McDonald to Appear at Rector Church
Life Change Community Church in Rector will be welcoming a special guest Sunday, Jan. 12, as Kennett native and renowned gospel singer Gene McDonald will appear for a special performance at 11 a.m.
McDonald began performing in his youth, joining his father Tommy Mac, mother Doris and sister Janeene on stage both locally and throughout the Midwest. He performed with his family from 1968 to 1980, recording three albums.
From there, he joined Jack Campbell and the Ambassadors from 1980 through 1982, also recording an album.
After studying at Arkansas State University, McDonald attended the renowned Ben Speer School of Music, where he received an invitation to a Gaither Homecoming taping in 1994. From that meeting he earned a position as a bass singer. His work with the Gaithers has increased over the years, with McDonald being featured on all but a few Homecoming videos.
McDonald also earned much recognition for his work as a member of the Florida Boys quartet. He sang bass for the popular group from 1998 through 2007. As a member of the Florida Boys, McDonald recorded several projects and earned much acclaim throughout the country.
In recent years, McDonald has performed locally and across the nation both solo and as a member of the popular Gaither gospel artists.
Many local fans may remember McDonald's outstanding performance as part of the talented artists who took part in the 2010 Rector High School Helping Hands Foundation benefit concert.
Pastor Richard Raspberry invites the entire community to attend the special event. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, with McDonald's performance following at 11 a.m.