NOVEMBER 17, 2018
DUNCAN BALLROOM (BRITT, IA)
DOORS OPEN AT 6:00p (Early Admission Tickets) & 6:15p (General Admission Tickets)
…a fundraiser of Kanawha Christian Academy (Kanawha, IA)
Grammy Award Winner and 13 Time Dove Award Winner
As a Christian music artist, Michael English sold a tremendous amount of records, had an array of number one hits on the radio charts and won nearly every Dove Award known to man, including “Artist of the Year” and “Best Male Vocalist” during the course of his career.
But 16 years ago, Michael English fell from the pinnacle of the Christian music world. Public shame, divorce, broken relationships, drug addiction, an affair and homelessness took his career to a screeching halt. Soon enough, his addiction to painkillers led to the demise of all things Christian in his life.
In Michael’s autobiography, The Prodigal Comes Home: My Story of Failure and God’s Story of Redemption (Thomas Nelson, Inc), he gives readers an honest look at the painful path that led him away from God and his family, but more importantly, he shows how God, with grace and mercy, rescued Michael and redeemed his shattered life.
“When the lowest thing that could possibly happen happens; don’t give up, because you might be missing a blessing down the road,” says English. “When I started driving my own life, as though God were like some kind of global positioning system that I could choose to follow or ignore, I turned down dead ends and dark alleys, thinking they were going to lead me somewhere.”
In 2009, Michael’s life came full circle as he returned to the Gaither Vocal Band as their lead singer. After a successful five year run with the GVB, Michael felt called to return to a full time solo career at the end of 2013.
This move will give Michael more time to dedicate to his solo tour, sharing his testimony, recording and producing.
Michael’s personal journey is one that encourages people in their Christian walk and inspires many as they find their way home.