Top Gospel performers Wess Morgan and Jonathan McReynolds along with regional and local artists will perform during Intimate Worship: A Gospel Music Celebration, Sat. Feb. 9, 7 p.m., at the newly renovated Burford Theater, 118 S. Summit St., Arkansas City, KS.

The event, sponsored St. James Church of God in Christ, Arkansas City, in support of the V.J. Wilkins Foundation, will share gospel music’s diverse formats and expressions with the community and region, during African-American History month. Ark City is just one hour south of Wichita and two hours north of Oklahoma City.

Morgan is well-known for his songs: You Paid It All, and Get Me Through. He received a Dove Award and a Steller Award Nomination for his song I Choose to Worship.

McReynolds is known for his songs, Pressure, Gotta Have You, Lovin’ Me and Limp. His new release with the chart-topping song “Not Lucky, I’m Loved” exploded when it hit the scene. McReynolds is a Dove Award winner and a Steller and Grammy Award Nominee in 2016 for Best Gospel Album and again this upcoming year (2019) Best Gospel Song and Best Gospel Album.

Other artists include: NuLyric of Wichita, KS.

a duo that has performed on stage with such artists as Marvin Sapp, Tamala Mann, and BET’s Sunday Best Runner-Up, Alexis Spight; the Butler Brothers, popular in Arkansas City, KS and the Cowley County region; and Hanna Elisabeth Watson, a Spoken Word Artist a student at the University of North Carolina, who has performed all over the world.

Tickets for this family friendly concert are $35, VIP, $30, standard floor; or $25, balcony and can be purchased online @, at the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce or calling (316) 409-5171.

St. James Church of God in Christ is a 97-year-old congregation located in the northwest portion of Arkansas City, KS. It is currently pastored by C. Edward Watson, II. The V.J. Wilkins Foundation mission is to asset the community to provide a quality cultural environment of arts, music, and language.

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