Ben Fuller will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 11 at Grace Community Church, 1634 Route 23, Streator.
The concert is sponsored by Celebrate Recovery Streator. Fuller’s single “Who I Am” hit the top 20 on Christian radio charts.
Tickets are $20 and are available at Eventbrite.com, Grace Community Church and Refurbished Treasures, 306 E. Main St., Streator.
Music took Fuller’s life and made it something he never dreamed of. He grew up in southern Vermont on his family dairy farm alongside his father. He passed the time singing along to old classic country tunes while witnessing the hard work and dedication it took to run a farm. The songs never stopped and somewhere between farm and college he picked up a guitar and never looked back.
After generations of injuries in his family, Fuller struggled with some aspects of his growing up and turned to cocaine and alcohol at a young age. In 2015, Fuller was involved in a drug-fueled relationship that led him to better understand the other side of addiction. Also, he suddenly lost his best friend to a heroin overdose and his whole outlook on life changed.
Motivated to change, he moved to Nashville to pursue a career as a country singer in late 2018. A family Fuller was close to invited him to church one Sunday and as he walked through the halls of the auditorium filled with 3,000 people, he knew one day he would sing “that kind of music” for the rest of his life. Falling face first into his new relationship with Jesus, he began writing to share what God had done to transform his life.
Today, Fuller lives sober, while sharing his story filled with hope, mercy and grace. By turning his testimony into songs, he was rejuvenated with a new passion and a new mission; share his story with the world and all who are willing to listen.