Fred Hammond Shares Heartwarming Story About Knee Replacement Surgery

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I love the story Fred Hammond recently shared on Facebook about the circumstances leading up to his double knee replacement surgery. Two young men that he happened to be nice to decades earlier on the phone became instrumental to him getting his surgery. I just love how God works…He is forever faithful!!

23 years ago I put out my first solo CD called I am persuaded. Back then I couldn’t afford a booking agent so I put my home number on the back of the CD.. I know back then it look like we/Commissioned were BALL’n like crazy but we weren’t, we had modest little lives and it was cool because we knew it/BALL’n was on the way because we worked hard and believed the Promise of God that we’d be blessed.
I was married at the time and my wife and daughter BreeAnn (2years old) all slept in the same room due to the house being so small. And because of time zone differences sometimes the phone would ring after hours and I have to catch it to make the proper arrangements for a gig, but it usually wouldn’t ring too much after 11pm or 12am, and if it did i’d Zrn usually let the answering machine retrieve the call.

But this one particular day the phone rang at 2AM so not knowing if it’s an emergency or not I answered the phone. To my surprise there was two young fellas on the phone who immediately begin to apologize. They said we didn’t think you would pick up the phone but I was telling my partner that your voice is on the answering machine and we just wanted to hear your voice on answering machine. Being a little baffled and still sleepy somehow I decided to chit chat for minute. I didn’t know these guys from Adam’s house cat but I begin to ask them a few questions like where they from? and they told me, I asked them how old were they, and they told me they were both 17 getting ready to graduate high school. I asked him how do they like the commission records and he said they were big fans then i asked about my solo record, was it out where they where and say yes we both have any and everything you put out Mr Hammond, and I thought that was pretty cool. We chatted for a few more minutes and I reminded them to keep the Lord first and continue to get good grades because you and do well in college and they replied with respect yes sir thank you for talking to us minister Hammond, and that was the last time I talked to them.

Back in February 2013 we held a video shoot for the United tenors. And a gentleman from Washington DC now in his 40’s walked up to me and said this is like a dream come true man, I’m actually here in Dallas watching you perform, this is great. He said he noticed that I was limping and what was the problem? And I simply said I have really bad knees and I gotta get them fixed. The brother was so excited he begin to explain to me an event that took place in his life with a friend of his when they were kids.

He got his friend on the phone and put him on speaker, they begin to explain to me how glad they were and how my music was a blessing to them throughout the years (college years) but mostly how when they were 17 they called my house at 2 AM in the morning and I didn’t cuss them out or be rude to them in anyway but I took time to talk to them and encourage them they were glad about that.

Here’s where it gets interesting The one brother from DC is a consultant to sports companies and pro athletes. And the other brother here in Texas and said its because you took the time to talk to us and not be rude to us and your music has been such a blessing helping us through college years and becoming men and musicians I want to hook you up.

He happens to be one of the leading orthopedic specialist in Texas and last Friday gave me and my family first-class treatment and opened up/operated on both my knees and put brand-new ones in them. And you know hospital stays and operations of any kind can be expensive and the brother has blessed me financially in that way as well.

Fred Hammond has been updating his Facebook page with his progress through posts, videos and photos. We thank God that his surgery went well and pray that the remainder of his recovery goes well. Visit Fred Hammond’s Facebook page for further updates on his progress.


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  1. says

    Fred, I love you! I am so grateful to GOD that your surgery went well…. I knew it would, because GOD has a mighty work to continue in your life and the lives of those that you will be a blessing to. Your music has gotten me through a many days and nights and I thank the LORD for you and what you do. My love and prayers will always go to you.

  2. says

    By the way, I was watching via online for the New Years eve service where you performed in Chicago with John Hannah and have been praying for your doubts and fears to be crushed in the mighty name of JESUS!!! I know that we all go through a bit of fear at times but GOD has raised you up as a strong tower and he will not see you in harms way ever! Thank GOD for guiding the hands of the brother that performed the surgery…. and GOOD will bless him 10000 fold for what he has done in your life, you deserve it…. HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!

  3. Cecilia says

    Fred you are such a blessing. At my lowest moments your music has lifted me and encouraged me. I pray a speedy recovery for you. I
    Pray that God will bless you beyond all you could think or ask and that he will pour back into you all that you have poured out. I pray Hofd peace on your life right now. Just know that you are loved.

  4. Henry Rok says

    Pastor Fred, Please consider your fans in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, You have a very strong fan base there! We are starving for Urban Gospel Praise! I pray that you would tour down under!

  5. Maiisha Darden says

    Mr. Hammond,

    Last night I watched a video including yourself and Donnie McClurkin, it was MOVING, to say the least. I was touched by your encouraging words. You are an inspiration! I immediately began praying for you both. Thank you for all of your music throughout the years. I am in love with “I will trust”. God is everything!!!

  6. Mildred Wiggins says

    I’m a 48 year old female and I too had both my knees replaced at the same time you did and I want to tell you that you are loved so much your music has paved the way for me to move forward and through my surgery and I want to thank you sooooo much I truly love you!!!……Continue to up life our Father with your beautiful voice and maybe one day we can sing together lol lol I’m a soprano…..Bless You Minister Hammond

  7. Nelly says

    Fred you have been a blessing to my siblings and I in Zimbabwe through your music ministry and your testimony and we are happy that the knees are fixed and paid for now you can go down on them and pray lol. Hallelujah to our living God.

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