Some men spend a lifetime pursuing a job, some a career, and then there are men who spend a lifetime pursuing a “calling.” A job will pay the bills, a career may build an image, but a calling creates a drive that is only satisfied by completing a destiny.
In his earliest of childhood memories, Rick Alan King is in church singing harmony with his mother when he was six years old. He sees the faces in the audience, a tear in someone’s eye, a smile, and a bowed head. These images speak strongly into his young life. He knew right then, in his heart, that singing Gospel Music, ministering to lives through this powerful medium was how he was to dedicate his life. He had received a calling and a destiny.
Someone attending a recent concert writes, “Rick sings in a way that allows the Holy Spirit to touch hearts in a way that only he can. More than his unique and beautiful voice is the impression that he truly believes what he sings. God has blessed him and it is evident in how he blesses others.”
Rick began his musical journey singing with his mother at age six. Still a young boy of twelve he started singing professionally and has shared the stage with many leading artists in Gospel Music. Even now, Rick sings his songs for concerts, churches, banquets; any event where good Gospel Music is appreciated. He has recorded his music for the purpose of ministering to others. Rick is a respected singer, writer, musician, and comedian by pastors and industry people, alike.
In 1998, Rick Alan King chose to embark on a solo career after many years singing with various mixed vocal groups. Those many years has prepared him to share as a psalmist offering a variety of songs, moods, and worship. His purpose is not strictly to entertain, but to entertain for a purpose and to extend the feeling he carries in his calling, “A Song from the Heart” that will pierce and penetrate your soul with the power of the Word of God in song. Rick has been awarded The Crown Jewel Award for Southern Gospel Music, and Lana and Rick were awarded the Ruby Award for their contribution to Southern Gospel Music by United States Association of Gospel Music Entertainers and Musicians (USAGEM). He travels with his wife, Lana, who is his sound technician.
Rick likes to share Ephesians 5:19-20: “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Open your doors and your own heart to the ministry of Rick Alan King, as he follows that calling and destiny with “A Song from the Heart.”