Christy Lynette Nockels (née Hill, born November 17, 1973) is a singer-songwriter of contemporary Christian music. She was also one of the lead members of the band Watermark, along with her husband, Nathan Nockels.

Biography and career


Christy Nockels was born in Fort Worth, Texas to a pastor and a piano teacher but grew up in Oklahoma.Christy met Nathan Nockels in 1993 at the Christian Artists Seminar in Estes Park, Colorado. After getting married in 1995, they began serving as worship leaders in their local church in Oklahoma City. They also began writing songs together and released an album in 1996. The album, which was released under the name Sons & Daughters, was called Holy Roar, and featured the contribution of fellow worship leader and friend, Charlie Hall. Louie Giglio, pastor and founder of the Passion Movement, heard the album and invited the Nockels and Charlie Hall to attend the first Passion Conference in Austin, Texas, in 1997.After this, Christy and Nathan moved to Texas and started leading worship for Metro Bible Study, a weekly gathering of 3,000 young adults at Houston's First Baptist Church. During that time Rocketown Records, owned by Michael W. Smith, approached them and they signed a contract under the name Watermark. After that, they moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1998. As Watermark, the Nockels recorded five albums and received several Dove Award nominations, including Female Vocalist of the Year for Christy and Producer of the Year for Nathan in 2007.Smith has said of Watermark, "Christy Nockels creates space for worship like few artists I've been around. When she sings, it's disarming--you must pay attention. Whether it's 10,000 people at a Passion Conference or an intimate gathering, Christy is a worshiper who leads us all. Nathan and Christy Nockels are a huge part of the Rocketown Records story, and my life has been enriched by their love for worship music."In 2006, Christy and Nathan retired Watermark and dedicated themselves to other areas of ministry, as well as their family. In 2008, they moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where they helped to found Passion City Church with Louie Giglio, and signed with sixstepsrecords. Christy also started writing songs and released her first solo album, Life Light Up, in 2009. The album was also produced by her husband, Nathan. In April 2012 Christy released her second solo album Into the Glorious.
On April 28, 2015, Nockels released a new live album, Let It Be Jesus. A review of this release suggests that "[w]ith this newest offering, Christy Nockels reinforces...her position as one of the most respected lead worshipers in the church today."

Personal life


Christy and Nathan Nockels have been married since 1995. They have three children together: Noah, Elliana, and Annie Rose.

As Watermark


1998: Watermark
2000: All Things New
2002: Constant
2004: The Purest Place
2006: A Grateful People

As Sons & Daughters


1996: Holy Roar

Awards and nominations


GMA Dove Awards


2005: Female Vocalist of the Year nomination
2007: Female Vocalist of the Year nomination
2008: Female Vocalist of the Year nomination

References


External links


17 November 1973 (age 46 years), Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Joy To The World - The King Is Coming Joy To The World - The King Is Coming - Christy Nockels

In The Whisper In The Whisper - Christy Nockels

Amaryllis Amaryllis - Christy Nockels

Keep The Light On Keep The Light On - Christy Nockels

Come Magnify Come Magnify - Christy Nockels

Wonderful Name Wonderful Name - Christy Nockels

Healing is in Your Hands Healing is in Your Hands - Christy Nockels

Sing Along Sing Along - Christy Nockels

Advent Hymn Advent Hymn - Christy Nockels

You Have What It Takes You Have What It Takes - Christy Nockels

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus Come Thou Long Expected Jesus - Chris Tomlin - Christy Nockels

Breath of God Breath of God - Christy Nockels

Ever Lifting Ever Lifting - Christy Nockels

Your Love Is Moving Your Love Is Moving - Christy Nockels

O Holy Night O Holy Night - Christy Nockels

Always Remember to Never Forget Always Remember to Never Forget - Christy Nockels

No Not One No Not One - Christy Nockels

Knees To the Earth Knees To the Earth - Christy Nockels

Song Of The Beautiful Song Of The Beautiful - Christy Nockels

Joy Pours Out Joy Pours Out - Christy Nockels

The Wondrous Cross The Wondrous Cross - Christy Nockels

In Every Way In Every Way - Christy Nockels

Jesus, Rock of Ages Jesus, Rock of Ages - Christy Nockels

Love Can Build a Bridge Love Can Build a Bridge - Christy Nockels

Our Christmas Song - Make Good Your Christmas Day Our Christmas Song - Make Good Your Christmas Day - Christy Nockels

