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Hope’s Journey Announces “BIG Homecoming” in Heflin, Alabama

Written by scoopsnews on August 4, 2016 – 11:31 am -

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Hope’s Journey Homecoming

Heflin, AL (August 4, 2016) –  Hope’s Journey announces their BIG Homecoming, October 22nd in Heflin, Alabama. The popular Southern mixed group will welcome The Perrys along with Josh and Ashley Franks. Hope’s Journey owner and vocalist Vonda Easley invites all their fans, friends and family to the Heflin Recreation Center for the 6:00pm CST concert. Joining Vonda onstage is the Hope’s Journey lineup of Caleb Kelley, Hillary Snow and pianist Cody McCreary. This is certain to be an evening of great music and praise.

The Perrys, from Gallatin, Tennessee are an award-winning Southern mixed quartet, featuring Libbi Perry Stuffle and her husband Tracy Stuffle, their son Jared Stuffle, Troy Peach, and Andrew Goldman. Known for such hits as, “I Can Trust Him,” and “I Got AHold Of God This Morning,” The Perrys currently are enjoying a charting song with “Did I Just Hear The Thunder.”
Josh and Ashley Franks, from Savannah, Tennessee, are a powerful husband/wife team with an exciting ministry you won’t want to miss.“Ashley and I are excited to be at Hope’s Journey’s Homecoming and see all our Alabama Family!” says Josh. Ashley is also the daughter of Vonda Easley.
Many will be seeing the current line-up of Hope’s Journey for the first time. Vonda notes, “God has done great things by putting this group together and I am so excited about Homecoming 2016! Come out and meet Hillary, Caleb and Cody but most importantly come expecting a blessing and prepared to have church.”
WPIL FM out of Heflin is one of the sponsors of the Homecoming. Rob Patz, owner of WPIL, is excited about this concert and says, “Hope’s Journey always brings ministry when they sing, and I am looking forward to what God will do at their 2016 Homecoming. The music of The Perrys and Josh and Ashley Franks is always superb. It will be a fun evening and I hope to see all of our Alabama friends there!”
Heflin Recreation Center is located at 1128 Coleman Street, Heflin Alabama. Doors open at 5:00pm on October 22nd and the concert will begin at 6:00pm CST. Tickets are $10 at the door or can be obtained from the WPIL office in advance. For more information call 256.310.7892. or 731.607.1948.

 


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Old Fashioned Camp Meeting…..

Written by scoopsnews on June 18, 2016 – 3:17 pm -

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Old- Fashioned Campmeeting coming to Savannah, Tennessee.

Checkout this lineup! Make plans today to be at this meeting. Come EXPECTING a blessing!

See you THERE!


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Josh and Ashley Franks News….

Written by scoopsnews on May 29, 2016 – 7:02 am -

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From Josh:

I have always believed that when God calls an individual in one family, he actually calls the whole family. Tonight proved that. First off, for the last couple of days I have had no voice. ZERO! All the sinus and allergies has stripped it away. I did go to the doctor yesterday and was given a shot and some meds. I am feeling better, Praise the Lord. But the Doc told me keep my mouth shut as much as possible! (I think the doc knows me. Ha!) So tonight was our regular mid-week service at our church. Since I couldn’t preach, I had to find someone. Ashley has been telling me of some things that the Lord had been giving her. So I ask her to share her heart tonight. Without (much) hesitate she did and I must say I was super proud. She did outstanding! Then before the service started, Priscilla and I was at the church. I always arrive early and get everything ready and try to do a little warm up on the piano. Meanwhile, Priscilla was at the end of the piano tapping on one single note and on the beat! I said ‘Priscilla, go over and try that on the drums’ Well the child has great rhythm for a 5 years old and tonight on our opening song, she played the snared drum and keep great timing. So hey, if we can’t get a good drummer for the church, we will raise one up! I’m so thankful for my family! Of course you all know how much Eli loves to sing! The best is yet to come……

 

 


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Wine Family Homecoming News

Written by scoopsnews on February 13, 2016 – 10:03 am -

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Rhonda Vincent with Ashley Franks

Lake Wales, Florida was the place to be last night as The Wine Family hosted their annual homecoming concert at Lake Wales First Baptist Church.

