By Lt. Sarah Watson, AA/PIO
California Rehabilitation Center
The California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) recently hosted a gospel concert by the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, S.C., Senior Adult Choir in the Main Chapel. The choir, also known as Yesterday’s Teens, presented a power-packed compilation of songs including Gospel, spiritual, dramatic, and contemporary arrangements in a concert called “Break Every Chain.”
Yesterday’s Teens have been involved in prison ministry for over 25 years, sharing their message of encouragement and hope in more than 400 federal, state, county, and city correctional facilities throughout the United States.
First Baptist Church of Spartanburg’s pastor, Dr. Donald J. Wilton, provided a powerful message. He is highly sought-after and a frequent speaker for the
Billy Graham Association.
Dr. Wilton’s television program, “The Encouraging Word,” broadcasts weekly into over 22 million homes.
Choir members stated CRC was the first California State Prison in which they’ve performed and they were very excited and looking forward to visiting a few others.
The members range in age from the mid-60s to the early 80s. There were approximately 100 inmates in attendance
The inmates said given the choir’s name, they thought there were going to be teenage singers. They said they appreciated the choir for taking time to come minister to them.