Ted 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, he 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.
Congregation Beth Hallel is located at 2230 Sumpter Street in Birmingham and is led by Rabbi David Schneier.
Congregation Beit Israel is located at 8340 East Rabby Street in Bayou la Batre and is lead by Rabbi Paul Collins.