he concludes. “I know this is what God wanted me to do with my life, am I am so glad he placed me with a great bunch of guys that love the Lord, love the music and love each other!”
Roy comes to SSQ after being on staff at Liberty Heights Church in West Chester, Ohio. While there Roy was the Rhythm Section Leader and was involved in numerous musicals and dramas, as well as the weekly worship services. Having been an avid Southern Gospel Music fan all of his life, Roy recalls always loving quartet music in particular. Namely, the Cathedral Quartet. While most people had taken piano lessons for years, Roy started playing the piano when he was 16 years old. What a gift!!!! Roy has just been playing for a very short time.
Having been a part of a regional quartet “Lighthouse” along with fellow SSQ member Doug Anderson, he gained valuable music experience before coming off of the road to go on staff at his church and to spend more time with his family.
While on the road Roy is the group comedian keeping everyone laughing and having a good time. While at home, Roy enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Jamie, and two kids Mallory and Braydon.
Roy, Doug, David was all in the group Lighthouse. Ernie become friend with them when they shared tour dates.
WEST CHESTER, Ohio (BP)–Liberty Heights Baptist Church in West Chester, Ohio,
Having baptized more than 1,000 people in the last eight years as one of the fastest-growing Southern Baptist churches in the Midwest, Liberty Heights is in the process of expanding its reach by relocating to a 94-acre site north of Cincinnati with a half-mile frontage on Interstate 75, one of the busiest highways in the United States.
Liberty Heights was stop No. 19 on SBC President Bobby Welch’s national bus tour to generate a sense of urgency for evangelism among Southern Baptists. The tour is a kickoff for “The Everyone Can Kingdom Challenge for Evangelism” campaign which has the goal of “Witness, Win and Baptize … ONE MILLION!” in one year.
“We believe strongly in three purposes: worship, evangelism and discipleship,” Fields said. “We try to keep it simple. And we’re working on a process-driven mentality that takes people where they are and then challenges them to move closer to God. We make it a high priority to engage people in dynamic worship with relevant Bible preaching and then move them toward a commitment to deeper Bible study and service to others.”
God can do great things in a church when the pastor and people join hands and work together, the pastor said.
“Liberty Heights is a great example of what can happen when a church says ‘the lost are worth the cost,’ that doesn’t look at obstacles but looks for opportunities,” Fields said. “I am so proud of our people because they’ve been willing to believe a big God for big dreams, and think big. They have embraced the idea that the message never changes but methods do.”
Liberty Heights called Fields, then only 30 years old, as pastor in 1996. In addition to deciding to relocate for greater visibility, the church has changed its name to embrace a regional vision. In December, they will move into a new 108,000 square-foot building alongside the interstate, where experts have told church leaders that within a year of the move, more than 1 million people in the region will know where Liberty Heights is located.
Development in the area around the new church site is projected to more than quadruple in the next 20 years, Fields said. Most of the residential construction will be single-family homes for families with teens and pre-teens – an age group that is a particular strength of Liberty Height’s local ministry.
“We love students, and we love families, and we’ve made a major commitment to reaching them,” Fields said. “God has allowed us to lead our state in youth baptisms every year since I’ve been here. If 85 percent of people who come to Christ do so by the age of 18, we decided to target students above everyone else.
“Most churches want teenagers to come, but they expect them to look like adults, act like adults, think like adults and enjoy the same music as adults. But we’ve reached out to students on their terms by creating the right kind of environment where they’ll feel at home and welcome,” the pastor said. “About five years ago we really took off. We leased a store-front building down the street, hired the right staff, recruited some of our best lay leaders and energized our church toward reaching young people.”
Today, Liberty Heights’ student ministry, named ELEVATE, offers three services a week to as many as 500 students. At the new facility, ELEVATE will enlarge to 20,000 square feet. A staff of six supports the youth program.
“We have more staff for students than we had for the entire church when I came here in 1996,” Fields said.
In addition to local ministries, Liberty Heights has committed to “help plant a new church every year in Ohio until Jesus comes,” the pastor said. And in the last year, he added, Liberty Heights has added a global dimension to its missions consciousness.
“God arrested my attention after we sent 104 students and adult leaders to Argentina last year,” Fields said. “We saw 1,000 people come to Christ and it just lit our fire for global outreach.”
This spring, Liberty Heights hosted a five-day Global Missions Celebration that included interaction between church members and 30 missionaries. On top of regular giving to the Cooperative Program and the relocation campaign, members promised to give $200,000 toward local, national and international missions.
“The key is we made missions personal,” Fields said. “This emphasis has generated more excitement than anything we’ve ever done.”
Liberty Heights wants to be a flagship church for Southern Baptists outside the Bible belt, the pastor said.
“We want to be an encouragement to other churches,” Fields said. “In these last nine years, we’ve added close to 1,500 new members, mostly through believer’s baptism. We have the chance to go where few churches have gone before in Ohio.
“A lot of great things have happened but we’re just getting started,” the pastor continued. “We’re sailing in uncharted waters, trying to become trailblazers and pacesetters. We’re trying to break down barriers and manmade limitations. The best is yet to come for Liberty Heights Church.”
|2007 Singing News Awards||Nom||Musician-Webb, Roy (SSQ)|
|2007 SGN Diamond Awards||Nom||Musician-Webb, Roy (SSQ)|
|2004 Harmony Honors Awards||Won|| New Artist of the Year
(Ernie Haase and Signature Sound)