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Formed in 1993, FFH released six independent projects before being signed by Essential Records. Since then, they have released seven studio albums, as well as a "greatest-hits" album.
The group formed as Four For Harmony, an a cappella group. Over time they developed a vocal acoustic pop style, similar to that of Avalon, and changed their name to Far From Home. That name was being used by a secular duo and they became known as FFH. FFH;
FFH sang on ‘Shine Your Light’ With Nicole Nordeman and ‘Hide Me in Your Heart’ on ‘City On A Hill: Sing Alleluia’ (2002) , and on ‘Table of the Lord’ with Paul Coleman Trio on ‘City On A Hill: The Gathering’ (2003), and ‘Where Are You’ and ‘Merciful Rain’ on ‘City On A Hill: Songs Of Worship and Praise’ (2000).
Following the release of their 2007 album, Worship in the Waiting, they took a break from touring. The following is a statement from their official website:
"Jeromy and Jennifer are back from Africa and enjoying being settled at home. Their new baby girl Hope Sadie-Claire is doing great, and their son Hutch turned five in July. Jeromy and Jennifer have just put together some songs for a project they initially called, “Coming Home," but was officially released as Wide Open Spaces in 2009.
"Brian Smith is enjoying working in the business side of the music industry, and helping new bands find their way balancing ministry and finances. He and Allyson have their hands full with their three daughters, all under the age of six. Michael Boggs is busy touring, leading worship, and speaking. He has released two albums since the band's member's break-up, a hymns record, and a live worship record. 'We all remain very close. In fact, we still all live in the same neighborhood, so we see each other all the time.' Said Jeromy, 'There are no plans for a tour yet, but we are waiting for the Lord’s leading as to what may be next for us as a band.'"
Jeromy Deibler was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007 after he and Jennifer got back from Africa. Jeromy is able to keep his MS under control with chemotherapy. The band returned in 2009 as a duo when members Jennifer and Jeromy Deibler released their independent album Wide Open Spaces. It was re-released in 2010 on P-ID Blue. It was followed up in 2011 by One Silent Night: An FFH Christmas. Then in 2012, FFH released their second worship album, and 11th studio album since their major label debut entitled, The Way We Worship.
Jeromy is a full-time worship leader at Journey Christian Church in Irvine, CA.
- Jennifer Lois Deibler (born June 14, 1972: née; Els, Hillsboro, Missouri) - vocals
- Jeromy Shawn Deibler (born August 19, 1974, Lancaster, Pennsylvania) - piano, guitar, vocals
- Michael Dean Boggs (born November 8, 1978, Tulsa, Oklahoma) - guitar, vocals (until 2007)
- Brian Richard Smith (born July 27, 1974, Quarryville, Pennsylvania) - bass, vocals (until 2007)
- Jonathan Firey – guitar
- Steve Croyle – vocals, guitar (until 1999)
|Album||Year||Billboard 200||Top Christian Albums|
|Open Our Eyes||Independent||-||-|
|Forever For God||Independent||-||-|
|Heart to Heart||Independent||-||-|
|Brother to Brother||Independent||-||-|
|Called a Christian||Independent||-||-|
|One of These Days||Independent||-||-|
|I Want to Be Like You||1998||64||-|
|Found a Place||2000||154||-|
|Have I Ever Told You||2001||119||-|
|Ready to Fly||2003||89||5|
|Still the Cross||2004||-||10|
|Voice From Home||2005||-||-|
|Far From Home: The Best of FFH||2007||-||-|
|Worship in the Waiting||2007||-||-|
|Wide Open Spaces||2009||-||-|
|One Silent Night: An FFH Christmas||2011||-||-|
|The Way We Worship||2012||-||-|
Numerous FFH singles have charted, including "Fly Away" and "Watching Over Me" which hit the number one spot on Adult Contemporary radio and the Top 5 on Christian Hit Radio, "On My Cross" which had a two-week run at number one inspirational radio, "One of These Days," "Big Fish" and "I Want to Be Like You". Also including hit single "What It Feels Like".", which according to Jeromy Deibler is a song of lament. He explained: "It talks about how it feels to walk the wilderness, to be undone, to be scared to death, to be unsure of anyone and anything, but eventually to feel the love and peace of God just the same."  FFH released their song "Undone" in 2010 and it hit number 18 on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart; most of their songs were released before Billboard ranked Christian songs.
- Far From Home: Stories From the Road (2001), Howard Publishing
- Powell, Mark Allan (2002). "FFH". Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music (First printing ed.). Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. p. 325. ISBN 1-56563-679-1.
- Friesen, Janet (1999-07-14). "I Want To By Like You". The Phantom Tollbooth.
- "A Break From Touring...A Normal Life". Retrieved 2008-09-25.
- "FFH artist profile". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved 29 November 2011.
- FFH (2001). "Far From Home: Stories From the Road". Howard Publishing Co., Inc. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
- "Billboard album chart placements". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 November 2011.
- FFH Draws Crowds Nationwide with Release of New CD, Book Archived 2007-10-31 at the Wayback Machine., August 28, 2001, christianactivities.com Retrieved January 22, 2008
- What It Feels Like Songfacts
- "Billboard singles". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 November 2011.