Acclaimed singer/songwriter and worship leader Charles Billingsley has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Billingsley shared the news on social media this past weekend.
Billingsley writes: "In this crazy world, I am thankful that we have the means to connect in this way. As my online community, I wanted to give you a brief update. In the midst of all the craziness, I have tested positive for Coronavirus. My symptoms are similar to other people, but I am resting and recovering even now. Please continue to pray for the many who have been impacted by this virus in so many ways. I will continue to keep you all posted."
Billingsley will return on April 10 with I Was Made For This, his first studio project in two years. The highly anticipated StowTown Records (Provident/Sony) set was produced by Keith Everette Smith-a multi-GRAMMY® and Dove Award winner and member of TobyMac's Diverse City Band-and showcases newly-penned originals alongside classic pop favorites.
Launching his career nearly three decades ago as a lead vocalist for GRAMMY®-nominated genre giants NewSong, Charles Billingsley has since headlined more than 3,200 concerts, released 23 recordings as a solo artist and garnered seven #1 Inspirational radio hits. A sought-after worship leader and speaker, Billingsley currently serves as the teaching pastor and worship leader at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, as well as an adjunct instructor at Liberty University. He is also the worship leader for such popular events as Women of Joy, Gridiron Men's Conference and Celebrators Conference, among others. Billingsley's critically acclaimed StowTown Records debut, Right Here, released in 2016.