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Beyond the Song: the Haymons sing, “God Is Good Like That”

Written by Staff on October 29, 2019 – 3:21 pm -

Beyond the Song: the Haymons sing, "God Is Good Like That"Jantina de Haan Baksteen is back with Beyond the Song, featuring a look at the Haymons and their song, “God is Good Like That.”

Jantina de Haan Baksteen: Please introduce yourselves to SGNScoops.
Kevin Haymon: We are known as “The Haymons.” The group is made up of myself, my wife Tina, and our three daughters, Olivia, Leandra, and Emma. Olivia is engaged to Joshua Phillips, our drummer, and a talented singer who also joins us vocally. We are based in Oberlin, Louisiana. I write our music. We have released three projects, most recently, “I’ll Carry You to Jesus” with Chapel Valley Music.

JB: Do you come from a singing background?
KH: Yes. My Dad plays the piano and pastored a rural Pentecostal church. Our family sang together. I began writing while serving under his ministry.

JB: When did you start singing as a family group?
KH: Around 2011, my oldest girls joined my wife and me, and we began singing in church and at a family funeral.

Beyond the Song: the Haymons sing, "God Is Good Like That"JB: Did you as parents teach your three children to sing?
KH: Well, our girls were raised in a music environment. They sang in the church chorale. It was amazing to me how it seemed like all of a sudden, we were singing together and they could harmonize and switch parts so effortlessly. I like to think it’s a God thing!

JB: Who are your musical influences?
KH: I grew up listening to the Rambos, the Lanny Wolfe Trio, the Gaithers, Rex Nelon Singers (now the Nelons), Murrel and Joan Ewing, and all of the quartets, like the Statesmen, the Cathedrals, etc. I would sit at the end of our Magnavox turntable and listen for hours. All their music influenced me.

JB: Besides singing, you write most of your songs. How and where do you get the inspiration to write?
KH: Inspiration for writing comes from various sources and life experiences. A major experience of late, involves our middle daughter, Leandra. About nine years ago, at age 12, she was running and twisted her ankle. What seemed at first to be an innocuous injury turned into a pain nightmare. She couldn’t sleep. Her mother and I took turns staying up with her and holding her and praying as she cried. She would fall asleep out of exhaustion in the morning hours and cry in her sleep. We ended up seeing multiple specialists in major medical centers in Houston, Dallas, and New Orleans. She was eventually diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Over a matter of time, it began to affect the entire right leg and arm.
Leandra is now 21 and disabled. However, we are still believing for a miracle. A lot of the music on our latest project was birthed in the middle of all of this.

Beyond the Song: the Haymons sing, "God Is Good Like That"JB: Can you share how that works for you?
KH: There have been so many lessons of faith that have arisen in the last nine years.
God knows the end from the beginning, so He’s never surprised. And, if our steps are ordered of the Lord, then we can trust that God approved this trial for us.
We are a different family than we were nine years ago. I believe we are more sensitive, compassionate and prayerful.

JB: For this edition of Beyond the Song, I picked your song, “God Is Good Like That,” from the album, “I’ll Carry You To Jesus.” Share with us the story of that song.
KH: Early in our journey of Leandra’s illness, someone told us that we were being punished for some sin we had done. In our desperate condition, we were in no shape to contest anything. After all, any time trouble arrives in our lives, it’s always a good idea to repent.
A little further down the road, we understand better. Even Job’s friends accused him of wrongdoing when he was afflicted.
“God is Good” reminds us that we are always experiencing the goodness of God. It would be an affront to God’s Word to believe that trials are the punishment of God. Honestly, where would any of us stand if mercy and grace were given based on what we deserve?

JB: What is ahead in the near future for the Haymons?

KH: We are singing more as Leandra’s illness allows. Sometimes she is not able to travel with us. We have the new single and are starting to get some exposure on radio. Wherever God takes us, we’re ready.

JB: Where can we find you on the web?
KH: Our website is HERE; we also have a Facebook page and Instagram.

JB: Is there something else you’d like the readers to know?
KH: Be encouraged. God is faithful! We would love to come share our testimony in song with you; give us a call.

