Contemporary Christian recording artist Nikki Heath, along with band-mates Matt Cleveland and Kevin McSpadden - collectively known as Beyond Destiny - will provide the musical entertainment at the Brown County Fields of Faith event Wednesday at Gordon Wood Stadium.
Fields of Faith is a student oriented event that allows students to share personal testimonies, take part in praise and worship, bible reading and teach others about the power of faith.
Heath said she is fortunate to be able to perform for others.
“I am so lucky to be able to do what I do,” Heath said. “It is a blessing and I believe it is my calling.”
With a smile, Heath said she has a goal every time she takes the stage.
“I try and let people see my heart and want people to be able to see God in me. One of the most awesome things a performer can hear is when someone says ‘When you perform, the presence of God can be felt.’”
Beyond Destiny will open the Fields of Faith event at 6:30 p.m. and will perform periodically throughout the evening.
Beyond Destiny was formed in 2004 in Sterling City, where Heath was the head girls basketball coach and coordinator. She now has that position at Brownwood High School. Heath said she became acquainted with Sterling City Band Director Matt Cleveland and tennis coach Kevin McSpadden after Cleveland and McSpadden listened to some tracks from her CD. Shortly after, the three joined together and formed Beyond Destiny. The three have since toured to promote their self-titled debut CD.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes is sponsoring the event. As a sponsor of the Brownwood High FCA chapter, Heath, who has been actively involved with the organization for several years, said the opportunity to work with students is “amazing.”
“The FCA is such a huge vehicle for bringing others to Christ that it is amazing to be able to see these kids come to Christ,” Heath said.
Being a coach, musician and FCA sponsor, Heath said she is able to enjoy the experience of her three greatest loves.
“You just can’t beat this. I get to do my three favorite things - God, sports and music,” she said.
Heath’s other accolades include being a member of the 1993 Texas Tech Lady Red Raider National Championship squad, winning the Texas Tech Songwriter’s Award in 1994 and the Lubbock Hall Search Competition and touring with country recording artist Daron Norwood.
For information about the group, visit www.beyond