Wow!!! What an awesome Easter weekend we experienced. The Good Friday service was spirit-filled, and helped set the tone for our Easter services. Then, the children’s Easter egg hunt on Saturday was a huge success. Thank you Lori Replogle for organizing and leading it! And, thank you to everyone who donated candy! Finally, it was so good to see so many come out for our 3 services on Sunday. Our attendance continues to increase every week as more have gotten their shots and feel more comfortable attending. It felt almost “normal” to see so many familiar faces worshipping the Lord. Many brought extended family members who joined additional guests to create an air of excitement in each service. I am so grateful for Bro. Brad who fought through personal illness to lead a wonderful hymn selection. And, I am grateful for our handbell choir who played so beautifully in all 3 services.
We rejoice in welcoming Peyton Lambert (Letter) and Aiden Chilton (profession of faith) to our faith family! Please make them feel welcome when you see them.
I am excited to welcome evangelist and Christian entertainer Kenny Evans this coming Sunday. From his bio:
“Music has always been a part of Kenny’s life. His grandmother Irene was a bluegrass musician and singer, and as a child he sang in a family quartet with his father, brother, and younger sister. The Evans Family Quartet toured the southeast doing concerts at churches, festivals, and theatres and also made guest appearances with Archie Campbell at the live Hee-Haw theatre in Pigeon Forge, TN.
In 1994, just three months after getting married Kenny signed with a booking agency out of Orlando Florida and quickly began a grueling tour schedule that would put him on the road for more than 250 days a year as the opening act for some of country music’s biggest stars including Kenny Chesney, Charlie Daniels, Lonestar, Sara Evans, Toby Keith, Tracy Byrd and many others.
In February 1998 Kenny signed a record deal in Nashville and released his debut album “When you love somebody” and just as his career was taking off tragedy struck as Kenny and his band were almost killed by a drunk driver while on tour. It took several months to recover from the accident, and in the spring of 2000 Kenny left the country music industry to serve the Lord. Kenny Evans has served churches in east, TN and south Florida as a student pastor, music minister, and associate pastor and since 2005 has traveled the nation as an evangelist singing and speaking in more than 100 Christian events each year.”
Kenny will sing and share his testimony of his life, career, accident, and call to God’s service in both services. Come and be blessed!
Finally, I want to thank those who supported and encouraged me through their attendance at the Associational Spring Meeting held at Journey Fellowship Church this past Thursday evening. RPBC, represented by 14, had the largest turnout of any church in the association – larger than even the host church! Thank you to all who attended!
Blessed beyond measure!