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Salty Strings is the music ministry of John and Connie Nicholas, who have been performing music for almost thirty years with more than a dozen different acoustic instruments. They specialize in blending the unique sounds of their various instruments with their own styles for others to enjoy.  They enjoy Christian fellowship wherever they go, and would love to share the following ministries with you:

Concerts ~ Public or private, designed to fit your needs. A wonderful way to invite friends and community to your gathering and share the Good News in word and song .

Coffee House Ministry ~ For an enjoyable evening of informal music, praise, and sharing of God's wonderful work in our lives.

Music Enrichment ~ Educational programs with brief histories and anatomies of various instruments along with songs and witness applicable to all ages.

Humor ~ A dash of good-natured husband/wife bantering that adds a lighter side to their ministry.

Sermon Message ~ Through personal stories that relate to the songs along with experience in presenting messages relative to Biblical teaching, individual daily living, and the community they are able to enhance their musical presentation and challenge listeners to spiritual growth. 

Special Services ~ Musical services with testimony and scripture-based analogies that come to life through the songs.

Private Programs ~ House Concerts, Picnics, Luncheons, Fundraisers, Mother/Daughter Banquets, Fellowship Groups, etc.

Jesus said, "You are the salt of the earth, and light to the world."

Matt. 5:13-14


     "In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus instructs us to be salt and light to those around us.  It is our desire to provide music and ministry full-time wherever God may lead, becoming salt, light, and inspiration through our numerous instruments and various styles of music.  We feel God has guided us in choosing 'Salty Strings' as our name - a combination of the Scripture above and the many strings of our instruments."

John and Connie Nicholas ~ "Salty Strings"

Part of their ministry is sharing their faith story, how God works in their lives as they go through the trials and triumphs that come with everyday living. They have a unique humor that endears them to audiences and a down-to-earth manner that makes people instantly comfortable around them.

Comments from others:


". . . dedicated disciples, filled with the joy of the Lord.  Their commitment is to the local church, building up the body through music, testimony, and service . . ." 

Pastor Mark Swanson, U.M. Church, Wisconsin


"They are so congenial in the way they carry out their ministry.  I would strongly support their work, wherever they may be used to provide a message through music."  

Rev. Glenn E. Skatrud, Retired Chaplain, Wisconsin


"John and Connie are a great multi-talented team.  Their love of God can easily be seen in their music as well as their devotion to God's work.  They truly are living their faith." 

Rev. Irv and Mrs. Kay Case, Wisconsin


". . . they have a wide appreciation for church music and sensitivity of worship preferences.  With vast experience in church traditions they will be an asset to you and a blessing whenever opportunity presents itself." 

Pastor Thurl Charles VanKirk, Running Springs, California


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