My Hope Radio: Tell us a little about your family.
Evelyn Marshburn: My husband is Pastor Kenneth Marshburn of Landmark UPC in Lexington, North Carolina. We have been married for thirty-one years and have two sons. Carson is twenty-two years old and is our Senior Youth Pastor. He is married to Amanda and they have a six-month-old son named Cooper. Cody is twenty years old and he works with the music, singing and playing guitar and bass.
MHR: Describe your spiritual journey?
EM: My Family started attending a UPC church when I was five. At the age of seven I was baptized in Jesus’ name and at eight received the Holy Ghost. Kenny and I married in February 1980, and worked with the youth department, taught home Bible studies and anything else we could do. In 1983 Kenny received his local minister’s license and we evangelized from 1985-1990. In April 1990 we became the pastor of Landmark UPC in Lexington, North Carolina.
MHR: What is your favorite Scripture in the Bible?
EM: Philippians 4:8: “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
MHR: What is your music background? (Who influenced you, when did you start singing, etc.)
EM: My favorite artist was Andre Crouch-I still love the old songs he wrote. I also like Nancy Grandquist, Reba Rambo, and many others. I started singing specials in church at the age of twelve. I was afraid and my dad said if I would sing twelve times he would buy me an accordion. Well, I did sing twelve times and after that I just kept singing. And years later I did get that accordion.
MHR: What is one of your favorite songs to sing? Why is it your favorite?
EM: The Warrior Is a Child-It explains where I receive my strength. Even though people may not see me, God can.
MHR: Do you write your own songs? (If so, discuss your usual songwriting process.)
EM: I have only written one. When my husband was battling cancer and I needed strength, I would sit at my piano at home and sing. One day I just started singing, Jesus, just hold my hand-and He did.
MHR: Where can we listen, purchase, and connect with you?
EM: pentecostalpublishing.com, and Facebook
What would you do with a million dollars?
Pay off our existing church note, and build the new building we so need. And maybe buy a new car.
What time in history would you like to visit for a week?
I like today.
What is your favorite breakfast cereal?
What is your dream vacation spot?
Who do you want to send a ‘shout out’ to?
The wonderful saints at Landmark UPC in Lexington, North Carolina-I Love You, You’re The BEST!