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March 22, 2013

Gospel music legend to perform in Ada

Ada —  

“Big John” Hall, one of the legends of American Gospel Music, will bring his deep bass voice and his Christian ministry to Life Community Church (LCC) Sunday, April 7, for a special service at 10 a.m.

The event is open to the public.

Hall, who has been a member of famed gospel groups such as the Blackwood Brothers and the Stamps Quartet, celebrated his 45th year in Christian music ministry earlier this year.  With approximately 35 solo albums and 35 group albums to his credit, Hall has sung in major venues throughout the U.S. and international locations including the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, India and South Africa.

His work and ministerial service have earned recognition and numerous awards. Hall has been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, both as a member of the Blackwood Brothers and Stamps Quartet.  The Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame inducted the native born Texan into the organization as a solo artist and the Assemblies of God Church has also inducted him into its Hall of Fame. Hall has appeared on Christian Television Network, and he has been featured in the “Gaither Homecoming” series.

For “Big John” Hall, after 55 years of singing, the accolades are secondary to his avocation and his passion for Christianity.

“Ultimately, this is about more than performance and entertainment. For me, as a Christian vocalist and minister, it’s about being a conduit for the presence of God.  It’s about ministering with music in a way that enables people to have a deeper worship experience,” Hall said.

Life Community Church Senior Pastor Mickey Keith, who grew up listening to Southern Gospel Music, invited Hall to come to Ada to share his message through the ‘voice’ of this distinctively American musical and spiritual tradition.

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