September 30, 2022

Joshua and Chelsea Springs Announce the Birth of Their Son, Jacob Springs

Jacob Shane Ryder Springs ("Jake") was born September 22nd at 5:16PM. Jake weighed in at 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and 20 inches long. 

Celebrating their fourth wedding anniversary this October, proud parents Joshua and Chelsea Springs say they’ve been praying to have a baby for over three years. "We went out on faith and had our nursery done in early 2021, along with a bassinet. We believed and held on to our promise. Thank God for our little miracle. We love him so much!”

Both Joshua and Chelsea were practically born into Gospel music and ministry. Joshua, who is now an ordained minister, grew up singing with his mother, Robin Tanner, and his grandmother, Margie Tanner, as Expectation Ministries. Chelsea sang with the original Barkley Family until the group disbanded and her father, Roger Barkley, Jr. launched a solo ministry. Currently, the couple tours with the family Christian Country group, Roger Barkley & the Redemption Band, and they both work with Barkley Music & Media.

Joshua and Chelsea first met at the 2009 Gospel Music FanFair. Thirteen years later – from a long-time friendship to marriage, and now, new parents – God Has been faithful.

“Jacob is our gift from God,” says the young parents with a glowing smile. “We are grateful to have our promise child in our lives!”