Ben Tankard

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Age50 HometownDaytona Beach, FL ProfessionRecording Artist/Producer, Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur

Ben Tankard -- known as the Godfather of the Gospel Jazz music scene -- is the genre's best-selling artist/producer of all-time, picking up several gold records and awards along the path of a critically-acclaimed career. Outside of music, Ben is a former professional basketball player and motivational speaker for the NBA's Development League (D-League). With success his end goal, he uses his competitive spirit to empower others to develop their hidden talents. In addition to working with his wife, children, and church family to achieve their spiritual and business goals, he is launching his "Full Tank" big and tall men's clothing line and writing a new self-help book entitled The Full Tank Life. His three favorite hobbies are shining his monster truck, flying his airplanes, and finding new ways to surprise his wife Jewel.