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Jeff Hawes marries Shainah Peek

Written by Staff on December 21, 2015 – 5:17 pm -

Jeff Hawes/Shainah Peek Wedding

Jeff Hawes/Shainah Peek Wedding

On December 12, Jeff Hawes married Shainah Peek in lovely Christmas wedding. From there, the couple travelled to St. Lucia for their honeymoon.

Jeff exclaimed on his Facebook page: “Had an amazing week!!!!!! Forever has begun!!!!!!”

Jeff Hawes/Shainah Peek

Jeff Hawes/Shainah Peek

Jeff recently was successful in obtaining his Masters in Education, after beginning the semester as College and Career Readiness Coach with the Jackson County Board of Education in Alabama. He was the tenor singer with Karen Peck and New River for many years and is a vocalist on their latest album, Pray Now, which is currently nominated for  Grammy Award in the Best Roots Gospel Album category.

Shainah Peek Hawes is a Registered Nurse at Dekalb Regional Medical. She also enjoys music and singing. Shainah and Jeff sang together at a school function. Perhaps we will hear more from this musical couple in the future…

SGN Scoops wishes the new couple much happiness in their life ahead, and a very Merry Christmas!

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Special SGN Scoops’ Fast Five for Friday: Karen Peck and New River

Written by Staff on August 14, 2015 – 11:49 am -

Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River

Today we present SGN Scoops’ Fast Five for Friday, a special edition of our feature that you usually see on Monday! But we thought you needed a smile for your Friday as well, so here you have it:

Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River

SGN Scoops talked to Karen Peck and New River during the last weekend that Jeff Hawes was with the group. We have included his answers here as well for this Fast Five. Each artist was asked five questions, and they answered with the first word that came to mind, in true game-show fashion. Unfortunately there were no prizes, but we consider each member of Karen Peck and New River a winner!

 

SGN Scoops: What is your favorite perfume/cologne?

 

Susan Peck Jackson: Mademoiselle by Chanel

Kari Gooch: Daisy by Marc Jacobs

Jeff Hawes: YSL [Yves Saint Laurent]

Karen Peck Gooch: Jimmie Choo

 

Karen and Susan Peck

Karen and Susan Peck

SGN Scoops: What was the last book you read?

 

Susan Peck Jackson: Hear My Heart [by Sheri Easter]

Kari Gooch: The Vacationers [by Emma Straub]

Jeff Hawes: The Bible. That’s a given… but it really was. Before that: To Kill A Mockingbird. I’ve read that many, many times.

Karen Peck Gooch: God’s Generals. I read a lot of books at the same time. But my favorite book is God’s Generals [by Roberts Liardon]

 

SGN Scoops: What is your favorite thing about Canada? [Editor’s note: The concert took place in Coburg, Ontario, Canada.]

 

Susan Peck Jackson: I love Canada! Everything is great. We were talking about all the things we like about Canada: Maple Syrup, the Hockey Team [We hope she means the Toronto Maple Leafs!], and the Baseball Team [We are sure she means the Toronto Blue Jays!]…we were talking about that, but really, we love the way y’all talk. Eh?

Kari Gooch: The accents.

Jeff Hawes: The people; they are so sweet, genuinely sweet.

Karen Peck Gooch: The people. Absolutely.

 

SGN Scoops: What is your favorite hymn?

 

Susan Peck Jackson: The Old Rugged Cross.

Kari Gooch: Amazing Grace.

Jeff Hawes: It Is Well With My Soul.

Karen Peck Gooch: Amazing Grace.

 

 

SGN Scoops: What is your favorite vacation destination?

 

Susan Peck Jackson: Destin, Florida. That’s where we go every year because it’s not that far from where we live. Every summer we go to the beach and stay for a week. It’s a good family time to get together.

Kari Gooch: Destin, Florida.

Jeff Hawes: The Smoky Mountains, Tennessee, Pigeon Forge. I love it and it’s not that far from home.

Karen Peck Gooch: Destin, Florida. I like Destin because I love the beach. The beach is white sand, it’s clean and it’s family-oriented. We like the water, we like the food; it’s just someplace we always go and it’s also the kids’ favorite place.

 

SGN Scoops thanks Karen Peck and New River for being so gracious to chat with us after the concert at Lakeshore Pentecostal Camp in Coburg, Ontario. We urge our readers to continue to pray for Rickey Gooch so he can regain his health. A special greeting goes out to Matthew Gooch who seemed to vanish as soon as a voice recorder was brought out!

 

Karen Peck and New River have been nominated for several Diamond Awards in 2015. We invite you to vote for these artists today! Make your plans to visit Creekside Gospel Music Convention for the Diamond Awards ceremony on November 3, 2015.

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Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River

 


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Karen Peck and New River in Concert: Final Weekend with Jeff Hawes

Written by Staff on August 6, 2015 – 10:04 am -

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Karen Peck and New River

On August 1, 2015, we were privileged to be at a concert featuring Karen Peck and New River in Coburg, Ontario. The site was the Lakeshore Pentecostal Camp, a beautiful campsite on the shores of Lake Ontario. Inside the Tabernacle was seating for about 1000 people on old-fashioned wooden pews and we were happy to see modern fans and feel the air-conditioning on that exceptionally warm evening.

