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The Spasenie Band, an all-male Christian band will perform at King University in the
Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, April 24 at 9:15 a.m., as part of the University’s chapel,
convocation, and service program. The band will also perform during an evening concert
at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel.
For 24 years, the Belarusian band Spasenie has been spreading the gospel through music.
Together, the men have formed an out-of-the box band resonating with praise and hope.
Through their ministry in their hometown of Brest, Belarus, a city of about 300,000
near the Polish border, hundreds have come to find faith. The band members have performed
in many places including Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, China, Peru, South Africa, and here
in the United States.
“The Spasenie Band will bring a unique eclectic sound to both our morning chapel worship
and evening performance,” said the Rev. Dr. Fred Foy Strang, Chaplain, professor of
Missions and Bible Religion, and dean of the Peeke School of Christian Mission for
The Spasenie band was formed in the late 1980’s. During that time, a group of young
men shared their hope and desire through music. Paval Shelpuk, an engineer, Igor
Mukha, a dentist, and Peter Semeniuk, an electrician, all fresh out of college and
curious about the future, met with local pastor, Alex Borisiuk at a Bible study. They
shared their love for music through informal praise and worship with a single guitar
at a local park, which then led to opportunities to perform at factories, colleges,
and even television.
With borrowed equipment and a mandate from God, Spasenie’s ministry began. Their
audience, in the midst of Perestroika, was seeking change and hope and many people
repented. In 1991, the men began pursuing music full-time. In 1992, they played
300 concerts across Europe.
This talented team from Eastern Europe will dazzle us with some very unexpected sounds.
We will also have an opportunity to hear the stories of how these artists came to
Christian faith,” Strang added.
The Spasenie band will perform at 9:15 a.m. during morning chapel on Wednesday, April
24 in Memorial Chapel on the Bristol campus of King University. The band will also
perform during an evening concert in Memorial Chapel at 7 p.m. as well. Both events
are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact King University Chaplain, the Rev. Dr. Fred Foy Strang
at 423.652.4708 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
King University is a Presbyterian, master’s-level comprehensive university. Founded
in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors and pre-professional
degrees and concentration in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health
sciences, pharmacy, digital media, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are
offered in business administration, education, and nursing. For more information visit
www.king.edu, call 800.362.0014, or email email@example.com.