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Pastor Josh Franks and People’s Tabernacle Build Church Amidst Pandemic

Written by scoopsnews on September 27, 2020 – 5:37 am -

In March of this year as COVID-19 began to shut down the world, things were actually starting to begin at People’s Tabernacle Church. This year marks the 60th Anniversary, as well as the opening of a brand-new church sanctuary. “Literally the week that our President ask us to go home and stay for 2 weeks and most of the country shut completely down, the same week, we saw construction workers, concrete, and the foundation of the church start” said Pastor Josh Franks. The growth of the church in the last few years brought on the decision to build a larger sanctuary. 2 years ago, the church was able to purchase the property directly  in front of them as well as a small piece beside of them. After succeeding to pay that off in just a few months, the church began the process of moving forward to construct the new sanctuary. Now in the middle of a pandemic, the church has been completed and opens today for Worship Services. The new sanctuary more than triples the size of the old sanctuary with larger facilities and parking. The old church will continue to be used for a chapel for youth and children. Pastor Josh added “Even though we have been in a crisis in this nation, we have followed the Lord. The Lord has blessed, and we are continuing to move forward”.

The church has several special services scheduled over the next several weeks as a celebration of the faithfulness of God. Homecoming Services will be Sunday, October 4th with Gaither Homecoming Artist, Angela Primm . A dedication service for the new sanctuary will take place on Friday, October 9th with world renown evangelist/pastor, Pastor Gabriel Swaggart, grandson of Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart, as seen on the SonLife Broadcasting TV Network.
The church will also host Gold City on October 11th and Evangelist Torrence Nash on October 18th. Soloist of the Year, Joseph Habedank will be at People’s Tabernacle on October 25th, and on November 8th,  the number one quartet in America, Triumphant Qt will be in service. You are invited to attend each special service!

 

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New Music Video From Josh and Ashley Franks

Written by scoopsnews on August 28, 2020 – 4:04 am -

A note from Ashley Franks……

Josh and I are very excited to share with you the new lyric video for our song “Send Revival.” We believe the subject matter of this song is extremely important and timely for the season our country is walking through. We feel a strong conviction about sharing this message, and we hope that people will share this video with all their friends to spread the message of hope for revival in America!

#sendrevival

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Jeff and Sheri Easter in Savannah, Tennessee

Written by scoopsnews on July 5, 2020 – 10:14 am -

For Jeff and Sheri Easter, gospel music is genetically programmed into their DNA. As members of acclaimed musical families—Jeff’s father is one of the Easter Brothers and Sheri’s mother is a member of The Lewis Family—they grew up surrounded by the sound of people praising God through their musical gifts.
In August of 1984, both were at the Albert E. Brumley Sundown to Sunup Gospel Singing in Arkansas. Jeff, who was playing bass for the Singing Americans at the time, took the opportunity to reintroduce himself to Sheri’s mother Polly; they had met on a previous occasion. Polly introduced Jeff to Sheri and the two were married ten months later.

They traveled and performed as part of The Lewis Family for several years. But in 1988 they decided it was time to strike out on their own, and they haven’t looked back since. Also joining Jeff & Sheri on the road now is their daughter, Morgan and Son-in-law, Landon Smith, and cousin, Jarred .

Last night, the Easter’s stopped by People’s Tabernacle in Savannah, Tennessee where Josh and Ashley Franks serve as Pastor and music ministers.  They sang a mixture of their hit songs and some new ones. It was a wonderful night!
Here are a few photos from the Independence Day Celebration.

Josh Franks and Jeff Easter

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The Bibletones 48th Annual Homecoming …THIS WEEKEND!

Written by scoopsnews on June 23, 2020 – 3:13 pm -

Are you ready for some great gospel singing? If your answer is yes, Gulfport, Mississippi is the

place to be this coming Saturday night at the 48th Annual Bibletones Homecoming with Special Guests, Josh

and Ashley Franks & The LeFevre Quartet.

Ticket are $20 and will be available at the door. Come early. Doors open at 5 pm. The concert will begin

promptly at 6 pm.  All details and directions to the venue are on the poster above.

Hope to see you there!


