Rapid Fire

Rapid Fire

 Clinton, Arkansas, USA
BandHip HopChristian

Husband and Wife team of High-Energy Gospel Rap/Hip-Hop to reach this generation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They combine rap, hip-hop dance, martial arts, drama, singing, and the Word of God to minister to young and old alike. Get ready cause we're bringing the rap-rap-rapid FIRE!!

Biography

Latest news: Rocky's Children's book is now available for purchase at http://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=978-1-60696-003-5 Rapid Fire song "Battlezone" featuring Flud Cavion has been picked by online voters to be on Holy Hip Hop: Taking the Gospel to the Streets: Vol. 5 distribute worlwide by EMI Gospel. Also, Mandy's song "Oasis" is at radio stations nation-wide right now. Also, look for Rapid Fire in July issue of CCM Magazine.

Biography

Rapid Fire Ministries is one of the most innovative & grounded ministries of today. Innovative in that it's platform and deliverance of the gospel message reaches beyond the walls of the church and into the youth culture as a whole. And grounded deeply in the gospel (Good News) message of the Love of God through Jesus Christ.

T-Rock, better known as Rocky Thomas-Youth Pastor, founder of Rapid Fire Ministries and Christian Rapper extraordinaire, is on the cutting edge, high energy ministry toward this hip-hop generation.

Mandy has the attention of the masses. As her beautiful voice sings chords of melody to the ears and the hearts of God's creation, it carries the SOLID ROCK message of the Cross and of our Savior.

T-Rock, with his talents as a 3rd Degree Black-Belt in Taekwondo, along with his wife Mandy, are making a real impact in youth ministry through their unique brand of performance ministry.

T-Rock and Mandy cover a wide variety of musical styles including hip-hop, southern gospel and contemporary. Rapid Fire Ministries implements a combination of martial arts, drama, hip-hop dance, rap, singing and preaching in presenting the Gospel message to youth and adults across the nation. Through the ministry of Rapid Fire T-Rock & Mandy tackle many of the tough issues that plague our nation's youth such as racism, drug abuse, peer rejection, premarital sex, STD's and more during their high-energy school programs.

T-Rock & Mandy's ministry of Rapid Fire reaches youth of all ages. For young children Rapid Fire conducts Children's Crusades which offers a puppet ministry which addresses moral issues & spiritual truths that are essential for proper decision making for young children. In grabbing the attention of older youth and teens, T-Rock, who also is a choreographer, facilitates "Hip-Hop Dance Camps" all over the nation where kids have received instruction not only in dance, but in street and peer ministering.


Available for your church, school, festival or any event T-Rock and Mandy look forward to working with you sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to your community.

Rapid Fire Achievements

• Performed with Christian/Drug-Free group "Freedom Force" 9yrs.

• Opened for Contemporary Christian artist Jaci Velasquez, Code of Ethics, Bleach, Supertones, Audio Adrenaline and Reality Check.

• Performed at State and National Pride Convention 2 yrs. in a row.

• Performed at Red Ribbon Week Kickoff in Little Rock, AR 4yrs. in a row for over 7,000 kids.

• Performed in over 80 schools with drug-free program

• Performed at "FUSION" statewide youth rally 2 yrs. in a row for over 4,000 youth.

• T-Rock made it to the final cut as a dancer for Carman's World Tour; auditions were held in LA, New York, Nashville and Branson.

• They have written 300+ songs and currently have a song on the Missionhouse Music Group compilation. Also, "Christmas Time" written by Rapid Fire and performed by Jim Murphy of Mission House Music and Rocky Thomas of Rapid Fire is in rotation at radio stations all over the country. See www.jimmurphyonline.com for more details.

Also, Rocky Thomas of Rapid Fire writes Children's Books as well as other projects sure to be valuable to ministry soon.
They have seen over 4,000 salvations in 4 years through their ministry.

For over 30 songs from Rapid Fire copy and paste this link:
http://www.soundclick.com/rapidfireministries

TO VIEW OUR VIDEO OF RAPID FIRE LIVE AT HOLY HIP HOP AWARDS IN ATLANTA, GA VISIT THE FOLLOWING SITE:

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=748789733&n=2

Thanks for visiting and God bless!!!


