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Concert on Friday benefits Abba House
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Forsyth County News

A couple of local musicians have decided to put on a concert at 7 p.m. Friday in Northland Church to benefit Abba House, a residential Christian recovery program for women and their children.

Northland Church Member Brent Holcombe, 20, said he "felt touched by God" to put on the concert.

Holcombe said he has been attending Northland, which is the home church for many Abba House residents, for a while.

When he saw some of the women graduate from the program, Holcombe said he felt he "was being pressed by God" to help Abba House.

Holcombe said the concert will include testimonials from several women who have been through the recovery program, which takes about 10 months.

Linda Rule, the community outreach coordinator for Abba House, said Holcombe is a praise band member at Northland Church.

"He's a nice young man at our church," Rule said.

Zachary Smith, 17, said the concert was Holcombe's idea.

"Brent knows the Sharps," Smith said of Abba House founders Jim and Chris Sharp. "He wanted to help them out."

Smith said he and Holcombe's band, Sound of Silence, "plays mostly praise and worship but some Coldplay stuff too."

Admission to the concert is free, and a love offering will be taken to help support Abba House.

Northland Church is at 6140 Dahlonega Hwy.