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Two groups = one free concert Sunday at Mingo church

October 13, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

A free concert that is open to the public will be held Sunday night at Mingo First United Presbyterian Church.

Regional gospel quintet the Proclaimers, who have six CD recordings in their musical resume, will highlight the concert that begins at 6 p.m.

"Our goal is to spread the word of Jesus Christ through song," said spokesman Jim Ross for the Parkersburg-based group. "We accomplish this task by singing at local churches, festivals, revivals, and other special events throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley."

A free-will offering will be accepted to help defray the costs for the group, according to Mingo First United Presbyterian Pastor Kenn Sickle.

Also appearing that evening will be local area band Broken Arrow, whose style is country-rock mixed with a spiritual feel and message. The band's leader is Mike Styer who also has recorded several CDs, with the band and solo.

"I'm a member there (at Mingo First United Presbyterian), and I feel I owe something to the people there who have been so supportive of me," said Styer. "Music has been a gift to me, one that I need to pass on to others."

Among the songs to be played in the Broken Arrow set will be "I Asked the Lord," which has been on the playlist of Christian Internet radio station

A social featuring light foods will also be offered immediately after the concert in the fellowship hall of the church, which is located at 650 McLister Ave.

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