Lyrics

He's Been Good To You

Written By: Rocky Thomas

Chorus:
He's been good to you, He loves you,
He's been good to you, Jesus loves you,
He's been good to you, He loves you,
He's been good to you, ooohh yeah

Reminisce, let's go back through the years,
Who calmed all your fears, who dried up all your tears,
Who was there when your sunshine turned to rain,
To live is Christ, die is gain, filled with joy, took your pain,
The Holy Ghost is the teacher, words from the preacher,
You turn your back and he's always there to reach you,
Remember all those days when your payments were due,
Had no clue what to do but he always came through,but you better believe he's good to you,
Who was there everynight as you fell to your knees,
Who healed your relatives of that incurable disease,
Who's our provider, our faith reviver,
Who saved you from death and that wreckless drunk driver,
Remember your deliverance, Holy Ghost experience,
Looking back and finding only 1 set of footprints,
Those were the days he carried you through,
So give him the praise cause he's been good to you.

As I reflect on what has taken place,
Everywhere I look is the fullness of his grace,
I think only for an instant where I might have been,
If he hadn't reached down and pulled me out this life of sin,
The world had fenced us, devil thought he convinced us,
If God is for Rapid Fire who can be against us,
The devil tried to feed me lies,
Could hardly see now I'm seeing 20/15 in both eyes, (HA HA)
If it be thy will? just ask the man with the withered hand,
1st Peter 2 and 24 to help you understand,
By his blood he removed my transgressions,
Matthew 8:17, we've been redeemed, any questions?
But you hear many preacher's saying it's gone with the wind,
But Pentecost is still rollin' so let him on in,
For a lack of knowledge God's people are destroyed,
He can fill your void, live everday overjoyed,
When I think of his goodness I want to stomp like Kirk Franklin,
Let's take time with this rhyme, break it on down and simply thank him.

In the world there's tribulation, in Christ perfect peace,
Ready for the violence and hatred to cease,
You're ready to throw it all away, give in to the darkside,
The devil lied, filled with pride, spiritual suicide,
Going off the deep end, thoughts of last weekend,
Anger and lust, the devil will creep in,
Animosity, attributing evil to tongues and prophecy,
Tossed to and fro with every wind, doctrine, and philosophy,
Check the situation, step back and take analysis,
Your heart is full of calouses, spiritual paralysis,
Rise, take up your bed and start steppin,
He heals the sores, he restores, power's yours, take the weapon,
But you say that's all she wrote,
But we quote what God wrote, the anointing breaks the yoke,
To far for forgiveness? you need to be stopping your tongue,
He's waiting for your return like the prodigal son,
He'll never forsake you, you know his word is true,
He did it, admit it, never forget it, cause he's been good to you.

If Only For One

Written By: Rocky Thomas

How I can I repay you, I cry when I think of how they slayed you,
They tried to persuade you, in the end they all betrayed you,
You endured such pain no human has ever known,
And throughout time no greater love was ever shown,
A tear falls down my cheek as I get weak and I can't speak,
The disciples fell asleep as the blood and sweat began to seep,
While you were praying in the garden of Gethsemane,
You said take this cup from me, but if not then let it be,
Cause you knew the work that had to be done,
If I was the only one here you still would have come, if only for one.

If only for one, you still would have come,
And given your life, as a sacrifice,
If only for one, you still would have come,
And died for me, I still would be free

They took you and flogged you so that I could be forgiven,
Every disease was accounted for by every lash that was given,
The thought of it is indescribable, strongly unadvisable,
As far as being human you weren't even recognizable,
All that before they put you on the cross to be exposed with no clothes,
They spit in your face, nevertheless you showed them grace,
They tried to give you a pain killer but you refused,
And the sign above your head read this is the king of the jews,
Crown of thorns, hands and feet nailed to the boards,
And a spear through your side, just to see if you had died,
It is finished, Father forgive them, thy kingdom come and thy will done,
You still would have come, if only for what, if only for one.

