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Keep praying for Mrs. Sue Peck Music!

Written by Staff on June 5, 2019 – 4:01 pm -

Prayers For Ms Sue Peck

Prayers For Mrs. Sue Peck Music. Susan, Sue, and Karen pictured.

Karen Peck and New River sent out their newsletter today. Karen gave an update on her mama, who we’ve been praying for since the weekend.

Karen writes: “Thank you all so much for praying for our Mom. Last Sunday night she had a stroke on her left side and a blood clot on her brain. Our stepdad Bill got her to the hospital just in time. God began working miracles and today she is home resting! Mama is improving but still needs prayer. Please keep the prayers going.”

Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River

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Meet Mrs. Sue Peck Music

In April 2019, SGNScoops Magazine featured an interview by Cheryl Smith with Mrs. Sue Peck Music. We hope you enjoy meeting this lovely lady.

Sue Peck Music: Praying mother, serving daughters

Interview  by Cheryl Smith

Karen Peck Gooch, Sue Peck Music, Music

Karen Peck Gooch, Sue Peck Music, Bill Music

We first met the sweet mother I am interviewing today last summer while attending the Karen Peck and New River Homecoming. Sue is gentle and down to earth, and has been so kind and gracious each time we have interacted with her. The imprint she has made on her children’s and grandchildren’s lives can be felt each time they minister through song as Karen Peck and New River. I hope you enjoy getting to know her a little better, as you read her inspiring inner views.

Cheryl Smith: Please tell us about yourself.

Sue Peck Music:  I am Sue Peck Music. I was born in Clayton, Georgia, on September 23, 1933. My father was James Wilson Tench, and my mother was Myrtie Loue Freeman Tench. When I was two years old, the family moved to Gainesville, Georgia, where my father owned a barber shop. My mother was a well known seamstress and homemaker. I had five sisters and two brothers. I came from a musical family. I played the piano for the church at the early age of 13. I walked to where I took piano lessons. My church, Athens Road Baptist Church, where Homer Morris was the pastor, generously paid for my piano lessons.

While at Airline High School in Gainesville, I was a star basketball player. I met Robert Ezra Peck during high school, and we were married on November 3, 1951. We eventually had three daughters: Sandra, Susan, and Karen.

Ezra was a very talented singer and Sunday school teacher. Many times in church, I would play the piano while my daughters sang. Years later, Ezra passed away at 59 years old, and while it was a very sad time for the family, we took comfort in knowing that he was in Heaven with the Lord.

Several months later I had the privilege of meeting a Southern gospel promoter, Bill Music, from Mansfield, Ohio. We eventually were married. We currently live in Georgia during the winter and spring. In the summer and fall, we live in Ohio.

Smith:  How did you first hear about Jesus?

Music:  My parents took me to church as a child. When I became a teenager, I began to love reading the Bible.

After I was married, I realized that I had never really been saved. I accepted Christ when I was 19 years old at Pleasant Union Baptist Church.

Karen Peck Gooch, Susan Peck Jackson, Sandra Peck

Karen Peck Gooch, Susan Peck Jackson, Sandra Peck

Smith:  Looking back, what do you identify as being one of the happiest seasons in your life, so far?

Music:  When all three of my daughters were born.

Smith:  Can you please share something special about each one of your children?  

Music:  Sandra is loyal and caring. Susan is dependable and kind. Karen is reliable and loving. All three have become wonderful wives, mothers, and my greatest accomplishments. I’m a proud mom.

Smith:  What are a few of your favorite memories from the days when your children were young?

Music:  Vacations, picnics, camping, singing their favorite songs.

Smith:  When did music become an integral part of your family’s home life?

Music:  I played the piano while the girls would sing. All three of my daughters are very talented.

Smith:  How did you feel when you realized God was calling your children into full-time ministry?

Music:  I was very thrilled that they had surrendered to the call to reach people for Christ.

Smith:  As a mother, what has been the hardest thing for you to surrender and consecrate to God?

Music:  The hardest thing was when my children grew up and left home. However, I realized it was a part of life.

Smith:  How did you instill such a deep, genuine love and respect for God in the hearts of your children?

Music:  I always tried to set a good example. I’ve always loved the Lord.

Sue Peck Music, Bill Music, their children and grandchildren

Sue Peck Music, Bill Music, their children and grandchildren. Missing: Sandra Peck

Smith:  What advice would you give to parents who desire to see their children develop into adults who are willing to lay down their lives in service to God?

Music:  Teach them Godly values and always know that with the Lord’s help, you can accomplish anything.

Smith:  What are some of the ways you currently support the ministry of Karen Peck and New River?

Music:  First of all, I pray for them and most of all I pray for the anointing. My husband, Bill, and I try to help out at the product table at the concerts.

Smith:  What do you most enjoy doing?