On the program last night was the Wine Family, Jeff & Sheri Easter, and Josh and Ashley Franks. A wonderful time was had by all! Each group performed a top notch set, and the second half was something special! Everyone took the stage together as Jeff Easter hosted and a few songs were sung unrehearsed. Bill Bailey even took the lead on “Jesus Found Me,” the old Hinsons Classic.

The church was full of Southern Gospel Music lovers, including Rhonda Vincent, who stopped by to hear her friends Jeff and Sheri sing last night.

 

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Josh and Ashley Franks

Written by scoopsnews on February 6, 2016 – 6:46 pm -

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Josh and Ashley Franks

On the Way to Bill Bailey’s 2016 Winter Convention, Josh and Ashley Franks had a blowout on their motorhome. In spite of the rough start, Ashley told us they are having an amazing time singing and seeing all their friends! God protected their family with a hedge of protection around the motor home when the tire blew!

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This morning, Priscilla and Eli Franks sang in the chapel service.

Priscilla signed her first autograph!

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We love this family! ❤️

For more information on Josh and Ashley Franks: Click HERE

 

 


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Big News…..Alabama Homecoming

Written by scoopsnews on January 22, 2016 – 2:18 pm -

 

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From Josh Franks:

ATTENTION!
ALABAMA HOMECOMING TONIGHT!

Our concert tonight in Heflin, AL is still on schedule! However due to the winter weather our friends 11th Hour will not be able to make the date. We are happy to announce that the LEFEVRE QUARTET with special guest bass vocalist Pat Barker , will be appearing in the absence of 11th Hour. Here are the details;

Liberty Hill Church
77 Co Rd 142
Heflin, AL
6:00PM CST

Appearing;
LeFevre Qt
Josh & Ashley Franks
Hope’s Journey

No admission – love offering received

** PLEASE SHARE THE NEWS **

 

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New Years Eve with Ronny Hinson

Written by scoopsnews on December 30, 2015 – 9:05 am -

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Ronny Hinson

Spend New Years Eve with Ronny Hinson and Josh and Ashley Franks!  Ronny Hinson will be appearing at People’s Tabernacle Church in Savannah, Tennessee on December 31st at 8:00 pm. The church is located at 64 Airways Blvd. Savannah, Tennessee.

Pastor Josh and Ashley Franks invite you to attend. Refreshments will be served following the service.

For more info: JOSH AND ASHLEY FRANKS


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Robert York attends Hope’s Journey’s Homecoming

Written by Staff on September 20, 2015 – 12:02 pm -

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Hope’s Journey

Robert York’s Concert Rambling’s: Hope’s Journey’s Homecoming

I recently found four great reasons to return to Alabama.  One was Hope’s Journey annual Homecoming. 

image1Vonda Easley founded Hope’s Journey in 2003 along with her daughter Ashley Easley and Chris Clay. Starting out as a trio,  after two years they added a bass singer, Trent Adams, to become a quartet. When Trent departed from the group in 2008, they returned to a trio.Vonda and Chris had said many times they would like to go back to a quartet and finally a few months ago, they hired Jordan Wilson as their bass singer. Lauren Miller-Huckabee was added just a few weeks before Jordan as they lost a member of the group.

Reason number two was the person that was going to be there to emcee the program. Rob Patz, CEO and founder of Costal Media Group and also publisher of SGN Scoops was to be there. Rob is a great supporter of Southern Gospel music. He promotes several multi-day events a year across the nation. He is a great emcee and speaker. With Rob and Vonda on stage together you get many laughs, but he had to be nice at this concert because Vonda’s mom was there.
Josh and Ashley Franks

Josh and Ashley Franks

Then the third reason was that former Hope’s Journey member Ashley, who left the group in 2007 to marry Josh Franks, was there. When Ashley married Josh they started singing as a duet and traveled almost every where to share the gospel. Josh, also being a preacher, often held revivals. These two together are a dynamic duet with Ashley’s great voice and Josh’s energy.

The Browders

The Browders

The final reason was The Browders from Hinton, VA, were there. This great family group with Dad Tommy and his testimony will give you one of the greatest uplifting you can receive.

Tommy shares how he developed polio at age two and was not expected to live until age 19, but God saw different and Tommy in the wheel chair continues to sing and play, something that was never expected in his condition. His sons Matthew and David along with Matthew’s wife Sonya make up the group.
Tommy Browder

Tommy Browder

Vonda introduced Rob, making sure that everything was in line for the door prizes and then Chris had the opening prayer. Rob introduced Josh and Ashley Franks who got the evening off with an up beat song. During their set they brought up their children Priscilla and Eli. You could just see the sparkle in Grandma Vonda’s eyes when these two were singing.

