About the 2015 Mission


On most Sundays, you can find the Singing Men in churches of all shapes and sizes across Texas leading worship in a diversity of styles. Their music has been heard around the world, inspiring audiences and encouraging churches in England, China, Australia, Brazil, Spain, Romania, Czech Republic, Austria and Ukraine. In April 2015, they will return to Ukraine and sing evangelistic concerts throughout the country.

The combined six chapters of Singing Men of Texas are returning to Ukraine with evangelist, Michael Gott April 20-May 1, 2015. This is the fifth mission to Ukraine by groups from SMOT. God has blessed those missions with cumulative written decisions for Christ of over 14,000 Ukrainians. We give glory to God for what He has done, and ask Him to do it again!

Jay Ghormley, director of the south chapter of SMOT, is the coordinator for this mission. Director of the West chapter of SMOT, Todd Wilson, and director of the Panhandle chapter, Dan Baker, will be co-directors of the choir. Don Blackley, director of the North Central chapter will handle logistics for the choir. There are over 100 men that will make up the choir and instrumental ensemble for this mission.

Because of the ever-changing political situation in Ukraine our plans were changed this winter to cities and concert sites in the western part of Ukraine. Michael Gott’s Ukrainian team has worked with local pastors to insure we have large crowds at the finest concert halls in the cities we will visit. We will have the privilege of singing in two of the countries largest and most prestigious halls in Lviv and Kiev.

Michael Gott returned from Ukraine in late November for treatment for lymphoma at M.D. Andersen Hospital in Houston. We praise the Lord that Michael has been healed of cancer and has completed six chemo treatments and will be going to Ukraine.

There are still major expenses of the trip for hall rentals, equipment rental, advertising, publicity printing , advertising, etc. that must be raised. If you choose to send a donation for that purpose, please send your check made out to Singing Men of Texas to:
Jim Reed
Baptist General Convention of Texas
333 N. Washington
Dallas, TX 75246-1798-1798

The Singing Men of Texas are following the admonition of Henry Blackaby to find where God is at work, and join Him there. It’s obvious from our prior missions to Ukraine that He is at work there. And we are seeking to join Him in what He is doing.

This blog site will be our place to provide relevant information and prayer requests and updates. Please help spread the word and get people to subscribe to this page so that you won’t miss a single post. We need thousands of prayer warriors as we make final preparations to go to Ukraine in April.

5 thoughts on “About the 2015 Mission

  1. Thanks Derrel for setting this up. I hope everyone who comes to this site will get a sense of what the Lord is already doing in Ukraine and how The Singing Men of North Central Texas and the mission partners are working with our brothers and sisters there to further spread the good news of Jesus Christ. We covet your prayers.

    John Bell
    President, Singing Men of North Central Texas

  2. Derrel,

    What a creative way for our prayer partners to join us in the mission! We thank God for the hours you are spending to make sure that reports and requests can fly from Eastern Europe to North America each day we are there. Only eternity will tell what all of this means in terms of changed hearts and lives. Thank you, Dear Brother!

    Jan Gott

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