Ben Tankard is a former professional basketball player and an American gospel, jazz keyboardist producer, songwriter and author. Tankard, and his wife Jewel donate their time as non-salary senior pastors of Destiny Center Church of Murfreesboro. Tankard Is a Reality TV co-star with the show Bravo - Thicker Than Water:The Tankards, which premiered November 10, 2013. On August 21, 2013 Tankard was nominated for three Gospel Music Dove Awards. These nominations were for Tankard's most recent CD release 'Full Tank" and the categories included : Contemporary Gospel/Urban Song of the Year, Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year, and Instrumental Album of the Year.