JB: The line “I don’t get what I deserve, I don’t get what I have earned,” is a strong line in that song. Please explain the message for those who have not made the decision.
KH: If we got what we deserved, where would we be? Our goodness doesn’t get us anything. I can’t bargain with God in reality. God knows everything about me and still loves me! I don’t get what I deserve.
Sometimes when trouble comes, we feel like it surely can’t be God’s will to suffer. After all, “I pay my tithes, I’m faithful to church, etc.” However, Jesus was in the very middle of the will of God as He climbed Golgotha.
He knows if I’m faithful when nobody is looking, and He still loves me! I don’t get what I have earned.

 

Thanks, Haymons family for sharing your ministry with us.
We pray for God’s blessing wherever you get a chance to share your music with the message of salvation.

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Rob Patz: How long have you been waiting? 

Written by Staff on October 28, 2019 – 6:47 pm -

Facing your fears with Rob Patz2019 October SGNScoops Publisher’s Point by Rob Patz

“For the man was more than forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was wrought.” ‭‭Acts‬ ‭4:22‬ ‭ASV‬‬

How long have you been waiting? 

I’m sure most of us are familiar with this story in Acts from Sunday School and I’m sure you’ve heard countless sermons about the man who was crippled from birth.

As the story is detailed in Acts chapter 3, we see the crippled man continues to be faithful, waiting for someone to come along and help him. 

I read this as I was getting on a plane headed from Columbus, Mississippi, to Atlanta, Georgia, and I thought about him, a man who struggled from birth with a situation that in the time and era of the Bible, would’ve put him in a very vulnerable position. There are a few parts of the story that I really wonder about: I wonder about the people that helped him each day to get where he needed to go, and I wonder about his faith.

2018 June SGNScoops Publisher’s Point by Rob PatzSo back to my story for a second. Here I am, on a plane headed from Columbus, Mississippi. We’ve just finished a great event in Vernon Alabama, and I was headed back to Atlanta. The joke is that it takes a village to keep me (Rob) going. That really is the case. I have a fantastic group of people, both on my staff, and in my personal life, who allow me to do exactly what God has called me to do. 

There are some neat things that are happening with the magazine and with my company. As we took off and breached the cloud cover into beautiful sunny skies, I thought about some of those things, some of the opportunities I have prayed for, for 20+ years. I could have become discouraged, I could have given up and moved on, but instead I have done everything I can to hold fast to what God has promised.

Sometimes, in our Christian faith, as doers of the word and workers in his kingdom, we all need a Peter and/or John to come alongside us.  There are times in life we have to be reminded that even though we are strong in the faith, it takes a community, it takes people that are willing to listen to what God has for us and who are willing to lift us up.

Over the last 12 months, I will tell you that I have watched God answer prayers that not only have I prayed about, but close family friends have also prayed about since I was a child. I’m excited to talk about those answers over the next year. As we continue our journey together, look around you for your Peter and John, and your miracle could be today.

Rob Patz. Picture courtesy of Penny Walters and Gloryland. Road to Creekside

Rob Patz. Picture courtesy of Penny Walters and Gloryland.

Just remember that this may not happen immediately. There must’ve been so many days of discouragement for the crippled man. However, I can only imagine the victory that this man felt when, after his healing, he could share the joy of his healing, not only with his family, but also with those who cared for him for all those years.

I pray that each of us who are in transition, waiting for our answers to prayer to occur, will remember that we need our community, our family and friends who support us. And that each of us will have our own story of victory to share with each other.

Come be with our Creekside family at Pigeon Forge, Tenn., on Oct. 27 – 31. We want to share music, fun, fellowship, and prayer with you. If you enjoy Southern, Country, or Bluegrass gospel music, you need to join us. For more information visit www.gospelmusicconvention.com or write events@sgnscoops.com.

By Rob Patz

First published by SGNScoops Magazine October 2019

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Tony Gore Announces Addition of Live Band To Select Dates For 2020

Written by Staff on October 25, 2019 – 6:19 pm -

Press Release | Tony Gore Announces Live Band for 2020 Tour Sevierville, TN [October 25th] – Tony Gore is excited to announce the addition of a live band for select concerts in 2020. The traditional three piece band will be played by Gospel music’s very own Sneed Family, and additional auxiliary players will be added to dates when able. Both Tony and the band members, are excited to bring a new level of musical texture to Tony’s music.

