Ben Tankard

Ben Tankard--known as the godfather of the gospel jazz music scene--is the genre's bestselling artist/producer of all time, earning several gold and platinum records and awards during his critically acclaimed career. Aside from music, Ben is a former professional basketball player and also currently serves as a motivational speaker for the NBA’s Development League (D-League). With success as his end goal, he uses his competitive spirit to empower others to discover their own hidden talents. Recently accomplishing his goal to shed some pounds, this season Ben returns healthier than ever. Between the stark reality of the “Tankard Palace” becoming an empty nest and working to strengthen fractured family relationships, Ben has a lot on his plate. Whether producing new music, working on his next book, piloting his airplanes or navigating through family storms…Ben never loses faith that God will keep everything on course.