MGA Gospel Corner
Visible and Thankful, WOW!
The Visible School invites you to celebrate the holiday season at their 3nd Annual Rock n Roll Christmas Show on Friday, December 10 at 7 p.m. at Lifelink Memphis Church, located at 1015 S Cooper Street. This free, family-friendly concert will feature rock, pop and hip-hop renditions of all your Christmas favorites performed by Visible students, staff and alumni.
In addition, Visible School‘s A Visible Christmas Vol. 1 will be on sale during the event. The record is a compilation featuring students, staff and alumni including songs from 2009 Rock’n’Roll Christmas such as “Christmas in Hollis,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Carol of the Bells” and many more. Guests are encouraged to support Visible School”s mission by purchasing the album for $10. You can find the CD in local stores throughout the holiday season.
Super Match Week!
Visible School had a wonderful outpouring of support during our “Super Match Week” during the week of November 8-12. They received an opportunity to multiply any donation by four and the results were astonishing. They received gifts from 70+ donors from across the world and were able to raise $100,154, which was matched by our one-week matching donor for a total of $200,154! This total was then matched by our anonymous foundation grant for a Into the City weekly total of $400,308!
They are extremely thankful for the gifts and prayers from their friends, students, staff and supporters around the world and right here in Memphis. A new urban campus is one step closer with this fabulous week of “super match week” donations.
Aaron Thomas Biography
In this week’s MRC newsletter, the Gospel Corner featured the CD release of Aaron Thomas happening tonight at Amro Music. Here is more information on Aaron.
Aaron began playing professionally at the age of ten after taking up piano at eight. Aaron’s talent allowed him to be an accompanist for several gospel artists including Daryl Coley, Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, La Shun Pace and many others. He has recorded with gospel legends such as Myrna Summers (“We’re Gonna Make It”); Shirley Caesar (“I Remember Mama”); The late Min. O’landa Draper and the Associates (“Do It Again”); and Gerald Thompson & the Tennessee Full Gospel Baptist Mass Choir (“Let the Church Say Amen” ), just to name a few.
Aaron has produced and released seven recordings under d/b/a Aaromas Productions, which includes his personal instrumental projects entitled, “Outside The 4 Walls”, “No Substitution”, an exercise project entitled “Exercise to This”, “ Beyond The Hill”, and “Your Hymn’s Showin’ which consist of hymns with his own interpretation. His new, completed project entitled “I Feel Like…”, is available now. Aaron has recently written and performed an introduction for the Mayor of Memphis’ television show entitled “AC-TV”.
Currently, Aaron is a Product Specialist, Clinician, and artist for Hammond/Suzuki, USA (the Hammond Organ Co.), which has afforded him the opportunity to perform in and outside of the United States. He is also minister of music for New Azusa Ministries in Memphis, TN., and music director for Grace Christian Fellowship.