Eddie Boyes' wife received this letter from a work
colleague in 2004.
I became a Christian in mid 1967.
The decision might never have been made if groups like the Crossbeats had not
I was invited to a
Saturday night coffee bar at Stanley Road Baptist (Bootle) by an old
school friend. The Crossbeats had performed prior to my invitation. The coffee
bar would never have been started if Christian groups such as the Crossbeats
had not been ready and able to perform.
Later, when I was born again, I attended a gospel concert at the
Phil. I can remember the Crossbeats and His Word (he must mean His
Servants) performing as well as other noisy groups. I can remember being
greatly impressed by the Crossbeats and thinking that if they can do it, then
so can I.
Now - thirty odd years later
- I still play guitar to enrich worship at Emannuel baptist Church
(Netherton). Does Eddie know what they started?
PS I think
that I still have a copy of a Crossbeats music book - it includes 'Do you
If you can help in any way, please get in touch.