Powell’s Point Baptist Church to host benefit concert for local resident

The Outer Banks Gospel Bluegrass Band. (Submitted)

On April 6, 2024, Powell’s Point Baptist Church will host a benefit concert featuring the musical talents of the Outer Banks Gospel Bluegrass Band to raise expenses needed for a local resident, Denise Marriner, who is in need of vital lung transplant.

The concert begins at 6:00 p.m. There is no charge for admission, but an offering will be taken. A time of fellowship with deserts will follow.  Powell’s Point Baptist Church invites you to bring a friend to help this worthy cause.

The church is located at 8387 Caratoke Highway, Powell’s Point NC. Donations may also be mailed to Powell’s Point Baptist Church, PO Box 328, Powells Point NC 27966, for the Denise Marriner medical fund.

For more information call 252-491-8599.

About the Outer Banks Gospel Bluegrass Band
The OUTER BANKS GOSPEL, BLUEGRASS BAND, plays at churches and events through out the Outer Banks and northeast North Carolina. The group is made up of seasoned professional with a love for God and His music with an acoustic bluegrass flavor. Will Fields, the old gentleman in the group came to the Outer Banks from the Mountains of West Virginia. After a career in the United States Coast Guard, he now calls the fishing village of Wanchese home, on the south end of Roanoke Island. Will brings 60 plus years of singing country, country gospel and bluegrass to the band. He is joined by singer/songwriter Sammy Mariner from Point Harbor, on lead guitar and vocals. Sammy has shared the gospel in song, around the country including the Wheeling West Virginia Jamboree, broadcast live on WWVA.  On Banjo is Kevin Stroud a founding member of The Outer Banks Showcase. Kevin came to the beach from Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He and his family now make their home in Kitty Hawk. Kevin jokes, he is the best banjo player on his street, but the truth is, he is one of the best banjo pickers in the Tarheel State. Ken Mann gives the band something to stand on with the bass, but is known better for his story telling and as the former host of the PBS TV program “My Heart Will Always Be in Carolina” 

The band has a real affection for the old hymns, which they play and sing with a newgrass flavor, mixed with biblical stories of life and the inspiring history of the songs.  Although the band members all love the music, make no mistake their first priority, is sharing the Gospel of Jesus. Most recently the band contributed their talent to the Captain’s Crew CD, dedicated to “Dare Challenge”, a faith-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. The popular album shares the gospel in song, has helped raise public awareness about the program and provide some financial support for the rehabilitation ministry.  For more information, www.outerbanksgospel.com