CALLENDER - Dave Anderson and Roger Walck will present a concert at 7 p.m. June 18 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 504 James St., Callender.
Anderson and Walck's music is a blend of contemporary, gospel, hymns and lots of old-time Sunday School songs. The audience will be invited to sing along but, as Anderson says, "so long as it's the same song."
Anderson comes from Arizona, and Walck and wife Patti live in Corona, Calif.
Anderson grew up as a Lutheran preacher's kid in Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. He has been involved in lay ministry in the Lutheran church for 48 years, first in youth ministry (as is the founder of Lutheran Youth Encounter) and then music ministry including concerts and worship resources.
He also created "The Other Song Book" and "The Best of the Best" compilation of contemporary worship songs.
Walck is a skilled vocalist, guitarist and a worship team leader. He is a graduate of Vanguard University, and he has studied at Fuller Seminary and Azusa Pacific University.
For many years, Walck theology at Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, Calif. For many years, he has led Spanish-language worship in various Orange County churches.
During the concert/service, Anderson will share from his personal experiences from having traveled 4,000,000 miles over the past 38 years of concert ministry.
These travels have included concerts in Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Scandinavian countries, and 25 trips to Australia and New Zealand.
In 1993,Anderson, his wife Barbara, and five others were saved from 36-degree water after their plane crashed into the Bering Sea while returning from a missionary and humanitarian mission in the Russian Far East.
This story has been heard by millions around the world on radio, TV and through personal appearances. Anderson will tell highlights of this story at the Callender concert.