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Bibletones Quartet Announce Homecoming Plans

Written by scoopsnews on June 4, 2020 – 8:21 am -

Ellisville, MS- Jack Armstrong and The Bibletones Quartet Announce Plans for 48th Annual Homecoming  Sing.  The event will take place on June 27th, 2020, at 6:00 pm CST, at Campground  Baptist Church in Gulfport, Mississippi. The doors will open at 5:00 pm.
Tickets are $20.00 and will be available at the door. Children 12 yrs old and under will be free admission.
“I am so excited that it worked out for us to have our Homecoming this year, states Jack Armstrong. We are thrilled to have our friends, The LeFevre Qt and family, Josh and Ashley Franks as our special guests. We hope you will make a special effort to be with us. I think a great concert and reunion of our Bibletones fans and friends will be a breath of fresh air for us all.”

The church address is 20577 MS 53, Gulfport, Mississippi 39503.

For more information, call 256-310-7892 or 601-310-2991.


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Booth Brothers and more at Free Online Concert June 9

Written by Staff on June 1, 2020 – 5:05 pm -

Booth Brothers. FREE ONLINE CONCERT TUESDAY, JUNE 9th

Booth Brothers and more at Free Online Concert June 9

Save the date of Tuesday, June 9th for a special evening of Gospel Music! This LIVE concert will be available on FaceBook and YouTube, shown from Nashville.

Watch the concert for FREE and support the “Southern Gospel Artist Relief Fund”.

Featuring: The Booth Brothers, Gold City Quartet, The Perrys, The Bowling Family, Josh and Ashley Franks.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Time: 8:00 PM  EDT, 7:00 PM  CDT

Presented by Bill Bailey

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The Talleys to appear in Savannah, Tennessee

Written by Staff on May 6, 2020 – 10:33 am -

Talleys at SavannahPeople’s Tabernacle Church, 64 Airways Blvd, Savannah, Tennessee, will welcome award winning Christian artists, The Talleys, on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at 5:00PM.

This is a DRIVE-IN, outside concert. You can stay in your car or you can bring your own chair and sit outside.

TalleysThe Talleys, which have enjoyed many years of success, including a Dove Award, numerous Singing News Fan Awards, and 11 top No. 1 songs, recently announced they will be retiring at the end of 2020, which makes this concert more special and could be a once in a lifetime event. It could be one of the last opportunities to see them in the greater West Tennessee/North Alabama/North Mississippi area.

Pastor Josh and Ashley Franks will also appear.

No admission will be charged, however a generous freewill love offering will be received.

In case of rain, this event will be moved into the church’s gymnasium.

For more information, go to www.ptcsavannah.com

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April 2020 SGN Scoops Magazine

Find out more about the Talleys and Lauren Talley in the April edition of SGNScoops Magazine HERE.

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Josh and Ashley Franks are Building the Kingdom

Written by Staff on April 2, 2020 – 1:03 pm -

2020 January SGNScoops.Jimmy Reno. Josh and Ashley

Josh and Ashley Franks

As Vonda Armstrong walked out of Sunday school class, the choir director informed her that her daughter, Ashley, would be singing that morning for the service. Ashley Franks was just four years old at the time. She sang, “Jesus Loves Me,” during the invitational, and it was apparent to those in attendance that her voice touched people that day.

“I knew God had a special purpose for her life,” recalls Vonda.

After that morning, Ashley knew singing was what she wanted to do with her life. Some things are by divine design and Ashley’s talents are no exception. She comes from a musically gifted family. Her grandparents played and sang bluegrass and her mother sings gospel music. Ashley’s soaring soprano is supremely showcased in the couple’s music, meshing well with her husband’s powerful range.

2020 January SGNScoops.Jimmy Reno. Josh and AshleyJosh Franks was born in Florence, Alabama, and he can’t remember life without music. Having musical talent on both sides of his family, it was something that was a part of him from the beginning. He would gather his stuffed animals as a boy and they served as his audience while he sang and preached to them. What he didn’t realize at the time was that he was being prepared for his ministry.

In 2006, Ashley attended the National Quartet Convention with her family to sing, and Josh Franks appeared on the same showcase.

2020 January SGNScoops.Jimmy Reno. Josh and Ashley“I remember thinking he had such a big voice inside such a small person,” she muses.

After they both returned to their homes, Josh and Ashley reconnected, and by the following February they were engaged. That December, they were married.

God had a purpose for their lives and it began unfolding. Just eight days after their wedding, Ashley and Josh recorded their first gospel album together. God began weaving together their ministry, guiding them like a tapestry where every thread was carefully laid in place. He has used their love of music to help reach others that were lost and hurting.

