|Minister Chester D. T. Baldwin|
The Greater First Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir presents their annual music workshop at 6 p.m. nightly on April 26-28. Featured clinician is gospel music artist Minister Chester D. T. Baldwin.
According to an online bio, Min. Baldwin is an accomplished musician, director, composer, and psalmist and has been an active and integral part of the Gospel music scene for the past 28 years. He has been featured on numerous GMWA Mass Choir and Men’s Choir recordings. His recordings, a lifelong dream, was made possible through the endorsement of the Holy Spirit and supported by the church community of Central Texas. Produced by James Roberson of JDI Records of Los Angeles, Calif. “Sing It On Sunday Morning I” was recorded live before a spirit filled, anxiously anticipating audience on May 30,1999, and “Sing It On Sunday Morning II: Just Having Chu’ch” was recorded October 6, 2001, both audiences numbering over 3,000 worshipers. Both releases have received national rave reviews and have produced some gospel radio standards including; “God Is Good,” “I Still Hear Mama Praying,” “Just Having Chu’ch,” “Get Right Church,” Ready, Willing and Able,” and “Lord I’m Trusting.”
“The Mama Song!” was featured on Walt “Baby” Love’s nationally syndicated program on Mother’s Day Weekend since 2000 and is destined to become a classic. This song is a testimony to the prayer warrior strength of Chester’s grandmother, Mamie Sip Baldwin, and mother, Gussie Baldwin Jones. “My grandmother knew how to pray, and she taught my mother the importance of a strong prayer life and now I have learned from my mother! You see sometimes as young people we do not have sense enough to pray for ourselves, but thank God that the prayers of our Mothers still cover us!” Baldwin testified.
The workshop is open to all who would like to participate. Come and be a part of the workshop as we celebrate Jesus each evening with teaching and learning new songs. There will be a teaching ministry from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 28. A continental breakfast will be served from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Saturday activities will conclude with a musical at 6 p.m.