Hope’s Journey was up next, starting off with “Happy Rythmn.” Often their new bass singer Jordan was featured on songs as well as the others in the group.
Matthew Browder

Matthew Browder

The Browders came on the stage with “Lift Up His Name” and “He’s Alive.” Following Tommy’s testimony he sang “I Am Blessed,” saying, “God has blessed and been so good to me.” What a time we all had!

Just prior to the concert beginning, I got a text from Penny Shelnut saying her group Sacred Calling was going to be at a church in Powder Springs the following morning. If you know me, I had to make that event as it was on my way home. Got up early to hear them. 

Sacred Calling

Sacred Calling

Sacred Calling has been singing for five years and current members are Nicole Buchanan, Penny Shelnut, Rachel Elkins and Andrew Alder on the piano. Rev. Snyder Turner sang “My Brand New Home” for their 41st Annual Homecoming. He made a comment after the service how he liked Scared Calling. He said he was not much on jokes and appreciated a group that doesn’t tell jokes but sings the message. I thoroughly enjoyed Sacred Calling and their Homecoming. 


     

Sacred Calling

Sacred Calling

Until next time………….  

Thanks to Robert York for this feature.
For more artist features keep reading SGNScoops.

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JOSH & ASHLEY FRANKS: SEASON OF CHANGE

Written by Staff on September 10, 2015 – 10:05 am -

Josh and Ashley Franks

Josh and Ashley Franks

On December 8, 2007, the lives of Josh & Ashley Franks would forever change. They exchanged wedding vows and begin immediately to travel and minister full-time as a husband/wife duo.

In the last several years they have welcomed in two precious children. Priscilla, age four, and Eli, 22 months old. The Franks family has traveled approximately 180-200 days per year for the last seven years.

The last couple of years of ministry have been an incredible journey. The last three radio singles sent out have all charted in the Singing News Magazine Top 80. They have performed at such prestigious events such as: Singing in the Sun, Myrtle Beach, SC; Karen Peck & New River Homecoming, Dahlonega, GA; and Jackson Sings the Gospel, Jackson, TN.

It seems the journey has only begun but with a slightly different turn. For several months the Lord had been dealing with Josh and Ashley about a new season in their lives.

Josh and Ashley Franks

Josh and Ashley Franks

On May 10, 2015 the Franks accepted the call to return home to become the interim Pastor at People’s Tabernacle Church, 64 Airways Blvd, Savannah, TN; hometown of the Franks and the church that Josh grew up in. After the last four months of fulfilling the role and much prayer and consideration, the church has unanimously elected them to become the Lead/Senior Pastor.

A chapter has closed but a new chapter has begun and the days of traveling are not over. The family plans to continue to travel during the week and on a more limited basis. They will be in their home church on most Sundays to serve.

The Franks are already scheduled to appear on several of Gospel Music’s leading events for the remainder of 2015 and 2016 including: Tony Gore’s Dinner on the Ground concert series, Sevierville, TN; Bill Bailey’s Fall Jubilee, Waldo, FL; Gospel Music Winter Convention, Palmetto, FL; Gospel Music Weekend, Oak Grove, LA; Memorial Day Weekend at Indian Creek Baptist Church, Carnesville, GA;  and Gospel Music Summer Jubilee, Bean Blossom, IN.

As they begin this next season your prayers are appreciated. For more information regarding the Franks Family or People’s Tabernacle Church, visit www.joshandashleyfranks.com .

 


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Jason Crabb to appear at JACKSON SINGS THE GOSPEL

Written by Staff on March 10, 2015 – 12:40 pm -

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Bill Bailey and Josh Franks present Jackson Sings The Gospel on July 15-18 in Jackson, TN.

Artists include: Mark Lowry, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, The Martins, Josh and Ashley Franks, Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, Legacy Five, Jason Crabb, Triumphant Quartet, Jeff and Sheri Easter, The Perrys, The Guardians, Ivan Parker, Gold City, Brian Free and Assurance, The McKameys, Karen Peck and New River, the Bowling Family, Michael English, The Nelons.

Tickets on sales now. For information go to Bill Bailey Concerts.


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