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Old Paths to sing at Line Creek

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  • Mar. 28, 2019 - 5:46 PM

Old Paths to sing at Line Creek

Courtesy of The Old Paths

The Old Paths will be singing on March 31 at Line Creek Baptist Church. From left are Daniel Ashmore, Doug Roark, Steve Ladd and Tim Rackley.

The Old Paths will be singing March 31 at Line Creek Baptist Church, 1488 Bob Smith Road, Sharpsburg.

The concert will start at 6 p.m., and church member Linda Chitwood said a love offering will be received.

In 2003, The Old Paths group began its ministry, taking its name from Jeremiah 6:16, which says, "Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for The Old Paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls." With this vision in mind and a heart for ministry, founding members Douglas Roark and Tim Rackley started The Old Paths.

The group morphed into a quartet shortly after. They signed with Crossroads Music's Sonlite Records in 2012. Their album, Right Now, was a breakout project for them producing two #1 hits, "Battlestand" and "God's Great," within a six-month span. In 2013, the group was named Favorite New Quartet, and songs like "Love Them to Jesus" and "Ordinary People" also quickly became fan favorites.

The quartet made the decision in 2015 to come off the road for a time because of family circumstances. While members said the decision was not easy, they left the door open for a possible return to gospel music and touring. The Old Paths took the stage again at the Memphis Quartet Show in June 2017.

 The group now consists of founding members Rackley and Roark, longtime bass singer Daniel Ashmore and tenor Steve Ladd. Ladd is a former member of the Anchormen and Gold City.

Their project together, Long Run, was released in July 2017. Members say the group’s goal has stayed the same after all these years:  to see people come to know Jesus Christ as Savior and to encourage fellow believers.