FFH (band)

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FFH
GenresContemporary Christian music, worship
Years active1993–present
LabelsEssential
Websiteffh.net
Members
  • Jennifer Deibler
  • Jeromy Deibler
Past members
  • Michael Boggs
  • Jonathan Firey
  • Brian Smith
  • Steve Croyle
  • Chris Ulery

FFH, also known as Far from Home, are an American contemporary Christian band from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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.

Background[edit]

The group formed as Four for Harmony, an a cappella group.[1] Over time they developed a vocal acoustic pop style, similar to that of Avalon, and changed their name to Far from Home.[1][2] That name was being used by a secular duo and they became known as 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.[3]

Jeromy Deibler was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007 after he and Jennifer got back from Africa.[4] Deibler 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.[5] It was re-released in 2010 on P-ID Blue. It was followed up in 2011 by One Silent Night: An FFH Christmas.[5] Then in 2012, FFH released their second worship album, and 11th studio album since their major label debut, The Way We Worship.[5]

Jeromy is a full-time worship leader at Journey Christian Church in Irvine, California.

Band members[edit]

Former

Discography[edit]

Album Year Label Billboard 200[7] Top Christian Albums[7]
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
Winter Wonder unreleased
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
Undone 2010
One Silent Night: An FFH Christmas 2011
The Way We Worship 2012

Singles[edit]

Numerous FFH singles have charted, including "Fly Away" and "Watching Over Me" which reached the No. 1 on Christian Adult Contemporary radio and the Top 5 on Christian Hit Radio, "On My Cross" which had a two-week run at No. 1 on inspirational radio. Other singles include "One of These Days", "Big Fish", "I Want to Be Like You" and "What It Feels Like".[8] "Undone" was released in 2010 and reached No. 18 on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart.[9]

Books[edit]

  • Far From Home: Stories From the Road (2001), Howard Publishing. ISBN 9781582292045

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Powell, Mark Allan (2002). "FFH". Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music (First printing ed.). Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. p. 325. ISBN 1-56563-679-1.
  2. ^ Friesen, Janet (July 14, 1999). "I Want To By Like You". The Phantom Tollbooth.
  3. ^ "A Break From Touring...A Normal Life". Retrieved September 25, 2008.
  4. ^ http://newmanmag.com/e-magazine/112309/story1.php
  5. ^ a b c d e "FFH artist profile". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  6. ^ a b c d FFH (2001). Far From Home: Stories From the Road. Howard Publishing Co., Inc. ISBN 9781451604900. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Billboard album chart placements". AllMusic. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  8. ^ 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
  9. ^ "Billboard singles". AllMusic. Retrieved November 29, 2011.

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