About the Ball Family
Herbert Ball, with children Nelson Ball and Peggy Ball-Arnold, formed The Ball Family Gospel Singing Group in the late sixties. Since founding their Southern Gospel Group over 50 years ago, The Ball Family has remained true to their commitment to make a difference. Through a compelling combination of harmonious vocals and outstanding musical accompaniment, this family group has been able to reach out to people challenging them to accept the Lord and make a change in their hearts and lives. Since the first appearance, The Ball Family has shared their inspiring music ministry at auditoriums, camp meetings, prisons, and churches throughout the country. They have shared the stage with such groups as the Gaithers, Dixie Melody Boys, Greenes, Palmetto State Quartet, Statesmen Quartet, Speer Family, Dixie Echoes, Squire Parsons, J.D. Sumner and the Stamps, The Blackwood Brothers and appeared on Barbara Fairchild's Sunday Morning Program in Branson, Missouri. Today, The Ball Family is made up of five talented singers and musicians who have come together to create an unmistakable sound and share a life changing message.
Peggy Ball-Arnold is founding member of the Ball Family Quartet. Her smooth alto voice gives The Ball Family a unique sound.
The lead singer of our group is Stan Smith. Through the years he has sung with several groups and he continues to live his dream as he sings for Jesus with the Ball Family.
Phillip Parks is our newest member of the group. He is our sound engineer and plays the drums and bass guitar. Phillip previously retired from music but returned back full time. He has played with the Burlington Boys and Burlington Baptist Church. Phillip and his wife Julie are foster parents and share five kids.
Nelson Ball, one of the founding members, managed the group until his passing in January 2021.
Sarina Ball, wife of Nelson and retired principal of the Covington school system, plays the keyboard bass and creates the fullness to the overall sound.
Jeff Blankenship plays the keyboard, sings lead, writes music, and does soloist work. He has served as choir director for Erlanger Baptist, Ft. Mitchell Baptist, Latonia Baptist, Pleasant Ridge Baptist, & Crittenden Baptist