 

“The idea for this happened at Gospel Fest at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch on Labor Day weekend,” says Tony. “The band played with me that weekend and it was so much fun. I asked the band to accompany me to Dollywood and they agreed to do it. We did 15 dates at Dollywood two weeks ago and people came up to me after the show and asked, ‘Can we book this? Can you bring this to my town?’”

With such a demand for this new concert format by Tony, he asked the band if they would consider joining him for a special tour of select dates in 2020.

Press Release | Tony Gore Announces Live Band for 2020 TourTony says, “The band was beyond thrilled to do this.” This launched the idea for the “Tony Gore Like Never Before Tour” in 2020.   

“My whole career, people have never seen me before with a live band. That’s why we’re calling this the ‘Tony Gore Like Never Before Tour’ because in my 30+ years in Gospel music, the fans have never seen one of my concerts like this. This tour will take my music to a whole new level.”

“The Tony Gore Like Never Before Tour” will be in addition to Tony Gore’s regular tour schedule and will be booked exclusively through the Jubilee Agency.   

 

About Tony Gore: 

Tony Gore’s unique voice and style have made him not only a leader in the industry, but through his growth and determination, has won the hearts of fans and the respect of his peers.   Tony Gore has an exciting future as he delivers his inimitable voice, dynamic style, and anointed music that will thrill Southern Gospel promoters and fans alike.

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Beyond the Song: Fields of Grace sing “I Got Saved”

Written by Staff on October 25, 2019 – 4:10 pm -

Fields of GraceIn this edition of Beyond the Song, Jantina de Haan-Baksteen talks to Southern gospel artists, Fields of Grace, about their song, “I’ve been Saved.” This group is from Candler, N. C., and started in 2012. Members are Elise Ingle, along with husband and wife, Nathaniel and Leslie Smith.

JB: What was your calling to actually form this group?

FoG: We started singing together in the “Old Gospel Barn” located on our church property and we knew immediately there was something special happening. We knew the touch of God was on us and we should do more. We had faith but never knew what the Lord had in store for us. It has been the Holy Spirit’s anointing and seeing churches being blessed that confirmed our ministry.

Fields of GraceJB: What makes you different from other groups?

FoG: We make sure the songs have a message and if the anointing is not on it, we won’t keep singing it. Also our harmony has been described often as “family harmony,” and we work and practice to improve on that. In addition, everyone gets to sing lead and we frequently switch parts. Our ministry is primarily one of encouraging the church and we have many churches we sing at annually.

JB: “I Got Saved” is your second release to radio, after “Dining With The King,” which did well on radio charts. “I Got Saved” is one of my favorites on this project. The melody is catchy, but the message is powerful, too! Can you share us how this song came to your group?

FoG: Nathaniel was driving the church bus for a ladies retreat where the original artists (who released the song first), “Selah,” were singing. Nathaniel said that from the first line of the music, he knew the song was special. One of the ladies let out a joyful shout from the balcony and the Holy Spirit gave Nathaniel confirmation. He shared this with Leslie and Elise and they knew they needed to make it part of their ministry.

 

JB: There is that particular line in the song, “What can wash away my sin…” that’s originally from the old hymn. Can you tell us something about that?Did you add this to it? Or did the songwriter put it in?

FoG: Nathaniel wanted to change the bridge on the original song and add the line from the old hymn, “What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the Blood of Jesus! What can make me whole again? Nothing but the Blood of Jesus!” It fit perfectly, and when we were in the studio recording the track, the power of this addition was very evident. Other groups sing this song but this addition makes it unique to Fields of Grace.

JB: How is it received by the audience? 

FoG: The Lord always anoints this message. Think about it; for the believer there is nothing more precious than the cleansing Blood of Christ and their personal story of grace and salvation. “I got saved.” And for the non-believer there is not a better message. Amen!

JB: What are your personal testimonies regarding this song?

FoG: The decision to put, “I Got Saved,” on our current project, “Undone,” was very clear to all of us. “I Got Saved” reminds all of us every time we sing it of God’s amazing grace and we are so thankful to be children of the King.

However, our testimonies are different as you can imagine. Leslie and Nathaniel were both saved at a young age. They are both grateful to have been born again while their hearts were so tender. Elise was saved as a young woman at the age of 22 at a very low point in her life. She recounts the loving touch of her Savior and how her home church accepted her with open arms.

