10TH LEPER MININSTRY
10th Leper is a Christian-based blues and blues-rock band. We play our music to listening ears all over Texas including incarcerated teens and adults in the Texas Detention System, half-way houses, and street ministries.
Our name “10th Leper” comes from the bible in Luke 17:11-19, which in the World English Bible reads like this:
It happened as he was on his way to Jerusalem, that he was passing along the borders of Samaria and Galilee. As he entered into a certain village, ten men who were lepers met him, who stood at a distance. They lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”
When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests”. It happened that as they went, they were cleansed. One of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice. He fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks; and he was a Samaritan. Jesus answered, “Weren’t the ten cleansed? But where are the nine? Were there none found who returned to give glory to God, except this stranger?” Then he said to him, “Get up, and go your way. Your faith has healed you”.
The members of 10th Leper come from a wide variety of backgrounds. We all have different ideas on life and theology. Each one of us has our own troubled past. In fact, we feel as if when God saved us, He delivered us from a spiritual leprosy! That is why we continue to lift His name in our own unique way and style.