AUSTRALIAN and international Christian singer-songwriter Steve Grace will be performing in Bathurst this weekend.
As part of his national 2013 Shed Night Tour, Steve will showcase his talents in an evening for men at the Farmers’ Arms on August 24.
He comes to Bathurst at the invitation of a number of local churches.
Twenty years ago Steve was driving trucks and singing in bars.
Today, Steve Grace is an Australian gospel artist with eight albums and over a million kilometres of concert tours behind him.
Communicating to thousands of people each year, his tours literally go anywhere and everywhere, from remote villages on South Pacific islands to major venues in big cities.
In 1996, the Gospel Music Association of America voted Steve as International Artist of the Year, while the Australian radio industry has awarded him two Pater awards for song-writing.
Later, Steve’s album Children of the Western World achieved gold status in Australia.
It was the first Christian album by an Australian artist released on CD.
Steve pioneered a concert touring ministry to Australian country towns in the early 1990s, traveling the vast expanses of the continent to serve local churches in their task of reaching people with a contemporary message of hope and faith.
“I used to write some really deep songs, until I found that people responded to the really simple ones that I thought were a bit corny,” he said.
“I began to see the effect that a simple song could have on the right audience, very much in line with the parables Jesus told,” Steve adds.
C3 church pastor Jeff Lloyd said he is looking forward to having Steve Grace in town for a couple of days.
“He told me he is hoping to bring the restored ‘Eternity Harley’ with him, too.”
You can see Steve Grace at the Farmers’ Arms Hotel this Saturday, August 24 from 6pm.
Tickets, including a barbecue dinner, are available at the door for just $10.
For further information, contact Mark Sutton on 0435 256 857 or firstname.lastname@example.org.