JB: Is there something more you like to share to the readers of SGNScoops  Magazine? 

FoG: It is so rewarding and humbling to be able to sing for our Lord. He has called us into this ministry and as the last song of our project exclaims, we intend to, “Die on Battlefield.”

Leslie and Nathaniel are husband and wife and Elise has written two of our songs on our current project.

Our ministry is to encourage the church and point the lost to Jesus in song. We love to travel together and “have church” often on the roads to our next opportunity. 

Contact us on Facebook or fieldsofgracemusic.com. For bookings you can also call Nathaniel at 828-712-6907 or Joe Belcher (Leslie’s dad and our manager) at 828-231-8002.

Enjoy “I Got Saved” by Fields of Grace. 

 

You can find more on Fields of Grace HERE.

Thanks Fields of Grace for stepping in on this edition of Beyond the Song.

May God guide your ministry, reaching out to those who are lost.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSH SINGLETARY

Written by Staff on October 23, 2019 – 3:16 pm -

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSH SINGLETARY10 Things You Don’t Know About Josh Singletary!

It’s Josh Singletary’s birthday and to celebrate, we asked Josh to share a few things that you might not know about this talented member of Tribute Quartet.

So, here we GO!

10 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT JOSH SINGLETARY:

  • I’m actually quite the introvert. One of my favorite things to do is to just sit in quiet.
  • At home, I’m pretty quiet. I don’t go around making people laugh.
  • My wife is a hockey coach. (Jr. Preds Girls Director)
  • Classically trained pianist
  • I enjoy deep conversations about an array of topics
  • I enjoy cooking
  • My great great great uncle was Thomas Edison’s business partner
  • I’m not from Ireland 😂
  • I love art
  • I am NOT a sports fan. Games bore me to death. My philosophy is whether you watch it or not, it always end the same. Someone wins and someone loses.
  • I don’t have, nor have I ever had, ADHD or ADD. I was an A/B student and I was very compliant and very quiet.
  • I’ve never been mischievous. I’ve never liked repercussions
TributeSo, there you have it! Now you know a little bit more about the BIRTHDAY BOY!

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Ernie Dawson needs our prayers

Written by Staff on October 20, 2019 – 9:08 am -

HeirlineErnie Dawson of Heirline is in need of prayer after suffering a medical emergency. Please pray for this singer and evangelist. He wrote the following on his Facebook page earlier today:

Ernie Dawson of theI wanted to let everyone know what’s going on with me. I had a stroke and had to be airlifted to Erlanger, I went through a series of tests, then it was determined that I needed surgery on my carotid artery to fix the problem, so I had surgery, I was sent to ICU. There is where other problems crept up. My blood pressure won’t come up, they told me that I went into full blown heart failure, so I’m on a lot of different iv fluid medicine which is not good for a dialysis patient on fluid restrictions. One day so much happened I thought it was the end, so here I am in intensive care praying that everyday will be better than the last. I want to be home to book singing dates and keep my home afloat. Our bills are (huge). I shouldn’t be in here worrying about it all but I can’t help it. I’m human and the dad. So, how long will I be here, I don’t know. I really need my friends right now. I need my singing friends to rally around me. Pray for me and my family, help me, if you’d like to book us for a singing call us, if I can’t make it my boys will. I’ll try when I get better. I

Ernie Dawson of Heirline

Ernie Dawson

just need to heal.i love you all. From the bottom of my heart I love you all. God Bless you. Ernie.

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TaRanda & Triumphant Quartet Honored at 50th GMA Dove Awards

Written by Staff on October 18, 2019 – 7:08 pm -

TaRanda Releases The HealingNashville, TN (October 16, 2019) – StowTown Records artists, TaRanda Greene and Triumphant Quartet, were honored with wins at this year’s GMA Dove Awards. TaRanda was honored with Inspirational Song of the Year for “When The Healing Comes.

Triumphant Quartet’s 2019 release, Yes, was named Southern Gospel Album of the Year.

When The Healing Comes” was written by TaRanda, Geron Davis, Wayne Haun and Joel Lindsey and is on her 2018 release The Healing. While the song itself was birthed out of TaRanda’s personal story, it has been a balm for many who suffer from personal tragedies.

