Meet Dane Bailey
The Singing Auctioneer
In 1969 Dane originally from Berne, IN was called to the ministry and moved to Winona Lake, IN. In 1975 he started attending Grace Theological Seminary. Not having been involved in music in college or thinking about music as a ministry, he was surprised when singing opportunities began to come his way, and the rest is history. Today, Dane, from Fort Wayne, Indiana, is a full time singer and recording artist with a rich history of music and ministry. He has been traveling, ministering, and entertaining at churches, conferences, conventions, fairs, festival, campgrounds, banquets, and restaurants, as well as appearing on radio and television. He also traveled with a quartet for approximately four years in the late 80's.
In 2001, Dane was able to take another step his music career by becoming a full time singer/recording artist. He now travels throughout the United States doing over one hundred dates and covering approximately 15,000 miles a year. He has 14 recordings and a live concert video to his credit. 5 of the recordings are southern gospel. Believing that laughter is medicine from God, Dane recorded an all comedy project, "Laughin' Time" to help heal the spirit. Christmas 2006 was special. He was invited to sing in the Pageant of Peace, with Gerald and Tanny Jackson of Seattle, Wa., held annually at the National Christmas Tree on the ellipse in in front of the White House. This opportunity was the motivation to record "Live at Christmas. Dane's '08 releases were a big band project "Coast To Coast" and a mixture of music, "Just Singin.'" Dane's release in 2009 was the patriotic project, "I Pledge Allegiance." In early 2010, there will be a DVD "I Pledge Allegiance" e filmed at the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel near Shanksville, PA.
With many requests and growing opportunities for marketplace ministry, (outside the church), his broad mix of music with Southern Gospel, many big band standards, country, comedy, perhaps an Elvis tune, and music for all the special times of year such as Christmas, Valentines, Patriotic, etc. helps Dane to present a program for many different types of venues who want entertainment that is wholesome, inspirational, challenging, or a worship experience with a high standard of performance.
Dane is a "real, for sure" professional auctioneer. A growing part of his travels include entertaining and auctioning for a variety of benefit functions. He has helped raise money for churches, missions, fire departments, schools, and many other organizations. He comes to entertain as well as auction keep your event lively and fun. A growing number of his concerts especially with churches, include and pie and cake auction. Read what Pastor Ron Holder of the First Church of God, Eustis, Florida had to say of their experience; "Last Sunday evening, we had one of the most delightful times in our recent history. We first enjoyed a tremendous concert by Dane Bailey, "The Singing Auctioneer." This was his first time here, but I sincerely hope not the last. I recommend "The Singing Auctioneer" to any group desiring to have a good worship experience. His song "The Touch Of The Master's Hand" was well worth the whole evening. I further recommend that you have Dane do an auction afterwards. We had a "pie and cake" auction after the concert and what a tremendous time. Not only did we raise money for a good cause, but the fun and fellowship was worth more than money could buy." This is now an annual event now that has been taking place for the last 5 years and as Ron says, "It is the highlight of our year."
Dane was a partner in the Martin and Bailey Auction Realty Company in Fort Wayne, IN. He is a licensed real estate broker, and a graduate and instructor at Reppert's School of Auctioneering, Auburn, IN. He is the voice care and vocal training instructor and also one of the bid calling instructors. Dane attended Grace College and Grace Theological Seminary and is a graduate of Tri-State University.
As one whom God called to the ministry, Dane comes with a sincere desire to encourage you and to challenge you in your daily walk with the Lord, and to be used however and wherever God leads. Dane's challenge has become one of market place ministry. He has been further challenged by Matt. 13:3 which says, "Behold, the sower went out and sowed." This has to broaden his vision and to open doors of opportunity for ministry by living his testimony and sharing the Good News when the doors open.