By Daisy Rodriguez, student news writer, Office of University Communications
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University is bringing back The Collingsworth Family for “A True Family Christmas Tour” concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Avenue, Campbellsville, Ky.
The group, a Southern gospel inspirational family, has played all over the United States as well as nationally, into their 33rd year of ministry. They performed in April 2019 at Campbellsville University.
The Collingsworth Family originated with Phil and Kim Collingsworth who had traveled for multiple years and took part in public ministry performances at church camps and revival campaigns.
The Collingsworth Family is a full-time ministry that has grown from the original two members, Phil and Kim, to now include their four children: Brooklyn, Olivia, Courtney and Philip. The entire family sings together, the two oldest daughters play violin, and the mother, Kim, is well-known for her mastery of the piano.
The ministry began in August 1986 at a church camp in Petersburg, Mich., and has grown to travel nationally and internationally. By 2000, Phil and Kim had transitioned into an all-concert ministry with their four children performing with them.
The Collingsworth Family takes great joy in bringing the word of God to their audiences through their musical performances. Phil and Kim strongly believe in the power of prayer so, even with their busy schedule, they still take time every week to stop and hold private prayer meetings.
The Collingsworth Family works with some of Nashville’s top producers and their music has appeared on nationwide radio broadcasts. The group has performed in the United States, the Cayman Islands and recently in Sweden.
Since 2006, Phil, Kim and their children have received multiple awards, in many cases, more than one a year. Among these honors are Mixed Group of the Year, Musician of the Year and Young Artist of the Year from Singing News Fan Awards. They have also received honors from the Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards, Ovation Awards and various other events.
Phil, Kim and their children love making music, traveling and performing. However, using the talents that God blessed them with to bring praise and glory to Him is the highlight of, and main principle behind, what they do.
Everyone is invited to the concert. Tickets can be purchased for $30 each by calling the Office of Development at Campbellsville University at (270) 789-5211 or visit https:www.campbellsville.edu/alumni/the-collingsworth-family-concert/. Tickets can be purchased online at https://commerce.cashnet.com/cashnetg/selfserve/EditItem.aspx?PC=EM-EVENT2+++&ItemCount=0 .
To learn more about the Collingsworth Family, go to https://thecollingsworthfamily.com.
At this time, masks are required for all in-person gatherings on the Campbellsville University campus. The university follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Commonwealth of Kentucky guidelines on best practices.
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 12,000 students offering over 100 programs of studying including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs. The website for complete information is www.campbellsville.edu.