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June 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 8, 2017 – 8:28 am -

June 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

June 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

We are happy to present the June 2017 issue of SGNScoops Magazine, filled with great features, photographs and information for all Gospel music fans everywhere. We highlight the Collingsworth Family this month with a great cover story by Erin Stevens. Complimenting that feature is a Father’s Day chat with the men of the Collingsworths by Craig Harris.

Kari Gooch talks about her dad, Rickey, and his recent health issues, as recorded by Fayth Lore. Other intriguing artist features include the Hinson Family, Eagle’s Wings, Talleys, Anchormen and Carolina Quartet. We hear about Southern Gospel in the West through Derek Simonis and Justin Gilmore. Elena Cragun of the Craguns is the star of Younger Perspective and Joey Gore talks to Lorraine Walker about the Wilmington Celebration Choir.
Don’t miss a photospread from the Gaither Family Fest, Dusty Wells, Selena Day, Randall Hamms’ CD reviews, and so much more.
As we focus on fathers and families this month, we hope that you have met your Heavenly Father and have talked to Him lately. Would you like to know Him better? Email me at lorraine@sgnscoops.com. Do you know of something happening in the Southern Gospel music world that we are missing? If you have any questions or comments, let me know.
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Pray For Russell Wise

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 26, 2017 – 11:31 am -

Pray For Russell Wise

Pray For Russell Wise

PRAYER NEEDED
We are asking that all of our friends please pray for Russell Wise, the founding member of Surrendered. He has been taken directly to the ER from his Dr’s office. Several tests are being done and we will keep you updated. ~ Joseph

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Jason Crabb On Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 26, 2017 – 10:36 am -

Jason Crabb On Gospel Music Today

Jason Crabb On Gospel Music Today

Jason Crabb is the guest on Gospel Music Today for the week of June 25 and Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is The Sons Family, and Jean reviews a new recording by Master’s Promise. An article from Singing News magazine about Ben Speer’s Memorial service is the subject of this week’s News Notes.  In the News this week is Cana’s Voice, Jeff Stice, The Griffiths and Canton Junction. The show features exclusive concert video of 4 His Love Quartet, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Broken Arrow, OK, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive video of Gold City Quartet, recorded in Pigeon Forge, TN.

The show is on KWHB TV47 in Oklahoma every Sunday at 4:30 PM, and on Roku on FFE TV Monday at 8:00 PM and AllNations TV Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 PM.  Check local TV schedule for Bruce, MS, Phenix City, AL, Pontotoc, MS, Beaumont, TX, Tyler, TX. Atlanta, TX, Morrilton, AR, and West Plains, MO. The current edition of Gospel Music Today is online now at the Gospel Music Today website, http://www.gospelmusictoday.com/


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Happy Birthday Ivory

Written by scoopsnews on June 26, 2017 – 6:17 am -

One of the Pine Ridge Boys is having a Birthday!

Tenor Singer Ivory Luke:

About Ivory:

Ivory was born to Christian parents, Rev. Wesley M. and Reatha Emily Luke, on June 26, 1953. He has two younger sisters, Judy Hensley and Gail Crowley.

He began singing in Church at the age of 5 and joined his first organized group, The Shepards Quartet, at 19. Joined The Saint’s from Columbia, SC in 1975, before organizing a group known as Sonrise in 1979. Disbanded Sonrise in the mid 80s to concentrate on family and business. Returned to SGM with The Crusader’s of Prosperity, SC in 2006, before reorganizing Sonrise. Recently disbanded his group and is thrilled to be the newest member of Pine Ridge Boys!

Interests include sports (especially The Gamecocks, The Braves, The Panthers, and anything involving his grandkids), cooking (cooks as good as he sings), family, history, and of course, music (SGM, jazz, Big Band, oldies, and more)!!

Single, with one daughter (Jaime) and two grandchildren (Savannah and Brandon). Live in Lexington, SC. Proud graduate of The University of South Carolina. Self-employed with 30+ yrs. with Aflac in sales and management positions.

