BARNUM - Recording artist Lowell Mason, called the world's smallest gospel singer, will perform at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at By the Grace of God Church in Barnum.
Only 46 inches tall, Mason sings with a booming voice. He sings a variety of old-time songs, changing moods from a moving hymn like "The Old Rugged Cross" to a hand-clapping gospel favorite like "Daddy Sang Bass."
Mason began his singing career at 9 years old with the staff of the Children's Bible Hour radio broadcast in Grand Rapids, Mich. For seven years he was a regular on that program. In his teenage years, he sang for Youth for Christ in the United States and Victorious Christian Youth in Canada. He was a featured soloist on a weekly television show during the 1960s and '70s.
In 1996, Mason received an honorable Doctor of Divinity degree for achievements in world evangelism. He has conducted more than 1,000 gospel music concerts at the Precious Moments Chapel Complex in Carthage, Mo.
Admission is free, but a freewill offering will be accepted.