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The Gospel Singing Tent

Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music and testimony

at the Allen County Fair in Lima, Ohio

A donation supported nonprofit ministry 

All Events are Free Under the Tent with your paid admission to the Allen County Fair

  • Aug 16, 2024, 7:00 PM – Aug 17, 2024, 8:30 PM
    Gospel Singing Tent, 2750 Harding Hwy, Lima, OH 45804, USA
    We are excited to announce that the worship team from Lima First Church will open the season for us at the Gospel Tent. If you are familiar with their Spirit filled nights of Revival they hold regularly on their campus, you won't want to miss this!
  • Aug 17, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    The Gospel Singing Tent/Allen Co Fair, 2750 Harding Hwy, Lima, OH 45804, USA
    This Dove Award-winning group has been delivering soul-stirring performances across North America for nearly five decades. Their sound, unmistakable. Their calling, unarguable. Their performances, unforgettable. Their joy, unspeakable.
  • Aug 18, 2024, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    Gospel Singing Tent , 2750 Harding Hwy, Lima, OH 45804, USA
    Come worship with us on Sunday morning at 10:00am, August 18 at the Gospel Singing Tent! The message will be delivered by Pastor Dave Roznowski. A free hot breakfast will be provided by Neighborhood Relief to all concession owners, workers and fair employees prior to the Service at 9:30am.
  • Aug 18, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Gospel Singing Tent, 2750 Harding Hwy, Lima, OH 45804, USA
    Midsouth Band is a reconstruction of the Midsouth Boys of the 1980s. With original members Bobby Bowen, Robby, Tony, Kent, Joe Cook, Jordan Humphrey and sound man Ken!
  • Aug 19, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Gospel Singing Tent, 2750 Harding Hwy, Lima, OH 45804, USA
    Armed with an abundance of talent and fueled by an unwavering commitment to spreading the Gospel, The Browders have become one of Christian music’s most acclaimed groups.
  • Aug 20, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    The Gospel Singing Tent, 2750 Harding Hwy, Lima, OH 45804, USA
    All Seniors are welcome to the Golden Age Party put on by the Allen County Fair under the Gospel Tent. One event will be held at 11:00am and another at 1:00. Enjoy performances by Trinity Music!
  • Aug 20, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    The Gospel Singing Tent, 2750 Harding Hwy, Lima, OH 45804, USA
    New CCM duo Caleb & John are writing their own definition of brotherhood. Caleb & John have created their own distinctive sound with joy-fueled, high-energy vocals paired with vibrant musicality all pointing to Jesus.
  • Aug 21, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    The Gospel Singing Tent, 2750 Harding Hwy, Lima, OH 45804, USA
    Stephen McWhirter is unswervingly committed to worshipping Jesus and sharing the gospel! Stephen's testimony of Jesus taking Him from addiction to redemption is a central part of his ministry. His song "Come Jesus Come" has hit #1 in Christian music.
  • Aug 22, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    The Gospel Singing Tent, 2750 Harding Hwy, Lima, OH 45804, USA
    Singer. Songwriter. Storyteller. Sharer of God’s Word. A two-time GMA Dove Awards nominee, recognized for Best New Artist and for Short-Form Video Of The Year ("Weary Traveler”), as well as sweeping the GMA Canada Covenant Awards in 2022.
  • Aug 23, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
    Gospel Singing Tent, 2750 Harding Hwy, Lima, OH 45804, USA
    We are so excited to welcome our hometown talent Veronica McLaurine to the Tent this year! Veronica will open for Terrian so come early and be blessed. Veronica will also be sharing her inspiring testimony at 6:30 just prior to the concert. You don't want to miss this!
  • Aug 23, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    The Gospel Singing Tent, 2750 Harding Hwy, Lima, OH 45804, USA
    Terrian Bass Woods is an American singer and songwriter. She is a Christian music recording artist. She is known for her role as a vocalist in TobyMac's band, Diverse City.
  • Aug 24, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Gospel Singing Tent, 2750 Harding Hwy, Lima, OH 45804, USA
    If you have made a decision to follow Christ and would like the opportunity to make a public declaration through baptism, now is your chance! What a wonderful way to witness your faith at the Allen County Fair!
  • Aug 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Gospel Singing Tent, 2750 Harding Hwy, Lima, OH 45804, USA
    We like to call this Team the Grand Finale of the Fair season! They bring the tangible Presence of the Holy Spirit into the Tent, and we are so thankful to be able to welcome them back again this year!

Come early to the Tent to listen to inspiring stories of God's wonders and workings in our Community.          Testimonies begin at 6:30 just prior to the Concert. 

