2017 Summer speaker and concert artist bios

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  • PASTOR sTEPHEN dEAN

    jULY 2, 2017

    10:00AM & 7:00PM

    Pastor Dean serves as the Lead Pastor of the Wollaston Church of the Nazarene after 24 years of youth ministry in Philadelphia, PA and Boston, MA.  While preparing for ministry at both Eastern Nazarene College & Gordon-Conwell Seminary, Stretch became deeply passionate about seeing people come alive in the Lord and become lifelong, passionate Disciples of Christ Jesus!  He is married to his best friend, Jill (Caldwell), and has two incredible daughters, Robin & Kayla.

  • Mark Lowry

    july 4, 2017

    7:00 pm

    This is a Ticketed event

    Tickets are $20.00

    please call 603-875-6161 or email info@altonbay.org for tickets

    Mark Lowry is known and loved around the world as a trusted voice in the realm of gospel music and beyond.  He started making music at age 11 and now, more than four decades later, his legacy is forever sealed as an innately entertaining communicator who can, at once, make audiences laugh, cry, and think.  Mark is a singer, storyteller, humorist, author and songwriter, whose lyric to "Mary Did You Know?" resulted in one of the most loved modern Christmas songs of this century.  Mark has spent more than 20 collective years as the baritone singer for the Grammy-award-winning Gaither Vocal Band and serves as the comedic sidekick for Bill Gaither.  A deep thinker and student of theology with an outrageous sense of humor, Mark's life work includes a long list of recordings and DVDs.  In spite of the broad range of musical inspiration found in Mark's discography, there is one element that never changes:  his gift for communicating profound truths through music and storytelling that keeps audiences of all ages on the edge of their seats.  Mark maintains a full schedule of solo concerts with special friends such as Stan Whitmire, The Martins, and Cana's Voice as well as a few Gaither Homecoming tour dates across North America.   

  • Greg Logins and Revival Concert

    July 8, 2017

    7:00 PM

    Greg Logins lives with his family in Newark, New York but admits that many of his Southern Gospel roots come from Grenada, Mississippi where he has spent time with his family.  Greg credits his father for sparking his interest in Southern Gospel music and for teaching him to love and honor God.  in 2003, Greg felt called by God to start his own ministry, Greg Logins and Revival.  Greg is no stranger to the Gospel music world, he has charted on the National Billboard Chart with the song "Come By Here" at number 22.  My goal in life is to let people know that God still saves and heals.  After hearing Greg Logins and Revival, any Southern Gospel music fan is sure to find a song that they will love on this Southern Gospel release.  With the pen of God and led by he Spirit of God, Greg Logins wrote most of the songs on their new release.  When talking to Greg is is amazing to hear his main concern in life is to see souls saved.  His love for God is what makes him such an outstanding artist in today's world.  Greg admits he would love to make it to the top, but he knows no worldly goods can compare to the promises God has for him in Heaven.  With all of the terrible things happening in the world today, Greg strives to look for the good in everyone and constantly looks past today and searches for the rewards to come from God.

  • Pastor Juan Saa

    July 9, 2017

    10:00am and 7:00pm

    Pastor Juan Saa and his wife Ana have been serving at LifeWay since its beginning in 2000.  He started out as the worship leader and accepted God's calling as Lead Pastor in 2004.  Having come to the U.S. from their home country of Colombia, their passion for God and His Word, prayer, and people is not only evident in the ministry, but in every area of their lives.  They have four children, three daughters and one son.

  • Allegiance Concert

    July 15, 2017

    7:00PM

    Three men who have come together with a common cause - Allegiance chooses a strong focus on Biblical lyrics and uplifting melodies as the bedrocks of a group dedicated to reaching out to everyone with the Gospel in song.  Kasey Kemp has stood on both the Gaither Homecoming stage and the National Quartet Convention as well as countless others.  He is a preacher as well as a singer.  His sweet Spirit and enthusiasm for the ministry shines through.  Jake Sammons comes from a singing family.  His professional experience has also taken him to some of the largest venues in the country.  Corey Lackey brings his beautiful voice to the ministry of Allegiance.  His warm personality and clear sweet vocal tone light up a room when he begins to sing.  Exquisite harmonies, energetic execution, and a timeless Message combine to form the ministry of Allegiance.


