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Religion

March 11, 2011

Striking a chord

DUNCAN — With Christ being many people’s rock, it’s only appropriate Ray of Hope is bringing in a bona fide rock tour. The Museum and Rapture Ruckus will bring their Christian power ballads at 7 p.m. March 23 to Ray of Hope.

“They called us, we booked ‘em,” Waylon Bohannan, ROH music minister, said.

The Museum, Bohannan said, is a professional band with a great sound.

“They have a really great future with an amazing sound,” said Bohannan. “We always look to find bands that have a really good message. We also like to make sure they are serious about what they are doing.”

The goal of bringing in bands like The Museum and Rapture Ruckus is simple, Bohannan said.

“We are trying to reach out to the community,” Bohannan said. “My desire is to reach as many people as we can. We don’t want to leave anyone out, including the younger people.”

The churches sanctuary will be transformed into a rock concert complete with a full set of lights and sound.

“This will be a really neat opportunity for anyone that loves good music,” said Bohannan. “Not only will it be good music, it will be for a good cause. Their tour is called the ‘Not for Sale’ tour. They are raising money and awareness to end human trafficking.”

Rapture Ruckus boasts a different sound that what Bohannan usually aims to bring to the church. He compared the band to Toby Mac.

They definitely are more edgy than anything else we have done,” Bohannan said. “They have an awesome testimony though.”

Seating will be limited to 800 - 1,000, Bohannan said.

“We are going to have to shut it down at about 800,” said Bohannan. “We may be able to fit some more people in there, though.”

Part of the reasoning of having the concert on a Wednesday evening, Bohannan said, is so other churches can bring their youth group to the concert.

“It will be a really awesome opportunity for kids to come see a great concert for a nominal price,” Bohannan said.

ROH pastor Mike McCord said the event, like many other events at his church, is an opportunity to reach out to the community.

“The connection we want to have is with the young people and the young adults of the community,” said McCord. “We want to bring them in and expose them to good music that exalts the Lord and introduce them to some of God’s people. Our goal is to make it a community event, not just a church event.”

Tickets are available by calling the church at 580-252-7772.

The church is near the intersection of U.S. Highway 81 and Refinery Road, between of Duncan and Comanche.

“We are continually looking for ways to have a bigger impact on our community,” Bohannan said. “We are doing everything we can to help people.”

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