BRIDGEPORT– Dove Award winning, singer-songwriter, and contemporary Christian musician Mark Schultz coming to Connecticut for a concert at Fairfield University’s Quick Center on May 5, 7 pm.
The contemporary Christian music artist has ten #1 hit singles and has sold more than 2 million records in a career that has spanned two decades.
The concert will benefit Malta House, of Norwalk, which provides a home for pregnant and parenting mothers of all faiths, in Norwalk, and the Respect for Life and other ministries of St. Francis Parish in Weston.
The performance will include two 45 minutes sets with a 30-minute intermission.
“Mark Schulz has crafted a powerful music ministry. His music speaks of faith, family and home and his songs will uplift and inspire all those attend,” said Deacon Stephen Hodson, who is coordinating the concert. “Mark has a remarkable life story that he shares powerfully in song that resonates in so many lives.”
Schultz will be playing new music along with his many hits including He’s My Son, I Am, and Remember Me. For more on his songs, visit: https://markschultzmusic.com/
Adopted at the age of two weeks old, and raised by loving parents, singer/songwriter Mark Schultz grew up in Colby, KS. Although he enjoyed great success in high school sports such as track and football, Schultz’ musical talents outshone his athletic strengths. He soon moved to Nashville; however, instead of fulfilling his aspirations of a career in music, Schultz ended up in youth ministry. His position as a youth leader at First Presbyterian Church served to inspire the young songwriter, causing him to write songs about people in the congregation. Weekly concerts featuring Schultz drew crowds. After continued concerts, including a benefit concert he organized at the Ryman Auditorium, Schultz signed with Myrrh Records and released his self-titled debut album in 2000.
He has garnered accolades like Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Album of the Year and has appeared on ABC’s 20/20, Extreme Home Makeover, and CNN’s Morning Edition. In 2007 Mark partnered with Family Christian Stores and the James Fund to help raise awareness and support for orphans by riding his bicycle across the country from California to Maine, doing 14 concerts along the way and raising $250,000. “It was the single greatest thing that I’ve done in my career,” he says, “And it awoke a passion in me to share my story and be a champion for others.”
That summer tour has led to Schultz doing more than 200 benefit concerts for crisis pregnancy centers and adoption agencies across the country. Mark’s hit single, “Everything to Me,” a song about his life and gratitude to his birth mother, was the centerpiece for Bethany Christian Services ministry to expectant mothers. “I wanted to write a song for birth mothers, so that they could hear how grateful I am to my own birth mom and how she made the choice to give me life.”
Recently, Mark and his wife Kate, who have two boys, Ryan and Gus, adopted two daughters, Maia Mae and Ebby Lou. “It’s amazing for me to be on this side of adoption,” says Schultz. “This love that I have for my daughters is like nothing else I’ve ever experienced. We have a very special bond.”
About Malta House
Malta House is an independent 501c 3 non-profit organization in Norwalk, Conn. committed to promoting the dignity of God-given life by providing a nurturing home environment, support services and independent living skills to pregnant and parenting mothers of all faiths and their children. It is the only transitional living program in the state where a mom can stay with her baby for long-term support and a “hand-up” as she journeys to independence and hope. Since opening its doors in 1998, Malta House has welcomed over 700 mothers and babies to the home. For more info: https://www.maltahouse.org Anyone who would like to donate a ticket to a Malta House resident an contact: https://www.osvhub.com/stfrancisweston/giving/funds/mark-schultz-concert-benefit
About St. Francis Parish Ministries: https://www.stfrancisweston.org/ministry
There will be a pre-sale opportunity beginning on February 21st with regular ticket sales commencing on March 1st.
TICKETS: Tickets are $50 general seating & $60 premium https://quickcenter.fairfield.edu/Call 203-254-4010