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Piano star Alan to share faith story in Norwich

With music and song, a former rock and pop pianist who played alongside some of the biggest stars in the world of rock music will share the moving story of how came to faith in Christ as guest speaker at a special one-course supper evening in Norwich on Wednesday, February 28 at The Mercure Hotel.

All men and women visitors are welcome to this inspirational FGB Norwich event which starts at 7 for 7.30pm. The cost is £10.

From the age of 17, Alan ‘Piano’ Smith showed remarkable keyboard talents which opened the way for him to perform in the UK and Europe with some of the biggest names in 60s pop music, often seven nights a week.

Later, he launched a cabaret career combined with daytime business interests, but his hectic schedule as a sales director eventually took its toll and his health collapsed.

At his lowest point, Alan questioned the meaning of life. Then one day, he came across a tiny country church where he committed his life to Jesus Christ.  “Slowly but surely, my entire life was turned around.”

Today, Alan is still in the music business but he delights to share his story – and his faith – in an entertaining way through music and song in a unique presentation called ‘Way Points.’

“This is a great opportunity to bring along friends who have faith – and those who don’t,” says Dr Barrie Lawrence, president of the Norwich FGB (Full Gospel Businessmen). “We normally arrange two-course dinner evenings, but for this musical event we are planning a simpler one-course supper which may also prove popular.”

The supper will be served in the President’s Suite of The Mercure Hotel which is located on Boundary Road, Norwich, NR3 2BA, (opposite the Asda retail complex).  Fifty tickets are available but they need to be ordered in advance from Barrie Lawrence – see details below.

How to book for this supper

Tickets are available from Dr Barrie Lawrence via email, phone or post.  Bookings can be made by email to: barrielawrence@btinternet.com

MercureHotelNorwich600Bookings can also be made by phone on 01603 898 289. Postal bookings can also be sent to:  Dr Barrie Lawrence, “Crossways,”  Court Hill, Frettenham, NR12 7NL.

Cheques are payable to: FGBMFI Norwich. (Cash or electronic transfer are all acceptable). 

This event is one of the regular FGB Fellowship’s dinner evenings where speakers share "new life stories."    Norwich FGB Chapter is part of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship in more than 100 nations. FGB is endorsed by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, who says: “We need more men like them.”

Pictured, above, is Alan ‘Piano’ Smith and the dinner venue at The Mercure Hotel, NR3 2BA.