Servant/Leader Appreciation Night events provide laughs, encouragement across state

Four churches and four nights filled with laughter as Servant/Leader Appreciation Night made its way across Alabama. 

Comedians Mickey Bell and Aaron Wilburn provided entertainment and gospel trio New Ground performed. Michael English even dropped by for a special one-night performance at Calvary Baptist Church, Scottsboro, on Feb. 1. 

Other churches that hosted the event were Dalraida Baptist Church, Montgomery; Gardendale First Baptist Church; and Lindsay Lane Baptist Church, Athens. 

“I am thankful for the support and help of the churches to make this wonderful event happen,” Cynthia Watts, executive assistant for The Alabama Baptist (TAB) and coordinator of the servant/leader events, said. “It was a blessing to me and I hope it was a blessing for everyone who got to come and enjoy the show. I hope we get to do more events like this in the future.”

Bell shared about life in the church through Christian comedy before sharing his personal story of redemption. Aaron Wilburn, also a singer/songwriter, wowed the audience with comedy in song as he sang about Walmart after midnight, life as a grandparent and much more. He also shared his testimony through song. And New Ground led the crowd in hand-clapping, toe-tapping gospel tunes. The performers closed out two of the nights by coming together to sing Wilburn’s “What a Beautiful Day.”

“I think everyone who was at the events really had a great time,” Debbie Campbell, director of communications for TAB, said. “It’s always great to laugh and it’s refreshing to see good, fun entertainment that’s also clean and Christian.” 

The events were co-sponsored by the hosting churches and The Alabama Baptist. (TAB)