Monday, September 19, 2011

Mark Vice at Boonville Wesleyan October 2, 2011

We just had a great service with Ron and Trish Brewer. Mark Vice will be returning Sunday October 2nd, 2011 in our 10:30AM Service. Here is a little about Mark in his own words:

"I have been involved with music ministry for over twenty years and have had the opportunity to sing alongside such groups as J.D. Sumner and the Stamps, The Kingsmen Quartet and others. Beginning in the mid 80`s I began playing and singing with a group out of Bedford, Indiana, New Grace Quartet. During my time with New Grace, I learned to play several instruments. In the mid 90`s my wife and I formed a group, Heritage, with another couple Doug and Trina Hanner and played a variety of gospel music. For the last five years I have been playing and singing with Open Heart Ministries out of Bedford, Indiana. We schedule approximately seventy engagements each year at churches, town festivals and special church events. While with Open Heart I felt a calling to pursue a ministry that would allow me to use the talents God has given me in an even greater way to glorify Him. As a result, I am actively involved with scheduling churches and civic events to spread God`s word through song. I play a variety of instruments and incorporate many of them into each service. Some of the instruments I play are guitar, banjo, dobro, harmonica, mandolin and fiddle. I sing original material as well as the well known standards in several styles of music from Southern Gospel to Contemporary. Since I travel solo, and at times my wife and daughter accompany me, I must utilize tracks. However, I understand the need to incorporate live instruments throughout the program, and do so. I am educator in Bedford, Indiana and have been working with children for twenty-two years. I was a classroom teacher for six years and have been a building principal for the last sixteen years. I am currently the principal at Parkview Intermediate School in Bedford, IN. My wife, Marta, teaches fourth grade at Shawswick Elementary and we have been married for thirty-three years. We have two children, Jordan a senior at Wabash College and Morgan a freshman at Bedford North Lawrence High School. We attend Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene in Bedford IN. Throughout my professional career, and personal life, I have come to understand that every person has the responsibility to lift others up. It was through the obedience to do God's Will that others lifted and guided me in finding and accepting Jesus as my personal Savior. Each of us in our own way may be the only hope, joy, and love others may encounter. As Jesus demonstrated these attributes during His short time on earth, He has called us to do the same. Through the message in song, it is hoped that all will be encouraged to pursue a life that reflects the love of our Lord and lets the world see Jesus in each of us." Yours In Christ, Mark