Pass it on—“It only takes a spark to get a fire going,” "Oh how he loves you and me." If you recognize those lyrics, you’ll want to hear our tribute to the life and music of Kurt Kaiser, on Chris Fabry Live. Kurt passed away at 83 this week and you’ll hear his voice, his music, and from friends who knew his artistry and heart for worship. A tribute to Kurt Kaiser—don’t miss it, on Chris Fabry Live.
Ruth Dinwiddie, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, began her career in Cleveland with Moody Radio at WCRF, where she created a 15-minute daily program for women which aired on more than 100 stations. She also worked for Moody Radio in Chicago for 21 years, then came to Florida in 1991 as an on-air personality with the afternoon program Along the Way. After 46 years, Ruth retired her full-time position, but continues to work part-time as office support and on-air substitute. Ruth holds a bachelor's degree in music from Shelton College and is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, where she studied Sacred Music. She sings with The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, likes to travel and enjoys a good book.
Kurt Kaiser is a songwriter of contemporary Christian music, including songs “Pass it On” and “Oh How He Loves You and Me,” and member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame (2001). He produced and arranged albums for the likes of Kathleen Battle, Ernie Ford, Larnelle Harris, Burl Ives, Ken Medema, Christopher Parkening, George Beverly Shea, Joni Eareckson Tada, Ethel Waters, and Anne Martindale Wiliams. He recorded sixteen piano solo albums of his own. In 1992 he was the recipient of a Lifetime achievement award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). He won a Dove Award in 1993 for his album titled Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs. Kurt passed away November 12, 2018, at age 83.
Burt Kettinger’s rich bass/baritone voice has been a source of much comfort and encouragement for many years. Burt has a master's degree in vocal performance from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. He is also an ordained minister with the Evangelical Free Church of America. Burt's personal ministry has reached into 49 of the United States and to six continents of the world. Sound Servant Ministries (SSM), located in Wheaton, Illinois, is the corporation under which Burt travels in his concert and preaching ministry. SSM’s vision — as well as Burt’s heartcry — is to encourage all who are in pilgrimage with Jesus Christ, as well as to bring new followers into His Kingdom.
Dick Anthony is best known as a composer, arranger, and a musical duet partner with Bill Pearce. He began his musical ministry with Jack Wyrtzen's "Word of Life" radio broadcasts and "Songtime" weekly show on the ABC television network from New York City. He joined the staff of Chicago radio station WMBI in 1952, performing 25 broadcasts a week. He was arranger, accompanist, and orchestral conductor for several albums with "The Melody Four" and organized, arranged, and conducted more than a dozen albums with "Sixteen Singing Men," which was extremely popular for decades. He was recognized at the National Religious Broadcasters' conference in 2015 with the Milestone Award for over 50 years in Christian media. Dick and his wife, Dotti, have been married since 1954.
John Innes has gained an international reputation as a keyboardist for the Billy Graham Association. He was born and raised in Bradford in the United Kingdom and came to the United States to attend Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He is also a graduate of Wheaton College and received a Masters Degree in Music from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. John has had an accomplished career as a composer, arranger, conductor, studio musician, minister of music, record producer, recording artist, and concert artist.
Randall Bradley is the Ben H. Williams Professor of Music and director of the Church Music Program and the Center for Christian Music Studies in the School of Music at Baylor University. He is deeply committed to music ministry, has served as a minister of music since 1978, and has been a teacher of church musicians since 1989. Professor Bradley teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the Church Music Program and directs the Baylor University Men's Choir. He is the Minister of Worship at Calvary Baptist Church in Waco, Texas. Randall is married to Brenda, a Professor of English at McLennan Community College. They have two children.
Chris Fabry is the host of Chris Fabry Live, one hour of spiritual encouragement from his backyard radio fence. The program challenges listeners to think biblically about their spiritual journeys. Chris is also the author of the Christy Award-winning novel Dogwood, June Bug, ECPA Christian Book Award-winner (Fiction) Almost Heaven, Not in the Heart and Borders of the Heart. He and his family live near Tucson, Ariz.
Chris Fabry Live is designed to build up the spiritual immune system of the Christian men and woman. As you walk through the journey of faith called the Christian life, you meet new people, learn new things, laugh, cry and, most importantly, grow in your understanding of God. With his sense of humor, sense of people and no sense of direction, host Chris Fabry treks that journey with you each weekday. Current events and issues, caller interaction, special guests and a few surprises all complement each other on this program. Chris Fabry Live challenges and encourages listeners in their journeys of faith.