Join us in wishing Ivory a happy day!

 


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SGNScoops editor asks: Are you striving for excellence?

Written by Staff on June 25, 2017 – 3:21 pm -

Collingsworth Family appear in SGNScoops June 2017. Lorraine Walker, Editor

Collingsworth Family appear in SGNScoops June 2017. Lorraine Walker, Editor

Editor’s Last Word for June 2017 by Lorraine Walker [expanded version]

Thanks to you all for checking out the June issue of SGNScoops Magazine. Three years ago this month, I began my full duties as editor, not comprehending the breadth and scope of what it means to work in this capacity. As I have made my way through the labyrinth of SGNScoops, I have come to realize even more the heart of this organization.

 

I have written for Rob Patz and the SGMRadio and SGNScoops web sites since 2004 and this magazine since 2009. However, it wasn’t until I gingerly took on the reigns of SGNScoops Magazine as editor in June 2014, that I really began to interact with all of the writers, contributors, behind-the-scenes and creative/design people that work together to make every issue the best that it can be.

 

Lorraine Walker, editor of SGNScoops Magazine

Lorraine Walker, editor of SGNScoops Magazine

We strive for excellence. Whether we always reach it is debatable, but we are always reaching for the next rung on the ladder. The reason we do that is because we believe we are really working for the King of Kings. Therefore, we must give our very best. We also trust that you – our readers – will enjoy and be edified by our efforts. In your every day work, do you strive for excellence simply because the Almighty God wants your very best?

God doesn’t expect perfection…He just wants you to strive to reach the mark. Just like my sign under my picture, “Love Everyone, Always,” doesn’t mean you always will just because God told you to love your neighbor as yourself. He just wants you to try. You don’t need to be a doormat, just as you wouldn’t expect to walk over others. Give yourself to God and then to others. In His strength, try to live as He lived and do your utmost for Him.

Our cover artist this month also works hard to give its very best. The Collingsworth Family is known for its excellence vocally and with its musicianship. Erin Stevens brings us a close look at what makes the family thrive. Craig Harris shows us how their family relationships reflect their faith in a good father. Respect, love and compassion as shown by our Heavenly Father will draw a family closer. We hope you enjoyed all of the features that emphasized the Father’s Day theme sprinkled throughout this issue.

 

I’m so glad that I still have my father and that we as a family will be able to gather and celebrate him on Father’s Day. I also have a close relationship with my Heavenly Father, and I know He is good. Is that something that you perhaps haven’t come to understand in your life? That the almighty God would give His dear child just so you could have a relationship with Him, proves how good He is. He wants to give you every good and perfect gift. I pray you would draw near to Him today.

 

June 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

June 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

Thank you to all of you that have written to share your gifts and talents given to you by our Father. If you have an interest in becoming a part of SGNScoops, drop me a line at lorraine@sgnscoops.com.

From the Editor’s Last Word, SGNScoops Magazine for June 2017.

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The Coffmans visit Alabama

Written by scoopsnews on June 25, 2017 – 9:25 am -

Several years ago, God allowed Louis and Tamra Coffman the opportunity to travel singing Southern Gospel Music. They ministered in churches across KY, TN, NC, VA, and WV. They were very happy in their endeavors and their ministry was growing. But God had another plan.

In 2007, God moved them to TN where Tamra served as a minister of music four years. Their singing ministry was put on hold while God used them in the church setting. During those years many changes took place with their older children—graduations, marriages, and… grandchildren! So, in 2011 they moved back to their home in KY to be near their family.

With the addition of their daughter, Canaan, as a vocalist, The Coffmans are now, once again, singing and booking dates. They are excited about what God has in store for their ministry and family. Tamra sings most of the lead vocals. Louis brings in the harmony. Canaan adds fullness to their sound and a youthful perspective. Their style is Southern Gospel mixed with Worship, humor and testimony.

