Keeping the Faith: It almost seems to be an out of date concept these
days. After all, we live in an instant society. So it is rare to find people who
have dedicated almost 50 years of their lives to keeping a ministry alive. But
Jim and Beth Glass have done just that with The Telestials.
The group was established back in 1963 with a trio of women
(including Beth and her sister ) calling themselves The "Harmony" Trio.
Singing at church functions in 1966 they traveled to Atlanta, Ga. to record
their first album.
With the addition of male vocals in 1969 the group started to expand.
The Dove Award nominations started in 1976 with "Here They Come". In
1977 with "One Way Flight" and in 1978 with "Free Indeed." Other songs making the charts were, "Holy High and Lifted Up," "Help Wanted,"
"Somebody`s Coming," "One Day," "He Was Thinking Of Me" and "Free."
Family has always been a strong component in the group. Through all
the years, Beth`s husband, Jim has continued to manage the group, and the
Glass Children have carried on the Family Tradition, now including
Getting the message out is the heart beat of the group, says Beth, "We
know where the blessings come from, and we know the blesser".
Current members are: Jim and Beth Glass, Jerry and Bethany Brown,
Caleb Brown, and Scott Lucas. They record for New Wine Records
and their latest recording is titled "I Can Call Jesus." Their current
radio release is "Everything."