Dean Hopper says he’s thrilled to perform at the Ark Encounter on Sunday. In fact, he’s been looking forward to this event since Abraham Productions and Answers in Genesis first started talking about it a few years ago.
“Abraham Productions’ president, Ray Flynn, felt like God gave him the vision, and he passed it on to us,” Dean says.
And now, after a lot of prayer and planning, the event is finally here, and people are raving about each session they attend!
Riley Harrison Clark
There’s no doubt that award-winning singer-songwriter Riley Harrison Clark has a heart for ministry. And Sunday’s concert is sure to show that!
“I knew at a young age God had called me not only to sing, but to lead His people into a place of worship … a place that allows them to receive from Him the encouragement, peace, and eternal salvation He is ready to give us all,” Riley says.
Singer, speaker, and writer Sherry Anne will never hold back when talking about the love of Jesus, and that includes during Sunday’s concert! With her musical talent and elegant voice, Sherry has sung with top Christian music groups like Bill Gaither and the Gaither Vocal Band, Jason Crabb, Sidewalk Prophets, Sarah Groves, and more.
Monday, August 30
The Talleys are back for another special performance this Monday! Although Roger and Debra retired late last year and Lauren went solo, the whole family is reuniting for an exclusive concert at the Ark Encounter.
Rachael and Riley Peyton have been singing together since they were 5 and 6 years old. Together, the sisters love to lead God’s people in a time of worship that honors God and encourages His people!
Tuesday, August 31
Lynda’s passions include worshipping God and fostering unity among His church. Nothing breaks her heart more than seeing division among the body of Christ, especially when it comes to cultural and racial differences. (Read her insights into how the church should respond to racism in the United States today.)
That’s why, at this event, she’s praying that God’s people unite—no matter how different they are from each other.
“If we’re not intentional, the unity is never going to happen,” she says. “We have to make a concentrated effort. Maybe we don’t like the same food, or we don’t wear the same clothes, or your hair isn’t like mine, your skin isn’t like mine—but what we have in common is that we’re God’s kids. His blood is running through our veins.”
Whatever you do, don’t miss this beautiful family’s performance at the Ark Encounter Tuesday!
The Chitans sing wherever God calls them to—churches, slums, hospitals, even prisons. They’re eager to share the love of Jesus anywhere and everywhere.
Wednesday, September 1
Pianist Allen Hall says God is the one behind Selah and the impact their songs have had on believers. When he thinks about how God brought the band together in the first place, Allen sees how good God’s “mysterious ways” are.
“I would encourage anyone to follow the call God lays on their hearts, because I couldn’t imagine what I would’ve missed out on if I hadn’t plowed through the fear and trusted God and trusted that He was leading my steps,” he says.
That trust in God is what’s prompting Allen and the rest of the band to lead worship next Wednesday at the Ark Encounter—so come and enjoy a powerful time of praise!
When Mark Bishop sings during Wednesday’s concert, you’ll be able to tell that, like Allen Hall, he’s seen the Lord work in mysterious ways. It comes out in every song he performs!
God used a heartbreaking circumstance in Mark’s life—his grandmother’s painful arthritis—as the catalyst for his family’s full-time music ministry. (Click here to read his touching story!)
“You may feel like your circumstances limit you in what you can do and what you can achieve,” he says. “But God sees your circumstances in a much different way than you do. He can take things we think can’t be used, and He can use them in a mighty way. That’s what He did with our music ministry.”
Thursday, September 2
Eric Bennett, bass singer for the Triumphant Quartet, says the church is about to experience a real move of God—and he’s hoping it starts during the 40 Days & Nights of Gospel Music.
“I see God moving,” he says. “He said, ‘In the last days, I will pour out My Spirit,’ and I feel He’s going to do that. I feel like He’s going to call people to Himself. I see a huge move of God coming.”
Are you praying to see that move of God, too? Then join Eric and the rest of the Triumphant Quartet in faith-filled worship this Thursday!
Jack and Jan Little, along with their daughter, Rebecca Little Burke, have been singing together for over 13 years. In that time, they’ve quickly become a Southern Gospel favorite across the nation.
Come find out why at their upcoming concert!
Friday, September 3
Brian Free & Assurance
Brian Free believes the family unit as God designed it is under extreme attack today. Why? Because the devil knows that families that live in unity for Jesus are a powerful testimony to the lost.
“We have to be staying strong as the family structure, staying in prayer, reading His Word, loving each other through everything that goes on,” Brian says.
Another great way for families to draw closer to each other and the Lord is by attending God-honoring events together—like the Gospel music event going on right now at the Ark Encounter! Bring the entire family and enjoy an uplifting time of worship as Brian Free & Assurance perform live.
Jay Stone Singers
This musical family takes every opportunity they get to sing and share about Jesus. And they’re getting that opportunity next Friday at the Ark Encounter. Join them as they sing some of your favorite Southern Gospel classics!
Saturday, September 4
Jeff & Sheri Easter
What are Jeff and Sheri Easter praying to see at their concert next Saturday?
“Revival,” Sheri replies. “Isn’t that what we all want? I just look forward to being able to sing and spread a little cheer, spread a little love and encouragement and faith in Christ. I’m hoping that other people will be revived for those 40 days and 40 nights!”
Emily Ann Roberts
Emily’s songs offer more than a sweet country sound—they offer the hope of Jesus to a dying world. Her prayer for her upcoming concert is that Jesus would bring every single person who needs to be there, no matter what they’re going through.
“I think it’s going to be a great event, and I’m so excited to be a part of it!” she says. “It’s going to be something that people don’t want to miss out on. There’s never been anything like it!”