ARKADELPHIA -- Ouachita Baptist University will host Christian recording artist Allen Asbury for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 29 in Jones Performing Arts Center.
This concert is free and open to the public.
A contemporary Christian recording artist with Doxology Record Company, Allen Asbury has had four No. 1 hits and seven top 10 songs. His recording “Somebody’s Praying Me Through” became the Presidential Prayer Team’s theme song and National Day of Prayer theme in 2003. Other hits include “The Light of That City,” “All About Grace” and “This Is My Father’s World.”
Asbury also portrayed the part of Simon Peter in the award-winning musical “The Promise” over 3,000 times. Those productions began in Glen Rose, TX, continued for six years in Branson, MI, and also toured internationally, including performances at the Kremlin State Palace in Russia, at the Olympic stadium in Korea and in New York City – as well as in churches and arenas across the U.S.
“Allen embodies all that should be part of being a successful Christian singer, and I wanted our campus community to have the opportunity to hear his beautiful, clarion tenor voice,” said Dr. Jon Secrest, Ouachita’s Addie Mae Maddox Professor of Music and coordinator of vocal studies.
Asbury earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian ministries from West Coast Christian College in Fresno, CA. He currently lives with his family in Branson, MO, where he serves as minister of music at Grace Community Assembly.