THE CHILDRESS FAMILY
On Sunday night, June 25, we will be at the Western Kentucky State Fair in Hopkinsville, Kentucky for the Faith & Family Night beginning at 6:00 pm (CT). We are excited to be part of this special evening. Here are the details as to how to get in free and ride the rides too!! You will need a church bulletin from any church. You can get into the fairgrounds free with the church bulletin but only from 3:00-5:00 pm. With the church bulletin, you can also ride the rides free from 4:00-5:00 pm. The concert will start at 6:00, so that will give you some time to enjoy some fair food or other things. What a great evening this will be as we celebrate Faith & Family at the Western Kentucky State Fair. Come have worship (and have some fun too) at the Western Kentucky State Fair in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
We will be in West York, Illinois on Saturday evening, July 15 at The Barn which is part of the Crossties Christian Ministries operated by Brother Tony Guyer and family. The Barn is what is says it is, an old barn that has been converted and is used for special events. The concert will start at 6:00 pm (CT), but there is a delicious buffet served about 4:30 for a charge. The Barn is located at 9876 East 2000th Avenue. There is also a campground there and it is a beautiful and peaceful setting. You can find more information on their website at www.crosstiescm.org.
On Sunday morning, July 23, we will be in Nortonville, Kentucky for a morning homecoming service at the New Salem Baptist Church located at 69 New Salem Circle Road. We have been with these folks before and always look forward to worshipping with them. The service will start at 9:45 am (CT).
We will be with our dear friends, Pastor John and Brenda Shoulta, in White Plains, Kentucky on Sunday morning, August 6 for a morning homecoming service. We have been with them for the past several years and always have a great time. The service will start at 11:00 am (CT). The church is located at 11504 Mt. Carmel Road. Come join us there!
We are booking dates for 2017, so if you are interested in having The Childress Family at your concert, homecoming or special event, please contact us now in order to secure your selected date. We have many dates that have been filled in already but would love to fill in a date for you, as well.
We hope to see you at a gospel singing soon, but until then we are...
In His Service,
The Childress Family
Philippians 2:3-5 says, Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.
Our family started singing together over forty-five years ago. From the beginning, there have been many people who have influenced our ministry in a multitude of ways. While there are a number of people who have been such a blessing and encouragement to us, we would like to express our thoughts and appreciation to some of those in the gospel music industry who have had an influence on our ministry from the beginning until today. We hope that they will read this and know how much we want to honor their commitment to their ministries and how they have made a difference in our lives and ministry.
One of the first family groups that we can recall seeing in concert was The Lesters, based out of St. Louis, Missouri. When we first saw them perform, their ministry consisted of grandparents, parents and their children. Donna, Brian and Ginger Lester were the younger generation of the family group at that time. Now Donna, Brian and Ginger are the “grandparents” in the family! We traveled to Evansville, Indiana and were so fortunate to hear them for, what I recall, as our first time, and we were even blessed to be able to speak with them following the concert. We were just beginning to take an interest in music and singing and they were such an inspiration. At that time, Ginger was playing the bass guitar and Carla thought that was so neat. She had not seen many female bass guitar players at that time, but she decided that she would like to try to learn. That seed was planted in her and she developed her talent to become a great bassist. The Lesters have experienced many changes over the years but have remained steadfast and sure in the ministry and service to the Lord. We appreciate that they have recorded some of our music and have always been an encouragement to us. They are genuine in their testimony and are some of the most loving people you will meet. While they have not received some of the accolades that many groups have, they are certainly deserving, because they have always sung wonderful songs with powerful and unique arrangements. In spite of that, they are one of the finest groups on the road today spreading the gospel in song.
Booking For 2017-2018
The Childress Family is available for your church or concert event for 2017-2018. Our calendar is beginning to fill. We would look forward to coming to your homecoming or concert event.
Please contact us now in order to secure your selected date.
Latest Project: "Music For The Soul"
Our latest project, "Music for the Soul" has arrived! We are excited about sharing this new project with all of you.
Music has a way of moving the soul, oftentimes when nothing else can. It has the power to reach deep within and stir our emotions, feelings and memories. However, music is more than just an expression of our emotions, thoughts and beliefs but also an avenue through which we can travel in order to send up our love, adoration and praise to our Savior. Paul encouraged us to “be filled with the spirit, addressing one another in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.”
GOSPEL MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA
Click on the Gospel Music Extravaganza link for more information.