On December 2, 2016, Marilyn Christain gained her heavenly wings. While we are saddened by her passing and we will certainly miss her beautiful smile, we know she is in a much better place. Please continue to remember Ricky in prayer.
On August 1, 2014, the Waylighters said goodbye to Sharon Emery and her husband Keith. The Emery's are starting a new chapter in their lives in Peoria, AZ, where they will be in business with their son Bryan and his family. Sharon filled many roles with the quartet, singing lead, alto, coaching, muscial arrangements and playing the piano and guitar. We will certainly miss her. Keith was always there supporting Sharon and carrying equipment and doing whatever he needed to do to help out. We know that Sharon will be continuing her ministry in Arizona and we look forward to visiting her and Keith.
The Waylighters will continue with the ministry that God has called us to. Please pray for the Waylighters, and Sharon and Keith, as we begin the next phase of our ministry. God Bless You and we hope to see you soon. To God Be The Glory!
Another year has started and The Waylighters Quartet started with a wonderful service at New Hope Baptist Church in Jemison, Alabama on February 2, 2014. The group just knew that it was going to be an awesome service when the pastor of the church announced after the morning worship service for everyone to stay because we were going to have a Holy Ghost singing! And wow, did we ever! The group was able to be with the folks not only for their worship service, but also their Sunday School service. What a great bunch of people. They greeted us with big smiles and a handshake as soon as we walked in. Pastor Jeff brought the sermon from the book of Matthew, chapters 24 and 25. For those of you who might need a refresher on these chapters, the Lord speaks of separating the nations one from another as a shepherd divideth his sheep from goats. He also spoke of how the people fed Him when He was hungered, when He was thirsty, they gave Him drink, naked and they clothed Him. The pastor also told of how the King told the people that Inasmuch as they did it unto the least of these, they have done it unto Him. There will come a time that the Lord will look at us and either say,"Depart from Me, I never knew you," or, "Enter in, thy good and faithful servant". In these fast-paced days, do we make time to help our brothers and sisters, or do we simply go on about our business? The pastor also stated that the life that we live shows who we are! It was a wonderful message that set the pace for the afternoon. After an altar call and the benediciton, we all gathered in the fellowship hall for a great meal prepared by the ladies of the church. When we reassembled for the singing, the church was packed out! Not only did The Waylighters sing, but the church had lots of local talent that sang and played while the group took a break. We truly received a blessing and made new friends along the way.