The Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma
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Dr. Randy C. Lind is the Director of the Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma, organized in 1960 by the Church Music Department of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. Having completed their 53rd year of ministry, this choral group represents one of most successful male choral organizations in the Southern Baptist Convention. The Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma is comprised of over three hundred full-time, part-time, bi-vocational, and volunteer ministers of music from across the state.
In addition to church & convention-related concerts, the Singing Churchmen have presented concerts throughout the U.S. and abroad including: the Gaither Praise Gatherings in Cincinnati and Indianapolis, Medallion Concert Series in Minneapolis, PraiSing I and II in Nashville, and the Baptist World Alliance in Tokyo. They have also participated in several mission endeavors, namely: Spain, on two occasions; Latvia, Estonia and Russia in 1993; and China in 1996, including concerts in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Hong Kong. In 2003, the SCM traveled to Australia to present concerts & lead training conferences in Sydney, Newcastle, & Brisbane in the spring of 2003; they also raised more than $25,000 for church planting in New South Wales & in Brisbane. The internationally known Sydney Opera House was a concert venue for this mission trip, as well as other prominent Concert Halls across the country, and it was truly one of the finest concerts ever performed by the SCM. In 1998, the SCM, the SCW, and the OBS were invited to provide the music for all of the sessions of the Southern Baptist Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. No other combined choir or instrumental organization has ever before been asked to participate in the Convention on such a large-scale. In April of 2009, the SCM traveled to Armenia and to Israel for a concert/mission tour where public concerts were attended by hundreds of people in each country who had no prior affiliation with any evangelical church.
The Churchmen have produced several recordings during their over fifty year history, including the most recent SCM recording entitled “Come to Jesus”. “The Applause of Heaven” is a CD recorded jointly with the SCW in April of 2013 and will be featured in the two joint concerts on the schedule this year.
The purpose of this unique group is to spread the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ through the vehicle of music.
All concerts are open to the public and admission is free. A love offering will be taken and recording products of the Singing Churchmen, Singing ChurchWomen and Oklahoma Baptist Symphony will be available for purchase at each location. All concerts begin at 7:00 unless otherwise indicated.
If you would like to host the Singing Churchmen in concert, please contact email@example.com or call 405/942-3800 ext. 4650.
2013-2014 Schedule for SCM:
Monday & Tuesday, September 9-10 – Retreat – OBU
Thursday, September 19 – Band Retreat – OKC, Brookwood
Thursday, September 26 – Concert – Ardmore, Emmanuel
Thursday, October 24 – Concert – Chickasha, First
Thursday, November 7 – SCM/SCW Joint Concert – Falls Creek Tabernacle
Thursday, January 23 – Concert – Piedmont, FBC
Tuesday, January 28 – SEC, Moore, First
Thursday, February 4-14 – Moscow/Sochi Mission Trip
Thursday, March 6 – Concert – Pryor, FBC
Thursday, April 10 – SCM/SCW Joint Concert – Broken Arrow, FBC
Thursday, May 15 – Concert – Graceway, OKC – confirmed
A Fall Retreat is held each year before the beginning of the concert season. The 2013 retreat will be held on Monday, September 9th and Tuesday, September 10th on the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University. The retreat is instrumental in preparation of both the music and heart of each minister. For more information about next year’s retreat or becoming a member of the Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma, please contact (405) 942-3800 ext. 4650.