Church Clips, Oct. 10


hosting concert by crosby

Teresa Crosby will be the featured artist in a piano concert at The Church at Granbury on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. A reception will follow the concert.

Crosby first began playing the piano at age 4 when given a piano by her grandmother. She was able to play by ear songs that she had heard in church. By the time she was 8 years of age, she played piano at the First Baptist Church of Raytown, Mo.

“My father is a retired Southern Baptist minister of education,” she said, “and my grandfather was a preacher, so Christian music had a great influence on me. But, no one had more influence on my musical pursuits than my grandmother, who played the piano or organ at churches where my grandfather was pastor.”

Over the years Crosby has accompanied gospel quartets, soloists and choirs; and has played keyboard for a Christian rock band.

“Teresa [Crosby] has the talent to be a professional concert pianist,” said C.C. Risenhoover, senior pastor of The Church at Granbury, “but years ago she made a commitment to serving people when she entered nursing school with the goal of becoming a nurse practitioner.

“She loved the idea of family practice with a focus on wellness and the complementary role she would play with physicians in the treatment of patients. She thoroughly enjoys her specialty because of the continuity of care when treating patients across the continuum, especially when family members are also patients. She understands that life situations that affect one family member affect all family members.”

The free concert is a community event and everyone with a love for great music is invited.

Gathering place for The Church at Granbury is one mile up Smokey Hill Court, which intersects with Fall Creek Highway across from the entrance to de Cordova Bend Estates.

Church news should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event for consideration in the Church Clips column in the Hood County News. Email information to [email protected]