Christian artist’s nationwide tour stopping in Noblesville

Christian artist Michael James Mette will perform at a free will donation concert May 24 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 20650 Cumberland Rd.

Christian artist Michael James Mette will perform at a free will donation concert May 24 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 20650 Cumberland Rd.

Singer, songwriter and speaker Michael James Mette is traveling across the country in his 34-foot Airstream travel trailer with his wife and five children under the age of 8 to share his message and testimony. At 5:30 p.m. May 24, Mette’s Airstream Tour will visit Bethel Lutheran Church, 20650 Cumberland Rd., Noblesville.

Julie Sprung, Bethel’s director of music ministry, attended one of Mette’s concerts at a church in Hudson, Fla. in February.

“It was very moving and had a genuine spirit of the Lord that was conveyed throughout the evening,” she said. “I was very inspired by his music. It’s his delivery and message that is so wonderful.”

Sprung said the concert is an exciting event for Bethel as it is the first national act the church has hosted.

“It’s an opportunity to have affordable, Christian entertainment and worship with your family,” she said.

After serving in the Air Force, Mette completed his theology degree and worked for 10 years in parish ministry before he felt called to share the Gospel through music. He has several albums that he has created.

“Its music that’s passionate like a Friday night and reverent like a Sunday morning,” Sprung said.

Sprung said the event is open to the public and a free will offering for the artist will be collected during the concert. Following the show, a pitch-in dinner will be held at the church.

“If we have 300 people we’re going to serve them all,” Sprung said.

Sprung said Bethel Lutheran Church was organized as a congregation on Oct. 12, 1856. The first Bethel Building was built in Cicero in 1864. In 1932, the Olive Branch Lutheran Church merged with Bethel. Four years later, 1936, the Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church, organized in 1837, also merged with Bethel. Because of limited space for expansion and additional growth of the congregation the church constructed a 12,000-square-foot facility in Noblesville, which opened in Oct. 1998.

For more information, call Sprung at 773-4315 or visit


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