Music:  We’ve always had a lot of laughter in our family. I enjoy spending time with my husband, Bill. I love cooking for my children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Their favorites are macaroni and cheese, turkey and dressing, and peanut butter cake. It does my heart good to watch them enjoying my food and leaving those memories.

Smith:  What is your favorite song?

Music:  “Finish Well”

Smith:  If Jesus were to appear on earth in a physical form, and you had the opportunity to sit and talk with him, what would you most like to ask him?

Music:  Why would anybody reject you, when you’ve done so much for us?

Smith:  Describe one of the hardest things you have gone through. How did your faith in God sustain you during that time? What were some of the ways the Lord comforted you the most?

Music:  When I was diagnosed with cancer, I had so many people tell me that they were praying.  I could feel those prayers. The Lord carried me through with his strength and his love.

Smith:  What is one of the most pressing needs among God’s people in these last days of time?  What can we do to make a positive difference and fill those needs?

Music:  First, to come together and pray for our nation and pray for our families to be saved.  It’s important that we all live a good Christian life and spread his love and joy.

Smith:  How can we pray for you?

Music:  Pray that I can study the Bible more, and that my mind and body will stay healthy.

To enjoy the full interview, please visit www.homespundevotions.com, scroll down to “Inner Views,” and click on Sue Peck Music’s picture.

By Cheryl Smith. First published in SGNScoops Magazine April 2019

 

 


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SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION RECEIVES THE HAROLD TIMMONS COLLECTION

Written by Staff on April 5, 2019 – 1:51 pm -

Pictured (left to right) are: Travis Bridgeman, Arthur Rice, Karen Peck, Harold Timmons, Aaron Rich, Dean Adkins, and Rick Shelton

SGMA Pictured (left to right) are: Travis Bridgeman, Arthur Rice, Karen Peck, Harold Timmons, Aaron Rich, Dean Adkins, and Rick Shelton

10,000 items donated to establish research library

Hendersonville, TN – The Southern Gospel Music Association is pleased to announce the acquisition of a massive Gospel Music collection from Harold Timmons of Nashville, TN. The collection consists of nearly 10,000 items procured over his 65-year association with the genre. This important contribution will form the foundation of the SGMA Research Library soon to be established.

The Timmons collection contains 19th-century songbooks and original recordings dating back to the 1920’s and includes the best available copy of nearly 80% of releases by the major artists of the genre since its inception. In response to receiving this significant gift, SGMA President, Arthur Rice, stated: “We’ve always wanted a great library and a collection of artefacts. The SGMA looks forward to Harold’s collection, his knowledge, and that of his associates.  Not only will this be good for our organization, it will be good for artists and fans as well, and anyone wanting to research anything related to Southern Gospel Music. We look forward to this new endeavor.”

Mr. Timmons commented, “I wanted the collection to be displayed, and available for research and for me to be able to continue to be involved with this work as long as physically able.” He continues, “The SGMA now has the possibility of developing a comprehensive historical online database. My long-term goal is that a song may be researched as a recording, video, or printed music, and every reference contained within the library will be displayed.  A large percentage of the materials are already cataloged, and I’m encouraged to know that effort will continue through the new SGMA Research Library.”

Harold Timmons

Harold Timmons

Harold Timmons is recognized as a touring musician with The Hemphills and Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductees The Chuck Wagon Gang. He is also well known for the large exhibit that he operated at various music festivals, including 38 consecutive years at the National Quartet Convention where he provided fans the opportunity to peruse and purchase classic Gospel recordings and collectibles. His recent effort includes the establishment and management of “We Love Our Southern Gospel Music History,” which is a Facebook page and community consisting of 42,000 members.

Established in 1994, the Southern Gospel Music Association (SGMA) is a professional preservation association of artists, songwriters, industry leaders and fans founded to preserve, protect and promote Southern Gospel Music, its history and heritage.

 

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WayBack Wednesday…………. The Nelons

Written by scoopsnews on January 23, 2019 – 7:22 am -

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Way Back Wednesday! Here is a video from way back  of The Nelons. Can you name these folks?

 


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Porch Devotion With Karen Peck Gooch

Written by scoopsnews on July 3, 2018 – 2:20 pm -

Karen Peck Gooch of Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck Gooch of Karen Peck and New River

What a blessing Karen Peck Gooch is to so many.

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Karen Peck Gooch inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame

Written by Staff on May 9, 2018 – 8:42 am -

Karen Peck Gooch at the GMA Hall of Fame honors. (Chip Woods Photography)

Karen Peck Gooch at the GMA Hall of Fame honors. (Chip Woods Photography)

Last evening, May 9, 2018, Karen Peck Gooch of Karen Peck and New River was inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame, during a star-studded ceremony. The evening was also a fund raiser for the Hall of Fame.

Karen Peck Gooch has been singing gospel music for 30 years, received many nominations and awards, traveled around the world with her music, and yet still retains humility and a sweet spirit that draws just as many fans as her beautiful voice.

