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Southern Gospel recording artists Trinity have announced the upcoming Southern Gospel Music Expo April 3-6 at Trinity Friends Church in Van Wert.

Trinity began this outreach of its ministry 13 years ago as they invited a few groups from around the country to join them for a one-night sing. Never did they imagine 13 years later that it would expand to a four-day event and that God would bless the expo in so many ways.


The group is pleased to announce that due to many generous sponsors the Gospel Expo will once again be free. A love offering will be taken each evening to further help with the expenses of such an event.


Trinity will kick off this year’s Expo at 7 p.m. on April 3 as they take the stage to open for The Guardians. The Guardians, based in Chillicothe, have been singing Southern Gospel Music for over 25 years.

They have had several hits on the Singing News Charts, including “For the Glory of Christ,” “Freedom Band,” “Voice of Falling Tears,” “That Day is Almost Here” and “Let the Healing Begin.” Their newest member, John Darin Rowsey, has written several hit songs and is the recipient of the prestigious Dove Award.

The GuardiansJohn is also Trinity’s producer under the “Willowood” label and produces many of the other groups that will be featured during the Expo.

On April 4 and 5, the coaches and motor homes will roll into Van Wert as more than 20 groups/soloists will take the Expo stage. From Florida to New York, Expo favorites will be ready to share their ministry in song with a different group taking the stage every 15 minutes. Trinity is also excited to introduce some new groups. Friday night’s concert will start at 5 p.m. with Saturday night’s starting at 4 p.m.

On April 6, the Expo Finale will begin at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.) with Trinity and their special guests The Pfeifers. The ministry of The Pfeifers is one that began over two decades ago when a vivacious 20-year-old organized a musical group with several friends. This young group sang at camp meetings, crusades and virtually anywhere an invitation was received. Over the years, the group has evolved and musical diversity has become the norm for this talented trio. The Pfeifers are recognized for their ability to stretch musical boundaries and provide listeners with a broad array of musical stylings. Evidence of this lies in their recent 2008 and 2009 Favorite Trio Top 10 nominations by subscribers of the Singing News Magazine, Southern Gospel Music’s leading fan publication.

The PfeifersTheir musical styling is well defined, yet somewhat indescribable. They combine brass instrumentation with rich vocal harmony. They are comfortable performing before thousands, yet are most “at home” sharing their music and testimony in a more intimate setting where they “can truly minister to the needs of the people,” as John Pfeifer, one of their long-time group members, conveys. These traits have allowed the Washington Court House-based group, collectively known as The Pfeifers, to become a mainstay and recognizable fixture among varying Christian music genres. Musical variety has become a Pfeifer trademark and they continue that musical heritage with each new recording and in every concert setting.

The Gospel Expo will also feature a wonderful food court each evening provided by the Trinity Friends Youth Group. And there is ample parking and seating in the Family Life Center.

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