Jewel Tankard

Jewel Tankard is a multi faceted woman. Jewel’s life as an intercessor began when she was a Senior at University of Michigan. She went to church and thought that she was going to pray her drug dealer boyfriend out of prison! She had no idea that as she was praying for him, God would change […]

The Tankards are  honest. Very honest. The first season of Thicker Than Water revealed a side f Ben Tankard, who we we knew as  professional basketball player turned popular gospel singer/recording artist and minister. The premise of the show has showcased his blended family and their journey in expanding the family fortune. From music-producing to NBA life […]

Preacher and patriarch Ben celebrates a year of milestones this season as he turns 50 and his 25th anniversary in music is fast approaching. At the same time, he deals with the twists and turns that come with fatherhood. The real ruler of the household, Jewel, faces what the kids are calling a midlife crisis […]

  Thicker Than Water follows Ben and Jewel Tankard with their blended family as they live, love and laugh through the perils and pleasures of life. Self-dubbed the “Black Brady Bunch,” this southern family integrates their strong religious conviction with their penchant for the finer things in life. Under the watchful eye of the patriarch and matriarch, the Tankard children, […]

In the recent months I have personally noticed a rise in Black celebrity’s who are having problems with the IRS. My heart always goes out for those who experience that.  You may wonder why I  feel bad for them.  Imagine being an employee & getting money back from the IRS over the years. Now, after  […]

A true renaissance woman, Jewel is the wife of Gospel Jazz artist Ben Tankard and making international strides as a businesswoman, author and evangelist. With her deeply embedded roots in entrepreneurship, Jewel is a fierce advocate for personal development and financial empowerment. To that end, she mentors others to invoke new ideas in order to […]

Ben and Jewel Tankard stopped in to talk about the new reality tv show The  Tankards. They gave a revealing interview recently to us. Check out this funny interview below: Make sure to watch: Amber Riley Unleashes Best Dance Routine Ever Seen On Dancing With The Stars! [VIDEO] The Preachers Of L.A. Answer Bishop TD […]

“Thicker Than Water” documents the couple, their three daughters, one son (and his wife) and one granddaughter, who all live in the Nashville suburbs in what they un-self-consciously call the Tankard Palace. In addition to sermonizing, Ben is a popular musician making chirpy, inconsequential, gospel-inflected instrumental jazz. Permanently avuncular, he has the air of a […]