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Alumni Brothers Urge Students to Heed Gospel

dwan and marcus hill-120-XL (1)During Homecoming week, brothers and Belmont School of Music alumni Dwan and Marcus Hill returned to campus to share music industry advice with students during chapel.

“Things may be great, but outside of God our work looks like this,” Dwan said while holding up crumpled paper. “This clean sheet of paper represents what we get from Jesus Christ when we accept the Gospel. It represents redemption. Everything I have been doing to make this (paper) better, Jesus has already done. All he asks us to do is believe and receive.”

The Hills have recorded with many major artists including alumna Melinda Doolittle, trustee CeCe Winans and faculty member Chester Thompson. They also have performed at the Thunder Bay Canada Blues Festival and run their own recording studio, using their Belmont education to make a difference for God in the world.

Marcus began chapel by sharing the story of a student who struggled to pay for his college education, and Dwan read Ephesians 2.

“Everything you are paying for right now is already paid for,” Dwan said.” The Gospel is similar to a full-ride scholarship. Christ redeemed us so well that we are able to do creative works through Him.”

They also shared insight on keeping their faith while working in the music industry.

“My faith in God has kept me grounded, and I don’t understand how people in the industry can continue on without that,” Marcus said.