About Scott Riggan....
"Scott's music is instructive and strongly motivational. His
style will appeal to people of all ages. I recommend Scott Riggan
to you as a godly man with a strong message for Christ in music."
- Dr. Charles A. Crane, President, Boise Bible College.
Scott Riggan is not new to the Christian music ministry; He
is an established, talented Christian music composer, keyboard
player and singer, having had a very successful music ministry
with the highly praised Christian band, the nobodys. Characterized
as "a hard working Christian Band," the nobodys had a strong
ministry, bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to society at
large, which took them from coast to coast, playing 150 shows
Matt Austin, of WAY-FM (Nashville) and
Christian Hit Radio Satellite network, has this to say about
Scott and the nobodys. "Scott Riggan and the nobodys are a quality
act, with a ministry-minded perspective. I especially appreciate
their strong Christian lyrical content. They also match up well
with what is clearly the most popular style in pop'rock music
today....the nobodys could be the next big thing among Christian
Like many Christian artists in music
ministry, Scott Riggan got an early start in his involvement
with music and in getting to know Jesus. Christianmusic.com
asked Scott, "Can you share anything about your growing up years,
what influenced your walk, your musical style (other artists),
your faith journey, etc.?"
ANSWER: Influences on his Christian walk:
Scott explains, "I grew up in Northern California, and I was
always into music. We were in a great church and the youth minister
had a lifelong impact on me. When I was pretty young, I went
to a Keith Green concert that really shocked me; his ideas about
being completely sold-out to Christ were a revelation, and I
believe that experience played a big role in shaping my eventual
choice to study at a Bible College and go into full-time ministry."
Influences on his musical style: "Musically,
my influences are pretty broad. I listen to lots of acoustic
singer/songwriters - especially the more quirky types (Patti
Griffin, Andrew Peterson, Rich Mullins, Jonatha Brooke). But
the truth is my influences are really hard to pin down, since
I listen to so many different kinds of things."
However, as it is in many occupations,
one sometimes finds that it is necessary to tweak or change
courses in a Christian ministry one is involved in, as personal
circumstances evolve and change. After several spiritually rewarding
years with the nobodys, experiencing a blessed Christian music
ministry, Scott realized that he and his family needed a change.
In Scott's words, "The decision to disband was really hard.
I had poured my heart into that ministry, and God had really
blessed our work. But I was spent, and my family needed me home."
The extended travel and the energy and
commitment required in "fronting this band", put a stress on
another important part of Scott's life and purpose; his family.
As Scott tried to balance the real needs of his family with
the real needs of an active, Christian band ministry, Scott
found himself at a career crossroads.
After disbanding, Scott Riggan decided
to take a one year sabbatical from the Christian music ministry,
which resulted in a "a renewed perspective." Scott explains
to ChristianMusic.com, "The nobodys were on the road about 200
days a year, and I saw how that was going to take its toll on
" After we chose to disband, I went to work for a hunger-relief
organization. It was great in every way; I loved the work and
the mission, the pay and benefits were great and so were my
coworkers - it seemed ideal. But God used that "ideal" work
situation to drive home the point that He evidently has something
specific in mind for my life: music ministry. The sense of fulfillment
was gone. So my wife and I prayed a lot and ended up moving
closer to family (the northwest) and beginning a solo ministry
with a somewhat scaled-back travel schedule (about 150 dates
per year with few long trips)."
Through being home to be with his growing
family, working on behalf of the poor and hungry, developing
a deeper fellowship with his church family, and most importantly
as a result of the focussed prayers of the Riggans themselves,
the Lord was able to show Scott that to be in music ministry
is what Scott was called to be involved in; just in a different
way, a solo music ministry which is much more flexible and family-friendly,
serves the Lord to His glory and helps spread the the Gospel
of Jesus Christ.
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