Summer Concert Series July 21---Fireproof Band (Contemporary Christian Pop)
Fireproof UMC was formed at an annual planning meeting of the United Methodist Church of Gillespie in 2012. A praise band ministry was one of the topics discussed, and on the hearts of musicians in the church. Consisting of long time area musicians; Gay Farrar-keyboards/vocals, Phil Claro-guitar/vocals, Jeff Nehls-guitar/vocals, Jim Allen-bass/sound and Jim Savant-drums/vocals and featuring vocalists Allison Beckett, Edie Friese and Deanna Claro. Inspired by Christian radio like Joy FM, Fireproof UMC plays contemporary Christian pop, their mission is to make a joyful noise for God.
The Summer Concert Series is provided by members of the Coal Country Chamber of Commerce. Sponsors who have donated funds to provide this entertainment are: Carlinville Area Hospital; COUNTRY® Financial of Gillespie - Tina Olroyd, Financial Representative; Dairy Queen of Gillespie; Farmer’s Insurance, Adam Tallman, Agent; FNB - Benld Banking Center; Furniture Rescue of Gillespie; Hicks Maytag Home Appliance Center of Gillespie; Michelle’s Pharmacy of Gillespie; Quality Flooring of Gillespie; State Farm of Benld/Gillespie - Jessica Ely Agent; Sullivan Drugs, Inc.; and United Community Bank of Gillespie.
Other Chamber members whose services help to provide the Concert Series are: 1st BancFinancial - Greg Craine, Agent; the City of Benld; Drew Ford; Gina Gucciardo, CPA of Gillespie; Goodman Real Estate & Insurance of Benld; Hebenstreit Apartments Benld; Macoupin County Journal Publications; Madison Communications; Papa JoDanni’s Catering; Jodanni’s Amore’ Restaurant of Benld; Reid’s Service - Heating and Cooling; Roma’s Pizza of Gillespie; WSMI AM/FM &WAOX Radio.
Anyone having questions or seeking more information on the Summer Concert Series may contact Co-chair Mickey Robinson at 217-710-5218. Information on the concerts and other Chamber activities can be seen on the Coal Country Chamber of Commerce on Facebook so that you will see further announcements about our events.