The Workshop was much more than a Christian teaching event. It has always been a great family reunion! Sharon and I attended the very first Workshop as college students while dating. The first year was such an amazing experience that we refused to miss the second annual workshop, even though it was just a few days after our wedding.
Learning about Williamstown Bible College through attending the Tulsa Workshop, we enrolled in WBC’s ministry program. Subsequently, we were founding members of a traveling quartet that would include Tulsa every Spring as a “must include” on our national travels.
When the time came to launch Acappella as a full-time ministry, we chose the Tulsa Workshop to begin the talent search, and indeed, recruited the earliest vocalists there. AVB, Vocal Union and Acappella’s concerts in Tulsa always felt like a “homecoming.” The inspiring congregational singing, which characterized this event, was reason enough to make the annual trek of thousands of miles for thousands of Christians.
The Tulsa Workshop brought very special people into our lives, including the one-of-a-kind, servant of God, Terry Rush. And everyone who heard and met Marvin Phillips could not help but fall in love with his infectious spirit. I have been increasingly blessed through Marvin’s mentorship, having served with him on several continents.
Recent director, Shane Coffman, has become an inspiration to our worship ministry, among others too numerous to name. For everyone who served to make this event possible, we say wholeheartedly, “Thank you!” No doubt, the spirit of all we have experienced, gleaned and learned through this iconic workshop will continue with us through the rest of our lives.
Here's the link to their announcement.