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MURFREESBORO, Tenn., May 18, 2017 /Christian Newswire
/ -- The nation's top motivational speaker and pastor, Joel Osteen recently told his 50,000 member Lakewood Church congregation and TV/ Streaming audience of over 20 million viewers, the inspiring story of Ben Tankard.
Osteen shared how his friend Tankard grew up in poverty in a drug infested ghetto but was a gifted basketball player and musician early on. After an NBA career ending injury Tankard became a dog catcher to make ends meet until his break in music. He has since become the Godfather of Gospeljazz by selling millions of records and earning multiple Grammy/Stellar/Dove awards and nominations. The gold and platinum producer is also a motivational speaker for the NBA, Pastor, Author, Pilot, and Reality TV Dad for hit show THE TANKARDS. His highly anticipated new CD release CANTANKEROUS is riding the charts and available everywhere gospel and jazz music is sold. Amazing Story!
See Joel Osteen tell the Ben Tankard Story on YouTube or visit: www.bentankardstory.com