Jon Sheptock’s strong voice and heartfelt delivery continue to make him a sought-after musician. “The Lord has constantly blessed me with engagements all over the country,” he says.
One of his favorite performances of 2014 was at a Salvation Army camp in Virginia for people recovering from addiction to drugs and alcohol. The trip was especially memorable, he says, because his wife Staci and daughters Anna (12), Sadie (7), and Chloe (6) were able to accompany him on the trip.
Because Jon has overcome disability, he appreciated the opportunity to perform for disabled children, adults, and parents at The Woodlands United Methodist Church. “They can still be successful in the world,” Jon says. “They just have to find that one key element in their lives they can succeed at.”
Meanwhile, Jon is still the lead singer for the One Percenters Prison Ministry, a band that combines the melodies of popular songs with inspirational lyrics. The band hopes to release its third album during the summer. It will include songs that have been popular at prison worship services, including “Resurrected Life” (to the tune of the Joe Walsh song “Rocky Mountain Way”) and “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” (to the tune of Bob Dylan’s song with the same name).
“It doesn’t matter to me about the accolades, how many albums are sold, or if any awards come,” Jon says. “What makes my day is when I get an e-mail or Facebook reply from someone whose life I was able to impact through Jesus. That makes all the difference in the world, if you touch one person’s life.”