Since 1987, George and Kathleen Abbas of Abbas Ministries, Inc., have been traveling full-time, inspiring people of all ages, throughout the U.S. and several foreign countries, with their singing and playing of the piano, keyboards, trumpets, and acoustic guitar. The Abbases have ministered in numerous churches, schools, camps, and conference centers. George and Kathleen’s innovative music is original, positive, rich in content, and full of hope. They present vocal and instrumental arrangements of Scripture songs, hymns and gospel songs, using piano, keyboard, guitar, cornets, using their own orchestrated background music. Audience participation is encouraged in singing new and familiar songs. Teaching the biblical significance of songs, recitations of favorite portions of Scripture, and the winsome poetry of George Abbas, Sr., are interspersed in the service, making for a unique and memorable audience experience.
The objective of the Abbases’ music ministry is best expressed by Colossians 3:16, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Their goal is to glory God, edify Christians, and to present the gospel of Jesus Christ to non-Christians.
Both George and Kathleen received Jesus Christ as their Savior as children. Their godly parents taught them the Scriptures and faithfully took them to church. They received their schooling at: Maranatha Baptist Bible College in Watertown, WI; Denver Baptist Bible College; and Metropolitan State College in Denver, CO.
For twelve years they served in the music departments of two Denver area churches. Their home church is Columbine Baptist Church in Littleton, CO, pastored by Harold Marcilliott.
George and Kathleen’s only child, Sarah, traveled with them during her high school years and for one year following her graduation from Liberty University. Sarah is married to Ryan Kelly, also a graduate of Liberty University and Seminary. Ryan and Sarah and their family are serving the Lord at The Desert Springs Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where Ryan is pastor. Visit their church’s website at: desertspringschurch.org.
Their Purpose: To glorify God
Ephesians 1:12 “That we should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted in Christ.”
Their Perspective: To seek first the kingdom of God
Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Their Priorities: The Word of the Lord and the souls of men
1 Peter 1:25 “But the Word of the Lord endureth forever. And this is the word which by the Gospel is preached unto you.”
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”