Music With A Message - A Night of Family, Faith and Friends

The 2nd half of 2018 for Music With A Message is going to be Off The Charts!!! July we'll have three talented artists - Jamie Lynn Flanakin, Bruce Hedrick and Wade Phillips join us for a fun night of music and the stories behind that music. 

August, we welcome back award-winning singer/songwriter Tim Menzies. With songs like Mama Knows (Shanendoah); I Thought It Was You (Doug Stone) and I Just Wanted You To Know (Mark Chestnutt) to his credit, Tim uses the Word in Song to take you on a tour of how God has been instrumental in his life even when Tim didn't realize who was calling the shots. 

September we will sit with friends Wade Phillips and Sandie Dickey and share the original songs, hymns and worship songs that have fashioned us as singers and worship leaders over the past few years of our lives. October is a huge month as we welcome the 2017 Inspirational Country Music Songwriter of the Year Greg McDougal and daughters Katie and Grace McDougal. Katie and Grace took home the Youth In Music Award that same night. Then November will wrap up 2018's MWAM year with one of Christian Country music's most talented ladies Mary James, the 2018 Female Vocalist of the Year winner at the Inspirational Country Music Awards this past April.

Mark your calendars now for each of these months!

The 2nd half of 2018 for Music With A Message is going to be Off The Charts!!! July we'll have three talented artists - Jamie Lynn Flanakin, Bruce Hedrick and Wade Phillips join us for a fun night of music and the stories behind that music.

August, we welcome back award-winning singer/songwriter Tim Menzies. With songs like Mama Knows (Shanendoah); I Thought It Was You (Doug Stone) and I Just Wanted You To Know (Mark Chestnutt) to his credit, Tim uses the Word in Song to take you on a tour of how God has been instrumental in his life even when Tim didn't realize who was calling the shots.

September we will sit with friends Wade Phillips and Sandie Dickey and share the original songs, hymns and worship songs that have fashioned us as singers and worship leaders over the past few years of our lives. October is a huge month as we welcome the 2017 Inspirational Country Music Songwriter of the Year Greg McDougal and daughters Katie and Grace McDougal. Katie and Grace took home the Youth In Music Award that same night. Then November will wrap up 2018's MWAM year with one of Christian Country music's most talented ladies Mary James, the 2018 Female Vocalist of the Year winner at the Inspirational Country Music Awards this past April.

Mark your calendars now for each of these months!

"The only difference between a songwriter and any other person is that we allow God to rip our hearts open and put our hurts, aches, pains, triumphs and victories on a piece of paper with some chords around it to tell a story that just might change a person's life." ”

— John Randolph

If you've ever sat and listened to the radio and wondered, "where did that song come from" or "I wonder if there's a story behind that song?" Then you are the person for whom this concert series has been created.

Born out of a picture that God placed on my heart at the end of 2014, Music With A Message - A Night of Family, Faith and Friends, is not your traditional "church" setting. Held in Mabank, Texas at the Mabank Cafe it is meant to have a lot less of a concert or church service feel and more of a couple of guys sitting in your living room sharing the stories behind some of the songs that have formed their lives and molded them into the vessels that God uses to spread The Gospel. It's a night that gives some of today's best Inspirational Country Music artists a chance to show what a life sold out for the cause of Christ looks like in a crazy, mixed up world. It's music that focuses on the core values that made this country so great and that we need to return to - God, faithfulness and commitment to the "old paths", devotion, a house built on a stick-to-it marriage mentality, honor, devotion; it's an intimate dinner setting that allows for a lot of audience interaction with the artists. 

After four years of sharing one Friday night per month, there are stories of redemption, marriages restored, relationships mended and lives changed because of God's message through some simple songs sung by simple servants. Set up as a predominately acoustic setting, you'll get a chance to hear how God worked in the lives of each of the artists to be where they are today traveling the roads for Him using music as the vehicle to spread The Gospel. It promises to be something very different than what you have typically grown accustomed too. Once you've tried it, you won't want to miss a single event!

September 14 - A Night of Worship

Friday night, September 14 will be a night to gather your friends from church, your small group, Sunday School Class, your church choir, your praise team; grab your neighbors that you've been thinking about taking to church but didn't know just how to do it. This night will bring together two of my friends - Sandie Dickey and Wade Phillips - that have a true heart for worship as we sit, sing and share the songs that have helped form our hearts and lives these last few years. Come prepared to lift the roof off of Mabank Cafe as we let our voices ring out!

John Randolph - Beulah Land

Get Ready For Greg McDougal in October