Tuesday, April 27, 2010


April 22, 2010 was a night to remember for the University of Georgia campus ministry known as “UGApostolics” as they presented an outreach theme of REACH OUT ROCK OUT. This consortium of young Christians from various church backgrounds were excited to present a night of worship and praise at the historical chapel right in the heart of downtown Athens. The following bands or musicians were asked to perform on this evening of united worship and praise:

DRIVEN – from Stockbridge, Georgia
NEW LIFE DASH BAND – from Watkinsville, Georgia
PHILLIP SCOTT BAND – from Covington, Georgia

This group’s goal was to present Christ in a non-threatening way to the university community in an effort to reach wayward souls on this beautiful college campus. The night was crisp, cool, and clear as various members of the outreach team invited guests to participate in the service. The evening of praise was started by the group from Stockbridge known as DRIVEN. Their testimony in song was presented primarily to an audience of one, Jesus Christ. The upbeat songs gave way to an acoustic set by a great young man, Will Taylor Smith, whose lyrics and song writing ability was highlighted by the song referring to himself as being “Over-rated”, speaking of our flesh in its desire to be seen and heard. We are nothing without the presence of the Lord. Then the NEW LIFE DASH BAND from Watkinsville, Georgia took the stage. The crowd of worshipful Christians put their hands to heaven and sang along with Zach Hammond as he led them in some worship sets meant to gain audience participation. The king of glory was praised in reality as they gave way to the final group.

This final band was a professional Christian Rock band known as the Phillip Scott Band. They are from the Conyers and Covington area. They completely rocked the house with some powerful songs culminating with the intense ballad “R U Gonna Stand Up?”. The band’s leader and minister, Scott Peacock, gave a wonderful devotion concerning how young Christians will face all kinds of peer pressure and reasons to give up in their walk with God. However, they must be aware of the enemy’s devices and stand for the right principles and morals. The night ended with a solemn move of God and was finalized with prayer for each other in the audience. Another successful night of music and outreach had been accomplished! To God be the Glory! In his Service, Scott Strawn

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