In this episode, I’m talking with Alisa Childers. Alisa was part of the pop trio ZOEgirl in the early 2000s. Fans of early Jesus music will appreciate that Alisa is the daughter of Chuck Girard, who was part of the group Love Song as well as having a substantial solo ministry. Alisa experienced a period of profound doubt about her faith and spent a lot of time searching for answers to her questions.
Alisa Childers is an American singer-songwriter. She is known for being in the all female group ZOEgirl. She has had a string of top ten radio singles, four studio releases, and received the Dove Award from being with ZOEgirl.
Born Alisa Noelle Girard (she is the daughter of Contemporary Christian Music pioneer, Chuck Girard), she grew up in San Fernando Valley, California. She studied gymnastics and piano at a young age. She was the captain of her high school cheerleading squad and softball team. A couple of years after high school, she moved to New York and ran a youth center in southeast Manhattan.
ZOEgirl stayed together for seven years. Their split was completely amicable and resulted in an ongoing friendship with group members Chrissy Conway-Katina and Kristin Swinford-Schweain who’ve since formed a new group together called ColmanBlue. At the end of 2006, Alisa started a solo career. Her self-titled album was released on December 1, 2007.
Alisa is an artist in residence at Whitewater Crossing Christian Church in Cleves, Ohio, and when she's not there, she attends Station Hill Church in Spring Hill, TN.