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Singer Roy Hope will be here Sunday, July 21

Gospel and country western singer Roy Hope will perform in concert at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 21, at New Life Evangelical Church.

Hope’s recording and singing ministry is based in Sinai, S.D. He shares a unique blend of hymns and contemporary gospel songs and adds a touch of country western flavor to his varied repertoire. He has performed more than 200 concerts each year since 1971, touring throughout the United States, Norway and the western provinces of Canada.

In 2003, Hope was joined by two Nashville friends for a 10-day concert tour, featuring Southern Gospel and a variety of other special features. His newest release features many of those songs.

“My greatest purpose is to be an encourager,”  said Hope. “Everybody has problems and they are seeking help. I try to be realistic and practical in my music by sharing a part of my life to help point people to the Lord for guidance.”

A native of South Dakota, Hope began his full-time singing ministry after working with Billy Graham’s World Wide Pictures organization, arranging film premieres. During the summer of 1986, he was privileged to attend the Billy Graham Conference for Itinerant Evangelists in Amsterdam.

In addition to his singing ministry, Hope has produced more than 28 recordings of his own, in addition to producing for a variety of other artists.  He assists churches with improving their sound systems to insure clear communication of the Lord’s Word. Hope also has significant outreach to young singing groups and musicians by consulting them with their ministry, which may include providing them with a sound system, and/or producing a recording of their music. Roy’s latest recordings are available for purchase.

Roy will be joined by his grandchildren Alex, Cassidy, and Lauren in word and song. The concert is free and open to the community. New Life Evangelical Free Church is located at 11245 Point Douglas Drive, Hastings.