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The Louisiana Baptist Singing Men
September 21, 2023 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
On Thursday, September 21, 2023, First Baptist Church of Farmerville will host the Louisiana Baptist Singing Men in concert at the church. This group consists of Music and Worship Pastors along with choir members from all over the state of Louisiana.
The group sings once a month, September through April, in local churches throughout Louisiana. This group of men contains some of the very best male voices in the state. Many have masters degrees in music.
Dr. Herb Armentrout, Minister of Music at Broadmoor Baptist Church, Shreveport, has been directing the group for about 15 years. Enrollment for the group is heading toward 100. This means a healthy turnout of approximately fifty singers for any given concert.
The Louisiana Baptist Singing Men was founded in 1974 by Carroll Lowe who at that time was the Music Secretary for the Louisiana Baptist Convention. LBSM continues to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ through music in prisons, hospitals, nursing homes, schools and of course churches.
Darbonne Woods Charter School’s chapter for Fellowship of Christian Students will host LBSM at their school on the same day as the evening concert of September 21st. The concert is free and begins at 6:30. The public is invited. The church is located at 400 N, Main Street in Farmerville. Frank Nihart, worship pastor at FBC Farmerville, is a member of the group and is excited about this opportunity for the Farmerville area.
The concert will consist of arrangements of some classic standard gospel songs like “Just a Little Talk with Jesus” (contemporary arrangement), contemporary pieces including “I Got Saved” and majestic anthems such as “To Whom Will You Liken God”.
A free-will offering will be received during the concert. Every penny of the offering goes toward LBSM’s scholarship program. The group sponsors six students per year who are preparing for Church music and worship ministry. Three of the students attend Louisiana Christian University and three attend New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.