The sound of music is definitely in the air. Whether it is at the park in downtown Hinesville or in the local churches, people are enjoying a variety of concerts during this season.
Pastor Tim Parrish and the members of the Trinity Baptist Church (in Long County at Airport and Elim Church roads) are looking forward to a concert today. My Tribute in Concert by musician Greg Murray of Waycross is scheduled for 11 a.m. and at 1:15 p.m.
Born in Waycross, Murray started playing the trumpet at an early age and taught himself to play. He excelled in the middle and high school bands at Glynn County Schools and became an accomplished trumpet player.
In 1982, he was selected for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program in music. Murray was also chosen as first trumpet for the World Champion Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corp in Concord, Calif.
Murray has studied with some of the best educators and trumpet players in the world. In the early 1990s, he was inspired to create his own concert ministry titled "Trumpet Praise Ministries."
For years, he has spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through song. Murray has traveled all over the world with his music. He is currently incorporating the ancient Hebrew instrument, the shofar, into his ministry's program. He also uses praise and worship, beloved hymns and contemporary selections that appeal to a varied audience as part of his many concerts.
"In these uncertain times of war and chaos, concerts are a way of channeling God's love and compassion to a hurting world. Music is an international language, a way of lifting up the name of Jesus Christ that reaches all ages, races and creeds," Murray said.
In 2007, he released two inspirational CDs. The first, called “Trumpet Praise,” includes hymns and patriotic songs. The second, “God Bless America,” is a patriotic CD that pays tribute to active military personnel and veterans.
The Trinity Baptist Church family, which is a mixture of civilians, military and retirees, is excited to have an noted musician as part of their service today. They invite you to participate in an exciting and jubilant time of praise and worship led by this Christian artist.
Parrish is confident Murray’s glorious and powerful trumpet solos, inspirational testimony and moving vocals will bless everyone, from the oldest to the youngest.
Following the first concert at 11:15 a.m., the Trinity family also invites you to share in a home cooked-meal. “After dinner, we will have another concert at 1:15 p.m,” Parrish said.