The Bates Family has announced that Tim and LaDonna's daughter Laykin will be filling the role of the 3rd vocalist for the group. Tim stated " We are so excited to see our daughter step into this role for our ministry, she has been taking piano lessons for a while and it has helped her vocals progress as well. She is now able to sustain her lead notes even with harmony built around her. LaDonna and I are eager to see her grow in the ministry and are excited for everyone to hear her." We want to say publicly to Heather Meade who has been with us for almost 4 yrs. thank you so much for your loyalty, commitment, and sacrifices and not to mention the countless memories we have made together. You have been a wonderful asset to our ministry and we honor you and love you deeply. Good luck with your future endeavors and may the Lord continue to use you to build the kingdom. Please pray for us as we enter this new season, that we will be diligent in walking through the doors that has been opened for us.