April 12-14, 2016 marked the second annual Music City Fathers Retreat here in the Nashville area. Hosted by FishBowl Ministries with co-leaders John Coulombe (Inter-generational pastor at EV Free Fullerton, CA) and myself. We were privileged to gather 20 singers, songwriters, music producers and pastor types for a two day retreat in a beautiful country setting just south of Franklin, TN. The group was older and so were the songs, but our purpose was to bring old friends back together, to pray for and encourage them and to hear some really great music. Here are a couple of quotes from the retreat:
I wanted to thank you for including me in the Retreat. Every last man now feels like a friend (if they weren’t before) and I really needed the camaraderie.
I too want to express my deepest gratitude to John for inviting me to dine at a feast of encouragement, love and wisdom from many dear brothers. To think it has taken me so long to reconnect with many of you as well as connect for the first time with new friends! I am still overwhelmed in the wake of such a powerful and life changing time! Thank you all for your generosity in helping me financially. God is amazing indeed! The vision that was shared has given me the oomph to carry on singing wherever God would open a door! Please know how much I appreciate all of you from the depths of my heart!
A few photos of our time together are included. We are thankful for this special time of encouragement and friendship and look forward to our next outing!