Monday, March 16, 2009

Sarver, Idol shine light on music ministries

From the Beaumont Enterprise
Every Sunday, Matt Byars and Cameron Wolfe get up at 7 a.m., grab their trumpets and head to church. The two play with First Light, First United Methodist Church of Beaumont's praise and worship ensemble. The band is, in part, the reason why the pair shows up to service each week. "The church gives everyone the opportunity to play and sing," Byars, 19, said after last Sunday's service. "It's a great place to get experience." American Idol contestant and Jasper resident Michael Sarver, as well as several of his competitors, are drawing national attention to music ministry, sharing their church backgrounds with the nation. He and at least five of the remaining 11, including Danny Gokey, have strong church connections.

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