Karen Peck and New River stepped onto the stage to a very appreciative crowd

welcoming the artists for the first time to that venue. Many had heard this mixed group previously and fully enjoyed the first few renditions of top songs from the well-awarded history of KPNR.

Karen Peck Gooch, Susan Peck Jackson and Jeff Hawes were joined onstage in the first half by Karen’s daughter Kari on vocals and Matthew on guitar. Karen’s husband Rickey

was running sound and we were happy to note that he is on his way to better health after dealing with cancer for much of the year.

Some notable musical moments included “On The Banks Of The Promised Land,” where the guitar that Matthew was playing so proficiently turned into the sound of a mandolin, and then “Hallelujah For The Cross,” a song off of their newest release, Pray Now, which featured Jeff Hawes on the lead. This vocalist will definitely be missed!

I always enjoy the clear tones of Susan on her alto leads, especially the tune “Sustaining Grace,” which was another chart-topper for KPNR. Karen then had Rickey give his testimony of coming through his health battle, and we were all exhorted to “Pray Now,” in every situation, for God does hear and answer prayer!

During the intermission we were blessed by the instrumental sounds of Matthew on steel guitar and Jeff Hawes on piano. Jeff is a terrific pianist as well as vocalist and Matthew is working his way to proficiency on a variety of stringed instruments. They made a great team.

The second half was as wonderful as the first, and I don’t say that lightly. Karen has a way of edit 4drawing in her listeners and then taking them with her as her voice soars ever higher, bringing a special sense of worship and praise to God. After a full concert, Karen stepped down off the stage to present a song completely alone. Her rendition of “My God Will Always Be Enough,” was simply incredible. Her clarity, tone and strength in her upper register after a long evening were amazing and gave proof to why she is one of the top vocalists in Gospel music.

After a sensitive and encouraging prayer time, the artists ended the evening appropriately with the song, “Finish Well.” While the hall was filled with all ages, there was a predominance of older listeners who sometimes feel that their best years are behind them. What an encouragement and exhortation to everyone there, that while we still have breath we have a work to do for the Lord, and we all need to “Finish Well.”

The Karen Peck and New River concert at Lakeshore Pentecostal turned out to be the penultimate performance of Jeff Hawes with the group, and we were thrilled to have had that experience. We wish Jeff all the best in his new endeavors within the educational system, but we hope he knows how much the Southern Gospel world will miss his vocals and sweet spirit. Our prayers are with KPNR as they fill Jeff’s edit 5position with another Godly vocalist.

No doubt Karen Peck and New River will persist in expanding their boundaries and pushing the envelope, as they continue on their journey of excellence in Gospel music.

Special note to all you fashionistas out there: take special note of the ladies’ shoes and fashions onstage. KPNR always is in style with colors that flatter and never look immodest. Love that about these artists!

 

By Lorraine Walker

Photographs by Cindy, Joan and Lorraine Walker

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Jeff Hawes To Leave Karen Peck & New River

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 2, 2015 – 3:21 pm -

Jeff Hawes

Jeff Hawes

In a video on facebook Karen Peck announced the departure of Jeff Hawes from the group you can watch the video here

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SGN Scoops Friday Favorites with Jeff Hawes of Karen Peck and New River

Written by Staff on June 5, 2015 – 5:26 am -

Jeff Hawes

Jeff Hawes

It’s Friday and time for another fabulous feature from SGN Scoops! With today’s Friday Favorites we went to Jeff Hawes of Karen Peck and New River.

Vonda Easley asks Jeff: “What is your favorite hymn and why?”

Jeff Hawes: “My favorite is ‘It Is Well.’ I have grown closer to this hymn over the years and to the power it has. I especially love the fact that He loves me and will NEVER abandon me no matter what comes my way. I am SAVED and I can truly say it is well with my soul! Amen!!!!”

Karen Peck & New River Hosts Online Prayer Meeting

Karen Peck & New River

Thanks so much Jeff for being a part of SGN Scoops Friday Favorites!

Find out more about Jeff and all of Karen Peck and New River by visiting their website.

Keep watching the SGN Scoops mainpage for more Friday Favorites!


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Jeff Hawes .. What is your favorite Christmas Memory?

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 19, 2014 – 10:36 am -

We asked Jeff Hawes ..  What is your favorite Christmas Memory?

Jeff Hawes

My favorite Christmas memory is spending the last Christmas Eve with my grandma. It was a couple of years ago and the power had gone out on Christmas Eve. We were all gathered around Mawmaw as she opened her gifts by candlelight. She couldn’t see to read the cards, so I opened them for her and read every card to her by the light. She could barely talk as her body was in a great deal of pain. I can still remember the smell of her Este Lauder perfume. That was a Christmas in the dark I will never forget. She was the only light in the room. She passed away the following February but her memory and smell of her sweet perfume live on!!