There's one more important factor that I have yet to mention,
Death, burial, resurrection, and of course ascension,
The thunder rolled, and so did that stone,
Guards found your grave clothes, but your body was gone,
You appeared to the disciples and gave them power from above,
Heal the sick, cast out devils, walking humbly and in love,
Made the world believe when they saw the empty tomb,
Made doubting Thomas believe when he put his hands in your wounds,
Made me believe when I read John 3:16,
Every knee gonna bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is King,
And then you had to go so the Spirit could come,
And if it had to be redone, you still would come, if only for one.

It's About To Go Down

Written By: Rocky Thomas

IT’S ABOUT TO GO DOWN:

WRITTEN BY ROCKY THOMAS COPYRIGHT 2005

IT’S ABOUT TO GO DOWN, EVERYBODY GET EM UP,
RAPID FIRE KEEP IT CRUNK, TELL ME WHAT YA’LL REALLY WANT,
WE GONNA GIVE YOU WHAT YOU NEED, NOT JUST WHAT YOU DESIRE,
GOD SENT ME HERE TO BRING THE RAP TO THE RAPID FIRE,
WE ABOUT TO TAKE IT TO ANOTHER PLATEAU,
FEEL THE RAP FLOW FROM THE FRONT TO THE BACK ROW,
THIS AIN’T A FEEL GOOD PARTY, IT AIN’T A SOCIAL THING,
ALL I WANT TO DO IS SEE MY SOLDIERS BANG,
LEFT, LEFT, LEFT RIGHT LEFT,
TAKE IT STEP BY STEP, AIN’T MUCH TIME LEFT,
GOT TO GET IN WHERE YOU FIT IN, DON’T KEEP THAT LIGHT HIDDEN,
GOT TO TELL THE WHOLE WORLD THEY CAN BE FORGIVEN,
THROUGH THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB, IT’S THE GREAT I AM,
IN HAND WE STAND WITH THE ONE IN COMMAND,
WE JUDGE EVERYTHING BY THE WORD OF GOD AND IF IT LINES UP,
BETTER GET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER, WHAT DO YOU KNOW? TIMES UP!

CHORUS:

IT’S ABOUT TO GO DOWN,
THE SKY’S GONNA CRACK, THE LORD IS COMING BACK
IT’S ABOUT TO GO DOWN,
SOME WILL LAUGH, SOME WILL CRY, OPPORTUNITY PASSED THEM BY,
IT’S ABOUT TO GO DOWN,
IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE, LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT,
EVERY KNEE’S GONNA BOW, WHEN THAT TRUMPET SOUND,
TELL ME WHERE WILL YOU BE FOUND, IT’S ABOUT TO GO DOWN…

IT’S ABOUT TO GO DOWN, ARE YOU GONNA GO UP,
EVERY KNEE GONNA BOW AND EVERY TONGUE CONFESS WHEN GOD SHOW UP,
SHO’ NUFF HE COMING TO TAKE THE WORLD BY STORM,
TAKE HEED, YOU’VE BEEN WARNED, CAUSE YOU NEED TO BE REBORN,
YOU’RE RUNNING AND RUNNING, DENYING HIS MERCY,
HE’S GOT LIVING WATER, COME AND DRINK IT IF YOU’RE THIRSTY,
BOTTOM’S UP, REFILL YOUR CUP, NEVER GET ENOUGH OF YOUR PRESENCE,
WATCH PRAY AND LIVE HOLY, CAUSE TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE,
IS YOUR NAME IN THE BOOK OF LIFE, HE’S THE ONE THAT TOOK YOUR STRIFE,
FILLED UP THE VALLEY AND STRAIGHTENED UP YOUR CROOKED LIFE,
SO DON’T BE LEFT BEHIND, CAUSE YOU DIDN’T FIND TIME,
YOU’RE WALKING A FINE LINE, GET WITH THE DIVINE SHINE,
GABRIEL HAS GOT THE TRUMPET AND HE’S ABOUT TO BLOW IT,
SO MANY PEOPLE GOING TO HELL, BUT THEY DON’T EVEN KNOW IT,
TODAY IS THE DAY, RIGHT NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME,
IT’S ABOUT TO GO DOWN, DON’T MISS THIS CHANCE OF A LIFETIME!

