"I'd Rather Be An Old Time Christian" is a song from years past by The Atkins Family.
The Atkins Family has been singing for a long time and has journeyed many a miles across the country for our Lord. Don Atkins had a God fearing praying mother that wanted nothing more than her boys to be saved and doing some kind of work for the Lord. Well, in 1971 Don started his work for the Lord. He had four children of his own traveling, singing, and playing instruments every chance they had. Many has come and gone as the group continued and as they go into there 4th generation of singers and musicians, the legacy and calling continues.
In the picture above is: left to right top-Don Atkins 2nd row-Tim, Randell, and Ray Atkins Front row- Teresa Atkins, Debbie Lewis, and Avalee Atkins
Today the group consists of Tim & Teresa Atkins. There son Jamie and wife Crystal. And there two sons (4th generation) Austin & Aaron.
Some Favorites Song-The Lighthouse Singer-George Younce Group-The Original Hinsons Bible Verse-I can do all things thru Christ who strengtheneth me. Phillipians 4:13
Birthday-June 09, 1959
Tim sings bass, runs the sound, and drives the bus. He has been traveling on the road since his Dad started singing. Tim has a calling on his life to minister the gospel not only in song, but also in testimony and the word.
Teresa has been singing since she was 15 years old. She sings alto and lead and enjoys worshipping the Lord thru song. God has also blessed her with many beautiful songs.
Some Favorites Song-God Walks the Dark Hills & Call Me Gone Singer-Dottie Rambo & Vestal Goodman Group-Happy Goodmans & Hinsons Bible Verse-God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalms 46:1
Birthday-September 22, 1959
Some Favorites Song- How Great Thou Art Singer-Kenny Hinson Group- The Original Hinsons Bible Verse-Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Psalms 150:6
Birthday-October 30, 1978
Jamie has been on the road all his life. He started playing drums at the age of 9 and excelled from there with the help of God. Jamie plays bass guitar, acoustic guitar, saxophone and sings harmony and lead for the group today.
Crystal married Jamie and had only sung in church choir. Well,it didn't take long for her to find a place in the group. She sings alto and lead and with the help of Jamie has the job of product manager.
Some Favorites Song-Through The Fire Singer-Karen Peck Gooch Group-The Hoskins Family Bible Verse-The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation. Exodus15:2
Birthday-September 28, 1979
Some Favorites Song-He Knows How Singer-Kenny Hinson Group-The Original Hinsons Bible Verse-For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Birthday-September 18, 1999
Austin started singing at the age of 2 and hasn't stopped. Also at the age of 8 he started playing the drums and he is doing a fine job for the Lord playing for the group.
Some Favorites Song-I Want To Know How It Feels Singer-Karen Peck Group-Karen Peck & New River Bible Verse-I can do all things thru Christ who strengtheneth me. Phillipians 4:13
Birthday-May 02, 2001
Aaron started singing at the age of six and at the age of 8 is learning the guitar.