In June 2014, we welcomed a choir from Manley Baptist Church, Tennessee. They came to spend time with us, supporting us in our work in the community, and blessing us with their music. They visited residential homes, local primary schools and Exmouth Community College, where they held a two-day workshop culminating in a joint concert with 'Sing!'. They are coming back this year, with even more people (see photograph below), so look out for events in our calendar from 7 - 14 June 2015.
Michael Turner, Worship Pastor for Manley Baptist Church said:
“The Manley Baptist Choir is a musical group from Manley Baptist Church in Morristown, Tennessee in the United States. Manley Baptist Church has a regular attendance of around 1000 people every Sunday morning. The pastor of our church is Tony Buchanan and we normally have a choir of 60 people on an average Sunday morning, under the direction of Michael Turner. Our choir sings several different styles of sacred music including gospel, contemporary, and praise and worship. Last June we came to Exmouth as a group of 12, so we are very excited to bring 27 of our choir members this year. We are teachers, business owners, housewives, retirees, administrators, and so many more occupations. Our group has been preparing for months to come to England and share the love of Jesus through music. We so enjoyed the people of Exmouth last year and look so forward to spending more time with the people of this beautiful country.”