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Two of the nine remaining contestants on Fox’s “American Idol” are members of Churches of Christ.
We’ve reported on finalist Janelle Arthur, a member of the Oliver Springs Church of Christ in Tennessee.
But we just learned about finalist Paul Jolley, who grew up at the Seven Oaks Church of Christ in Mayfield, Ky., about 30 miles north of Jolley’s hometown of Palmersville, Tenn.
“He was real involved,” Seven Oaks minister Josh Ketchum told The Christian Chronicle. “He led singing some for us. He did a lot of activities with the youth group. His family is active in the church, and they are very good, down-to-earth people.”
Paul’s parents, Jeff and Fran Jolley, remain active with the 270-member church.
“Paul has been very driven in his dream,” Ketchum said. “He has always, as long as I’ve known him, had this aspiration of having a music career.”
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