NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Different denominations, different backgrounds, one purpose-- serving God through their passion for singing.
An East Texas Choir is raising money for families facing financial burdens from medical expenses.
With lifted voices, they sing not to entertain.
"It's not about us and we hope that comes through with the songs that we sing. It's all about Jesus," said Karen Christopher, choir member.
The Karen Biggers-Tutt Concert Choir honors Sister Tutt with every song.
"She prayed in fact that one of her boys would be able to sing and the Lord blessed me with that ability and unfortunately she never got a chance to hear me do it because she passed away before that but every time I do sing I think of her," said her son, Charles Tutt.
Carrying on her legacy, the choir performs to benefit others with great medical needs.
"Some of them are going back and forth to M.D. Anderson and taking treatments and some of them are taking chemo so we want to try and bless them," said Christopher.
Saturday, they'll perform with choirs from all over East Texas. They hope to raise roughly $4,000 to be divided between four deserving recipients.
"If we can serve and help one another, that's what it's all about," said Marsha Sanders, choir member.
It's personal for many of these singers.
"A few years ago my mom was diagnosed with uterine cancer so she was also one of the recipients of this concert choir in which it was a big benefit to her," said Sanders.
They'll continue to sing praise, not for their own glory, but to bless others.
The concert choir, along with several others, will be performing tomorrow night at 7 pm at the Pineflat CME Church in Nacogdoches.
It's free to attend, but donations are accepted.
For more information on the concert choir, go to kbtconcertchoir.org.