Concert to help church celebrate sanctuary reopening

| December 5, 2015

COSHOCTON – The Well Christian Ministries is celebrating the reopening of its sanctuary with a concert by Ginny Owens and her band.

The award-winning national Christian artist will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the church located at 802 Walnut St. Owens will share some of her old songs, tunes from her new album and also perform Christmas music.

“Our sanctuary had a suspended ceiling and old plaster came crashing through it and hit the floor,” said Pastor Jeffery Schmidt. “No one was hurt and no one was where it fell, but it was something that we had to immediately get fixed. It turned into a major project though as we discovered old water damage. We haven’t used our sanctuary since August and we had just opened the church at the end of May.”

The congregation spent most of the summer holding services outside on the church’s front lawn and when the weather turned colder moved into the fellowship area.

“This concert is a nice way for us to celebrate Christmas with the community and re-launch our sanctuary,” Schmidt said.

Owens was named the Gospel Music Association’s 2000 New Artist of the Year, has won three Dove awards and multiple ASCAP Awards and sold more than a million records. Some of her hit songs include, “If You Want Me To,” “Free” and “I Wanna Be Moved.”

“She’s very talented and well known,” Schmidt said.

Tickets for the concert are $20 and can be purchased in advance by visiting,, calling the church at 740-610-0112, or stopping by the Gift Shop on Main Street. There also will be tickets at the door if the concert is not already sold out.

“We only have seating for about 100 people so we don’t recommend you wait until the day of the show,” Schmidt said.

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