Lasr night, The Coffmans were in Alabama.

Vonda Easley from SGN Scoops shares a video clip from the service.  “I truly enjoyed this awesomely anointed group, states Vonda.”

 


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Videos for Tucker Townsend!!! #HBDTucker7

Written by scoopsnews on June 24, 2017 – 10:13 am -

 Happy Birthday Tucker from SGN Scoops!

Come on everyone….. Let’s light up the page for Tucker……

 

We are praying for Becky!

From CT:

Ok yal, today is Tuckers birthday! We can’t have a party because his momma is in the hospital. So let’s make it special for him! Today he turns 7 years old!!! Post videos on my wall and use hashtag #HBDTucker7 … get creative & We will show him every single one of them!


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Weekend Word from SGN Scoops- Belonging

Written by scoopsnews on June 24, 2017 – 6:01 am -

Weekend word

Weekend Word

If you could see as Jesus sees, would you change the way you view yourself?

Jesus always welcomes those who no one else takes in. He invites the ones that no one else invites.

Scripture says, “You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him you called you out of the darkness and into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9

Praise God , We are a chosen people! We are precious and valuable to HIM.

Have a great day and share this message with someone that is not feeling like they belong.

 

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Dean Hopper Becomes a Student of Down Time

Written by Staff on June 23, 2017 – 6:01 pm -

Dean Hopper and The Hoppers

Dean Hopper and The Hoppers

The Hoppers develop a new normal following Dean Hopper’s recent health scare

The Hoppers don’t have time for jigsaw puzzles. However, time and patience are exactly what has been required as they’ve carefully pieced things back together as of late.

 

Dean Hopper and The HoppersIn early December, America’s favorite family of Gospel music was shaken when Dean Hopper suffered a pair of strokes over a two-day span.

 

“Any time you have a stroke, it comes out of nowhere,” Dean says. “I knew I was tired. I was stressed. I opened a new business last year. You’re heading into the holidays, so you have extra concerts because of Christmas. We did some work in the studio. We were trying to make all of that happen. I was tired … tired as much as anything. Evidently, I wasn’t getting enough solid sleep at night.”

 

The unexpected episode began with vertigo-like symptoms.

 

Dean Hopper and The Hoppers“We were in a country club doing a Christmas program for a guy, and his chef had made us dinner,” Dean recalls. “It was about 4:30 (p.m.) on Dec. 6. All of a sudden, the walls started moving. It was like the earth moving below you, and you can’t stop it. It lasted for about 60 seconds, and it quit. I went, sat up, sang and did the program. We had been on the road about a week at that point.

 

“We went home, and we were trying to get ready to go again. I was up in my office, and Karlye (Dean’s daughter) was with me. Things started moving. It was about a minute and a half. I just thought I was tired, so I went to bed early. The next morning, I had to see an orthopedic specialist to get an MRI on my knee (for a torn meniscus), and I got up with double vision. We did a concert that night. On the second portion (of the concert) that night, I had double vision for about eight minutes.”

 

That prompted Dean to seek medical counsel.

 

Dean Hopper and The Hoppers“I called a doctor friend in Savannah, Tenn., and she said it might be an aneurysm,” Dean explains. “I had already had a CT (computed tomography) scan, and it came back normal. (At the emergency room), I was laying in the bed, and I had a (similar) episode. He said, ‘You have had a stroke.’ My symptoms were double vision, headaches, and what I call vertigo-like symptoms.”

 

Those symptoms of dizziness and feeling like the world was spinning actually lasted until early January before they ceased.

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Pray NOW for Becky Townsend

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 23, 2017 – 12:51 pm -

From CT:

Becky Update… PLEASE PRAY!

Her urologist is admitting her into the hospital to get to the bottom of this. Becky is in intense pain. I have never personally seen someone in such pain. I am asking all our friends to please pray for her.

