Ballybogey family in ‘At Home with the Gettys’
A new 30-minute documentary, part of the BBC’s Hope And Faith For Spring 2021 Season, features the world’s most successful modern hymn writing duo at their home on the North Coast.
The Getty family have spent the last year of the Covid pandemic at home in Ballybogey with their four young daughters. In this revealing documentary, viewers will see inside the private world of Keith and Kristyn Getty, who also share musical performances of some of their most famous songs.
Easter 2021 sees the 20th anniversary of the release of In Christ Alone, Keith Getty’s most famous hymn. With over 100 million people singing this song across the globe every year, Keith remains a little known creative force of gigantic proportions.
In Christ Alone was not a one hit wonder, Consider the Stars from the Getty Evensong album knocked Frozen off the Billboard charts in the USA.
The Getty’s mission is to spread the Word of God - through song. Born and bred in Lisburn and Belfast, the couple have for years split their time between their homes in Northern Ireland and Nashville, while performing and touring across multiple continents in between.
The Covid pandemic of 2020 has impacted their gruelling workload as well as their faith mission. Rather than idly sitting out the pandemic, Keith and Kristyn are busier than ever, adapting their approach to their music and reinventing their business to continue to engage with their community and their fans. Viewers will find out about Keith and Kristyn’s motivations, ministry, faith and the experiences that brought them together as well as their message of hope. During lockdown, there have been over one million views across 100 countries of their hymn sings on social media.