Aiding Rising Hope

Internationally known jazz/gospel musician and harpist Jeff Majors packed the house at Bethlehem Baptist Church on the Route One corridor on Friday, July 31. The concert kicked off his fourth-annual “National Tour for the Homeless” and was a benefit to aid the ministries of Rising Hope United Methodist Mission Church, which is located at 8220 Russell Road, Alexandria. More than $12,000 was raised. The surprise of the evening was when multi-Grammy award-winner, and back-to-back Oscar nominee James Ingram walked in to hear the concert. When Majors recognized his presence in the audience, Ingram came forward and made up an impromptu song about Majors and his music.