In my formative years, I was a part of the New America Singers. The NAS are a youth choir and performing group. We would spend the fall each year preparing for an annual performance the Southern Baptist State Youth Conference. The choir had been started at Magnolia Baptist Church, in Riverside, CA. That church is across the street from the largest, most influential Baptist institution in the state, California Baptist University.
But the big fun was the annual summer tour. The group has traveled throughout the USA and internationally. During my tenure we did a Pacific Northwest tour; (California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia), and England and Zimbabwe.
These trips made significant impacts upon my life. The largest being that the relationships I formed directed me to Azusa Pacific University, where I attended college.
I’ll bore you with more details another time. Here, I simply wanted to give you a brief background to my most recent photos. I attended a 25th anniversary celebration this past weekend, and of course, I took a few photos. You can see the album here. Below are a few samples…