Southern gospel concert, supper

Mar 11, 2014
Fred Merrill

Waldoboro — Southern gospel recording artist Fred Merrill will performing Sunday, March 23, at 6 p.m. at the North Waldoboro Church of the Nazarene, 3008 Washington Road/Route 220. A potluck supper will precede the concert at 5 p.m.

Merrill has been ministering in music since age 5. His distinctive blend of southern gospel, traditional, church standards, hymns and contemporary songs has touched young and old along the East Coast for more than 30 years. His concerts are enriched with personal testimonies and anecdotes that tell "the story behind the song." Merrill especially loves to sing about the hope of heaven, and has chosen such songs to bless and encourage those who hear them.

"I want my concerts to be more than just a good time of listening to music," he said. "I really pray that people will understand the message of faith that I try to bring alive through this music."

Merrill recorded "The Journey" in 2005 as a theme project, using music to tell the story of a Christian from salvation to The Rapture. His next project, tentatively titled "Ship Ahoy!", will be a nautically-themed project. He lives near the coast of Maine with his wife and their eight children.

The concert is free to the public. A love offering in support of Merrill's ministry will be taken. For more information, call Pastor Mark Holden at 785-5600.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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