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Pastor Appreciation Sunday

As a way to express our gratitude for the leadership and devotion of our pastors , Lead Minister Stan Irvin and Associate Minister Bob Manier, we have set aside this Sunday to recognize them for all they do for the church and the community.  

Nationally acclaimed Christian musician and recording artist Brian Arner will bless our congregation with his inspiring music.  Brian has ministered with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Youth for Christ, In Touch Ministries, Love Worth Finding, and Turning Point Ministries.

Listen to some of Brian's music at:

There will be a Potluck Dinner at Noon in Fellowship Hall.  

All are welcome to join us for this special day of celebration.

More information on Brian Arner

"Brian Arner is one of those singers that takes hold of your heart and will not let go. His voice is spectacular and along with that is a special anointing. Our people are always blessed by his ministry." - Dr. Adrian Rogers, Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, TN
When he knelt at the altar as a boy and gave his heart and life to the Lord, Brian had no idea that God had gifted him with an incredible ability to sing. Although he was exposed to music as he grew up in the church, it was not until he was twenty-three years of age that his voice was revealed. Since that time, Brian has been singing from his heart the praises of Jesus Christ.

A great deal has happened since that time. Brian has emerged as one of the finest voices in inspirational Christian music. His dramatic solo interpretations thrill, inspire and move his listeners. Whether Brian is ministering in his hometown church, or sharing in the national ministries of Youth for Christ, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, In Touch Ministries, Love Worth Finding, Turning Point Ministries or others, Brian's vocal quality is matched only by the depth and sincerity of his spirit. His genuine love for God, his family and those around him is evident in all that he does.

Since beginning his full-time ministry fourteen years ago, Brian has completed four solo recordings including arrangements produced and orchestrated by seven-time Grammy nominee Mr. Lari Goss. These recordings minister to the hearts and souls of all who hear them and have been played across the country on numerous radio stations.

Although Brian is a skilled musician, he is first and foremost a music minister. He lives what he sings, and all that he sings is soul stirring and spiritually stirring.

Brian, his wife Penni and their two sons travel full-time in their music ministry. Totally committed to spreading the gospel, their daily goal is to help others make God and His son Jesus Christ the center of their lives.

Truly Brian Arner personifies Exodus 15:2:

"The Lord is my strength and my song."

" Brian has ministered to my heart through his inspirational music... We were all touched by his sincerity and the dynamic 'lift' of his music." - Dr. Richard Spindle, President of Mid-America Nazarene College, Olathe, KS
" The Lord certainly has gifted Brian with a wonderful voice and I am confident that He will continue to use him in an ever increasing way as Brian uses his gift to share His love." - Cliff Barrows, Billy Graham Crusade
" What a delight it was to become acquainted with Brian and to be ministered to by his excellent, Spirit-anointed singing." - Dr. Earle Wilson, General Superintendent Wesleyan Church
" When Brian sings it is not a performance, it is one who loves the Lord and is sharing his heart. Every time Brian has ministered our people have responded positively. Truly, Brian is a blessing from the Lord." - Mark Lancaster, Grace Church of the Nazarene, Memphis, TN

Earlier Event: October 19
The Rising - Contemporary Worship
Later Event: October 26
The Rising - Contemporary Worship