After nearly six years of taking time to heal spiritually, emotionally and physically, Wilmington native Danny Harp will be performing in concert in the region on Sunday evening, March 5.
Harp, having served in ministry for 23 years and performing contemporary Christian concerts for more than 35 years, stepped out of both in 2012 when forced to deal with the consequences of decisions that had put his health and marriage in jeopardy. This concert, scheduled to take place at the Crossroads Christian Church in Washington Court House, will put into song his story of redemption, and will celebrate his five-year journey of getting back on his feet to experience a life of joy.
A resident of Sabina, remarried to his wife Melissa and emotionally ready to help others through his message in song, Harp is excited to share his story that, in many ways, is nothing short of a miracle.
As a teenager, Harp started his singing career in Clinton County as he accepted invitations to perform for churches, clubs, organizations, and enjoyed participating in several Wilmington College Summer Theatre productions. Although performing primarily as a soloist throughout the United States as a young adult, it was while performing with a group from Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee that he received invitations to perform in Europe and Africa which led to recording and additional concert tour opportunities.
His message has always been one of hope and encouragement, and now he shares his own personal story of trusting God and maintaining joy even in the midst of heartache.
Harp said, “While flawed and struggling with a personal battle, I clung to God tighter than anyone could imagine. My relationship with God was real. I prayed daily, but did not fully understand the importance of being still and listening. As I look back there is no doubt that God was guiding me, but my heart was too distracted to listen.”
He added, “My message to people now is different than what it was 20 years ago. I want people to know there is nothing that can separate them from God’s mercy and grace. Nothing.”
His concert will include music that spans nearly 40 years of contemporary Christian music and will feature friends and musicians from the area.
The concert is free to the public and starts 6 p.m. Sunday, March 5 at the Crossroads Christian Church, 175 Halliday Way, Washington Court House.