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Rob Patz: Fast Trains and Life Regrets

Written by Staff on June 22, 2017 – 7:36 pm -

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Rob Patz: Fast Trains and Life Regrets. Photo courtesy of https://www.virginexperiencedays.co.uk/

2017 June SGNScoops Rob Patz: Publisher’s Point

Welcome to the June edition of SGNScoops Magazine. Can you believe that we are almost halfway through the year of 2017? It’s hard for me to imagine how fast this year has flown by. When we’re younger, we think time moves so much slower than it really does, and when we get older, we realize how fast time really is moving.

 

As many of you know, I usually avoid talking about Father’s Day during the month of June in the Publisher’s Point. If you don’t believe me, go back and read past years of SGNScoops. Now that I look back on it, it was not necessary, but each of us mourn the loss of someone in a different way. I’m coming to grips with that, so this month I want to tell you a story about my dad.

 

My father loved trains, and in fact, my grandfather worked for the Canadian National Railroad as an arbitrator, so trains are in our family. I can remember my father buying me my first train, which progressed to a larger train, and a larger train, and then a larger train. My father would lay on the floor with me, and we would play with these trains. To be honest, I think he was having as much fun or maybe more than I was.

 

Rob Patz and his dad, Rev. Don Patz

Rob Patz and his dad, Rev. Don Patz

I remember at about eight years old, my dad and I were laying on the floor playing with the larger model train that he had gotten me. Now, I know my dad … he would never miss an opportunity for a life lesson. I think that was the pastor in him. As we were laying there on the floor, he said, “Our lives are a lot like a train. We are on a track to a destination. Unfortunately, some engineers push their train, and those trains derail. They are much like people who push life outside of the speed limit, go too fast for the tracks and miss their station. Then, there are people who stay within the recommended speed. They move along the tracks safely and get to their destination.”

 

I remember him looking at me and saying, “Rob, that is much like people and our relationship with God. If we try to speed things up and move past what God wants, we are going to derail our life. If we listen to God, who is the ultimate engineer – and stay within the parameters that He has laid out for our lives – not only are we going to get to our location but we are going to get there safely.”

 

Being a boy of eight years old, at first that story didn’t sink in. In fact, it was many years later before the story really hit home with me. If I remember correctly, my first words after he made this great analogy were, “Hey Dad, can you set up my race car set now, because I can switch lanes, and we don’t have to go around on the same track.” I’m sure my father was wondering if I had listened at all. I wish more than anything he could read this and know that I listened and understood.

 

So many of us today want to rush to the destination. We want to get to the place that in our mind we think is the most important, sometimes cutting corners on our own convictions, much like the engineer who knows better but still gives the train too much fuel and accelerates past the recommended traveling speed. He knows he’s pushing it to the limit and probably hoping he doesn’t derail. Unfortunately in life, if we cut corners or go past the recommended traveling speed, we more than likely are going to suffer derailment in our lives.

 

Rob Patz

Rob Patz

I’m thankful that I serve a God who watches over us even after we’ve derailed. Much like me as as a child, when my train would derail because I would push it to the limit of speed, God is willing to reach His hand down and put our lives back on the track. He doesn’t think twice about it if we ask Him and if we seek to move in the right direction.

 

So many of us rush through life. I think that’s my biggest regret. I haven’t taken the time to enjoy moments. If I could go back to that moment at eight years old, I would. If I could tell my father I loved him one more time, I would for all the money in this world. So if your dad is still with you, tell him you love him and tell him you appreciate what he has done for you.

 

I hope each and every one of you have an amazing month of June, and please join me for Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend, Sept. 8-9 in Vernon, Ala.

 

I also encourage you to be with us Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 for Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. It’s going to be an awesome four days of Gospel Music and renewal for your soul.

 

June 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

June 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

And that’s this month’s Publisher’s Point.

Read the Publisher’s Point and more in the 2017 June issue of the SGNScoops Magazine:

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