Best Friends' new album Rescuer is available—purchase the tracks from iTunes or find them on most streaming services.
Lubbock Christian University’s Best Friends has represented LCU in national and international venues since 1983. The group often leads worship for youth rallies, retreats, and other worship events, and also sings concerts for community and church gatherings. In 2013, Best Friends started receiving national recognition as they were nominated to receive a Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award from the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America (CASA), selected among hundreds of professional, amateur, and collegiate groups throughout the country. Five more albums by Best Friends received nominations over the next seven years. In 2019, Best Friends’ album “Risen” then directed and produced by Gary Moyers and Nathan Anderson, was finally awarded the CARA for Best Religious Album.
Find the latest recordings of Best Friends on iTunes, Apple Music, YouTube, and other popular streaming music sites. Best Friends is currently directed by Dr. Philip Camp, assisted by Nathan Anderson who serves as technical director.
Best Friends tours on selected Wednesdays and on weekends during the school year. They sing at schools, church events, youth rallies, camps, retreats and other events.
Major: IST- Information Systems and Technologies, with a minor in Music
Hometown: Shallowater Tx
Voice Part: Vocal Percussion/Bass
This is my third year in Best Friends and I am so grateful to be a part of it. This group has made a huge impact on my life here at LCU and has pushed me to get out of my comfort zone. I have always been pretty introverted, but singing in Best Friends has taught me to be more sociable with others around me. I came to LCU because I love the small class sizes and the community here is fantastic. After graduating I hope to get my master’s degree in game design and development to pursue a career in the game industry.
Major: Communications with a minor in Mass Media
Hometown: Clyde, TX
Voice Part: Tenor
This is my second year in Best Friends and it has been a blast so far! With all of the fellowship and amazing friendships created, I find Best Friends to be the most enjoyable part of my day. My goal with Best Friends this year is to learn to love God and others better. Although COVID-19 is impacting the extent that Best Friends can reach out, I am looking forward to this year and all the good things that will come out of it!
Major: Pre-Music Therapy
Hometown: Lubbock, TX
Voice Part: Sound Tech (tenor)
This will be my first year as a member of Best Friends and I hope to be a part of this group for the rest of my time here on campus. I’m also in all of the other vocal ensembles on campus: Praise Choir, Chamber Singers, and Forte. I am also an RA at Johnson Hall, the men’s dorm on campus. After graduation I plan to attend graduate school for music therapy.
Hometown: Amarillo, TX
Voice Part: Bass 1
This is my first year being in this group and it has been amazing. It has helped me make a lot of great friends that help me as I go through the college experience at LCU. I picked LCU because I wanted a place to get a good education while also still being challenged in my faith. After graduating I hope to go on and get my degree in chemical engineering in order to pursue a career in chemical engineering.
Major: Biology with Pre-PA emphasis
Hometown: Lubbock, TX
Voice Part: Soprano
This is my fourth year in Best Friends and it has been a wild four years! Best Friends was my first community at LCU and I’m so thankful that I’ve had the opportunity to spend four years traveling and worshipping with these people. After graduating next December, I hope to attend Physician Assistant School. I’m sad that my time at LCU is almost over, but I am savoring every last moment.
Major: Exercise Sports Science with an emphasis in pre occupational Therapy
Hometown: Thomas, OK
Voice Part: Soprano
Music has always been a part of who I am. I began singing worship songs in Spanish and even learned how to spell my name through music. LCU has provided me the opportunity not only to continue to make music and to bring glory to our Lord, but also to find meaningful community. I am very involved on campus through working as an RA, singing with Best Friends, serving as one of the activities directors in Alliance, serving as an Intramural director, as well as through participating as an active member of Christliche Damen. I am so thankful for my time at LCU so far and the growth that has come from it. I look forward to the next couple of years and to the relationships and growth that will come.
Major: Art Education
Hometown: Lovington, New Mexico
Voice part: Alto
This is my first year in Best Friends I am more than grateful to be a part of such an amazing ministry. This group of people has helped me more than they will know. They are compassionate and truly strive to be people after God’s own heart. I cannot wait to try to make an impact others the way that that this group has impacted me and so many others. I chose LCU because I have seen family thrive here spiritually. After graduating, I pray that I can serve through teaching middle school Art.
Major: Information System Technology
Hometown: San Angelo, TX
Voice Part: Tenor
This is my second year to be a part of this awesome group and I am super blessed to be able to sing with these great people! This group has changed my life and I know it actively changes the lives of those that we come in contact with! I love being able to use the abilities that God has given me to spread his message, and I can’t wait to see what this year brings. I plan to graduate in a couple of years with a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Technology!
Major: Biology with a Pre-Med emphasis
Hometown: San Angelo, Tx
Voice Part: Alto
This is my second year in Best Friends and I have been so blessed to be a part of this group. I have grown, been challenged, made lifelong friends, and ultimately praised God with the talents he has given me. I am so thankful for this group and the way that God reveals himself through the people in it. LCU truly is home for me.
Major: Biblical Text and Preaching
Hometown: College Station, TX
Voice Part: Bass
I did not start singing until late into my high school years, but ever since then it has been a focal point of my life. I am starting my third year singing with the Praise Choir, but this will be my first year with Best Friends. I am excited for all the places I will go and all the songs I will learn this year, but most of all getting to hang out with this amazing group of singers. In the future I want to be a minister, and I hope this year helps me to get closer with God and teaches me lessons to use for the rest of my life.