Friday In The Springs is a non-profit organization. FITS was created to provide high quality Christian entertainment to the local community that most local churches could not afford to provide.
Guests that have performed at FITS include:
Danny's journey began as a pastor's kid. Each Sunday you could find Danny and his sister, Susie, helping to set up the chairs, taking down the chairs, stacking the chairs, placing the cutout Jesus on and off the flannel graph for the kids in the nursery, and finishing off the leftover grape juice from communion. It was a simple, sincere introduction to a life of ministry and family and one that would shape his music for years to come.
As Danny entered high school in Colorado Springs, his life consisted of sports and music. In his senior year, Danny began to gravitate toward the gritty, woody sound of the acoustic guitar. In college, Danny began to lead worship for Campus Crusade for Christ. One night a concert promoter came to their weekly meeting and asked Danny to be an opening act for an artist coming through the region. That first gig in a cold theater in Laramie, Wyoming, set in motion Danny's career as a musician and storyteller.
Over the next few years, Danny's journey was far reaching, not only geographically, but spiritually as well. One by one, churches, conferences, and festivals began to invite him in to perform music at their events around the country. Danny had found his voice in ministry and song and as an extreme extrovert, was enjoying every mile of the ride!
In February of 2002 tragedy struck as Danny's wife, Cyndi, died of a heart attack at the age of 30 after a long battle with cancer. Danny was left with two little kids. But it was during this time that God proved his faithfulness and mercy once again as He continued to encourage the family in ways they couldn't have imagined.
Two years later, the journey took yet another turn. Danny was performing in Washington D.C. when he met Rayna, who was working for Compassion International, helping children find sponsors. The two quickly fell in love and were married in 2004. Soon to follow was little Maggie.
These days, Danny continues to perform wherever God opens a door. In talking with him, his laid back demeanor would never lead you to believe that he's played in 47 states and in 10 countries and that he's performed for large arenas with thousands of people as well as the back of an old pickup truck, standing on hay bales. But, Danny is very much like the little kid who grew up stacking chairs in church. . .he still loves people and he still loves music.Visit his website
Huntley Brown grew up in a Christian home on the island of Jamaica. His parents, Myrtle and Alpheus Brown, taught him what it means to be a Christian, and at an early age he accepted Christ. Without knowing how to read music, he learned to play the piano by imitating his brothers.
Huntley's electrifying playing earned him the Top Caribbean Gospel Instrumentalist Award for 2005 and 2006. His music has been described as inspired, anointed, powerful, and explosive. He has recorded many CD's that cover a wide range of musical styles. People are not only impressed with his incredible technique; they are touched by his deep love for Jesus. As one friend has said, "Huntley plays as if God is whispering in his ears."
This is a ministry based on prayer, and Huntley realizes that to be effective as a musical ambassador for Christ, his spiritual life is more significant than his keyboard skills. Just as he has to practice piano every day, he has to spend time daily in the Word and in prayer. Music is an offering of praise, a gift that Huntley wants to give back to God. His continual prayer is that the glory of God will shine through the notes, and the Holy Spirit will send the music straight to the heart, drawing people to the abundance of life in Christ.Visit his website
The unmistakable sound of Veritas brings a fresh approach to the contemporary classical genre. Their style is fashioned from a fusion of artistic excellence, creative pursuit, and a performance that promises to inspire an audience of any distinction.
Under the direction of Roger Breland, Veritas was formed under the name, Shofar. Most recently, Shofar joined the Truth 40th Anniversary Tour as the male vocal line. The group has performed on stages around the world, including a performance for the former President of the United States, George W. Bush. In the Fall of 2012, Jeff Anderson, James Berrian, Andrew Goodwin, Jordan Johnson, and Lucas Scott Lawrence began a concert tour of their own as Veritas.
Each member contributes an array of training, accomplishments, and credentials, in both classical and pop music, which yields an exceptional artistic experience. This experience is the powerful sound of five male vocals, singing both new and old songs, delivering the sound of love, hope, and excellence.Visit their website
Jerry Nelson been doing cross-generational piano concerts for years. But recently God turned on a lightbulb. The result was an awesome energized evening he calls "Hymns and Gospel Sing," complete with very captivating video and songs for everyone. The kind of thing I think you'd enjoy a whole lot.
"Hymns and Gospel Sing" - a Nostalgic Evening with Jerry Nelson - looks like: