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THE GETTYS LIVE!
Sunday March 30, 2014 | 7pm
First Baptist Church Covington
Keith & Kristyn Getty Irish singer/songwriters and recording artists Keith & Kristyn Getty are among the preeminent modern hymn composers of this generation. Best known for “In Christ Alone” (penned by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend), the world-renowned hymn has been recorded by numerous artists over the past decade—including Owl City, Natalie Grant and Newsboys—and is a classic sung in churches around the globe.
Writers of an acclaimed repertoire of 21st century hymns revered both for their theologically astute lyrics and universally beloved melodies, the couple’s popular U.S. recordings include In Christ Alone, Awaken The Dawn and Joy – An Irish Christmas. Keith & Kristyn have shared their music at Franklin Graham crusades, the GMA Dove Awards, The Third Lausanne Conference on World Evangelization, as well as feature performances at London’s Royal Albert Hall and the legendary Grand Ole Opry, among many other noted platforms.
Along with their band—an ensemble of some of the top names in Irish and American folk music—Keith & Kristyn have toured extensively in both America and the Celtic Islands this year. Additionally, their annual Joy – An Irish Christmas Tour, which included a sellout performance at Nashville’s prestigious Schermerhorn Symphony Center in 2011, has become a highlight of the holiday season for audiences around the country and is slated to stop in 20 stateside cities later this year.
Hailing from Northern Ireland and now residing in Nashville, the couple welcomed their first child, Eliza Joy, last year.
Hymns for the Christian Life Keith & Kristyn’s highly-anticipated Hymns for the Christian Life is a thematically-focused original collection showcasing Irish melodies as well as American bluegrass and country music influences. Inspired by both the spiritual and musical community in which the couple has been immersed since relocating to Nashville two years ago, Keith & Kristyn’s most personal album to date explores such themes as work, family, money and social action.
Produced by Charlie Peacock (The Civil Wars, Switchfoot) and Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe), Hymns for the Christian Life exemplifies the “greengrass” sound—a unique marriage of American bluegrass and Irish folk music styles—and features multiple noteworthy collaborations. The legendary Alison Krauss, a 27-time GRAMMY® Award-winner, lends her voice to an all-new 10th anniversary special recording of “In Christ Alone,” while the couple’s friend and bluegrass icon Ricky Skaggs joins Kristyn for a standout duet on the rousing “Simple Living (A Rich Young Man).” Additionally, Clannad’s Moya Brennan, one of Ireland’s most renowned artists, and fiddle virtuoso Ross Holmes, who is regularly featured with multi-platinum British folk/rockers Mumford & Sons, offer vocal and musical contributions, respectively, to the project.
When & Where
Jay Johnston joined the staff as the Associate Pastor of First Baptist Church of Covington in January 2009. He provides leadership to our Multi-campus Ministry, Congregational Care Ministry, Worship Ministry, and Missions/Evangelism Ministry. He gives direct leadership to our Prayer Ministry and Recovery Ministry. Jay also serves as the Volunteer State Coordinator for National Day of Prayer and serves on the Louisiana Governor’s Annual Prayer Breakfast Task Force. He is also active in the Associational and State Convention work of Louisiana Baptist. He is often invited to teach on prayer, evangelism and discipleship as well as consulting with churches on the daily pressures of church life and how to be a disciple making church.
Jay came to FBC Covington from Nashville, Tennessee where he serve for twenty years with LifeWay Christian Resources which is a church consulting, education and publishing company in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of two books and has over 100 articles published. He has served churches in Louisiana, Florida and Tennessee. He is a native of New Orleans and is a graduate of Louisiana College with a Bachelor of Science Degree, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity Degree and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary with Doctor of Ministry Degree.
Jay is married to Jerilyn Gaspard Johnston and they have two sons Grady and Jody. Grady is married to Ann and they currently have one son Chaucer and they live in Dillwyn, Virginia where he pastors and is a nurse at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Jody is not yet married and lives in Charlottesville, Virginia where he pastors and serves as a Personal Care Assistant at the University of Virginia Medical Center.