Aaron Jeoffrey was a Contemporary Christian music son/father duo that rose to popularity during the 90s, but disappeared after.
Father Jeoffrey Benward was already involved in Christian music since the 70s. In the early 90s, upon asking his then-teenager son Aaron what he wanted to do for a living, was surprised to find out that he wanted to follow his path in music.
They decided to begin recording together, and though several labels had problems with the eccentric pairing, Starsong picked them up. They went into the studio and started working on their eponymous debut album which was released in 1995. The album featured guest vocals by dc Talk.
They followed with After the Rain in 1996 and with Climb in 1997. Shortly after, both father and son decided to follow their individual careers.
During their career, Aaron Jeoffrey has had 14 Top Five radio singles, 9 of which made it to #1. Their three albums have sold more than 100,000. They were twice nominated for a Dove Award in the "Song of the Year" category for their classic "He Is."
"Our mission as Aaron Jeoffrey is not only to project our positive relationship as father and son. But most importantly, to present the person of Christ to everyone who sees us or listens to our music; to be a reflection of his character in our daily lives as well as in our ministry; to always keep in focus that Jesus died for people and people are most important to him; to not only strive for excellence in our music but to touch hearts and lives at their deepest needs; to always exalt the savior and give him the glory because it all begins and ends with Him. When these elements are achieved, then our mission is accomplished."
On their self-titled debut album, the father and son duo Aaron Jeoffrey combined infectious adult contemporary melodies with meaty lyrics to deliver music that addresses the feelings and needs of listeners from ages 9-90. Their faith is so intricately woven into the fabric of their lives that expressing it through music seems as natural as breathing. "I [believe] that in America today, a big problem is the relationship between parents and their children," Jeoffrey states. "It is normal for us that we are great friends and hang out and minister together, but many times people say, 'It is amazing that you guys can do all this together.'
"One goal is to show a positive parent/child relationship, and hopefully be a role model for fathers and their sons or parents and their children," Aaron adds. "We have taken to heart the last prophetic word of the Old Testament where it says in Malachi 4:6 that 'The fathers' hearts would be turned to their children and the children's' hearts to their fathers, lest I smite them with a curse.' Every social problem that we face today can be traced back to a dysfunctional family life. We [want to address] these problems not only through our songs but by simply being who we are."