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Annual Singing Shepherds in concert April 24
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It’s a new year and the Singing Shepherds are ready for another exciting, soul-stirring concert.   
Good Shepherd Missionary Baptist Church in Allenhurst will host the Annual Shepherds in Concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 24. This event, which includes praise and worship, brings pastors together to lift up the name of Jesus in song.
The pastors who participate in the concert love to sing, and the faithful attendees who come every year know they are in for a treat. This will be the seventh concert for the Shepherds.
The pastors leave their pulpits for the evening, put aside their preaching attire and come ready to praise God.  There are no rehearsals; however, when they come together, everything seems to fall into place. Each shepherd knows exactly what is required.  
The joyful event helps to foster unity in the community. It brings pastors, congregations and people from area communities together for an evening of celebration and relaxation.  
In addition to the inspiring singing, the concert also promotes public service. Every year a donation is made to a charitable organization or to assist someone in need. Previous donations have gone to the Tri-County Protective Agency, a liver and kidney recipient, a church building fund and others in need.
From its humble beginning in 2004, the concert has grown tremendously. Every year, Pastor C.L. Anderson of the Good Shepherd Missionary Baptist Church assembles a talented group of pastors. Some come from Liberty County, come from around the region.
People come from far and near for the concert — some from as far as Jacksonville, Vidalia and Lyons. They wait patiently each year to see who will perform.  
Six pastors are scheduled to sing this year: Pastor C.L. Anderson from Good Shepherd Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Bobbie J. Adkins from Mt. Zion Outreach Ministries in Glennville, Elder Henry Frasier Sr. of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Hinesville, Pastor John Harmon of Thomas Grove Baptist in Statesboro, Pastor Alvin Jackson of St. Luke Missionary Baptist in Hinesville and Apostle Walter Ross of Ross Ministries in Midway. Pastor Shirley Wingate of Living Waters Ministries in Midway will return this year to join the Shepherds at the end of the concert.  
Each singer has a unique style. Some sing solo. Others are accompanied by church choirs. The talented musicians who play for the Shepherds are eager to participate. At the end of the concert, the Shepherds join forces for a series of songs. Finally, all ministers in attendance join the Shepherds for the last song.
The Singing Shepherds invite the public to join them for the performance. For more information, call Shirley Frasier at 368-5204 or Jo Davis at 368-6053.
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