Friday, August 13, 2010

Youth Pastor Sells "Star Wars" Items for Charity

Mark Hall, lead singer of Casting Crowns, is known for his talent as a songwriter and his passion for teen and family ministry. But the acclaimed frontman of the 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards "Artist of the Year" recently revealed an interest few may know about: Star Wars. The self-professed Star Wars fanatic is using his interest to help children and families around the world, as he places several objects from his extensive, personal Star Wars memorabilia collection up for sale at this week's Star Wars Celebration V convention in Orlando, Fla.

All proceeds will go to World Vision, the child advocacy organization Casting Crowns has partnered with since 2003. "I've been a Star Wars fan since I was a kid, and my son and I have been collecting memorabilia for several years," says Hall. "Now I'm teaching our son that God doesn't bless us so we can merely have; He blesses us so we can give." Hall, and Crowns' guitar player Juan DeVevo, will make a special appearance at Star Wars Celebration V today to experience the convention and drive buyers to Hall's unique Star Wars items. The items showcased include the one-of-a-kind, custom-designed "Han Solo" desk, an "Emperor" chair and several Star Wars themed paintings.
Story courtesy of Religion Today

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