Tracy Dartt Family in Concert

Tracy Dartt Family in Concert September 21st!

6:00pm at Faith Baptist Church

THE DARTTS

Tracy Dartt was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1944. He moved to California in 1959, and there graduated in 1962. He attended college classes at night, having to work during the day, but it wasn’t until 1990 that he finally received his B.A. from Baptist Christian University (Shreveport, LA). He completed his master’s degree from American Bible College (Pine Island, FL) in March of 2008, and is currently working on his doctorate. Dartt’s musical training began in high school. Thanks to his teacher, Mr. Richard Riggs, he excelled in music and drama. Dartt’s first experience in gospel music came in 1960 when he joined a teen choral, The Christianaires. In the fall of ‘63, Tracy received Christ as his personal Savior. In ‘65 he began singing bass in his first gospel quartet, The Stewards. In ‘68 he began singing with The Victors quartet in Hollywood, California. Shortly after His joining The Victors, they were given a contract with Capitol Records, and they released an album entitled “Brand New Feeling”. The title song was Tracy’s first attempt at song writing. His song writing mentor was his quartet partner, Al Harkins. Harkins’ tutelage, along with the insights received from writers and producers in Hollywood, helped to refine Tracy’s God-given song-writing skills. Dartt moved to Oklahoma in ’72, where he began singing with the famous Weatherford Quartet. After the Weatherfords, he worked for a time as a producer for Cam Records and laid the foundation for Sound Factory Music Company. Then it was back to California, where he took up partnership in a swimming pool construction company.

While in the pool business, Dartt & wife, Sharon, helped to form a new gospel group with June and Dale Wade and Larry Brown, called The Country Congregation. Tracy began his solo career in 1975. He wrote the songs and sang them too, as his wife, Sharon, accompanied him on the piano. In 1988, Tracy began pastoring the First Baptist Church of Auberry, California. He resigned the church after seven years, and in 1995 formed a family gospel group, The Dartts.

Music-wise, Tracy Dartt has written hundreds of gospel songs, many of which have been recorded by some of the finest groups and soloists in gospel music. Dartt’s songs include such notable titles as “The Last Sunday”, “Your Blesser Ain’t Never Been Blessed”, and “With Him” (recorded by The Cathedrals), “A Matter Of Policy (The Deacon Song)”, “God Stopped To Pick A Rose”, and of course his biggest hit song, “God On The Mountain”, which has been recorded over 200 times by artists such as The McKameys, Lynda Randle, Jake Hess, The Weatherfords, Jessy Dixon, Dixie Melody Boys, John Starnes, and many more artists in at least 8 different languages. In 1988, the McKamey’s live recording of “God On The Mountain” jumped to the top of the Southern Gospel charts, taking the #1 spot on the charts for 5 months in a row. The song was nominated for a Dove award, and during the 5 months that it was #1 on the charts, it drew more radio air-play points than any song in the history of Southern Gospel music up to that time. The song has been used on several of Bill Gaither’s “Homecoming” videos, and is used frequently in his “Homecoming” live concerts.

The Dartts, now in their 15th year, began with Tracy, Sharon, and sons, Forrest and Stone Mountain. Forrest left the group in ‘96 and The Dartts carried on as a trio. In 2005, they became a quartet once again, with the addition of BJ Speer. The Dartts travel coast to coast, border to border, and beyond. The group averages around 200 concerts per year. In 2007, The Dartts sang 210 concerts across 25 states, as well as 4 provinces of Canada. In 2008, in addition to singing 163 concerts across 22 states and making an appearance in Switzerland, The Dartts managed to move their home from the San Francisco Bay area to the Nashville Tennessee area. Currently, Tracy Dartt is awaiting approval for a kidney transplant. In the meantime, He and Sharon remain close to their Nashville area home in order to facilitate Tracy’s dialysis treatments, which he has 3 times weekly. Tracy has dealt with kidney problems and ongoing kidney stones for nearly 30 years now as a side-effect of a life-saving weight-loss surgery he underwent back in the 1970’s. These problems have increasingly worsened as time has passed, even bringing Tracy quite close to death in early 2004 due to the fact that one whole kidney was filled with a massive stone while the other kidney was starting to fail, combined with a severe allergic reaction to an antibiotic that he had been prescribed. Since then, doctors have been suggesting a kidney transplant for Tracy. In mid-2007, surgery was performed to UNDO the weight-loss surgery from the 70’s, thereby eliminating Tracy’s kidney stone problem, with not a single stone incident since that time. This procedure, combined with a modern technique to ensure Tracy’s weight remains stable, has paved the way for a possible kidney transplant, as even now testing is underway to find a volunteer kidney donor who is a healthy match. Tracy and Sharon hope for a transplant in the near future and would like to return to the road full time in 2011.

In the meantime, Stone Dartt and BJ Speer carry on the ministry of The Dartts full-time, having already made hundreds of appearances across the United States, Canada, & Europe. Stone Dartt says, “We have seen many people come to Christ already this year and we’re praying for many, many more. We’ve been blessed with a great opportunity to carry on The Dartts’ presentation of this thought-provoking, Scripture-filled, original music in such a wonderful variety of musical styles. We are singing the same music that fans of The Dartts have enjoyed over the last 15 years of our ministry, not to mention the many years of Tracy Dartt’s solo ministry before that. We are continuing to go on strong while Mom and Dad have to be off the road, and we are looking forward to going on strong – along with them – as soon as they are able to return to the road!”