  • Pastor Jon Rose

    July 16, 2017

    10:00am and 7:00pm

    Jon graduated from Lincoln Christian Seminary in 2003 with an M.A. in Old Testament Studies.  In July of 2003, Jon and his wife, Sammantha, moved to New Hampshire from Illinois to plant Oasis Christian Church.  Jon has served as lead pastor of Oasis from its inception.  His passions include preaching and teaching the Word of God, training up young men and women in the faith and spending time with his 5 rambunctious children.  He currently resides in Loudon where he volunteers as a little league baseball coach.

  • Devoted concert

    Edmund and gisela bullock

    july 22, 2017

    7:00pm

    Edmund began performing with his father and uncle and their singing group, the Bullock Brothers.  A songwriter since the age of nine, and directing his own choir by ten, Edmund has been in ministry for over forty-seven years.  In October 2000, he was ordained a Baptist minister.  Gisela Morgan was two when she began singing with her identical twin sister.  Coming to Boston in 1989, and taking the name Double Blessing, (later choosing simply the Morgan Sisters), Gisela and Myrna officially established themselves as a singing ministry, quickly becoming one of Boston's best and best loved.  For fifteen years the Morgan Sisters performed throughout the United States, the Caribbean and as far as Korea.  In 2006, Edmund and Gisela united in marriage and ministry, choosing DEVOTED ("to God and to one another") as their name.  Together, blending their individual styles, personalities, and cultural backgrounds, they are truly unique - their music original, relevant, and powerful.

  • Rev. Edmund Bullock

    July 23, 2017

    10:00am and 7:00pm

    At four years old, Edmund began performing with his father and uncle and their singing group, the Bullock Brothers,  A songwriter since the age of nine, and directing his own choir by ten, Edmund has been in ministry for over forty-seven years.  In October 2000, he was ordained a Baptist minister.  We are glad to welcome back Edmund to preach again this summer.

  • lAKESIDE Concert

    July 29, 2017

    7:00PM

    LakeSide is an acoustic gospel group, located in Madisonville, TN.  We desire to spread the good news of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.  LakeSide has been singing for approximately 15 years and has truly been blessed.  We provide a mixture of musical styles from Southern Gospel, Country Gospel, and of course Bluegrass Gospel.  LakeSide is a group of men committed of our Lord and Savior, and love to pick!

  • Pastor sam kim

    july 30, 2017

    10:00am and 7:00pm

    Sam Kim is Senior Pastor of Intercultural Mission Church in North Andover, MA.  He is a graduate of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.  At the Emmanuel Gospel Center, Sam is currently a Board member and had also served as the Director of Youth Violence Systems Project, a systemic approach to learning and strategizing with all the stakeholders of Boston communities impacted by youth violence.  Prior to his work in the public sector, he was a corporate lawyer and partner of a Boston law firm.  Sam Kim also served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy during the Persian Gulf Conflict. He and his wife, Sejung, live with their children Song and Caleb in MA.

  • Allison Speer Concert

    August 5, 2017

    7:00pm

    Allison Speer is a Christian music artist, singer, comedian and speaker.  Allison has been singing professionally since 1985.  She has toured with the Bill Gaither Trio and Gaither Vocal Band since 1989 and regularly appears on Gaither Homecoming videos and live concerts.  Allison has represented International Aid & American Leprosy Mission humanitarian organizations.

  • Brian Dennett

    August 6, 2017

    10:00am and 7:00pm

    Brian Dennett is the President of AMG International Guatemala, serving thousands of children and their families through education, health, nutrition, vocation and protection/restoration projects.  Brian leads a team of missionaries and national workers who are investing their lives and sharing the life-changing good news of Jesus Christ.  AMG Guatemala has projects in 8 urban slums and 20 rural communities always with a strong focus on evangelism and discipleship.  Prior to his now 9 years in the mission field, Brian was a business leader.  Brian, his wife Mary and 5 of their 6 children live full-time in Guatemala City.

  • The Strafford Wind Symphony Concert

    August 12, 2017

    7:00pm

    This is the Strafford Wind Symphony's 25th Concert Season!

