Legacy is a nationally known Christian vocal group whose sound has been compared to many world-renowned groups such as Take 6, Glad, Acappella and the Gaither Vocal Band. The group consists of Clint Dickerson, Ty Walton, John Paul Sheppard, Josh Wheeler and Jake Lierman. With their mission to serve the church, share the gospel with unbelievers and to encourage existing believers through a cappella music, Legacy is consistently drawing in listeners of all ages. Their sound is described as fresh and exciting, and they have developed their own captivating style that brings listeners into a worshipful arena.
Recent Honors Include:
*Winner of 2011 CARA Award for Best Religious Album
*Winner of 2 Independent Music Awards People’s Choice award
*Rocky Mountain Harmony Sweepstakes Champions
*2010 Focus On the Family Featured Artist
*Radio play on over 400 radio stations nation wide
*4 CARA Nominations
Originally getting their start in the fall of 2002 while in college together, Legacy only lasted for about a year. After a summer tour in 2003, the guys felt that God was calling them to do other things with their lives and they decided to put the group on hold for a while. Over the next three year God took the guys in Legacy many different places all over the country. Some of them graduated and got married, some moved off to pursue other music ministry opportunities, but one thing remained constant with all of them; they remembered what a powerful ministry Legacy had been and they all longed to do music ministry together again.
At the end of 2006 God brought the guys back together again and put a calling on their hearts to start the ministry of Legacy again. Over the next two years the guys spent time touring part-time on the weekends and during the summers, ministering to hundreds of churches all over the U.S. They were also able to independently raise the funds to produce and record two albums, which both received radio play across the U.S. and were able to minister to thousands of people. In 2009, Legacy felt the call from God to take their ministry from a part time ministry to a full time ministry, traveling on a weekly basis, encouraging people through their passion for music.
Legacy feels very humbled and very blessed that God has called them to be a part of such a powerful ministry. It is amazing to see how God has worked in each of these young men’s lives over the past few years, and how He has been preparing them for this ministry He has called them to do.
Josh sings the bass for Legacy and is joined in the ministry by his wife, Mandy. His love for acappella music began as a small child when his mother took him to concerts of the groups Acappella and AVB. When Josh was in high school he sang in choir and participated in the Texas All-State Choir. After graduating from high school, he went to Lubbock Christian University where he was a member of Best Friends. He also sang for a year with the group RESCUE, based out of Portland, OR. In 2007 he graduated for LCU with a degree in education and he is currently teaching for the Lubbock Independent School District.
Jake found his love for singing at an early age growing up in Rio Vista, TX. In junior high and high school Jake was in the choirs there in Rio Vista and participated in many of the plays and musicals. He also participated in the All-Region and All-Area choirs. After graduating from high school Jake attended Lubbock Christian University where he participated in Best Friends, Praise Choir and Master Follies. Jake graduated from LCU in May 2005 and is now a middle school teacher.
Clint, who grew up in Abilene, TX, has had a love for music for as long as he can remember. Whether it be singing or his other passion the guitar, Clint loves to use his talent and passion for music for the glory of the Lord. In high school, Clint participated in choir and was also very active with singing groups at his home church. After graduating Clint moved to Lubbock Christian University where he attended for four years and was a criminal justice major. While at LCU, Clint was involved with Praise Choir, Chamber Singers, Master Follies and many of the musicals. Clint is joined in this ministry by his wife Jacey
John Paul Sheppherd
Singing has been a part of John Paul's life, since he was a child. He is passionate about using his talent to glorify God. He was a member of many singing groups throughout his college career, and praises God that he is still able to use his talent through this ministry. He is currently a middle school choir director, but is working on his Masters to become a counselor. He has a wonderful wife, DeLeisha, of 7 years. They are also blessed with an incredible little boy named Trevyn.
Ty has performed in small acapella groups since he was 10 years old, singing with his three brothers in Weatherford, TX. Then in high school he was involved with choir and a local 7 member acapella performance group. Then he attended LCU, sang for Best Friends and was involved with Masterfollies. Ty is now married to his knock out wife Heidi and teaches math at a middle school in Lubbock.