‘It was amazing;’ Central Texas pastor sings national anthem before start of Rangers game

WACO, Texas (KWTX) – An area worship minister who has a love of baseball, Baylor and tune says it used to be a dream come true to accomplish the nationwide anthem on Baylor night time at Globe Existence Box in Arlington.

Artwork Wellborn, a 2015 Baylor graduate who’s the affiliate pastor at First Baptist Woodway, sang the nationwide anthem simply sooner than the primary pitch Friday Night time within the Rangers recreation towards the Seattle Mariners on Baylor Night time at Globe Existence Box.

“I’m so thankful for this chance,” Wellborn mentioned.

“I’m thankful for Baylor, a possibility to constitute my alma mater, a possibility to be an enormous diehard Rangers fan.”

Welborn wore a Baylor jersey whilst he sang the nationwide anthem from close to the outfield heart box wall.

He comes from an extended line of musicians and ministers.

His father used to be a pastor, and his mom used to be a church pianist.

Whilst a scholar at Halfway Prime Faculty, Artwork started main worship for the youngsters’s and early life ministry at First Baptist Woodway.

After commencement, he joined the early life team of workers there as a worship chief.

In 2016, he turned into the full-time affiliate worship pastor.

Wellborn’s invitation to sing on the recreation got here because the Rangers celebrated Baylor College.

Baylor fanatics, had been seated in a unique phase together with a number of individuals of Wellborn’s team of workers who posted he “knocked it out of the park.”

Wellborn says whilst he did have a couple of nerves, it used to be an revel in he’ll by no means overlook.

“This used to be a dream, a big bucket record merchandise crossed off and I’m simply so thankful for the chance,” he mentioned.

“It used to be superb.”

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