Before accepting Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior, Reggie and his 7 piece band worked professionally with such groups as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Drifters, and the Platters. He also performed at the Las Vegas Hilton with Bill Cosby, Don Rickles, and comedian Redd Foxx of Sanford-N-Son backed by the Joe Gerceo’s 18 piece orchestra. (Elvis Presley’s band director at the Las Vegas Hilton.) At Lake Tahoe he worked with Dick Clark’s Rock-N-Roll Revival which featured the likes of Fats Domino, Chubby Checker, Rick Nelson, the Platters, and many others. He was employed by the Walt Disney Corporation for 10 years in Florida and California. One of his largest crowds was 80,000 in Tokyo, Japan. Then in the late ‘70’s Reggie Saddler was introduced to Jesus Christ while visiting Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Las Angeles, California where Dr. E.V. Hill was pastor. “Things Changed” and Reggie left Rock-N-Roll and joined Jesus.
The Saddler Family now features Reggie, his wife Bridgette (Sugarbabe) and their daughter Ingra (Babygirl). The Saddlers travel full time preaching and singing. Hundreds of souls have made professions of faith and trust in Jesus Christ as the Saddlers have traveled to minister abroad in Mexico, Alaska, Haiti, the Virgin Islands, Canada, Scotland, South Africa, and many states in the U.S. Well known pastors and evangelists like Dr. Charles Stanley of In Touch Ministries and Dr. David Jeremiah of Turning Point have used the Saddlers on many of their Bible cruises at sea. They have been special guests at the N.Q.C, the Old Time Gospel Hour (Dr. Jerry Falwell), the Harmony Valley Singing (Primitive Quartet), Bailey Smith/Real Evangelism, Rick Gage/Go Tell Crusades, Dr. Herb Reavis Jr./North Jax, Ralph Sexton Jr., Phil Waldrep, and several churches.
The Saddlers came to national attention after Christian businessman Charles Burke of Singing American Fame introduced the family to Bill Gaither at the N.Q.C. Gaither put them on his and Gloria’s Homecoming videos and they introduced the song “I’ve got me a Home”, which has now become a signature song. The public fell in love with the family and showed their approval by giving them hit songs like: Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere (#14), The Real Thing (#3 on the singing news top 80),We’ve got to tell the truth (#9), I’ve got me a Home (#18) and This Is Not My Home moving up the charts at #29. Other favorites include: It’s Still the Blood, As the Old Fella used to say, The Lord’s Prayer, Precious Lord, and the (Black Grass) song He Will is always a favorite and makes this family one of the busiest in Gospel music.