Gayton Baptist Church

  • Jazz Nativity 2012

and I were engaged and trying to figure out where we were supposed to live and what church we were supposed to get involved in, I had one hope….. PLEASE dear Lord let whatever church we find have great music!! That’s a big deal to me. I just wanted to go to a church where contemporary music was played and oh my goodness did He deliver! Gayton’s music on Sunday morning is wonderful… but when I went to my first Jazz Nativity practice back in 2010… I was BLOWN AWAY. I immediately called my parents and insisted that they needed to get their tickets NOW.  Well, they purchased tickets…

and then they purchased MORE tickets. I think I had family members at EVERY show that year! That’s how AMAZING these musicians are. It’s just unbelievable that this amount of talent is in one church!! And it’s MY church! (I’m so proud, can you tell:).  I wish I had a beautiful video made up for you but I guess you’ll just have to COME next year in order to hear this incredible show! :) Enjoy some images from the 5 shows this weekend!!

I look like I’m about to back slap someone…. that just tends to happen when the high notes are coming!

Starbucks sponsors this event and half the proceeds go to our cause, Feed My Starving Children. We ended up raising over $20,000!

You have to have a little comedy in the mix somewhere!

Charlie Brown :)

It was a full house for all five shows!

“Linus” …. so cute!

13 Comments Personal
  1. Wendy Morton Kelly reply

    It was an amazing show with amazing talent. Your song was wonderful and your pictures are beautiful. Love you friend!

  2. Tina Worley reply

    How awesome is this! I can almost hear them playing and singing! Great pics Katelyn.

  3. Sabrina reply

    I love seeing your pictures of this each year. And I so wish we lived closer so I could come to it!!

  4. Mallory reply

    I knew I wasn’t going to be able to make it this year, so I made sure I caught the performances on TV last week! :) Hopefully next year I’ll be able to attend!

  5. Kristin reply

    Love this, and love your sparkles!

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  7. Sarah Adams reply

    Watched the video tagged of you singing on facebook- girl- you’ve got an INCREDIBLE voice! Love these pics too!

  8. Melissa Kate reply

    LOVE the outfit you sang in!! Surprised that I didn’t see teal on it! haha ;) Your church looks like a lot of fun! :)

  9. Kim Vaughan reply

    Katelyn, I LOVE LOVE LOVE our church so much too! What amazing musical talent, and what a joy it is to be part of a church where God’s love is so palpable! So blessed by your gift of photography…these photos captured Jazz Nativity 2012 beautifully! Thank you!

  10. Becca reply

    Obsessed with your outfit!!! SO stylish!

  11. ashlyn reply

    wow, loved your outfit, especially that shirt! the pictures are really good!

  12. Alex reply

    cannot believe I missed this! One of my favorite holiday treats…thank you for capturing it.

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