Gordon Mote will lead Sunday evening worship service at Valley Forge FWB

Published 11:28 am Thursday, September 14, 2023

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Gordon Mote will lead worship through music and song on Sunday evening, Sept. 17, at Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church. The service will begin at 6 p.m., and a love offering will be received.
Though blind since birth, it seems the Lord blessed Gordon with profound musical talent in lieu of vision. As a young man, Gordon became one of the first blind students in the country to be mainstreamed into the public school system and later received a full scholarship to Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Ala. After three years at JSU, he transferred to Nashville’s Belmont University and graduated with honors. Two days after graduation, country music legend Lee Greenwood asked Mote to join his band.
Greenwood became the first of many popular entertainers with whom Gordon has shared the stage over the past three decades, including Trisha Yearwood, Tanya Tucker, Porter Wagoner, Bill Gaither & the Gaither Vocal Band, and most recently, popular Southern Gospel quartet, Canton Junction. In addition to touring with these legendary musicians, Gordon has enjoyed an illustrious solo career. His 11 albums have blended country, pop, and Gospel influences to earn multiple Dove and Grammy nominations. His latest recording, Love Love Love, garnered Mote a second Grammy nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album.
For any other aspiring musician, these blessings would be more than enough. But the Lord opened even more windows for Gordon to become one of Nashville’s most sought-after studio musicians. It might be tempting for this blind boy from Alabama to claim credit for the good things in his life, but Mote realizes that all he has is heaven-sent. As such, he takes every opportunity he can to point his listeners toward the source of his blessings: a loving Father in heaven who closes doors and opens windows for His glory and our good.
The public is invited to attend the service. The Rev. Randy Johnson is pastor at Valley Forge Free Will, which is located at 1503 Riverview Drive, next to Valley Forge Elementary School.

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