POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Those who enjoy the annual week-long Bend Area Gospel Jubilee will have the opportunity to attend a preview event when First Church of the Nazarene hosts a Mini Gospel Jubilee next week.
The sing will be 4 p.m. April 23 at the church, 2500 Mt. Vernon Ave. in Point Pleasant.
Scheduled to sing are The Blankenships and Southern Praise of Charleston, W.Va.; Mercy’s Reign of Gallipolis; Cousins for Christ, of Leon, W.Va.; David and Sheila Bowen of Spencer, W.Va.; Gospel Travelers of Cottageville, W.Va.; John Hesson, of St. Albans, W.Va.; Rollins Family of Leon; West Virginia Couriers of Charleston; Builders Quartet of Ripley, W.Va.; and Valorie Higginbotham of Red House, W.Va.
These groups and singers will all be a part of the more than 50 artists who will be featured at the 26th annual Bend Area Gospel Jubilee, according to Evelyn Roush, promoter. It will be May 30 to June 4 at the Jackson County Junior Fairgrounds in Cottageville.
The main event is conducted rain or shine. Along with the singing, there is tag team preaching, potluck dinners, prayer walks and an auction. Camping will be available with restrooms and showers. More on the annual jubilee will be published in a future edition.
Following the mini sing, Pastor Doug Hendrixson and the congregation invite those attending to the fellowship hall, located next to the church, for a free meal. Food will be provided by “Evelyn’s Soup and Song” ladies.
For more information on the mini event, or the annual jubilee, contact Roush at 304-882-2049. The jubilee can also be found on Facebook at “Bend Area Gospel Jubilee.”
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing who lives in Mason County, W.Va.