Autumn Arbor event planned

By Patricia Ann Speelman - [email protected]

PORT JEFFERSON — The New Life Church PJBC will welcome singer-songwriter Mark Bishop and speaker Robert Branscum during its Autumn Brush Arbor Evening, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m.

From an almost legendary family in the gospel music world, Bishop has performed on Nashville Now, the Grand Ole Opry, Crooke and Chase, The World Today with John Hagee, The Gaither Homecoming TV and video series and the National Quartet Convention.

His song, “You Can’t Ask Too Much of My God,” was a no. 1 song across the nation, and was named Song of the Year by the Southern Gospel Songwriter’s Association. In 2000, Bishop won a Gospel Music Association DOVE Award as producer of Bluegrass Gospel Album of the Year, “Kentucky Bluegrass” by the Bishops. He was voted Soloist of the Year at the 2005 Singing News Fan Awards.

Branscum, of Florence, Kentucky, will also speak Oct. 25 during the 11 a.m. service at the First United Baptist Church, Fair and Miami Conservancy roads, Sidney. He is a son of the late Rev. Roget Branscum, a former pastor of the church, and nephew of the late Rev. Leamon D. Branscum.

For information about either service, call 497-1063.

By Patricia Ann Speelman

[email protected]

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824. Follow her on Twitter @PASpeelmanSDN.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824. Follow her on Twitter @PASpeelmanSDN.