Grace College and Seminary alumnus Dane Bailey, originally from the Bethel Grace Brethren Church in Berne, IN, is featured in today’s Section C of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette newspaper as the “Singing Auctioneer.” (Journal Gazette photo by Dean Musser, Jr.)
Here is an excerpt–to read the entire article, click here. Bailey’s website is www.singingauctioneer.com.
Singing for God
Local auctioneer uses song to deliver gospel message
By Nancy Vendrely
The Journal Gazette
Dane Bailey has created an unusual musical niche.
He calls himself “The Singing Auctioneer,” but the image that title conveys isn’t the whole story.
He sings and, yes, he is an auctioneer, but the main thrust of his music is ministry. Along with singing Southern gospel songs, Bailey imparts his devotion to God and to his lifelong faith.
“In a church service or that type of setting, I segue, song to song, from a ministry standpoint. … I wholeheartedly believe and work to live that testimony,” Bailey says. “As a Christian, it’s who I am.”
His repertoire also includes secular songs for engagements at places such as festivals, conferences and conventions, but he says, “I work real hard to find music that doesn’t compromise who I am.”