TaRanda expressed her gratitude, “I’m still a bit overwhelmed. I didn’t see this one coming. Every nominee in the category was so worthy to win the Dove. I’m grateful to be in such beautiful company, and I’m grateful to have so many amazing people cheering me on. When my name was called, my thoughts scattered, and I failed to say thank you to so many people who helped make this song what it is…people like Nate Goble, my record label, Stowtown Records, Provident Distribution, Jason Webb, Wayne Haun, every musician and singer, Ronnie Brookshire, who spent endless hours behind a console engineering and mixing the song. There are just so many people, from the marketing team to fans, who encourage me with messages about this song. I’m overwhelmed by the love I receive on a daily basis from my husband and my children. They are the heart and soul of what I do. I am a very blessed woman…every day. I’m so grateful to my Heavenly Father for giving me this life and the opportunities that come along in it. He is just so good!”

TaRanda & Triumphant Quartet Honored at 50th GMA Dove AwardsTriumphant Quartet is celebrating their first Dove Award win. Yes was produced by Wayne Haun and Gordon Mote. In addition to being nominated, Triumphant Quartet sang “Jesus is Coming Soon” on the televised program.

Scotty Inman of Triumphant shares, “We are truly blown away. The four of us recently began our 18th year as a group, and the Lord continues to pour out blessings on our ministry. We truly hope this award is a sign of what the songs on the album are doing to help grow the Body of Christ. Again, thank you to the GMA and its voters!”

“It’s difficult to put into words how elated I am today,” says Wayne Haun. “I personally see how hard these artists work to get to the finish line of a project. There might not be blood, but plenty of sweat and tears during the process, so to watch as their fellow GMA members honor them gives me hope that what we do is worth it. Lives are truly changed through the power of this music and the eternal impact of its message.”

The 50th Dove Awards show was live streamed on Sirius XM and will air on TBN on October 20 at 8:00 PM EST.

ABOUT STOWTOWN RECORDS:

StowTown Records was founded in 2011 by Ernie Haase and Wayne Haun and then expanded in 2014 with the addition of partners Landon Beene and Nate Goble. With each person bringing their individual expertise, StowTown has become a powerhouse independent Gospel Music label. As the creative home for many of today’s top artists, the StowTown family of artists includes Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Doug Anderson, Charles Billingsley, The Browns, Cana’s Voice, Tiffany Coburn, The Collingsworth Family, The Erwins, TaRanda Greene, The Guardians, Trey Ivey, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Tim Lovelace, Jody McBrayer, Devin McGlamery, The Perrys, Southern Raised, The Taylors and Triumphant Quartet. Distributed worldwide through Provident/Sony Distribution, StowTown Records has garnered industry attention with multiple GMA Dove Awards and chart-topping releases from their highly respected roster of artists.

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Les Butler and Friends: Brad Stevens of the Stevens Family Tradition

Written by Staff on October 18, 2019 – 3:37 pm -

Les Butler and Friends: Brad Stevens of the Stevens Family TraditionOver the past couple of years, I’ve been blessed to get to know, pick, sing and minister with a new group in Bluegrass gospel music called the Stevens Family Tradition (SFT).  They are talented, they are anointed and they are driven for the cause of Christ. I’d like to introduce you to one of their founding members, Brad Stevens. He is a great singer, a fine musician and an anointed preacher.

 

Les Butler: What is your earliest musical memory?

Les Butler and Friends: Brad Stevens of the Stevens Family Tradition

Brad Stevens: I’ve often said I cut my teeth on church pews and guitars; that being said, music has been a part of my life since a very early age. I remember standing in front of a church in my home town at the age of five, playing my guitar and singing a whole song. No doubt even before that I was joining in on the picking and singing at my nanny Shirley Stevens and Papaw Jess Stevens’ house. 

 

Butler: Who is your top instrumental mentor? Vocal mentor?  Preaching mentor? 

Stevens: For instrument mentors I would have to look no farther than my immediate family: my dad, Donald Stevens, my late papaw, Jess Stevens, and my brother, Donnie Stevens. My cradle was surrounded by their playing and singing.

Vocal mentors could be a long list of folks for sure, but one of the most influential ones would have to be a gentleman, who is my cousin, Danny Stevens. I grew up listening to him sing in church and I found myself trying to sing like him for years when I was a kid.