The calendar continues to fill up as Tracy and Sharon do much of the office work and scheduling from The Dartts’ Tennessee home base. These challenges aren’t holding The Dartts back, as they continue to write new music and are excited to announce the release of their largest project yet, “The God On The Mountain Legacy“. Released in September 2010, this film, produced by Don Dartt, highlights the impact that Tracy’s song, “God On The Mountain”, has had on people the world over. Look for “The God On The Mountain Legacy” this Winter on the NRB Television Network! The film is available on DVD and Digital Download. Also, to be released this Winter, “The God On The Mountain Legacy” CD, celebrating the song-writing legacy of Tracy Dartt. Look for it at music retailers and online through iTunes and other digital music providers. Tracy and Sharon have 4 children, Donald, Florence, Forrest, & Stone; Don Dartt, the oldest, is a producer at TBN Nashville, and has a wife and 2 children. Florence McLain, has a husband and 4 children. She and her husband, Steve, a Major in the U.S. Army, are currently serving in Norway. Forrest Dartt, works for the Triton Boat Company in the Nashville area, and has a wife and 4 children. Stone Dartt, a partner in The Dartts, not only sings with the family group, but is also the sound man, graphic design artist, and bus driver. The Dartts have their own website at www.DarttMusic.com. The Dartts invite you to visit www.Darttmusic.com and to sign their guestbook as well as join their e-mail list. You are also invited to attend The Dartts’ home church, Napa Valley Baptist Church in Napa, California.

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Faith’s Journey in Concert, Tonight

Come and see Faith’s Journey in concert, tonight at 6:00pm at Faith Baptist Church!

Welcome to one of America’s Premier NEW Southern Gospel Trios, Faith’s Journey!  Expect to hear strongly anointed singing with God’s message clearly presented to encourage and lead the lost to Christ.  The faces may look familiar as the members have served for many years in different groups and in different capacities, but are now excited about this new chapter. – See more at: http://www.faithsjourneytrio.com/index/#sthash.ld5GIuJB.dpuf

 

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God Gave

God Gave

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. – John 3:16

This is the central theme of the Bible.  All scripture centers in John 3:16.

John 3:16 “Magnifies” the Love of God

John 3:16 “Nullifies” Works as a means of Salvation

John 3:16 “Clarifies” God’s plan so “all” may understand

John 3:16 “Verifies” the certainty of Everlasting Punishment

11And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.  12And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.  13And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.  14And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.  15And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. – Revelation 20:11-15

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SonWest Round-Up

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Faith Baptist Church Presents our annual Back to School Vacation Bible School “SonWest Round-Up”

Monday, August 11th through Thursday, August 14th from 6pm to 8pm

Ages K4-6th Grade

Games, Prizes, School Supplies, Crafts, Bible Stories, Songs around the campfire, and so much more!

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The Biography of the Christian

The Biography of the Christian

1And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;  2Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:  3Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.  4But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,  5Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)  6And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:  7That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.  8For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  9Not of works, lest any man should boast.  10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:1-10

Someone has that the you are the same today as you will be in five years except for two things; the people you meet and the books you read.  May I suggest reading biographies.  You can even start by reading your own biography.  The biography of the Christian is found in Ephesians 2:1-10.  The title of your biography is “God’s Amazing Grace”

The work of salvation reveals God’s grace

The __________ that describes our past

Trespasses

Sins

Power

Damned

We all

My story of Grace

The __________ the defines the present

“by grace are ye saved” Grace explains what God has done.

The way of salvation requires God’s grace

The not’s of Salvation given to us in verses 8 and 9

Not of works

Not of yourselves

The __________ God demands

Salvation is not in whom you are, or what you do, but something received by faith

Salvation does not depend on what you or I have done.  It depends entirely and solely on what Christ has done.  The Lord Jesus paid our sin debt on Calvary’s Cross and all that God demands is of us is that, by faith, accept what the Lord Jesus has done for us

The wonder of Salvation should cause us to love God’s grace

The __________ He has proven to us

The __________ He has provided us

Why do we love the grace of God

John Newton said it best:

Amazing Grace how sweet the sound,

that saved a wrench like me;

I once was lost, but now I’m found,

was blind, but now I see.

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Faith’s Journey in Concert

Come and see Faith’s Journey in concert, August 24th at 6:00pm at Faith Baptist Church!

Welcome to one of America’s Premier NEW Southern Gospel Trios, Faith’s Journey!  Expect to hear strongly anointed singing with God’s message clearly presented to encourage and lead the lost to Christ.  The faces may look familiar as the members have served for many years in different groups and in different capacities, but are now excited about this new chapter. – See more at: http://www.faithsjourneytrio.com/index/#sthash.ld5GIuJB.dpuf

 

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What the Blind Man Saw

What the Blind Man Saw

35And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:  36And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.  37And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.  38And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.  39And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.  40And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him.  41Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.  42And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.  43And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.

Luke 18:35-43

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