The CenturyMen have gathered at the Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC and are diligently preparing to begin our tour on Sunday. Thursday through Saturday will be spent in rehearsals to “fine tune” the music we will be presenting during the next 10 days. Beginning Sunday morning, we will be presenting the Gospel of Jesus in song in 8 concerts over 6 days. Check the EVENTS page to see if we will be in a town near you.
Thank you, David Bailes, and the congregation of Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church for your hospitality and support as we prepare for the coming week.
Once again, the day was spent in rehearsals. We start singing for others at 8:30 am tomorrow at the First Baptist Church of Kings Mountain, NC. We will board our buses at 6:30 am, fully decked out in our tuxedos. We ask you to pray for us as we lift the name of Jesus through our songs and our testimonies. Pray for Dr. Charlie Fuller as he leads us.
Sunday & Monday
The last two days have been hectic. On Sunday we boarded the buses at 6:30 am to travel to FBC, King’s Mountain for two services. The congregation welcomed us with joyous faces and loving hearts. Thanks, Jonathan Bundon, for your work and ministry.
We then traveled to Ardmore Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC for a full evening concert. Again, the church was packed, and the congregation was amazingly responsive to our music and message. The message of Jesus Christ rang through the rafters of this beautiful church. Two bus-loads of exhausted CenturyMen finally made it to our hotel for much needed night’s sleep.
Monday saw us traveling to Glen Allen, VA for a night-time concert in the beautiful new Worship Center at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. Cameron Dahl outdid himself as our host. We once again sang for a full house of smiling, gracious people. From the soaring sounds of “Rise Up, O Men of God” until the final ‘slide’ of our encore, “Every Time I Feel the Spirit”, The CenturyMen filled the air with the wonderful Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Another day of travel toward the beautiful city of Alexandria, VA. Tonight we gathered in the historic First Baptist Church of Alexandria. Roger McGee, Pastor of Music & Worship, and the wonderful members of First Baptist treated us royally. Once again, the smiling faces that greeted us from the congregation assured us that our music and message was being appreciated. It’s hard to believe that we only have three concerts left.
Full day in our nation’s capital. We actually had a few hours this morning to take in some of the sights of Washington, DC. For me, as a first time visitor, it was a breath-taking time.
In the afternoon, we gathered at the First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, DC. This is the home church of our Director, Dr. Charlie Fuller. We were all taken by the beauty and splendor of this historic church. Singing “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” with the flags of the world that the church had on display in the Worship Center was a moving experience.
Following the concert, the CenturyMen had the privilege of traveling to the Capital and singing in the Rotunda. Hearing the words and music of some of our great songs echoing inside that historic dome was an experience we will not forget. We were then led on a tour by Congressman Louie Gohmert throughout the House of Representatives building. Congressman Gohmert took the time to share an enormous amount of history with us. He then escorted us the the floor of the House Chamber. We had the opportunity to sing “Total Praise” in that esteemed room. Thank you, Congressman Gohmert, for your hospitality, your time, and your support of the ministry of the CenturyMen. Also thanks to Steve Amerson and Dan Cummin for arranging the opportunity for us to experience this historic building.
Another day, another wonderful opportunity to share the Gospel in song. The day saw us gathering at the First Baptist Church of Richmond, VA. The CenturyMen were last here in 2004. A wonderful crowd gathered to worship with us. We saw many folks who haven’t seen the CenturyMen in many years, and some who worshiped with us last Monday in Glen Allen. Both groups greeted us warmly, and the expressions on their faces assured us that they had a glorious time.
We are coming to the end of this year’s tour. Always bittersweet. We will have our longest bus trip tomorrow as we return to Charlotte, NC and Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church for our final concert.
As I look back over the past 10 days, I can truly say this has been a fantastic tour. The music was inspiring, the fellowship was uplifting, the food was fantastic, and the Gospel was presented. I can hardly wait to rejoin these great men of God in Nashville for our upcoming recording time.
Until that day…”God be with you ’til we meet again.”