Rev. Dr. Samuel F. Ticker
Rev. Dr. Samuel Ticker was born in Careysburg, Liberia. His ministry started when he was at a very young age in kindergarten. Because of his singing, nearly all of his teachers would have him sing a song as a way of punishment whenever he misbehaved in class. His musical talent was inherited from his parents who were also singers. He was an active member of the school choir throughout junior and senior high school and emerged as lead singer in the school choirs. He never took any formal training, but learned to play the flute, harmonica. guitar, a little key board and sings any part of a song.
Rev. Dr. Ticker has been blessed to have had the opportunity to establish and manage many groups in Liberia and the United States including: the famous Haywood Choir (heard on ELWA radio in Liberia); The Gospel Harmonizers (Bong Mines, Liberia), and sang alongside groups such as the Salvation Messenger and the New Life Singers.
Rev. Dr. Ticker now has three solo albums, and most recently recorded a collaborative album with his daughter Joyce Ticker (2012). He has continued to spread the word of God through his ministry and singing but most importantly as the founder of the Liberian Gospel Union (LiGU), he is hoping to achieve a vision of providing a comprehensive and dynamic framework in which the talents of Liberian Christian artists (adults and youth worldwide) can be brought together to advance the Kingdom of God.