BY LEANN DILBECK –
Dallas Avenue Baptist Church is hosting one of gospel music’s top names.
Wilburn & Wilburn are to appear, the father & son team of Jonathan and Jordan Wilburn…continuing the tradition for three generations. This father and son duo, combine a solid foundation of “Old School” with a flare of youthful presence to bring the message of Christ in a song. Jonathan spent the first 16 years of his Southern Gospel Music career singing with his family, the Wilburns, one of Gospel Music’s most beloved and respected families.
In 1996 Jonathan would move to Gadsden, Alabama where he would anchor the lead position with Gold City for the next 12 years. Jonathan’s awards, accolades and accomplishments in Southern Gospel Music are too numerous to mention and fans are thrilled and honored that Jonathan has returned to the stage.
Jordan Wilburn is a new name for Gospel music but with his ability to present a song with conviction and honesty, this talented young man will be singing his way into your heart very soon. Jordan has been in and around Gospel music all of his life. Jonathan says, “Before Jordan was born I would put headphones on my wife’s stomach and play gospel music”. So you guessed it, this boy was born singing. Jordan states, ” I have always loved singing about the goodness of Jesus. My dad has always been my hero and I am looking forward to being up there with him every night doing what God has for us to do”.
They have a vision to bring fathers, sons, mothers, and daughters close again by expressing their love for one another through songs of faith and inspiration such as “A Man Like Me” and “I Ain’t Giving Up on Jesus”. Jonathan says, “God has a limitless supply of forgiveness and love. We just want to give families hope. God can take their problems and turn them into blessings!”
The event is Saturday, August 23 at Dallas Avenue Baptist Church Family Life Center, 300 Dallas Avenue, Mena. A chicken dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. with proceeds going towards the Haiti Mission Trip. The concert will begin at 7 p.m.