SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
SARA PARK | 9:30AM
Church service in the Arena.
Musician Doug Mathis, from Nashville, is scheduled to play and lead the service.
Doug has been immersed in music for most of his life. Growing up singing in church, he began writing songs at age eight. As a senior in high school, he auditioned to be a performer at Opryland USA. He began performing at the fabled theme park in the “Country Music USA” show, singing a wide variety of songs from artists such as Roy Acuff, John Denver, and Kenny Rogers. Three years later, he became the lead singer for “The Cumberland Boys,” Opryland’s gospel quartet, with whom he toured across the country with for four years.
Following his time at the theme park, Mathis went on to become senior pastor and a minister of music at several churches across the South prior to rededicating his career as a full-time performer. His latest EP, God’s Got a Plan, features five songs that have achieved the Number One position on the TRACtion Positive Country and Southern Gospel Chart, including “When He Calls My Name,” “Love Somebody,” “King of Love,” the title track, “God’s Got a Plan” and “It’s A God Thang!”