CHORUS

BOOM AND IT’S OVER JUST LIKE THAT,
LET’S SAY THE RAPTURE HAPPENED, TELL ME WHERE YOU AT,
ARE YOU UP IN HEAVEN WITH THE HEAVENLY FORTUNE,
OR DOWN IN THE SMOKE WITH THE FIRE SCORCHING,
ARE YOU WALKING THE STREETS OF GOLD, HANGING OUT WITH THE PRINCE OF PEACE,
OR DOWN IN THE FIRE BELOW WITH WEEPING AND GNASHING OF TEETH,
ARE YOU SINGING HALLELUJAH OR SCREAMING OUT IN ANGUISH,
CURSING GOD OR SPEAKING A HEAVENLY LANGUAGE,
ARE YOU IN THE THRONE OF GOD ENJOYING ETERNAL REST,
OR DOWN IN THE FIRE SMELLING THE BURNING FLESH,
I AIN’T TRYING TO SCARE YA, THERE TO PREPARE YA,
DENY CHRIST, YOU CAN’T IMAGINE THE TERROR,
WHAT’S BETTER THAN GOING TO HEAVEN, WHAT’S WORSE THAN GOING TO HELL?
I’TS TAKING SOMEONE WITH YOU, IT’S BIGGER THAN OURSELVES,
SO GET YOUR LIFE RIGHT BEFORE THAT TRUMPET SOUNDS,
WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY, IT’S ABOUT TO GO DOWN!!!

CHORUS:

Walking Down The Aisle

Written By: Rocky Thomas

Walking Down the Aisle
By: Rocky Thomas

V-1 That special day, all the guests are in place,

You wait for your beautiful bride, longing to see her face,

Dressed in white, you see that light in her eyes,

This moment will forever change both of your lives,

You’ve chosen forever to be more than friends,

And with no hesitation your beautiful bride begins:

Chorus:

Walking down the aisle, tears in your eyes,

You’re consumed by emotion no matter how hard you try,

Knowing that each step will bring her closer to you,

And you promise to love her and remain faithful and true,

Whether you smile or weep like a little child,

A new life begins… Walking Down The Aisle

V-2 Here we are, you slowly rise from your seat,

The very breath was taken from you, your heart skips a beat,

When you got the call, another loved one had passed,

You just cried out to God, asking how long will this last,

Time to say goodbye, all family and friends,

The usher calls your row and this is where it all begins,

Chorus:

Walking down the aisle, tears in your eyes,

You’re consumed by emotion, no matter how hard you try,

Knowing that each step will bring you closer to their side,

Where you view your loved one’s body, and then you have to say goodbye,

Whether you stay silent, or you weep like a little child,

A new life begins… Walking Down The Aisle

Bridge:

The preacher is preaching as the piano plays,

He looks at you and says, “Does anybody want to be saved?”

It burns deep within, waiting for the call,

You know the moment you start walking the chains are going to fall,

A new creation, and a brand new name,

You know the moment you meet Jesus you will never be the same

Chorus:

Running down the aisle, tears in your eyes,

Consumed by emotion, no matter how hard you try,

Knowing that each step will bring you closer to the one,

Who holds the stars in his hands, and he’s invited you to come,

Whether you shout, or you weep like a little child,

A new life begins,
Forgiven of all sins,
A love that never ends,
Walking Down The Aisle

Discography

Rapid Fire:Unseen Force (Oct. 2008)
T-Rock "Rapid Fire"
Rapid Fire "Tried by Fire" The Compilation
Mandy Thomas "Cast Away"
G-Dub "This is how we roll"

Set List

We can do whatever is needed; anywhere from 5 minutes to over an hour. We are very flexible and we gear the program to fit your needs.