My preaching mentor is my pastor of nearly 22 years, who is also my father-in-law, Joey Burns. He has faithfully served the same church, which he started, for 31 years. He has taught me so much from delivering the word of God effectively to how to love people unconditionally.

 

Butler: Why is the word, “Tradition,” included in your group name?

Stevens: As you may have already noticed, music has been part of my brother’s and my life since birth. We certainly have inherited a love for music from our papaw and dad. We’re the third generation of our immediate family that has maintained a love for music…I’d say that’s tradition.

 

Butler: Tell us the history of SFT and introduce us to those who are in the group today.

Stevens: Stevens Family Tradition (SFT) started around four years ago as an album project. It had been over 15 years since I had been part of any music other than at church. Before I started preaching, my brother and I were part of a bluegrass band and made some of the fondest memories of our life doing so. After the long absence of that organized band music in my life, I really felt it was time to rekindle that with my brother, so we got together a group of friends to record an album. Next thing you know, after some conversations with our producer, Steve Gulley, who influenced us greatly to write songs, something we had never really done, the Lord began to give us lyrics, and the rest is history. The band started with myself, my brother Donnie Stevens, our long-time friend Frank Farley on guitar, and Jim Harp on the bass. These are the original band members and are still with us today. Frank’s son, Trey, played resonator guitar with us for about a year until life took him in a different direction; we enjoyed having him. We have had several different banjo players throughout the process but filling that position now is a local friend Tommy Couch. Our good friend, Gil Benson, sits in with us from time to time on the fiddle as well. 

 

Butler: What’s your biggest or most special musical moment?

Stevens: The Lord has blessed us to be able to play for a diverse group of people throughout our ministry so far; from Dollywood to congregations in churches throughout several states both large and small. We have been blessed to have our music on the radio and even on the charts, which is still a little hard to fathom. But if there’s ever a moment that is special, it’s when we’ve got to see those in need of the Savior lose grip of that pew and walk the aisle to the altar and pray through to salvation. That’s why we do it.

 

Butler: Tell us about your family. Are any of them musical?

Steens: I have been married to my wife Candon for 21 years. We have been blessed with three kids; Peyton, 19, Hannah, 16, and Hope who is seven. Candon plays piano and has been the worship leader in our church for many years. Our middle daughter, Hannah, has recently begun to follow in her mommy and daddy’s footsteps, singing in church as well. As for little Hope, she’s like her daddy; she’s been a song bird since she could talk. All this music and singing hasn’t caught up with our son Peyton yet, but one day I believe it will.

 

Les Butler and Friends: Brad Stevens of the Stevens Family TraditionButler: Tell us about the music festivals you are involved with in your hometown of Manchester, Kentucky.

Stevens: My brother Donnie and I have recently been involved with a festival here in our home town called Saltworks Appalachian Homecoming Festival. We had a very small part in it before, and were blessed to have the folks ask us to take care of booking the bands. We did our best to provide them the best bluegrass music in America today. 

Les Butler and Friends: Brad Stevens of the Stevens Family Tradition

Brad Stevens at 2 Years Old

We also felt the urgency and believe the Lord has led us to organize and promote a gospel event in our community as well. We went before the Manchester Tourism Commission with our vision and they were kind enough to give us the financial boost we needed to make sure this vision becomes reality. With their help and other sponsors as well, what will be known as the 1st Annual Shaping Clay Jubilee will happen on October 4 – 5, 2019, right here at the Pioneer Village in Manchester. Appearing at the event will be Heaven’s Mountain Band, the Shepherds, Steve Gulley and Friends, Stevens Family Tradition, the Old Time Preachers Quartet, Jeff and Sheri Easter, the Hoppers, and the Isaacs. We are pleased to be able to offer this event for free to all who would like to attend.

 

Les Butler and Friends: Brad Stevens of the Stevens Family TraditionButler: Please give us a brief testimony.

Stevens: First let me say, I’m thankful to be saved. I remember the day when the Lord changed everything about my life. Since that day, life has certainly dealt me and my family some uncertain days. On December 23, 2010, I had a massive stroke in my brain stem. God gave us a miracle and I survived; however, there were many days over the next four months when I didn’t know if I would live or die. But through it all, God was with us and gave us the grace and strength we needed to endure. This experience has played a huge part of who myself and my family are today. I still deal with some issues from the stroke today, but I don’t regret it happened because as a result of this experience, my family has grown closer, our dependency on the Lord has grown stronger, and many sermons and songs have come into being influenced by this first-hand experience. I’m very thankful for life and the opportunity to minister the truth of the gospel through preaching and music. I don’t deserve to be where I am today, and give God all the glory for being not only my Savior, but the Author and the Finisher of my faith!

