Music evangelist and Nashville native, Nathan Herron shared his testimony through song and life stories. Not only did Herron provide a free concert on Sunday evening, but also surprised the congregation by providing inspirational special music on Sunday morning.
"Freedom," according to Herron, "is the one word to describe salvation in Jesus. Freedom to serve God and others without restrictions from this world."
Herron was invited to perform at First Baptist Trimble on Sunday, Sept. 4, by close friend, David Butler of Trimble. Last November, Butler was invited to attend the Telethon of Stars in Paducah, Ky. Upon his attendance and participation in the telethon, Butler met Herron and began a close friendship. Herron shared his experiences with Butler of his traveling music evangelism after spending time as one of the 20 male finalists on Season 4 of "American Idol" and one of eight finalists on "Can You Duet" on CMT in 2008. He now travels to churches, youth camps, high schools, colleges and even prisons in scripture testimony and song in hopes of furthering God's Kingdom.
Herron began the evening with an a cappella version of "I'm Free" that best reflected his call into the ministry. Accepting Christ at age 18, he shared how despite growing up in a Christian home with amazing parents, he didn't realize his own need for salvation until that time.
Herron shared inspirational, entertaining and heartfelt stories of his life experiences and importance of living a God-centered life. A firm foundation in Southern gospel music shaped his direction in life. Gospel greats such as Michael English, George Younce, Howard and Vestal Goodman, and the Gaither Vocal Band influenced Herron and the style of music he performs.
Herron and his wife, Chelsea, also serve as missionaries to the Haitian people. They have traveled to Haiti on several occasions to minister to people of all ages through song and children's ministries.
If you would like more information on Herron or his ministry please visit www.herronministry.com