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Concert Outreach Ministry

"Sing to the Lord a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.  For the word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all He Does"   
Psalm 33:3-4

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2021 Concerts

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DOWN EAST BOYS
IN CONCERT

with special guest
DIVINITY TRIO

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Epworth UMC
105 W 8th St
Matthews, IN 46957
www.matthewseumc.org

Doors open at 6:00 PM, Concert begins at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $10 in advance or at the door (if available).  
Also, a love offering will be received.

Subject to COVID-19 restrictions including limited seating.

Tickets now on sale - Click here to order

The Down East Boys is a name that is synonymous with Gospel Music. For more than 30 years, this quartet has traveled from coast to coast, from Canada to Mexico. Starting in eastern North Carolina, the group chose the name from that region called “Down East.” Although the name was associated with a small area, it did not take long for this group’s boundaries to expand. In just a few short years, the group had their first chart song and was signed to a major recording contract with Sonlite Records. Upon release of their second recording with Sonlite, the group was thrust into the mainstream of gospel music with their song “Beautiful Valley." For 10 months, this song remained in the top 40 of the Singing News chart and took the guys from a regional quartet to a sought after group across the country. In 1990, riding the success of that song, the Down East Boys received the Horizon Group of the Year from the readers of the Singing News. Shortly after, with the demand for the group at an all-time high, the guys began their journey into full time ministry. During their years of travel, the group has recorded more than 20 projects with over 40 songs reaching the top of the Singing News charts. 

Group members are vital to any ministry, and the Down East Boys are blessed with a great group of men who love what they do and believe they’ve been called to share gospel music. At the age of 19, Ricky Carden began his journey into gospel music when he took over the lead position in the quartet. He has traveled with the Down East Boys since that time. This year, Carden, who is from Reidsville, North Carolina, celebrates 28 years in gospel music. The baritone is known as the hardest part to sing in a quartet. The part that must always be there but never heard. Daryl Paschal, from Ruffin, North Carolina, has been noted by many industry leaders and singers as one of the best today. His rich vocals have become a mainstay in the group. Doug Pittman, who is from Macon, Georgia, joined the group as the tenor singer in April 2017. Doug has a passion for gospel music and his beautiful vocal tones bring a rich sound loved by people across the country. The newest member, bass singer Zac Barham, is from Summerfield, North Carolina. Zac joined in early 2018 and draws in audiences with the quality of his low notes. 

In the past 30 years, the Down East Boys have been afforded many great accolades to their credit. From performing with many evangelists through the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, singing at Southern Baptist State Conventions and Evangelism conferences all over the country, to all the awards and nominations and the hit songs, nothing changes that this group’s goal is to share the gospel of Jesus unto all the world.

Visit them online at www.downeastboys.com

Divinity Trio was formed in August of 2019. Just 3 guys on the road having fun and ministering with a passion! With a common goal and purpose, Divinity Trio is out to share the love of Christ in word and song. Our goal is to reach the lost, encourage the believer and honor God in all we do. Divinity consists of Johnathon Dodrill (lead), Johnny Dodrill (baritone), and Tony Brown (tenor).  

Visit them online at www.divinitytrio.com




JEFF & SHERI EASTER
IN CONCERT

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Epworth UMC
105 W 8th St
Matthews, IN 46957
www.matthewseumc.org

Doors open at 6:00 PM, Concert begins at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $15 in advance or at the door (if available).  
Also, a love offering will be received.

Subject to COVID-19 restrictions including limited seating.

Tickets now on sale - Click here to order

For Jeff and Sheri, gospel music is genetically programmed into their DNA. As members of acclaimed musical families—Jeff’s father is one of the Easter Brothers and Sheri’s mother is a member of The Lewis Family—they grew up surrounded by the sound of people praising God through their musical gifts.

Jeff & Sheri have been nominated for numerous Dove Awards and won six. They’ve also received two career Grammy nominations, and Sheri has been named the Singing News Favorite Alto eleven times and the Singing News Female Vocalist four times. In 2012 Sheri received Alto of the Year by the National Quartet Convention's first annual awards. Jeff & Sheri’s wall of awards also include three Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association Awards, two International Country Gospel Music Association, nine Voice Awards for Female Artist, five Voice Awards for Song/Single of the Year, two Voice Awards for Christian Country Group, four SGM Fan Fair/USGN awards, seven SGN Scoops Diamond Awards, four Hearts Aflame Awards, and three Cash Box awards. They have also participated in the Gaither Homecoming Video Series since 1993, which has sold over 15 million units.

 Visit them online at www.jeffandsherieaster.com

 


2022 concerts to be announced!


About EUMC's Concert Outreach Ministry Fund

We are gratefully accepting donations to the Concert Outreach Ministry Fund to enable EUMC to continue to offer concerts by nationally known artists on a regular basis.  The purpose of this ministry is multifold. It will serve as an outreach for the community, provide people who aren’t able to travel distances the opportunity to experience high caliber concerts locally, and most importantly help establish or strengthen their relationship with Christ.  

The costs of hosting the concerts can be expensive as these artists have high travel expenses and for many this is their only source of income for their families.   The Fund allows us to help outset the fees involved with hosting the concerts.  Many artists require a minimum honorarium amount, but our goal is to bring the concerts to you at the lowest cost possible.  

Donations made to the Concert Outreach Ministry Fund are eligible for receipts for charitable giving.

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Past Concerts:

The Cathedrals (1970s), Gordon Mote, Logan Smith, Woody & Vonnie Wright, Nancy Dawn and Childs Play, 3rd Row Boys, The Crist Family, Michael English. The Taylors, Ryan Seaton,  The Ball Brothers, Doug Anderson, Adam's Voice, Soul'd Out Quartet, Talley Trio, Stephen Hill, Tribute Quartet, Jeff & Sheri Easter. Steve Ladd, The LeFevre Quartet, Beyond The Ashes, The Nelons, Wilburn & Wilburn, Freedom Quartet, Triumphant Quartet, The Old Paths, Brian Free & Assurance, "D&D Tour" (Devin McGlamery, Doug Anderson, & KC Brandon), Bryan & Yvonne Hutson , Jim Brady Trio, The Kingsmen, Keepers Of The Faith, The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, Joseph Habedank, Gold City, The Sing Tour (Michael English, The Nelons, & Jeff Stice), The Hoppers, The Erwins, The Bowling Family, The Williamsons, The Browders, The Guardians, Michael English with Benji Gaither, The Perrys, The Mark Trammell Quartet, Westward Road, Greater Vision, Jim & Melissa Brady, Poet Voices, Livin Forgivin, The Resurrection Of Faith Tour (Joseph Habedank & The Erwins), The Riddells,  The Sound, Divinity Trio, The New Speer Family, The Shirah Brothers, The Martins, The Whisnants, The Thurstons,