Ann Downing is in concert


Ann Downing will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Plymouth Heights Church of the Nazarene, 25 Arnette Drive, Franklin Furnace.

More than likely you’ve seen Ann Downing as a regular on the popular Gaither Homecoming Video series. However, the majority of her time is spent maintaining a full schedule of church concerts and speaking engagements throughout the United States, Canada and parts of Europe.

Raised on a cotton farm in rural Mississippi, Downing grew up dreaming of the day she’d sing Gospel music all over the world. Right out of high school she began to realize her dream by securing a position with the legendary Speer Family. Five years later, she met Paul Downing. Suddenly, Ann’s dream of singing with the Speer Family for the rest of her life seemed like something she should reconsider. Paul proposed — twice. Soon after marriage, Ann and Paul co-founded a group that helped shape Gospel music as it exists today. Ann became the winner of her industry’s highest honor — the Dove Award — for female vocalist within a year of co-founding the Downings, and went on to be inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame for her work with the Speer Family.

Today, Ann continues to expand her mark on Gospel music through solo ministry. She is also a speaker and author.

Call 740-354-9021. Everyone is welcome, and a love offering will be taken.

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