The ministry of the Bledsoe’s began when the Bledsoe brothers, Jonathan and Rodney started singing at the age of two and six years old. Homer Childress, otherwise known as Papa, would play the guitar and sing the third part. At the ages of thirteen, just one year after Rodney accepted the Lord as his Savior, and nine, the brothers would suffer a great loss, the loss of their father in an automobile accident. Papa felt as though this would be the end of their singing, but thankful today, Papa will relate not only did the Bledsoe Brothers continue singing, their schedule doubled. By this point in time, Rodney had begun to play the piano by note, as well as by ear. Then Jonathan learned to play the bass guitar.
Around 1992 something happened. The crowds no longer saw the little boys who could carry three part harmony but adolescent men who were in a transition point in their ministry. Jonathan was a freshman in high school and Rodney a freshman in college. It was during this time God began to deal with the Bledsoes in a way He never had before. He did something that most of us, as Christians know about, He placed a calling and a burden on their lives. This is when they recorded their first project “A New Beginning”, which best described how they felt. Since then The Bledsoes have completed 9 more projects and have seen many lives changed by their ministry.
Charity Bobbitt, now handles the soprano part for The Bledsoes. Charity is no stranger to Southern Gospel, traveling for 3 years with the trio, The Comptons before joining forces with The Bledsoes, Charity’s velvety, smooth vocal adds a distinct richness to the trio. She and her children, Brianna, Chandler and Cameron, currently reside in Mt. Airy, NC.
Just recently, Jeremy Bryan, a 23 year old native of Rural Hall, NC has joined the trio as their newest member and baritone. When not on the road Jeremy’s home church is Freedom Baptist of Rural Hall where is active in leading music and other church activities. We will soon be able to congratulate him as he will be marrying his fiance, Lauren Gerbitz in June of 2022.
So the current trio consists of Rodney Bledsoe, Charity Bobbitt and Jeremy Bryan.
These changes have very much added to the variety of their ministry.
The Bledsoes have nationally released songs, their latest “Heaven Will Be Worth It All”, peaking in the Singing News Top 30. One of their highest charting songs to date, “I’m Glad I’m Saved” charted at # 9, in the Singing News Magazine National Top 80 Chart.
Filling over 150 dates a year, the most important person they want to share with their audiences is Jesus, through the Holy Spirit. As I have heard Rodney say many times, “Without Him our efforts are all in vain!”
Above all The Bledsoes are interested in the souls they have seen saved through the years, the winning of more souls to Christ and the blessing of their brothers and sisters in Christ. It is plain to see and hear this desire not only while talking with them, but in their concerts as well. They know that it is not their own abilities that these goals are accomplished, but through God’s abilities manifested in their lives.