Voted Best of Class Director's Choice
The Van Martins participated in the 2012 Chesapeake Energy - Parade of Lights Parade in downtown Fort Worth, Texas the day after Thanksgiving and while they had a blast singing Christmas Carols to thousands along the two mile parade route, they didn't expect to be selected to win in any category...especially since this was their first entry ever!
Imagine their surprise then, when at the first of the year, they received a letter of congratulations awarding the Van Martins the 2012 Best of Class Director's Choice.
Needless to say, while the Van Martins were disappointed that they missed being seen on television when the parade cut to commercial as their float came into view, they are very pleased with the news of this award.
CD Track Samples
Here are a couple of samples off our 2012 CD we've made available for visitors to listen to:
I've Been Changed (3:00)
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Uploaded: September 2012
Untitled Hymn (Come to Jesus) (3:00)
© Copyright 2012 Van Martins
Uploaded: September 2012
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Our New Junior Sound Engineer!
As parents, we're presented many opportunities throughout our children's lives that give us great pictures and memories. While we think this picture of Annabelle Allaire, daughter of our Chief Sound Engineer Chris and Sales and Promotions Manager Karon, highlights how cute she is, it really underscores deeper values the Van Martins have embraced through incorporating our children into every aspect of the ministry. Whether they are singing, practicing, interacting with people from other churches, or in this instance, helping Dad at the sound board, the Van Martins know that our children are the future of the church and bringing them up intimately tied to the ministry is an essential part of their upbringing.
Mark 10:14 NIV says "When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them " Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these."
Proverbs 22:6 NIV says "Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it."
Parade of Lights Pictures
The Van Martins were offered the opportunity to participate in the 30th annual Chesapeake Energy Parade of Lights in downtown Fort Worth, Texas held November 23, 2012, with their own float entry. With over 100 highly illuminated entries, 500,000 lights and the brilliant Sundance Square Christmas Tree, the Parade of Lights was certainly a highlight on their calendar for 2012.
Check out their pictures and video here.
The Van Martins Join STGMA
The Van Martins are pleased to announce that they are now members of the Southern Texas Gospel Music Association.
As the Van Martins ministry continues to grow, they actively seek out fine organizations such as the STGMA for the purpose of connecting with other like-minded groups, with the sole intent of serving others.
Make sure you take a moment to visit the STGMA website for a listing of all artists and their schedules as well as great special events sponsored by this association.
The Van Martins Release Latest
CD Project - September 2012
I've Been Changed is the the name of their 2012 project and second album and not only speaks to their ministry as it has evolved since starting, but speaks to the transition all Christians experience after accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior. Building this relationship, walking in the light, serving others...the Van Martins acknowledge this critical step in their beliefs and are excited to announce that their latest album, which carries this title as a banner of their faith, is set to be released later this month.
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Online Store Now Open!
We're so very happy to announce that the Van Martins 2012 CD title I've Been Changed has been released in September as promised, and we're taking orders now.
It's been long-awaited and asked for and now it's finally here. While there are only a few promotional items to choose from at the moment, we'll be adding more. But until then, you can purchase our latest CD, T-shirts, and Susan's latest book "Silent Resolve and the God Who Let Me Down".
Sometimes we're asked the question "Why do the Van Martins have merchandise to sell? What do they do with the profits?" If you're curious, browse their store and find out.
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The Van Martins 2012 CD is Available for Purchase!
The Van Martins are pleased to offer their 2012 CD. While this CD contains more of your favorites, it also contains new songs, as well as two favorites by the Van Martins children.
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Silent Resolve and the God Who Let Me Down is Available for Purchase!
The Van Martins are pleased to offer this new book written by Susan Van Volkenburgh detailing her journey after the horrific evil that shook our nation and the belief in "good" on September 11, 2001.
One of 30 finalists in the 2012 Women of Faith Writing Contest, Susan walks the reader through step-by-step, the path and journey it took to understand what happened and to arrive where she is today. Order your book today at major retailers or online at the Van Martins store and follow Susan on this road to recovery.
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The Van Martins CD is Available for Purchase!
The Van Martins are pleased to offer their 2011 CD. This CD contains a number of your favorites, including a song by the Van Martins children. Check back often as they begin their CD recording projects for 2012.
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