Landrum UMC to feature speaker, singer, songwriter Lawrence Chewning

Published 4:57 pm Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Lawrence Chewning, Christian songwriter, recording artist and speaker who has shared the message of Jesus Christ for the past four decades, will speak at Landrum United Methodist Church on Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. The public is invited.

His most well known compositions are the Ray Boltz standards, “The Anchor Holds,” and “At the Foot of the Cross.”

Lawrence grew up in rural South Carolina, the son of a cotton farmer, ginner and merchant. He accepted Christ as his Savior at his boyhood church when he was 8 years old. After graduating high school, Lawrence moved to Anderson, Ind., where he attended Anderson University, majoring in religion and social work.

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His most recent recording, entitled “The Road Back Home,” was released in the summer of 2011. Lawrence and his wife, Trish, reside in Florence, S.C. They have three grown children and one grandson. Love offerings will be accepted and appreciated.

Landrum United Methodist Church is located at 227 N. Howard St., in Landrum. Call 864-457-3984 for details or visit

– article submitted by Rev. Kevin F. Dalton