The Collingsworth Family coming to Calgary and Edmonton
by Alan Phillips
Excitement, spiritual anointing, family-emphasis, and musical excellence are what you can expect to find when you step across the threshold of the auditorium for an ‘Evening of Family Worship and Praise’ with The Collingsworth Family on their Canadian Gospel Music Celebration Spring Concert Tour 2018.
Since their first engagement together as musicians for a church camp in 1986 until now, the ministry God has given Phil & Kim has expanded and flourished to become a full-time livelihood that involves their entire family. Phil & Kim’s actual base of ministry began during their college days. Since then, their home has seen the addition of four children across the years and the children are now very actively involved in the ministry. Their two oldest daughters are quite proficient on the violin and play at each of their concerts. Kim is well-known for her phenomenal mastery of the piano and the extraordinary talent God has given her is a part of each concert, as well as trumpet solos from Phil.
In 2011, The Collingsworth Family moved into a multi-year, exclusive recording agreement with one of Gospel Music’s newest record companies in Nashville, TN, owned by Ernie Haase and Wayne Haun.
Their ministry has been featured on the nation’s largest gospel music syndicated radio program, The Gospel Greats with Paul Heil as well as on Daniel Britt & Friends on XM/SIRIUS Satellite Radio’s Enlighten. Their music is regularly featured on Enlighten, GMT (Gospel Music Television), The DayStar Television Network, and has also been featured in one hour prime-time specials on the INSP Television Network.
The Collingsworth Family, at the personal invitation of Bill & Gloria Gaither, appeared on the newest Homecoming Series taping filmed at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. They are regulars on many of the Gaither Homecoming Concerts, making appearances with them in some of the largest venues in the US and Canada, and performing across the US, the Cayman Islands, and recently in Sweden.
They attribute their success as a result of the emphasis they have placed on the power of prayer. Each Tuesday evening, they hold a private prayer meeting in their home for the specific purpose of praying for the salvation of their children and the expansion of their ministry. Since the beginning of these weekly prayer meetings in 2000, the doors of opportunity for ministry have opened to them, crossing all evangelical denominational boundaries. Phil & Kim’s entire purpose is to give the talent God has loaned them back to their Creator as a sacrifice of praise.
Bring the whole gang for a great family night out (age 18 and under get in free), to see the Collingsworth Family on Friday, April 6 at 7pm at West Meadows Baptist Church, 9333 199 St., in Edmonton or on Saturday, April 7 at 7 pm at Bethany Chapel, 3333 Richardson Way SW, Calgary. You can get your tickets, just $25, at various local Christian bookstores or online at www.itickets.com.