The Singing Men of South Texas is composed of Ministers of Music and church musicians from Baptist churches in South Texas. The chapter, one of six statewide chapters, draws members from Georgetown to McAllen and Del Rio to Port Lavaca. Jay Ghormley, Minister of Music & Worship at Shearer Hills Baptist Church in San Antonio began directing the choir in the fall of 2013, following Tommy Lyons, Minister of Music at North East Baptist Church in San Antonio, who directed the group for 34 years. The Singing Men of Texas were created in 1975 and serve as part of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
In addition to monthly concerts in local churches in South Texas the choir regularly participates in music missions around the world. The choir has participated in missions in Hawaii, Calgary, Alberta and Vancouver, British Columbia, Costa Rica, Romania, California and Vermont. Recent projects include: New England (2005) (2009), Moldova (2007) and Israel (2011). The choir’s most recent mission project was a combined effort with all six chapters to Ukraine in September/October 2012. While in Ukraine the choir sang to over 10,000 people and saw 4,305 express a desire to know Jesus Christ as their Savior.
The choir’s next mission project is a return to Ukraine in April 2015. This project will be a combined mission effort with the Singing Men of Texas chapters and evangelist Michael Gott. To view a video about the 2012 project to Ukraine and to learn more about the 2015 return to Ukraine, please visit www.smot.org
The freedom of these men to participate is dependent on the "mission mindedness" of their own church and the gracious support of those who attend the concerts and purchase recordings. Please join us in prayer for each concert and mission endeavor.
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