Roland Zimmerman Family Musical Ministry is a family ministry
from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania that performs bluegrass,
old-time country, and folk styles of gospel music. We call our
music: “Down Home” Gospel Music.
Our family consists of:
Roland, (dad); Rhoda, (mom); and Ryan, (son). Roland sings and
plays guitar, (and sometimes banjo), at our performances. He
also plays all the instruments in our soundtracks, as well as
producing and engineering our recordings. Rhoda sings and
recites poetry. You will find her attending our sales table.
Ryan sings, recites scripture, and strums a toy guitar. (Ryan
gets most of the attention from the audiences!)
Roland Zimmerman has
performed with various bluegrass gospel groups. In 1997, he
started to perform solo at local retirement homes, using a
vocal harmonizer to create harmony vocals to accompany
himself. Roland produced, engineered and performed on 2 gospel
music recordings during his solo performing.
Rhoda Zimmerman was first
involved in the background of her husband’s ministry by
tending the sales table, setup, booking, etc. When Ryan
decided to go onstage, she went along onstage to give him
guidance. She then decided that while she was onstage anyway,
she might as well take part in performing.
Ryan Zimmerman has been
singing with his father since he was 2 years old. His musical
interests were noticed when, as an infant, he got into his
mother’s kettle cabinet, and getting the smallest saucepan,
he held it like a banjo, tapping on the copper bottom! He was
encouraged to go onstage by personnel at a local retirement
they found out that he likes
to mimic his father by strumming a badminton racket around the
house. In his first several appearances, he sang and strummed
the racket! We soon bought him a guitar.
We have officially been
known as the Roland Zimmerman Family since 2004. We are
available to perform weekday evenings, weekends, and holidays.
We do a limited number of weekday daytime programs. We perform
on a freewill basis. Photos and recordings can be purchased at
our concerts. Free booklets and tracts are also available.
It is our desire that the
saints of God would be strengthened and inspired and that
sinners would see their need of repentance and salvation in
Jesus Christ through this musical ministry.
Roland Zimmerman Family
1218 Springville Road
East Earl, PA 17519-9777
Phone: (717) 354-6804
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