Faith-based line-up at Agrifair

A variety of religious performers will be at Abbotsford Agrifair

On Aug. 2 at the Abbotsford Agrifair, the day will begin with Worship in the Park hosted by Jack Jackson and his evangelical Cowboy Church service.

Following Jack, Bob and Alice Maryniuk from Above and Beyond Ministries will deliver their inspiring show as they share tools to create a deep and meaningful partnership with God. They are a Canadian registered non-profit association, dedicated to reaching out to others with the love of Jesus. They will record this segment of the Agrifair program for their TV show on JOY TV.

The stage will open with the 2014 Praise winner, Mike Barton, who recently graduated from Portland Bible College with a degree in church music, followed by this year’s winner of the PRAISE 106.5 Local Music Search competition.

Awake O Sleeper, an up-and-coming Canadian-roots Christian rock band from Chilliwack, will open for the big name of the evening. The band, influenced by the rhythmic sound of country and blues, is comprised of five members who are long-time friends. Their unique sound, captivating guitar riffs and deep, meaningful lyrics driven by their high-energy performance has put them among the top of a competitive new era of young musicians.

Laura Story, 2012 Grammy Award winner for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song for Blessings, will close the night with her riveting collection of songs about worship when life gets tough; about the heart, the journey of life and God’s role in it. Story, who quickly ranked one of the few female Christian artists to reach the top of the singles chart after the song’s release, is no stranger to life’s struggles after her husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Other Sunday programming you won’t want to miss include family favourites West Coast Lumberjacks and Demolition Derby, the fast and furious Alberta Miniature Chuckwagon Races, the BIG and creative LEGO display, playtime in the Vancouver Tumblebus, go-carts in the “Cone Zone”, Richard’s Racers Pigs and Ducks and the Reptile Guy with all his scaly friends.

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