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This week on Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops on May 20, 2013 – 5:09 am -

The members of Beyond the Ashes are the guests on Gospel Music Today for the week of May 20.  Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel music todaygospel news and concert updates, the Feature Group is Royal City, and Jean reviews a new CD by Ernie Haase and Signature Sound.  “Turning Points,” featuring Jeff Hawes of Karen Peck and New River, is the subject of this week’s Singing News Notes, and David Bruce Murray looks at the history of The Nelons. The Melody Boys Quartet and The Booth Brothers sing, and the show includes an exclusive concert video of Heaven’s Echoes, captured by the Gospel Music Today cameras at  the Mid-Arkansas Quartet Convention, in Plumerville, AR. The show is on KWBH TV47 in Oklahoma every Monday at 6:00 PM, and it’s online now at the Gospel Music Today website,www.gospelmusictoday.com


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May 2013 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 9, 2013 – 3:39 pm -

We are proud of the May issue! In fact, it’s not even summer yet, but this issue sizzles! Aaron and Amanda Crabb spice up the cover, and their interview will most definitely melt hearts! Also in this issue, catch the latest from Red Roots, the Pine Ridge Boys, and Mark Bishop. Get the scoop on Devin McGlamery and also Greater Vision’s new music projects, and catch the Younger Perspective with Adam Brown. Get to know Christian Country’s rising star, Abby Paskvan, and the West Coast’s Keepers of the Faith. You heard the news about the upcoming Cathedral Reunion, but get the inside scoop from Ernie Haase, Mark Trammel and Scott Fowler. Dr Jeff Steele delivers a word of encouragement, Lou Hildreth honors Tim Riley and Jeff Hawes honors his mom. Catch up on the latest Creekside Gospel Music Convention plans, see who made the top ten list for Diamond Awards and see what songs are topping the charts. As always….digital, free and good! The scoop is nestled inside a beautiful magazine and is now available in in two formats. You choose- PDF or flip-style and please share with friends, family and fans.


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March 2013 Editon Of SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 9, 2013 – 10:49 am -

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March 2013 SGNScoops Magazine Is Here

Wow! We sure have the scoop for you this month! The March Edition is jammed packed with exciting news. We’re thrilled to present Jason Crabb as this month’s cover story. Not only does Jason share details about his new CD, “Love Is Stronger,” but he shares his heart regarding ministry and family. Also in this issue, the spotlight is on Karen Peck and her latest solo record, plus we’re highlighting several ministries this month: Charlton Jordan, The Diplomats, Paul’s Journey, John Lanier, The Cargils, Promise, Jayc Harold and Shannon Shelby. As always, SGNScoops keeps the roads hot! This month Angela shares Omega in Concert and Rhonda shares Gospel Boot Camp with Gerald and Adam Crabb as well as the Southern Gospel Music Guild’s 2013 Harmony Honors. Sandi Duncan Clark covers music reviews featuring Red Roots, Tammy Jones Robinette, David Staton and Tommy Brandt. Enjoy a word of encouragement from John Mathis Jr, memories from Lou Hildreth, a fitness challenge from Laurette Willis and chronicles of a Singing English Teacher with Jeff Hawes of Karen Peck & New River. We have a couple of very exciting announcements regarding the Creekside Gospel Music Convention too, so watch the Publisher’s Point with Rob Patz, and don’t miss the Creekside update (hint hint….Ed O’ Neal… The Singing Cookes). All of this is neatly tucked in one place- a beautifully designed online magazine. The best part? It is absolutely FREE! Tell your friends, family and friends- and don’t forget to vote for your favorite artists! Round One Diamond Awards Voting is open NOW! Thank you SGNSCoops staff for an MARVELOUS MARCH issue. Our prayer is for God to be glorified in all we say and do.

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January 2013 Edition Of SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 10, 2013 – 5:59 pm -

sgnscoops0113_smWe’re kicking off 2013 with a jammed packed exciting issue of SGNScoops Magazine! Get to know the Ball Brothers this month as our cover story. Other ministries highlighted this month are The Whisnants, Rusty Golden,Woody Wright, Richard Kiser, The Brady’s and Sylvia Green. In this edition, SGNScoops shares details regarding the Sandi Patty, Jason Crabb Christmas Tour, the Brooklyn Tabernacle Christmas and The Bridge Ministry’s “The Bridge To Christmas.” Rhonda shares behind the scenes to Channing Eleton’s new music video and Stephanie Kelley shares her Disney On Ice/Wigs for Children With Cancer experience. Sandi Duncan Clark reviews new music and Angela tells how the Williamsons are involved with spreading the Word of God in Kazakhstan. Other articles of interest include a devotion from John Mathis Jr, memories from Lou Hildreth, a challenge to develop professionally with special guest writer, Sheri Thrower. Rhonda begins a new series called, “Whatever It Takes” focusing on the importance of effective faith sharing. Get fit with Laurette Willis, catch up with Jeff Hawes on the road with Karen Peck and New River and read about plans for the 2013 Creekside Gospel Music Convention! Thank you for making 2012 a great year, and help us make 2013 even better. Please share SGNScoops Magazine with your friends, fans and family. Always Digital, Always Free, Always Good!

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