Friday, August 16-  Jason Harris of Love Whosoever Ministries

Saturday, August 17- Major Philip Bender of The Salvation Army

Sunday, August 18- Jim and Pam Baker of Freedom In Christ Ministries

Monday, August 19- Joe Wassink of ACTS Ministries and Lifewise Academy

Tuesday, August 20- Matt Naylor with Community Relief Ministries

Wednesday, August 21- Pastor Dave Roznowski of West Ohio Christian Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, August 22- Presented by WTGN

Friday, August 23- Veronica McLaurine of Soldiers of Honor ministries

Saturday, August 24- Mark Burd of Revive Ohio

Contact us / Mail donations to:

Lori McCollum 419-296-9066

Debbie Burrell 567-204-6902

Larry Fink 419-231-7396

The Gospel Singing Tent

1800 Reservoir Rd. Lot 620

Lima, OH 45804

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The Gospel Singing Tent Allen County Ohio

Meet the GST Board

The current Gospel Singing Tent Board of Directors took over operations in 2021 with the retirement of long serving board member Gene Derringer.  While the new board has brought many changes to the platform and profile of the Tent, the foundational mission remains the same: to boldly and faithfully proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and His truth through music and testimony at the Allen County Fair. 

Our Partners

Serving the Kingdom Together

Children Choosing Christ

CCC has partnered with the Gospel Tent for many years. They are a gospel centered ministry geared for reaching the younger generations in fun, child friendly ways. 

 Program times for 2024 will run from 12-5pm on Saturday 8/17, Sunday 8/18, Monday 8/19, Friday 8/23, and Saturday 8/24. 

              This years theme is "Best Celebration Ever!"


Please be sure to bring your little people by to participate in this wonderful program! The seeds we plant today bear fruit for tomorrow! 


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WTGN 97.7 

WTGN is a listener supported radio ministry that is dedicated to witnessing the good news of Jesus Christ. 


 WTGN helps support our mission by sponsoring a main stage event one night at the Fair.  This year, WTGN night is Thursday, August 22 and will feature Jordan St. Cyr at 7:00pm.

Other Members of the Team

The Gospel Tent is located on the fairgrounds near Gate A.  

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The Allen County Fair

The 2024 Fair will run from August 16-24.

Fairgrounds are located at 2750 Harding Hwy, Lima, OH

and is easily accessible from I-75.

Gate admission is $10.00 per person

Children 6 and under are free. 

Senior Day is Tuesday, August 20

Veterans Day is Friday, August 23

What is the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

The gospel message, very simply put, is the understanding of the Person and work of Jesus Christ as the Savior and Redeemer of mankind as is described in the Holy Bible.

 We must first understand that as human beings, we are all born into this earth as sons and daughters of Adam. Adam was created as the first son of God and was given charge over all of God's earthly domain.  When Adam rebelled against God in the Garden of Eden, he lost his position of authority as well as the eternal Spirit that united him with his heavenly Father. Adam was rendered at that moment spiritually dead.  

      Adam could not pass onto his sons and daughters a life that he no longer had. Consequently, all those born of him are born alive in body and soul, but not in Spirit.  Because of this, they were no longer equipped to inherit the Kingdom of Heaven and experience an eternal life with God. This includes every human being born into this earth from the very beginning of time, regardless of race, ethnicity, tongue or tribe. 

    The gospel of Jesus Christ is simply this:

Jesus came into the world as the only begotten Son of God, conceived of the seed of a woman and of the Holy Spirit. In this way, He did not inherit the sin, nor the sin nature of fallen Adam. 

Jesus did what Adam failed to do, in that He lived a life of perfect obedience to His Heavenly Father throughout His entire life.  In this way, Jesus never committed any acts of sin. 

Jesus Christ took upon Himself the sins of mankind and carried them to the cross, where He was sacrificed as a payment for sin in the eyes of God.  The justice of God was satisfied by His atoning death. 

But because Jesus Himself was perfect and sinless, He could not be bound by the bonds of death and hell. He was raised again by the Spirit of God on the third day.  

After His resurrection, He ascended into the Kingdom of Heaven, received again by His Heavenly Father to sit at His right hand and reign over all of creation as the Rightful King. 

One day very soon, Jesus will return to establish His earthly Kingdom and reclaim all that is lawfully His.  All of heaven and earth will be renewed and reunited in perfection as it was always meant to be. 

Everything that Christ did can be applied to you by simply believing the Truth about Who He is and what He has done for you.  When you call upon His Name in faith, and in confession and repentance for your sins, He hears you and will receive you. In a perfect exchange, He will take away your sin and give you the life of Holy Spirit.  When you do this,  you are one with Christ, a child of God, and equipped to inherit the kingdom God intended for you from the foundations of the earth.  With the aid of the Spirit of holiness within you, you too can live a life of obedience to your Heavenly Father, living a life that reflects the light and love of God dwelling within you. 

It is our prayer that you would be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ and all that He has done for you.  We pray that you would find hope and healing in this restoring relationship. It is a life you were meant to live and a life that was purchased for you by the blood of Jesus. 

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