Ted Pearce is now an internationally known and anointed worship leader and recording artist! However at one time he lived his teenage years in Beaumont, Texas as an atheist. He decided to read the Bible hoping to find contradictions. Instead, he had a dramatic encounter and found God. A radically core shaking experience by the Holy Spirit in 1990 brought Ted to become a believer, and he has been a worshipper for the Lord ever since. Ted had already been playing professionally as a musician, but the Lord refined His gift towards worship, and he recorded several messianic music albums.
Ted's greatest prayer is to see all the sons of Adam turn to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. May all who live trust in Him!
Ted has blessed the Messianic Jewish movement and the greater body of Messiah with some amazing music, now you have the opportunity to worship with him in person in Oklahoma City.
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Ted Pearce grew up in Vidor, Texas. There he began his professional career as a singer at the age of 15, and at the same age became an atheist. But in summer of 1989, Ted began reading the Bible to prove it was wrong. In January of 1990, he made a decision to trust in Yeshua (aka Jesus) and began attending a messianic Jewish congregation.
In the late 90s, he recorded with two Christian rock bands. In early 2002, Ted signed with Galilee of the Nations Records. In 2006, he did his first tour of Europe and met Pastor Jobst Bittner of TOS Church Tubingen. This began an activist partnership of addressing historical Church anti-Semitism around Europe through extended prayer walks called "March of Life".
In August of 2012, March of Life went to Poland, where Ted met Polish soul-singer and superstar Mietek Szczesniak, who introduced him to Producer Wendy Waldman in California, which led to an opportunity to work with Polish Producer and Pianist-extraordinaire, Pawel Zarecki (and his incredibly talented wife, Jadzia). These introductions led Ted to work with the Longhouse Crew, and with Israeli Producer/Guitarist/Singer Jamie Hilsden. Working with these friends in Warsaw, Hollywood, and Jerusalem was the inspiration and foundation of the Cultural Xchange Series recording sessions.
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Ted Pearce grew up in Vidor, TX, a city known for racism in the 60s & 70s. There he began his professional career as a singer at the age of 15, and at the same age, he became an atheist. At age 17, he began playing six nights a week at the Foxy Lady club in Beaumont TX, opening for the Scott McGill band over the next three years before making a move to Dallas in 1981. There he fronted various bands, including Side Effex, nominated for "Best Rock Band" by the Dallas Observer and was invited to write "Roll On Ranger" for the 1988 Texas Rangers MLB.
But in summer of 1989, Ted the atheist began reading the Bible to prove it was wrong, and everything was about to change...
In January of 1990, he made a decision to trust in Yeshua (aka Jesus) and began attending a messianic Jewish congregation. In the late 90s, he formed and recorded with two Christian rock bands; Nomadic Farmers, a "good news blues" CD of street evangelism music (1998) followed by his band, Big Methuselah and their CD Human Sacrifice in 2000.
In early 2002, Ted signed with Galilee of the Nations Records, (Sony/BMG/Provident/Integrity) and debuted with "Zealous Over Zion." In 2005, Galilee of the Nations produced a collaborative effort with Joel Chernoff & Ted Pearce to revive messianic music pioneer group "Lamb." In the same year, Ted co-wrote the theme song for the new ministry of Promise Keepers founder, Coach Bill McCartney, called "Road to Jerusalem."
In 2006, he did his first tour of Europe and met Pastor Jobst Bittner of TOS Church Tubingen. This began an activist partnership of addressing historical Church anti-semitism around Europe through extended prayer walks called "March of Life." In 2009, Ted established March of Remembrance in Dallas TX, which is now an annual prayer walk held in more than 50 cities worldwide that seeks to honor Holocaust survivors and their descendants, while educating and engaging a new generation. These themes found their way into Ted's music and the powerful music video "The Forgotten People" was released at Dachau in 2007 on the "For Zion's Sake I Will Not Be Silent" CD.
In 2008, Ted collaborated with the German band "Beersheva" to release a 19-song album entitled "Hallelu Et Adonai" which included several songs co-written with friend, Rabbi Michael Stepakoff.
He followed that by producing "Battle For Zion," which featured the world-renowned guitarist Andy Timmons, drummer Dan Wojciechowski (Peter Frampton), Dan Castillo (Jonie Show on Daystar), Tom Demer (Dallas Symphony Orchestra), Liberated Wailing Wall (Jews for Jesus), and a few more notable musicians. Later that same year, Integrity label mate Paul Wilbur also recorded 2 of Ted's songs on his "Desert Rain" project in Israel.
In 2011, Ted produced his first independent project in a decade called "emergency" with Dallas Producer Phil York.
In August of 2012, the March of Life went to Poland, where Ted met Polish soul-singer and superstar Mietek Szczesniak. Mietek introduced him to producer Wendy Waldman from California.This led to an opportunity to work with Polish producer and Pianist-extraordinaire, Pawel Zarecki (and his incredibly talented wife, Jadzia). The meeting with Pawel Zarecki led to the opportunity to work with the Longhouse Crew, which led to working with Israeli Producer/Guitarist/Singer Jamie Hilsden. Collaboration with these friends in Warsaw, Hollywood, and Jerusalem was the inspiration and foundation of the Cultural Xchange Series recording sessions.
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Ted Pearce is a unique sound within the Messianic Jewish music scene. He has produced a number of albums over the years, including his latest three cd project Cultural XChange, a project combining musicians and sounds from Israel, Europe and the U.S. The Cultural XChange also spawned into a project incorporating virtual reality technology to bring the experiences of being in the Land of Israel into the hands and before the eyes of everyone.
Ted is a crowd pleaser everywhere he shares his music, with an interesting mix of southern rock, country, gospel and Jewish sounds, he brings a worship experience not many musicians can. Ted is also the founder of the Walk of Remembrance in the U.S., which is birthed out of the Walk of Life in Europe, an annual event to awaken an awareness and educated believers on the atrocities of the Holocaust.
If you are in the Bristol, Tennessee area this weekend then you will not want to miss this powerful and blessed event worshipping with Ted Pearce and For Zion’s Sake. The congregation is located at 1128 New Hampshire Ave and is lead by Rabbi Joe Bell.
Ted is a gifted and talented Messianic Jewish worship and recording artist. He has brought the movement such popular songs as Hallelu Et Adonai, Zealous over Zion/Kiniti, Kulanu K’Echad, Psalm 23 and many others. Born and raised in Texas, Ted’s music has a unique sound that blends the stylings of blues, rock and southern rock together with the power of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit).
Pearce also founded the March of Remembrance (MoR) in the United States of America, birthed from the March of Life in Europe. The MoR is an annual event which has swept the nation and occurs on or around Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) in cities all across the U.S. Part of the aim of the MoR is to bring the Christian and Jewish communities together to bring awareness and education of the tragedies of the Holocaust and to make a bold statement that it can never happen again.
Ted is also the visionary behind Cultural Xchange. The project that began as an effort to bring international musicians and sounds together on a series of albums to glorify the Kingdom. However, Cultural Xchange has expanded into so much more and is now the driving force of a virtual reality revolution bringing tours of the Holy Land into hands and homes all over the world.
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Ted is a praise and worship staple in the Messianic Community, providing hits like “Walk in the Light,” “Zealous Over Zion” and “Congregation of the Righteous.” He has a unique sound that blends his easy-going Southern style with Klezmer and even Mizrachi music. Congregations all over the world are blessed by his music, and he is faithful to travel to as many as he can.
To learn more about Ted’s music (such as his “Cultural Xchange Series”) or for more general information, visit tedpearce.com .