Pastor Randy Lee and Center Christian Church invite the community to come see the McKay Project on March 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Dennis and Leslie McKay make up the husband and wife duo of McKay Project. Together, they have a story of hope and second chances. They have a real desire to share Jesus and let people know that God loves them and He never gives up on us.
On stage, the McKay Project weaves a blend of live acoustic music and harmony with Dennis on guitar and Leslie on bass. They bring a mix of blues and country to southern gospel music while staying true to the traditional style that so many have come to love.
Dennis is originally from Vernon, Ala. and grew up in a multi-talented musical family. He began playing the guitar when he was 11-years-old and soon found himself on stage performing with his family group, The McKay Family. He traveled all over the country for several years performing southern gospel music while his father, Robert McKay, preached and shared Jesus.
Leslie is originally from Damascus, Ark. and grew up singing in church while her father led music and her mother played piano. She began learning piano at the age of 7 and later added vocal training that continued throughout college. She spent three years with the Williams Singers of Williams Baptist College traveling to various churches in the southeast, ministering through music. She has since added guitar and bass to her list of talents.
Shortly after Dennis and Leslie began their lives together as husband and wife, the Lord began drawing them into music ministry. McKay Project was formed about a year later and in 2012, they released their first self-titled project, “McKay Project,” under the M.A.C. Records label.
In 2013, Millennium Music Group released the single, “Barstool to a Church Pew,” which went to number 44 on the CVM Country Gospel chart and their song “Daddy, The Preacher Man” stayed in the CVM Country Gospel chart for several months. The year 2014 marked the release of their second project, called “In Step,” which is a collection of old familiar gospel songs and hymns, as well as a few originals written by Dennis and Leslie.
Center Christian Church is located at 7168 Garringer-Edgefield Road in Jeffersonville. For more information, call 740-948-2509.