Ed Leonard introducing Karen Peck Gooch at the GMA Hall of Fame honors. (Chip Woods Photography)

Ed Leonard introducing Karen Peck Gooch at the GMA Hall of Fame honors. (Chip Woods Photography)

Karen wrote this on her Facebook page following the ceremony. “Tonight was a highlight of my career. Special thanks to Ed Leonard for presenting me with the GMA Induction. Special thanks to The Isaacs and Jason Crabb for singing for me. (They were incredible!) Special thanks to Jackie Patillo and the GMA for being a friend to all of us! It was awesome having Rickey Gooch, Matthew Gooch, Kari Gooch, Susan Peck Jackson, David Jackson, Sue Peck Music, Bill Music, Kelly Nelon Clark, Grant Gibson sitting at my table. Peggy G. Fauscett, Pamela Cooper Unthank, Harper Agency, Daywind Music, NQC, and so many fellow artists were there to support me and I will never forget it! I love every one of you! Thanks to Chip Woods for the amazing pictures and Megan Clark for doing our makeup!

Karen Peck and New River Release Powerful Video For New Single “Hope For All Nations”

Karen Peck and New River

“I am so thankful to the Lord for allowing me to live my dream. 38 years ago I started singing professionally. I will forever be grateful to Alphus LeFevre and Rex Nelon for their incredible leadership and for their love for the Lord and this great music. I pray that the Lord will give me many more years of service to Him! Our best days are ahead! ❤️”

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Congratulations Karen! We love you…

Written by scoopsnews on February 17, 2018 – 12:09 pm -

Congratulations Karen Peck Gooch for being inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame!!  No one is more deserving!  Congratulations From SGN Scoops!


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Inspiring Word from Karen Peck Gooch

Written by scoopsnews on February 7, 2017 – 8:10 am -

From Karen on Facebook:

Hey y’all! I usually don’t post things like this very often but I feel led to share this.
Last night I had a wonderful dream about the Lord’s return. We all knew the He was coming that day. The excitement was beyond anything imaginable. I remember feeling nothing but joy, peace, and love. When I woke up this morning I was disappointed that it was only a dream. I literally cried thinking about how I let silly things fill my mind that take the place of the important things. I need to be spending more time in the Word and listening more to His leading. The truth is…Jesus could return today! I should live my life everyday with that exciting thought and anticipation! And I want to sing songs that will bring conviction to the lost and encouragement to the believers. I know the Lord is coming back one day and I’m ready! Are you ready?
I love y’all beyond words. Thank you for your continued prayers and support!❤️

Thank you Karen for such an inspiring post! We at SGN Scoops love you and all you stand for.


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Karen Peck Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree In Divinity

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 19, 2016 – 5:32 pm -

Karen Peck Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree In Divinity

Karen Peck Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree In Divinity

Dahlonega, Georgia  On Saturday May 14th Karen Peck received the double honor of speaking at the Toccoa Falls College 2016 Commencement, in addition, Dr. Bob Myers awarded her an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Divinity.

Dr. Bob Myers stated, “It was my privilege to bestow the Honorary Doctor In Divinity Degree to Karen Peck Gooch for her lifetime Ministry of service to the Kingdom of God.”

The Toccoa Falls College website stated, ” Karen Peck is the lead singer for the four time Grammy nominated Karen Peck and New River and is a three-time GMA Dove Award winner. She served two terms, 2010 and 2011, as the first woman president for the SGMA (Southern Gospel Music Association).

She has received many honors and accolades. In 2012, she landed a part in the movie, Joyful Noise, which also had her performing the song “Mighty High” on the film’s soundtrack. Karen has an acting role in the faith-based film Redeemed.

Karen Peck and New River was formed in 1991. They have had several number one hits such as ‘Four Days Late’, ‘Hold Me While I Cry’, ‘I Want To Thank You’, ‘On The Banks Of The Promised Land’, ‘Revival’, ‘Finish Well’, and ‘Pray Now’ just to name a few.

Karen is very honored to serve on the Board of Directors for Abraham Productions. She resides in Dahlonega, Ga. along with her husband, Rickey Gooch, and two children, Matthew and Kari.”

Karen commented, “It was a wonderful day! Special thanks to Dr. Bob Myers for awarding me with an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Divinity from Toccoa Falls College. I am so thankful and honored!”

For more information about Toccoa Falls College go to http://www.tfc.edu/.

 


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Tweet of the Day! Congratulations Karen…

Written by scoopsnews on May 14, 2016 – 3:41 pm -

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Tweet of the Day!

Way to Go Karen Peck Gooch!

Karen’s Tweet:

Spoke at Toccoa Falls College Commencement. Thanks to Dr. Bob Myers for awarding me Honorary Doctorate in Divinity.


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Throwback Thursday

Written by scoopsnews on April 27, 2016 – 11:03 pm -

Karen Peck Gooch

Karen Peck Gooch

It’s throwback Thursday! Here is a great interview and song by the one and only Karen Peck…..


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