Two nights of gospel singing are scheduled at Flowing Wells Worship Center this weekend.
“This is a spirit-filled … thing,” said Maxine Whisnant, past vice president of the CSRA Southern Gospel Music Association and one of the featured performers. “We are not in it to make money. We want people to know who Jesus is.”
The event begins at 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, and 6 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the center, at 1233 Flowing Wells Road, between Belair Frontage Road and Wrightsboro Road. Among the featured acts are Your Hope, All For Him, The Powell Family, Wind of Praise, Linda Jones, Chosen, The Joseys, The Hendersons, Bob Matthews and His Voice.
“We have soloists, duets and quartets,” said Whisnant. “All of the performers are quite good.”
People come to the singings from as far away as Greenville and Greenwood, S.C., and the association has seen its share of packed houses for the singings it offers about six times each year.
The music association is now 20 years old, and it celebrated with a special event in March at Gracewood Baptist Church.
Friday and Saturday’s events are free, but a love offering will be taken.
Whisnant said they give an offering to the host church, and the organization is trying to buy some new electronic equipment.
“A lot of times people pay a lot of money to hear people sing. We are out to promote the Lord,” she said.
The association has other events planned through year’s end, including a September singing at Thomson’s White Oak Campground. Fourteen artists will appear there the weekend of Sept. 14 and 15. On Nov. 15 and 16, there will be a singing at Grove Baptist Church in Grovetown, Ga.