12PM on Saturday, getting ready to start choir practice.
Miles practicing with the choir.
A row of bass singers. It's kinda telling that Miles laughed out loud when he saw this picture.
We were so proud of Miles' voice students, Noah, Brady, and Zoe, that took part in the choir.
David Barnard, John Bloom, and Brandon Miles singing in the choir.
Glenn Wilson directed the choir, leaving not a thing to be desired.
Pastor James Farmer opened the concert in prayer.
Matt and Ruth Blake did a wonderful job on the sound, graphics, webcast, and everything else they had to do. They were there at the church longer than anybody else was on Saturday.
Pastor Mike Daniels was the MC for the night, and did a wonderful job.
Larry Ford was the special guest this time around.
Miles singing "I Can See Through You."
Miles and Larry sang "I Will Sing of My Redeemer."
The choir joined in the song along with the audience, and we worshipped.
We had a packed house. Miles and I took some down time from 3:30 to 4:30, and by the time we got dressed and ready and walked in the sanctuary at 5:15, the ground floor was half full!
After the intermission, a quartet made up of Jerry Calaway, Robert Carter, and Andy Clinton, with Miles singing bass opened the concert back up.
They did a wonderful job.
Miles' cousin, Morgan (Meez) did a wonderful job as always pickin out the tickets for the giveaway.
Miles honored the late Stephen Hill who had been scheduled to be his guest artist for this homecoming. Stephen wrote a song "Why Can't All God's Children Get Along?" which was featured on Miles' latest project "Blood Kin." Shortly before he passed away, Stephen came to the studio and recorded the track with his guitar, as well as the background vocals for the song.
Larry was as good in person as he is on videos and CDs.
Miles enjoyed the chance to sit down and breathe!
Miles' dad, James Pike (Unc), recited a poem he had written, "The Soda Bottle," which fit the tone of the concert to a "T". He did a great job.
I got to accompany my best friend on piano -- nerves aside, that is such a treat!
Miles and the choir ended the night with "His Blood Has Made Us One," a beautiful reminder about the cause for the unity we share in the Church.