In Your Hands In Your Hands - Christy Nockels

Life Light Up Life Light Up - Christy Nockels

Into the Glorious Into the Glorious - Christy Nockels

Angels' Lullaby Angels' Lullaby - Christy Nockels

Our Christmas Song Our Christmas Song - Christy Nockels

Be Loved Be Loved - Christy Nockels

Here I Am to Worship Here I Am to Worship - Christy Nockels

All That Is To Come All That Is To Come - Christy Nockels

Waiting Here For You Waiting Here For You - Christy Nockels

The King is Coming The King is Coming - Christy Nockels

Dance at Migdal Eder Dance at Migdal Eder - Christy Nockels

Jesus Loves Me Jesus Loves Me - Christy Nockels

Abide Abide - Christy Nockels

Praise To The Lord, The Almighty Praise To The Lord, The Almighty - Christy Nockels

Heaven Maker's Love Heaven Maker's Love - Christy Nockels

Holy Over Me Holy Over Me - Christy Nockels

Marvelous Light Marvelous Light - Christy Nockels

The Heart Of Worship The Heart Of Worship - Christy Nockels

Build My Life Build My Life - Christy Nockels

Magnificat Magnificat - Christy Nockels

Everything Is Mine In You Everything Is Mine In You - Christy Nockels

Find Me At The Feet of Jesus Find Me At The Feet of Jesus - Christy Nockels

How Could I Ask for More How Could I Ask for More - Christy Nockels

The Glory of Your Name The Glory of Your Name - Christy Nockels

Let It Be Jesus Let It Be Jesus - Christy Nockels

Freedom Song Freedom Song - Christy Nockels

My Delight Is In You My Delight Is In You - Christy Nockels

His Renown His Renown - Christy Nockels

Already All I Need Already All I Need - Christy Nockels

How I Love You How I Love You - Christy Nockels

Home Home - Christy Nockels

Pure Glory Pure Glory - Christy Nockels

Leaning On You, Jesus Leaning On You, Jesus - Christy Nockels

Breathe Breathe - Christy Nockels

Grace Flows Down Grace Flows Down - Christy Nockels

Wrap This One Up Wrap This One Up - Christy Nockels

Silent Night - Holding Us Now Silent Night - Holding Us Now - Christy Nockels

You Are Able You Are Able - Christy Nockels

A Mighty Fortress A Mighty Fortress - Christy Nockels

Hosanna Hosanna - Christy Nockels

Heart in Hand Overture Heart in Hand Overture - Christy Nockels

Holy Roar Holy Roar - Christy Nockels

Wonderful Wonderful - Christy Nockels

Carry Your Name Carry Your Name - Christy Nockels

O Come, O Come Emmanuel O Come, O Come Emmanuel - Christy Nockels

The Sound of Music The Sound of Music - Christy Nockels

Pitter Patter Goes the Rain Pitter Patter Goes the Rain - Christy Nockels

By Our Love By Our Love - Christy Nockels

Head to Toe (The Armor of God Song) Head to Toe (The Armor of God Song) - Christy Nockels

Close Your Eyes Close Your Eyes - Christy Nockels

Who Can Compare Who Can Compare - Christy Nockels

His Banner Over Me His Banner Over Me - Christy Nockels

You Revive Me You Revive Me - Christy Nockels

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - O Come Let Us Adore Him Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - O Come Let Us Adore Him - Christy Nockels

