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Free southern gospel concert at St. John United Methodist

Feb. 15, 2013 @ 11:56 AM

SCOTT DEPOT — Charleston-based southern gospel group Faith Harmony Boys will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, at St. John United Methodist Church, 4013 Teays Valley Road in Scott Depot.

“The primary goal of the Faith Harmony Boys is to lift up and magnify the name of their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,” according to a news release from the church.

Current members of the Gospel Harmony Boys are Daris Shamblin, singing bass; Roger Comer, singing baritone and playing piano; Mike Maggard, singing tenor, and Dennis Craig, singing lead.

Here is some more information, courtesy of St. John United Methodist:

“Praising God through song has been the aspiration of the Faith Harmony Boys since 1984. God has richly blessed them with their unique style of Southern Gospel music, polished off with smooth four-part harmony.  Based near Charleston, they cover a large portion of West Virginia and surrounding states nearly every weekend. When they are not traveling, each group member is dedicated to working in his own home church.

“The Faith Harmony Boys signed an exclusive recording contract in January 2005 with Lamp Music Group in Whitesville, Ga., and completed their first project, ‘Headed in the Right Direction’ later that year. The recording featured seven strong original songs by group members, and several other tremendous works by writers including David Needham and Diane Needham-Mummert of The Needhams.”

The group has had several songs on top 100 charts, including “I Love it when God’s Plan Comes Together,” which reached to No. 73 on the U.S. Gospel News Top 100 chart for November 1998, and “Traveling on through Canaan,” which was No. 71 in the June 2000 issue of the Singing News magazine’s Top 80 chart.

The Faith Harmony Boys were a featured group at the annual Eastern Quartet Convention in Greensburg, Pa., which is sponsored by Streets of Gold Promotions.  

During the concert in Scott Depot, a free-will love offering will be taken to support the ministry of the Faith Harmony Boys. For information about the concert, visit www.stjumcwv.org.