Shane & Shane to Perform at Free ‘Christmas Under the Oaks’ Concert at University of Mobile

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MOBILE, Ala. – Shane & Shane, a contemporary praise and worship duo known for exceptional guitar work and harmonies, will headline “Christmas Under the Oaks,” a free outdoor concert that is University of Mobile’s Christmas present to the community.

The outdoor concert is set for Dec. 13 and is presented by 19/19 Investment Counsel. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with tours of the Christian university’s new $4.6 million renovation. The just-completed renovation created high-tech “living laboratories” and classrooms for healthcare, science and worship leadership programs.

Concert-goers can take selfies with Santa, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, and stroll beneath the oaks. Chairs are provided on the university’s Great Commission Lawn, and parking is free.

Ignite Worship and Exit 13, popular ensembles from the university’s Roger Breland Center for Performing Arts in the Alabama School of the Arts, will perform beginning at 7 p.m., followed by Shane & Shane.

The campus address is 5735 College Parkway, Mobile, 36613. Information is available at or call 251.442.2587.

Shane Barnard and Shane Everett released their first album, Psalms, in 2002. Their most recent album, Hymns Vol. 1, was released in September. Their ministry, The Worship Initiative, provides resources for worship leaders. For information, visit

About University of Mobile

University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in over 90 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean

Kathy is an award-winning media relations director and former journalist whose expertise has enabled the University of Mobile to gain national and regional attention. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Auburn University and worked as a journalist for 12 years, including 10 years at the Mobile Press-Register, earning regional and national awards for coverage of education, deadline reporting and feature writing. She joined the University of Mobile staff in 1993, earning awards for writing and public relations including the Baptist Communicators Association grand prize for feature writing in 2015 and 2012. She is a charter member of Providence United Methodist Church, serves on the board of the John Will Scholarship Foundation, and is a member of the Public Relations Council of Alabama, Baptist Communicators Association, and Society of Professional Journalists. Kathy lives in Daphne with her husband, Chuck, who earned his M.B.A. from the University of Mobile. They have two children and two grandchildren.