WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 15
WHERE: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4303 Wheeler Road
DETAILS: James Ward has written and recorded 14 albums and written several hit songs and contemporary praise songs. He is the director of music at New City Fellowship in Chattanooga, Tenn., and a guest lecturer at Westminster Theological Seminary and Covenant Theological Seminary.
COST: Free, a love offering will be taken
LISTEN: A video of Ward singing I Belong to You is available on his Web site at www.jameswardmusic.com.
LEARN MORE: Visit www.wpcmartinez.org or call Wayne or Elisabeth Robinson at (706) 726-2856.
MUSIC & MADNESS TOUR: MARK LOWRY AND THE MARTINS
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday, March 28; doors open at 6 p.m.
WHERE: The Sanctuary, 302 Byrd Road
DETAILS: Mark Lowry is known for writing the Christmas tune Mary Did You Know? and sang baritone for the Gaither Vocal Band. The Martins – sibling trio Joyce, Jonathan and Judy Martin – are known for crossing genres and perform everything from hymns to contemporary worship music. Lowry and The Martins performed together on the Gaither Homecoming series. This is the first year they have toured together.
TICKETS: $20 general admisison; $25 Gold Circle and $18 for groups of 10 or more; purchase at The Sanctuary of Augusta, by phone at (855) 223-1008 or online at marklowry.com or museconcerts.com. Online purchases include a per-ticket convenience fee.
LISTEN: Mark Lowry performs at the Gaither Homecoming in Nashville, Tenn., in 2013: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXgXTyfp7g0. The Martins sing Softly and Tenderly at Claremore Church of the Nazarene in 2013: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOSIucsm-pE
LEARN MORE: mysanctuary.org
JASON CRABB LOVE IS STRONGER TOUR
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday, March 28
WHERE: Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 S. Aiken Blvd. SE, Aiken
DETAILS: In 2012, Jason Crabb was named Male Artist of the Year and Artist of the Year at the GMA Dove Awards, making him a 21-time Dove Award winner. He won a Grammy in 2010. He has performed in venues ranging from The Grand Ole Oprty to the Brooklyn Tabernacle to arena stages. His album Love is Stronger was released in 2012.
TICKETS: $20 general admission; $25 Gold Circle; $18 for groups of 10 or more
LISTEN: Official video for Love is Stronger: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZuWbA2LnlE
LEARN MORE: www.millbrook.cc