By the time John was 15 or so and his voice changed, it began to mature into a pure sound of singing dynamite; to this day John sings almost every weekend at one church or another, sharing his gift of music and song, proclaiming what God did for him.
“When you meet John, he is friendly and smiling and very glad to meet you. It is clear that he is autistic after getting to know him a little bit, but when he holds the microphone in his hands or sits down behind the piano, a miracle takes place before your eyes. All the autism disappears and you would never know that it even existed,” his dad continued.
Members of The Gospel Sing Committee include Danny Mathews, Linda Mathews, Nancy Mitchell, Floyd Wiley, Carol Wiley and Mark Hackler. They volunteer their time to make this a special community event, now in its third year.
Riverside Park Amphitheater is a premier outdoor venue located at 100 West Water Street in Rushville. The venue is a great destination annually hosting live music events and creating a great family-friendly environment. Parking is conveniently available in gravel lots or in surrounding business. Special handicap parking is also available.