Good News Singers Celebrate 20th Anniversary
February 23, 2017
When a group of senior adults at Brentwood Baptist Church decided to form a musical group in 1997, their intention was not just to sing the old hymns they had grown up with, but to use music as their ministry. And for the past 20 years, the Good News Singers have done just that.
Formed with retired executives, managers, former ministers of music, housewives, nurses, and teachers, the Good News Singers chose to use their ministry to demonstrate that God still needed their musical talents for reaching outside the walls of Brentwood Baptist. And indeed, they have done so. In its first 20 years, the choir has led in worship events in notable locations such as the Southern Baptist Chautauqua at Williamsburg, Virginia, the Senior Adult Convention in Branson, Missouri, at a new church start on Prince Edward Island, Canada, and in church worship services and events throughout Middle Tennessee.
Led by Tom McMinn and accompanied by Creely Wilson, the Good News Singers sing a variety of music from contemporary hymn and chorus arrangements from notable artists such as Bill Gaither, Lari Goss, Marty Parks, and Russell Mauldin. The Good News Singers joined with the Brentwood Baptist Youth Choir to premier the first Southern Baptist Youth Musical “Good News” with the Brentwood Baptist Youth Choir. In addition, choir members formed two musical groups, “The Golden Heirs” men’s group and “The Belles” women’s group to make presentations throughout Middle Tennessee.
The Good News Singers will celebrate their 20th Anniversary on March 12 in Hudson Hall on the Brentwood campus where they will premiere a music arrangement of favorite hymns arranged by Christian arranger David Clydesdale. The Anniversary celebration includes video presentations by former Good News Singers, choir supporters who have created drama, musical arrangements, and events during the choir’s 20 years of service. In addition, pastors of churches where the Good News Singers have repeatedly presented their programs will participate in the anniversary event.