2nd annual Music for Missions to benefit global missions

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Matthew Jordan (from left), Nate Kelly, Abbey Schmidt, Brandon Crowther, Mark Jordan, Fleetwood Covington, III, Catalina Boswell, Hope Kanaday, Jonas Marquez, Accompanist Paul Michaud and Fletcher Wilson take a curtain call at last year’s performance.

Take a journey to global mission’s ministries across the world as you join local student musicians and professional performers May 9 at Destiny Worship Center for the Second Annual Music for Missions concert. This unique community event, created and produced by 17-year-old local student Brandon Crowther, is a student-led benefit concert, featuring local musicians, to raise funds to support global missions beneficiaries supported by DWC.

“The 2014 Music for Missions will raise awareness of the issues of hunger, homelessness, human trafficking, and hopelessness,” said Crowther, founder and producer. “The funds we raise will support ministries that directly impact children and families living under these conditions,” Crowther hopes to bless the members of the community by producing a high-quality music concert with talented local musicians and top-notch production while financially blessing global missions ministries in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Kenya, Dominican Republic, Brazil and Nepal.

These talented student musicians, along with other local celebrity musicians, will entertain concert attendees throughout the evening with their God-given talents to bless others in need. The concert will be produced by Fleetwood Covington III, a professional pianist and composer who has been featured in many of the world’s most prestigious venues, and has played for numerous prominent social figures and various royal families throughout Europe and the UK. In addition, there will be an original dance performance choreographed by local dance artist, Shaye Smith.

The evening will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with a premier silent auction and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. Desserts can be enjoyed during intermission and the silent auction will close before the second half of the concert.

The silent auction, featuring many great items from local businesses including vacation retreats and an all expense paid mission trip to DWC Kenya, will be open the day of the event during the LeaderCast event at DWC. Bid tables will close at the end of intermission during the concert and winners can pick up their items post-event at the check-out tables in the DWC Fireside Café. Winners do not have to be present to win and will be called the following week to arrange pick up.

“Music for Missions is about blessing others,” Crowther said. “We want to share our God-given talents to make a difference in the lives of people who are living in challenging situations. We hope to see the seats full of people who want to enjoy a beautiful evening of entertainment, while supporting a meaningful, purposeful cause to reach people in need.”

Tickets are $20 per person (maximum $50 per family) and can be purchased at and will also be sold at the event.