This Time I Will Bring Praise This Time I Will Bring Praise - Christy Nockels

River of Grace River of Grace - Christy Nockels

Choose Choose - Christy Nockels

La La Lu La La Lu - Christy Nockels

For Your Splendor For Your Splendor - Christy Nockels

My Master My Master - Christy Nockels

If You Never If You Never - Christy Nockels

You Are My King You Are My King - Christy Nockels

Magnificent One Magnificent One - Christy Nockels

Angels' Lullaby (Mary's Song) Angels' Lullaby (Mary's Song) - Christy Nockels

Be Still And Know Be Still And Know - Christy Nockels

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Christy Nockels

Evermore Evermore - Christy Nockels

Fairest Lord Jesus Fairest Lord Jesus - Christy Nockels

None But Jesus None But Jesus - Christy Nockels

Where Would I Be? Where Would I Be? - Christy Nockels

Christ In Me Christ In Me - Christy Nockels

When I Get Where I'm Going When I Get Where I'm Going - Christy Nockels

Only You Remain Only You Remain - Christy Nockels

Benediction (Breath of God) Benediction (Breath of God) - Christy Nockels

Keep On Keep On - Christy Nockels

Impossible Things Impossible Things - Christy Nockels

So Great So Great - Christy Nockels

Valor Valor - Christy Nockels

Whole World In His Hands Whole World In His Hands - Christy Nockels

Glorious Glorious - Christy Nockels

Song In The Air Song In The Air - Christy Nockels

This Is The Hour Overture This Is The Hour Overture - Christy Nockels

As For Me (Psalm 2) As For Me (Psalm 2) - Christy Nockels

In Your Eyes In Your Eyes - Christy Nockels

All For the Praise All For the Praise - Christy Nockels

Be Thou My Vision Be Thou My Vision - Christy Nockels

Lord I Need You Lord I Need You - Christy Nockels

The King Is Coming Prelude The King Is Coming Prelude - Christy Nockels

This is the Hour Overture This is the Hour Overture - Christy Nockels

My Anchor My Anchor - Christy Nockels

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Albums & Songs

  • You Revive Me
  • Breathe / Let it Be Jesus
  • Everything is Mine in You / Heart of Worship
  • Lord I Need You
  • This is the Hour Overture
  • As For Me (Psalm 2)
  • Come Magnify
  • Where Would I Be?
  • The Strength That Prevails
  • Valor
  • Home
  • In Your Eyes
  • Christ In Me
  • Evermore
  • This is the Hour Reprise
  • Keep On
  • All For the Praise
  • Benediction (Breath of God)
  • Valor
  • Christ In Me
  • Come Magnify
  • Home
  • The King Is Coming Prelude (Renewed)
  • Advent Hymn (Renewed)
  • O Come O Come Emmanuel (Renewed) [feat. Molley Moody]
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / Room in Your Heart Reel / O Come Let Us Adore Him (Renewed)
  • Amaryllis Story (Renewed)
  • Amaryllis (Renewed)
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Renewed)
  • Our Christmas Song (Renewed)
  • Make Good Your Christmas Day (Renewed) [feat. Annie Rose Nockels & Elliana Nockels]
  • Song in the Air (Renewed) [feat. Chris McClarney]
  • Dance at Migdal Eder (Renewed)
  • Silent Night (Holding Us Now) (Renewed)
  • Wrap This One Up (Renewed)
  • Joy to the World (Renewed)
  • Is He Worthy? / The King Is Coming (Renewed)
  • Heart in Hand Overture
  • His Banner over Me
  • River of Grace
  • Head to Toe (The Armor of God Song)
  • Always Remember to Never Forget
  • How Could I Ask for More
  • Keep the Light On
  • Pitter Patter Goes the Rain
  • Joy Pours Out
  • The Sound of Music
  • You Have What It Takes
  • La La Lu
  • Close Your Eyes
  • All That Is to Come
  • Heart in Hand Overture
  • His Banner Over Me
  • River of Grace
  • Head to Toe (The Armor of God Song)
  • Always Remember to Never Forget
  • How Could I Ask for More
  • Keep the Light On
  • In the Whisper
  • Pitter Patter Goes the Rain
  • Joy Pours Out
  • The Sound of Music
  • You Have What It Takes
  • La La Lu
  • Close Your Eyes
  • All That Is to Come
  • The King Is Coming Prelude
  • Advent Hymn
  • O Come O Come Emmanuel
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / O Come Let Us Adore Him
  • Angels' Lullaby (Mary's Song)
  • Song in the Air
  • Dance at Migdal Eder
  • Wrap This One Up
  • O Holy Night
  • Amaryllis
  • Silent Night (Holding Us Now)
  • Our Christmas Song / Make Good Your Christmas Day
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • Joy to the World / The King Is Coming
  • Freedom Song
  • My Anchor
  • Everything Is Mine In You
  • The Wondrous Cross
  • Let It Be Jesus
  • Who Can Compare
  • Jesus, Rock of Ages
  • If You Never
  • Leaning On You, Jesus
  • Find Me At the Feet of Jesus
  • Wonderful Name
  • Ever Lifting
  • For Your Splendor
  • Wonderful
  • Into the Glorious
  • Be Loved
  • Waiting Here for You
  • Sing Along
  • Love Can Build a Bridge
  • Your Love Is Moving
  • Healing Is in Your Hands
  • Already All I Need
  • How I Love You
  • Healing Is In Your Hands
  • Healing Is In Your Hands (Medium Key Performance Track With Background Vocals)
  • Healing Is In Your Hands (High Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Healing Is In Your Hands (Medium Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Healing Is In Your Hands (Low Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • No Not One
  • Life Light Up
  • Choose
  • Song of the Beautiful
  • You Are Able
  • A Mighty Fortress
  • My Master
  • In Your Hands
  • Marvelous Light
  • Hosanna
  • By Our Love
  • Life Light Up
  • Life Light Up (Performance Track In Key of D With Background Vocals)
  • Life Light Up (Performance Track In Key of F Without Background Vocals)
  • Life Light Up (Performance Track In Key of D Without Background Vocals)
  • Life Light Up (Performance Track In Key of B Without Background Vocals)