When reflecting on the songs they have recorded, Ashley says, “Oh my, it’s hard to pick a favorite. I don’t think I have a favorite, per se. Right now, a song from our latest album that has really been ministering to me is called, ‘Just As Blessed.’ It talks about how we are just as blessed in the bad seasons of our life as we are in the good ones. Such a great reminder that I think we all need.”

Josh began feeling led to minister on a deeper level and accepted the position of senior pastor at his home church.

2020 January SGNScoops.Jimmy Reno. Josh and Ashley

Ashley and Josh Franks, with their children, Priscilla and Eli

“Josh and I, both at separate times, heard God say that he wanted us to go home and work there. When we finally had the conversation, we knew that was our next step. We did not know how it would even happen. Josh has never been affiliated with any denomination. But all the pieces just sort of fell into place,” Ashley recalls.

“We started with around 12 people for our church attendance. It’s grown now into around 125 per service,” states the blonde beauty.

The couple continues to travel and sing in addition to their duties serving as senior pastor for Peoples Tabernacle Church in Savannah, Tennessee.

When Josh and Ashley reflect back on their ministry, there is something they desire for others to see.

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Ashley shares, “For me, I would just want people to say that we were real. That we did not hide the ugly to keep up a good image…but that we gave Jesus even through tough times and that we gave everything we had, every time we had a chance.”

The calling on the lives of Josh and Ashley Franks is to assist in building the kingdom of Heaven. Like that carefully threaded tapestry, where each thread was divinely placed and held together by hundreds of other threads, their singing and preaching has touched others and brought them into the family of the Almighty. They are helping to build God’s kingdom, one soul at a time.

By Jimmy Reno

Find out more about Josh and Ashley Franks HERE

First published by SGNScoops Magazine in January 2020

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“JOSH & ASHLEY FRANK’S ALABAMA HOMECOMING” This Week!

Written by scoopsnews on February 18, 2020 – 2:13 pm -

 

The annual “JOSH & ASHLEY FRANKS ALABAMA HOMECOMING” is set for Friday, February 21, at Liberty Hill Church, 77 Co Rd 142, (off Hwy 431), in Heflin, AL. Diamond Award Winner for Duet of the Year and host, Josh & Ashley Franks, have included special guest Hope’s Journey and one of Southern Gospel’s Favorite Songwriters and Artist, Phil Cross & Poet Voices (pictured).

Phil Cross & Poet Voices

Phil Cross is celebrating 40 years of gospel songwriting with songs such as “When I Get Carried Away”, “Champion of Love”, “I Am Redeemed”, “Wedding Music”, and many many more. Dinner will be served beginning at 5:30 PM and the concert will begin at 7:00 PM CST. The concert is FREE admission, however, a generous love offering will be received. For more information visit www.joshandashleyfranks.com


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January 2020 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by Staff on January 18, 2020 – 8:31 am -

SGNScoops Cover January 2020Happy New Year! We are excited to present to you the first issue of SGNScoops Magazine for 2020. This is also the first issue that is a color magazine, sold by subscription and available on the record tables of your favorite artists. If you don’t see the SGNScoops Magazine, condensed hard copy, on an artists’ record table, then please ask them to carry it. We would love for you to see it!

The January issue of SGNScoops Magazine is usually one where our cover highlights an artist that we feel will make waves in Gospel Music in the new year. This year, we bring you Josh and Ashley Franks, whose music has been climbing the charts and whose talented family is well-known in the industry. We hope you enjoy this great article by Jimmy Reno.

Be sure to read all about the Erwins, Eli Fortner, Citizens of Glory, Mark Bishop, and Andy Leftwich; artists whose styles span the breadth of Gospel music. JP Miller reaches a milestone, and we pay tribute to Dr. Buck Morton. All this plus our DJ Spotlight, Coastal Events Update, Publisher’s Point, and the top songs across the country. Thanks to all of our writers this month, including Jantina Baksteen, Justin Gilmore, Lyndsey Chandler, Marcie Gray, Les Butler, Vonda Armstrong, and Rob Patz. Some of these talented people are doing double-duty this month, and all are gracious when asked for something at the last minute. Please check out their biographies at the end of the issue.

We hope you start the year with SGNScoops, but more than that, we hope you start the year with Jesus. He is our Rock and our Foundation, and if you don’t know Him, you are missing out on peace and security that can only be found in a relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. If you have any questions or comments, please write to me at lorraine@sgnscoops.com

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