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Les Butler

By Les Butler

First published by SGNScoops Magazine in July 2019

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Chrisagis Brothers present Legends concert with Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb and Angela Primm

Written by Staff on October 16, 2019 – 6:49 pm -

Chrisagis Brothers present Legends concert with Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb and Angela PrimmThe Chrisagis Brothers are chameleons in the world of Christian music. Known as the twins of pop/rock gospel, Brian and Shawn say they are growing up and so is their music, as they enjoy the release of their most recent CD. The Southern gospel flavor of the “Color of Love” is a great accompaniment to their newest event in their Legends concert series.

Chrisagis Brothers present Legends concert with Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb and Angela Primmlo

Chrisagis Brothers

On Saturday, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m., in Wheeling, West Virginia, the Chrisagis Brothers will be doing a special Legacy concert with three of the world’s most loved Southern gospel singers. Gaither Homecoming artists, Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb and Angela Primm, will present a Thanksgiving message of music, along with Christmas songs, and gospel favorites.

Gaither Vocal Band

Gaither Vocal Band: Adam Crabb, Wes Hampton in center

This festive celebration will be held at Vance Memorial Church, 905 National Road, in Wheeling, West Virginia, 26003.

Chrisagis Brothers Christmas Concerts include Adam Crabb, Russ Taff, more

Angela Primm

Brian and Shawn Chrisagis are always paving new territories in ministry. The brothers have been going strong for over 36 years in ministry life, beginning as youth pastors. Then they developed Good News Network, a unique television series for children, which ran three years and syndicated on SkyAngel and other channels.

Chrisagis Brothers present Legends concert with Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb and Angela PrimmFrom there, they developed a reputation as ministers to Hollywood, bringing many celebrities to know this Jesus they serve, as well as becoming personal assistants to several of the stars. They produced children’s books, a toy line, and have also released 10 CDs of their own music. 

Chrisagis Brothers present Legends concert with Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb and Angela PrimmloThe Brothers have won many awards for their music ministry and television series. On top of all this, they’ve had radio shows, interviewed friends from both Hollywood and Christian music, performed all over the world and created their own brand. 

Chrisagis Brothers present Legends concert with Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb and Angela PrimmloThrough everything, the Chrisagis Brother’s message stays the same, that Jesus loves everyone and died for all to be saved. Solid teachings are presented in every Chrisagis concert, and these two never do a concert without a prayer or altar call.

Chrisagis Brothers present Legends concert with Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb and Angela PrimmloNext year, the Brothers are working on a Legends of Hollywood event and other projects. To keep up to date with these movers and shakers for God’s kingdom, click HERE 

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Karen Peck and New River celebrate at 2019 Dove Awards

Written by Staff on October 16, 2019 – 4:07 pm -

Karen Peck and New River at the 2019 Dove Awards. (Photo Source: Karen Peck and New River Facebook page.)

Karen Peck and New River at 2019 Dove Awards. (Photo Source: Karen Peck and New River Facebook page.)

Karen Peck and New River attended the 2019 Dove Awards last night in Nashville, Tenn., and were blessed with the Southern Gospel Song of the Year Award.

In today’s newsletter, Karen Peck writes, “Yesterday was such a beautiful, wonder day/night at the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards in Nashville, TN. We are super excited to announce that “I Know I’ll Be There” won the Southern Gospel Song of the Year!Y’all!! We are so incredibly thankful to the Lord. What a privilege to co-write it with my dear friends Wayne Haun and Dave Clark.

Last night KPNR performed on a Southern Gospel segment, along with our friends Joseph Habedank and Triumphant. You can watch the entire GMA Dove Awards show this Sunday night on TBN at 8pm.”

Congratulations to Karen Peck and New River, and to all of the winners and nominees at the 2019 Dove Awards.

SGNScoops Magazine Facebook page is the site of live interviews from the Dove Awards red carpet. Be sure to see all of the videos by Craig Harris and Shanda Graves. They were able to talk to winners Karen Peck and New River. Enjoy the video below:

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