The doors opened at six o’clock for the Girls and Guitars concert in Greenwood, South Carolina at Rice Memorial Baptist Church. Though the sky had darkened and the temperature turned chilly, it didn’t keep folks from lining up around the building. And it’s no exaggeration to say “lined up.” The line ran the length of the parking lot and when the doors opened, folks poured through the doors until the church sanctuary was almost full…and that was an hour before the concert began!
It was a rare sight, but as the hour slowly passed, Roger Talley and Greg Cook kept coming on stage to encourage folks to squish in (a good ole South Carolina term) to fit as many folks as possible in the pews. After three times, Greg invited people to come sit in the choir seating on stage. Once they filled that, the balcony and set up chairs in the aisles…we had a full house!
When the clock read 7:00 PM, Rodney from Life FM came on stage, welcomed the crowd and brought Ray Flynn up to speak to the audience. After an opening prayer, Ray said, “Welcome to The Gospel Through Girls and Guitars!” Each artist – Karen Peck & New River, Emily Ann Roberts, The Talley’s and High Road – stood on stage and kicked off the night with an incredible ballad called, “We Believe.” This power ballad goes through a list of the things that are foundational to our faith; and with ladies like Karen Gooch, Lauren Talley and Emily Ann stepping out for a solo on certain lines, there was quite the energy in the house.
Each artist brought their hearts to the platform in an attitude of worship that made the evening not just a concert, but a service. And twenty-four people coming to Christ is a confirmation of that! Thank you, Abraham Productions and all the artists for a wonderful night in the presence of God! If the tour is nearby, save the date and make the effort to attend – you won’t be disappointed!
“In every genre of music there are men in Country music, Pop music, Rock music and even Gospel music where man will take the glory. But tonight, there are some women who God has a touch on.” – Ray Flynn