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ETBU celebrated generations of faith at 2018 Great East Texas Hymn Sing

September 14, 2018

East Texas Baptist University held its eighth annual Great East Texas Hymn Sing on Friday, September 14 at 1:00 p.m. in Baker Chapel of the Ornelas Spiritual Life Center. Open to the ETBU campus and local church community, the event included two hours of the great hymns of the Christian faith and a fellowship reception.

“Hymns are my favorite to sing, because I grew up with them,” Marilyn Posey from Beach Street Baptist Church in Texarkana, Arkansas said. “I had a great time of worship. We have been coming for the last several years and don’t want to miss it!”

More than 280 community members attended the service to worship the Lord, celebrate traditions of the faith, and fellowship with other believers.

“The Great East Texas Hymn Sing is always a wonderful event,” ETBU Vice President for Advancement Scott Bryant said. “We continue to be thrilled each year to host alumni and members of the community as we lift our voices in praise together. Church groups from Marshall and as far away as Ruston, Louisiana participated today. We are already making plans to do this again next year.”

During the service, participants were also invited to worship through giving. Donations will provide support for the ETBU Choir and Band mission trip and performance tour to Austria in March of 2019.

To learn more about or contribute to the mission trip, contact ETBU School of Communication and Performing Arts Administrative Secretary Pam Purvis at or 903.923.2158.