St. Paul {Guy Penrod} Weekend, Part 5...The Concert!!

Concert day finally arrived!  We had a leisurely morning and then left the hotel for an early lunch and a few errands before the concert.  More on those errands in another post. :)  (And more concert photos and memories in the next installment...too many photos for one post!)  But for now...the main event!

There's a recurring theme heard from attendees of Guy's solo concerts: "Guy's concerts are more than just concerts.  Guy's concerts are worship experiences."   Not only does he sing, he does a fair amount of "preaching", too...which is, according to Guy, a big part of why he left the Gaither Vocal Band to go solo: to be able to share the message God has given him in song and in spoken word in a way that is more difficult singing with a group.  "I had some stuff I had to get out, and it had to come out or blow up!"  (I love that thought...it's how I often feel about this blog.)

He comes by the preaching honestly...his daddy was a Baptist preacher.  He says this about him:

My father passed down to me a love for people. He was a pastor -- the real good kind -- who loved those in his congregation from the nursery to the grave and spent his life's energy caring for them every way he could. I am very thankful to have had a father who knew and passed on to me the importance of people and their lives -- their stories. (Baptist Press, June 2010)

Our friend Heidi, the promoter for the St. Paul concert, said this recently:

 I'm finding a common theme as I go to Guy's concerts.  Someone says, at some point, "Isn't it great to go to a concert and feel like you've been to church?"  No one can understand until they've experienced the "singing/preaching/worshiping in person."....Like I say, no one understands why we appreciate Guy's ministry so much until they've been, and then -- then they get it.

So true!

So very thankful for the ministry of this man who glorifies God through his music, his message, and his genuine love for people.  

Sharing as part of focused on Glory, a collaborative, {mostly} weekly blog feature found at Creative Confetti and here at Ponderings of an Elect Exile.

St. Paul {Guy Penrod} Weekend Series:

Part 1- The Very Beginning

Part 2 - The Reveal 

Part 3 - Trip Day 1

Part 4 - "The Friends Who Live in Our Computers"

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