Kim Ethridge is pastor of Decker United Methodist Church on Decker Lane. The historic church was built by Swedish immigrants over 100 years ago and is still a shining light in the area. In the fall, the church held a free concert and ice cream social for the community where Ethridge’s eldest son Daniel came from Nashville to perform. Daniel is a recent graduate of Belmont University in Nashville and has already made a name for himself as a musician, singer/songwriter in the music industry. This past Monday, American Idol aired auditions for the show, and Daniel performed for greats Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan, advancing in Son of Local Pastor Advances in American Idol Race by Debbie Tucker the contest to Hollywood. Daniel’s family were shown watching the event on television and sharing Daniel’s joy and excitement for the gold ticket he held in his hands. The Manor Community and Manor Community News congratulate Daniel and his family on this accomplishment and wishes him continued success! 

You can watch his audition here