Blood Related STL was formed out of a vision the Lord gave producer Joe Bethley. Sitting in church one Sunday morning the Lord laid it on Joes heart and mind to do a gospel family project. After talking it over with the family members they all agreed to do the project and then it started. They were all born in St Louis MO and brought together by divine design. This gospel group consists of 2 sisters and their husbands, Joe and Sheila Bethley, and Louis Jr. and Ruby Smith and 3 Smith children, Adam, Lisa Davis, and Louis III. They have all been blessed by receiving musical talents from God, ranging, from vocals to playing instruments. Music has been a part of their lives practically all of their lives with experiences ranging from singing in the choirs, performing in plays, and professionally, singing and playing in several groups and bands. All members of the group has been baptized in Jesus name and filled with the Holy Ghost. The group committed most of their Mondays for the next year on the project working together,with Joe and Louis as producers as well as writers and arrangers. All lyrics where written by Lisa, Ruby and Sheila. After Joe worked also as the engineer putting this project together for the 1st year then there was a 6 month break and it would then take approximately another 6 months with the help of Al Caldwell for the project Messages to be completed. All original music and lyrics written and performed by Blood Related with the exception of one song which the music was written and performed by Tony Simmons in a special guest appearance on the CD. Yes, even some of the grandchildren are featured on this CD. God has given Blood Related multiple talents in music and production and he has now brought them to a place where they can give back what he has given to them through service to him. They place no limits on God or where he will take them when they line up with his will and they surely want everyone to know that God gets all the glory. They ask you to take this musical trip with them and experience the Messages of truth that the Lord has given them. So stay tuned and pray much for them as they begin this journey because they truly believe that this is just the beginning.