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Mark Lanier has long been considered among Gospel Music's favorite artists. He is also a noted composer and many of his songs are known as gospel classics. Mark started singing at the age of four in his local church in the small community of Central, AL. Mark and his brothers, Jeff and Kevin, were in the choir while Mark's father directed the music and his mother played the piano. He served at several churches as music minister and youth director. Mark has enjoyed an interesting musical career from a cast  member and stage manager of Opryland's "Country Music USA" and "Today's Country Roads" to his current work as a solo artist. Mark spent five years with the Bibletones, seven years with Perfect Heart, a highly-acclaimed and awarded quartet and the last few years with Poet Voices. While with Poet Voices, the group received a nomination for a DoveAward. Mark is a top five nominee for favorite Baritone seven years in a row. He now feels God has even more for him to do. Mark has always been destined to sing his songs of praise, but even more, to be used by God to touch the hearts of others.
Mark's songwriting has taken off in the past few years. He's had songs recorded by artists like: The Whisnants, The Kingsmen, The Nelons, The Florida Boys, Perfect Heart, Down East Boys, The Lesters, James Blackwood, Jake Hess, Poet Voices, Danny Funderburk, Bibletones, Amy Lambert, Jerry Goff, Crossmen, Kingdom Heirs, etc...
Mark has ministered in places like: Scotland, Ireland, England, Canada, The Bahamas, and has sung on TBN, GMT, TNN, ISPN, The National Quartet Convention, and the Bill Gaither Homecoming. Mark is listed in the "Achievers” at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.
Mark, his wife Paula (of 31 years), son Jacob (21), and John Mark (15) make their home in Ball, LA.

HOMECOMING & NEW WORLD CHOIR REUNION

Greetings New World Choir Alumni!!!

First United Methodist Sylacauga is planning a “Welcome Home” worship celebration for October 16th!! 

Here is the tentative schedule:

Saturday, October 15th – Rehearsal/Social - 9:00-11:30am  @FUMC Sanctuary

Sunday, October 16th – Rehearsal - 8:30am/Worship  10:00am  @FUMC Sanctuary

Probable Song List – “Bright New World”, “Over in the Glory Land”, “The Majesty & Glory”, “Unbounded Grace”, “Let’s Just Praise the Lord/Get All Excited”, and of course, “Edelweiss”

 

Please let us know if you are planning to attend! 

 

One additional tidbit…….please help us spread the word.

Blessings! 

David Simpkins

Director of Worship & Arts Music Ministry

Office (256) 249-0362 ext. 11

Cell (256) 404-4109

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