Princeville, Illinois

The Apostolic Christian Men’s Sing all began back on Labor Day Weekend, 1980 in the small town of Princeville, Illinois, just a little north of Peoria. Brothers from the Princeville Apostolic Christian Church planned the first Men’s Sing by inviting 45 brothers from other Apostolic Christian churches, to record “O For A Thousand Tongues”.  Then, in 1983, the Princeville church invited again and 70 Brothers recorded “Rise Up, O Men Of God”.  Both recordings were made under the direction of Brother Al Hartzler of the Princeville congregation.

Peoria, Illinois

The Peoria congregation hosted the A.C. Men’s Sing in 1989, and over 170 Brothers participated from across the country. “Brethren, We Have Met to Worship”, directed by Brother Bob Hoerr of Peoria, was recorded and produced on cassette. Then, for a second time in 2013, “Jesus Is Worthy” was recorded under the direction of Brother Ben Luginbuhl of Bloomington, Illinois.

Bluffton, Indiana (Country)

The Bluffton, IN Congregation hosted the Men’s Sing in 1985 with Brother Al Hartzler of Princeville, Illinois directing, yielded “Holy Spirit, Faithful Guide”. Over 100 men were there for the weekend and were blessed by singing and fellowshipping.

Roanoke, Illinois

In 1987, the Roanoke congregation invited the Brothers, and this time the number exceeded 150. “Holy, Holy, Holy” was recorded under the direction of Brother Al Hartzler of Princeville, Illinois.  Then 2007, The A.C. Men’s Sing returned a second time, and “Be Still, My Soul”, directed by Brother Ben Luginbuhl of Bloomington, Illnois, was recorded and produced on CD.

Goodfield, Illinois

The Goodfield congregation were the hosts for the singing and recording of “Come, Christians, Join to Sing” under the direction of Brother Bob Hoerr in 1991.

Wolcott, Indiana

Wolcott, Indiana hosted the singing and recording of “Abide With Me” in 1993 with Brother Al Hartzler directing in the local High School Auditorium.

Morton, Illinois

In 1995, the Morton Brethren hosted the A.C. Men’s Sing and, being directed by Brother Phil Witzig, the group recorded “Faith of Our Fathers.” This was the first recording to be produced on both Cassette and CD.

Forrest, Illinois

“Come Unto Me” was recorded under the direction of Brother Phil Witzig of our Morton congregation in Forrest in 1997.

Elgin, Illinois

Elgin, Illinois graciously hosted the singing in 1999 and the result was the recording of “Strive Aright” under the direction of Brother Larry Moore of Elgin.

Latty, Ohio

The year 2001 saw the group come to Latty, Ohio for the first time to record “Rejoice, The Lord is King”, also under direction of Brother Larry Moore of Elgin, Illinios.  In 2019, the group returned to record "Bless The Lord", co-hosted by the Junction congregation, under the direction of Brother Jon Stoller of Latty.

Francesville, Indiana

Francesville, IN hosted the Men's Singing in 2003 and the group added “From Here to Eternity”, with Brother Phil Witzig of Morton, Illinois directing, to the growing list of recordings.

Bluffton, Indiana (North)

In 2005, the A.C. Men’s Sing returned to the Bluffton, IN area, hosted this time by the brethren at Bluffton North. This recording, “We Will Glorify” was the first Men’s Group recording produced only on CD and marked the 25th anniversary of the first A.C. Men’s Sing.  Brother Al Hartzler of Princeville, Illinois, graciously served again as the director for the event.

Remington, Indiana

In 2009, “Christmas Joy” was recorded in Remington, Indiana. The 2009 Men’s sing was the first to use the website for communication and registration.  Brother Wayne Klopfenstein of the Peoria, Illinois congregation directed this recording.

Tremont, Illinois

The brothers of the Tremont congregation hosted the 2011 Men’s Sing. With Brother Andy Sauder of Morton directing, “Singing with Christ” was recorded.  The CD featured current scenes of the Mount of Olives, and Gethsemane provided by Bro. Kevin Koch.

Washington, Illinois

The Washington Congregation hosted the Men’s Sing for the first time on August 29, 2015. A group of 105 brothers sang and recorded “God Leads Us Along” under the direction of Bro. Phil Witzig.

Fairbury, Illinois

Then, in 2017, the brothers gathered together again under the gracious hosting of the Fairbury, Illinois congregation to sing and subsequently record “Shine For Jesus” under our Morton, Illinois Brother, Phil Witzig’s, direction.

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Weekend Schedule

Saturday, August 21

10:00 am registration and sign in

10:45 am vocal warm-ups

11:00 am singing and recording

12:30 pm lunch break

1:15 pm singing and recording

3:00 pm afternoon break

3:15 pm singing and recording

6:00 pm supper break

6:45 pm singing and recording

9:30 pm goal finish time

Sunday, August 22

10:00 am morning church service


12:30 pm Men’s choir program

2021 Hymns Now Available!

Greetings in the precious Name of Jesus!

The Leo congregation looks forward to hosting the Men’s Sing on August 21-22.  If you’ve not already registered but plan to come, please register!  And if you’re not planning to attend this year, please update your profile accordingly.  Thank you.

For those interested, music sheets are available on this website.  NOTE: For songs that are public domain, you are free to copy and use at will.  However, for songs with copyrights: (a) you may view and print the sheet music for practice; but (b) you must destroy the copy on or before August 21.  On August 21 you will receive a music book with the paid-for photocopy.  Thank you.

The theme this year is Pray & Proclaim.  (Yes, this flows naturally into the HarvestCall theme of Proclaim & Serve: that is, we Pray before, while, and after we Proclaim & Serve.)

The final list of songs is posted in the sidebar to the right, as well as the menu above.

In Christ,
Jeffery Stoller, Leo
Brian Wenninger, Leo
Director – Ben Luginbuhl, Bloomington

2021 Men Sing Welcome

Greetings in the wonderful name of Jesus!
Lord willing we plan to host the 2021 AC Men’s Sing on Saturday, August 21st and Sunday, August 22nd in Leo.  Please consider joining us for a weekend of singing and fellowship!  We will plan to provide more details in the future but please register now if that weekend will work for you.
The 2021 Men’s Sing Committee
Apostolic Christian Men Sing