    The Strafford Wind Symphony has a way of creating a supportive atmosphere for the creation and enjoyment of music by non-professional musicians.  The SWS provides an opportunity for fellowship between musicians from all walks of life.  The commitment to the love of music has kept Strafford Wind Symphony alive and growing.  The fifty-five-member ensemble meets weekly to rehearse.

  • Rev. Raymond Penney

    August 13, 2017

    10:00am and 7:ooPM

    Rev. Ray Penney was ordained a minister of the Advent Christian Church in April 1961 and graduated from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree.  Rev. Penney has pastored several churches in ME, MA, and NH.  He has also served as adjunct Professor of Pastoral Studies at Berkshire Christian College, Lenox, MA.

  • Don Plummer and Family Concert

    August 19, 2017

    7:00PM


  • Rev. Andrew Rice

    August 20, 2017

    10:00am and 7:00pm

    Pastor Andy is the Senior Pastor of Faith Evangelical Church, an Advent Christian Church in Melrose, MA, where he has served since September 2009.  Andy earned Masters degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MANT, MATH), and a Bachelor or Science in Bible from Lancaster Bible College.  He also earned a Certificate in Bible at the Berkshire Institute for Christian Studies (BICS), where he now serves on the Board of Directors.  Andy enjoys preaching the Word and participating in summer camp ministry, including serving as one of the Directors of Sports and Music Camp since 2008.  Andy and his wife, Carrie, are the parents of four wonderful children:  Jadon, Madelynn, Josiah, and Levi.

  • Rev. Basil yarde concert

    august 26, 2017

    7:00pm

    Rev. Basil Yarde has been singing for as long as he can remember.  Raised in the Christian faith in Barbados, Basil discovered that singing is a very powerful tool for transmitting the Gospel of Christ.  Currently, Basil resides in Boston with his wife of 31 years, Marion, and have two sons, Brandon and their eldest, Basil, Jr.  Basil and his wife continue their "Final Thrust" ministry.  He also hosts a radio program called "Ministry in Spotlight" on WEZE.  Basil holds a Diploma in Theology from the West Indies School of Theology, Trinidad, a Bachelors and Masters in Practical Ministry, and is currently a Doctoral candidate at The Wagner Leadership Institute, Colorado.

  • Rev. Basil Yarde

    August 27, 2017

    10:00am and 7:00pm

    Rev. Basil Yarde has been singing for as long as he can remember.  Raised in the Christian faith in Barbados, Basil discovered that singing is a very powerful tool for transmitting the Gospel of Christ.  Currently, Basil resides in Boston with his wife of 31 years, Marion, and have two sons, Brandon and their eldest son, Basil, Jr.  Basil and his wife continue their "Final Thrust" ministry.  He also hosts a radio program called "Ministry in Spotlight" on WEZE.  Basil holds a Diploma in Theology from the West Indies School of Theology, Trinidad, a Bachelors and Masters in Practical Ministry, and is currently a Doctoral candidate at The Wagner Leadership Institute, Colorado.


  • The Ball brothers concert

    September 2, 2017

    7:00pm

    The Ball Brothers are two brothers, Andrew and Daniel Ball along with brother-in-law Chad McCloskey and newcomer, Matt Davis.  The group travels world-wide, singing their distinctive brand of Christian music.  Formed in 2006 here are some quick facts:  Their hit song "It's About the Cross" hit #1 on the iTunes Christian Chart and has been seen over 20 millions times online.  Their album "Breakthrough" made the top #5 on the iTunes Christian Chart.  They were the 2011 Singing News "Horizon Group of the Year" and they have appeared on the popular Gaither Homecoming video series.

  • Rev. Gregory Dyson

    September 3, 2017

    10:00am and 7:00pm

    Rev. Gregory Dyson is the Director of Intercultural Leadership at Cedarville University.  Before taking the position at Cedarville, Dyson was serving as the dean of admissions for Word of Life Bible Institute in Pottersville, NY.  He has worked in Christian ministries since he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible from Cedarville University in 1998.  Prior to this position, he held a variety of pastoral positions, including the senior pastor for Church in the Acres in Springfield, Mass.  Dyson and his wife, Gina, are parents of three daughters.

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