Sheldon, Iowa — A reality TV star from the hit show “Duck Dynasty,” is going to be joining the RiseFest lineup. RISE Ministries, the organization behind RiseFest, is excited to announce reality TV star Jep Robertson, from “Duck Dynasty,” will be a special guest at RiseFest 2013.
Robertson will join a lineup that already includes MercyMe, Matthew West, Mandisa, Sidewalk Prophets, and more June 15 in Sheldon, Iowa at the Sheldon Crossing.
“The big thing about Jep coming to the festival is that this is the first time RiseFest has had a personality from a reality TV show make an appearance,” said Founder and President of RISE Ministries, Rob Roozeboom. “What is so exciting about it is the fact that Duck Dynasty is one of the biggest reality shows out there right now. You watch this family each week. You’re invited into their lives and you know they’re not afraid to share their faith. It’s a great addition to this year’s festival.”
The youngest son of Phil and Kay Robertston, Jules Jeptha “Jep” Robertson, grew up in the duck blind. Utilizing these years of experience for his role as the cameraman and editor for the family business, Jep is able to think like a hunter behind the camera and therefore, capture excellent footage for the Duckman DVD series and the television show, Benelli Presents Duck Commander. Jep continues with the goal his father began years ago, to bring the “Duckmen style” of hunting out of the swamps, into the editing room, and into the homes of duck hunting enthusiasts around the world. Jep’s passion for capturing the hunt on camera was stoked when he made his filming debut in “Duckmen X,” and it remains his favorite Duckmen DVD to date. Jep resides in Louisiana with his wife Jessica and four children, Lily, Merritt, Priscilla, and River.
RiseFest activities begin Friday, June 14 with camping, sand volleyball, a dance party, a movie showing, and late night worship. Activities will continue into Saturday with the RiseFest Ride and Run and a full day of music, kids zone, vendors, and speakers.Information and registration (open as of March 1) for campsites and the Ride and Run can be found at www.riseministries.com.