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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

2017 MTQ Homecoming - In Review!

Our 15 year celebration is now history!  We spent the last weekend of July at Hill Crest Baptist Church in celebration of our 15th year in ministry at the MTQ Homecoming with many of our friends and fans. 

Friday night we enjoyed music from our friends Legacy Five.  This was their first time to be at our Homecoming!  Their new pianist, Josh Townsend, just happens to be buddies with our new pianist, Trevor Conkle, and we know they had fun hanging out on Friday. 

Saturday morning started bright and early for those participating in the Golf Tournament...the game began at 8:00 a.m. with a shotgun start on the stunning course of Silver Lakes.  With the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains surrounding, the teams split off for their starting holes on the "Heartbreaker" and "Mindbreaker" courses.  The weather was beautiful - a perfect day to golf.  Who won?  Word has it that Mark's team took first place and Randy's team came in second, only loosing first by one point! 

While the teams were still on the course, the Ladies Luncheon at The Rock (located in the Hill Crest building) started at 11:30 a.m.  This is a special time for the ladies to spend time with our wives and get to know them better.  Jessica cooked a tasty tune casserole to go along with salad, croissants and a slice of cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory!   During the ladies time together, each of our wives introduced themselves and shared how they we met and the activities they're involved in at home.  After the meal, Jessica, Tracy and Lauren sang a few songs.  We heard a few rumors about a particular tune involving one of our songs that included the phrase, "What happens at the Ladies Luncheon stays at the Ladies Luncheon!" ...and we noticed that four of our ties were missing from the bus.  Hmmmm.   

On Saturday evening we walked through the 15 years of our ministry with alumni members Eric Phillips and Dustin Sweatman as the Mark Trammell Trio, singing songs from our very first CD.  By intermission, we had progressed to the time we transitioned to a quartet, bringing up our first bass singer, Pat Barker, to sing songs like, "Wedding Music," "Echoes From the Burning Bush" and "I Want To Know."  After intermission, Nick took Dustin Sweatman's place singing lead and we continued until we came to the current line-up of the group.  We were overwhelmed by the response and love from you all.  The evening ended with all of us on stage with Ernie Phillips and Jay Parrack...who fulfilled a long standing request, "Glory Road."  

Sunday morning we were blessed to be a part of the worship service at Hill Crest Baptist.  The choir sang a special, "Highway to Heaven" and then we were able to share a few songs, including two of our new ones, "All The Way Home" and "My Faith Still Holds" with the congregation before our new pastor, Dr. Stephen Anthony, brought the message.  Following the service, we enjoyed quality time with our Bloodline Members at a special lunch.    

We want to give a special thanks to the staff Hill Crest Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama for showing love to our out of town friends and fans.  Thanks to our friends Legacy Five, the MTQ alumni who participated, the MTQ wives and especially our Mark Trammell Outreach - Bloodline members for their prayer and support of this memorable event!  The event was a huge success because you all helped make it special!  We love you and thank you for helping us invest in the kingdom, one soul at a time.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

MTQ Homecoming - This Weekend!

July is a special month for us.  If we had the ability to rewind life to this time 15 years ago, this ministry would still be in the preparation process.  At that stage in our group’s history, God was working behind the scenes to provide everything we needed to launch what began as the Mark Trammell Trio.

1 Samuel 12:24 says, “Only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.”  As we look back on God’s faithfulness we are humbled and thrilled to see where He has taken us in 15 years.

To celebrate all that God has done and is doing, we want to invite you to the MTQ Homecoming!  We’re going to have two nights of your favorite music at Mark’s home church, July 28-30, 2017.  Saturday night we will host the MTQ Reunion...something you’ll only see this year at the homecoming!

Our homecoming will kick off on a Friday night with music from MTQ and special guests, Legacy Five.  For those who’ve attended in the past, this will be a special treat because it will be L5’s first time at homecoming!  When I resigned from the Cathedrals, Scott Fowler was hired to fill my position.  We’re going to have a fun night together!

Saturday morning will start bright and early with our Annual Golf Tournament at Silver Lakes Golf Course.  At 8:00 a.m. we will meet at the club house, team up and head out for a game of Four Man Scramble.  You can sign up and bring your own team or be assigned to a team before we start – either way, we’re going to enjoy a relaxing morning playing with y’all!  If you want to register now, just call: 256-236-1464 and ask for Milton Harris.  He’ll take care of you!

Any ladies not wishing to golf may want to join our wives at the Ladies Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the Rock Gym (at Hill Crest Baptist.)  The Luncheon is hosted by Jessica, LaResa, Tracy and Lauren.  You’ll get to enjoy some delicious food, spend time with our wives and hear them sing!  If you’re interested in the Ladies Luncheon, call 256-504-8160 for ticket info!

Finally, Saturday night will be a special night for us as a group… We’re celebrating 15 years in ministry!  To celebrate, we’ve invited past members Eric Phillips, Joseph Smith, Dustin Sweatman and Pat Barker to join us for a MTQ Reunion! This is going to see something you won’t see for at least another ten years - a reunion of our past members.  We will literally start out with the first trio and sing from the very first project we did.  We will walk through our 15 years as a group as best we can.  I’m excited about that!

On Sunday morning, you can come to church with MTQ as we gather at Hill Crest one more time for a special time of worship with MTQ as we close out the weekend.  Join us at 10:00 a.m. and also enjoy the Hill Crest Choir and hear preaching from the Word! 

We truly hope you can be with us July 28th-30th at the MTQ Homecoming.  We’ve been planning and working to make this year one that will be remembered and don’t want you to miss it!  Though there’s nothing like being at an event as it happens, if you can’t make it, I encourage you to keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to see a glimpse into each night – we’re sure to be posting a few photos here and there.  But I don’t want to wait until homecoming to let you know how much your support of this ministry means to me.  From the bottom of my heart – thank you!