Tom and Gail Joyce leave Crist Family
Tom and Gail Joyce, bass singer and live sound engineer (respectively) for the Crist Family, have decided to come off the road after fourteen years with the group. Gail’s mother is in declining health; the Joyces are looking into moving to Montana (not Minnesota, as earlier reports have inaccurately reported) to be closer to Gail’s mother.
When SouthernGospelBlog.com approached manager Rich Crist for comment, he said: “Tom and Gail have been a part of our ministry for over 14 years. They are very dear friends and have become like part of our family. We completely understand their desire to retire from traveling and getting closer to their families out west. We wish them the very best as they move on.”
The Crist Family will continue as a six-member ensemble with an all-family lineup, as Tom and Gail were the only unrelated members.