Local gospel group New Horizon and other Christian vocalists will be featured at a special benefit gospel sing Saturday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Greenbrier Valley Church of the Nazarene in Fairlea.
The event is planned to raise money for medical expenses of local educators and missionaries David and Crystal Hersman. David recently underwent a variety of medical procedures, incurring a number of substantial expenses.
David is administrator of Liberty Christian School, a ministry of the church, where Crystal works as an instructor. He is a flight instructor in the local area, having assisted numerous individuals over the years in learning to fly. The couple have served as missionaries in Papua New Guinea for several years with the Evangelical Bible Mission.
New Horizon, whose music is described as “Bluegrass for the Soul,” is based in the Greenbrier Valley and regularly appears at a large number of venues throughout West Virginia and many other areas of the Mid-Atlantic. Group members include Joe Howard, Joey Morgan, Dennis Zeboskey, and Gerald Erskine.
Other musicians on the program will be David and Crystal Hersman, their son Ben Hersman, and others still in the planning stages. All offerings received will go to assist the Hersmans with David’s medical expenses.
Greenbrier Valley Church of the Nazarene is located in Fairlea at Davis Stuart Road and Dawkins Drive, approximately one-half mile south of Greenbrier Valley Medical Center. The Rev. Glen Thaxton is pastor. The church’s web site is accessed at gvnazarene.org.