Elaina Smith Music

Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Michael Combs Transplant Fund

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 17, 2015 – 11:04 pm -

Michael Combs Transplant Fund

Michael Combs Transplant Fund

Twenty four years ago on September 9th, 1991 Michael underwent a Liver transplant in Omaha, Nebraska at The University of Nebraska Medical Center. Michael’s Liver is still doing great! He has traveled this Country for over twenty-five years with his wife Denise singing The Gospel and sharing his story.

Unfortunately, the anti-rejection medicine that Michael has taken every day for the last twenty-four years has destroyed his kidneys.

In September (2015) Michael was diagnosed with “stage V” chronic kidney disease with his kidney function at 14%.

For the last several weeks Michael has been undergoing an evaluation process at Wake Forest Medical in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He has been thoroughly checked over from head to toe!

Michael was notified Friday (12-11-15) by Wake Forest that he was officially on the list now to receive a kidney transplant. Praise The Lord!

Michael was advised by Wake Forest Medical at the start of his evaluation process that a “living donor” would be the best case scenario for him. As you can imagine, dialysis would not only be very hard on his body but would prevent him from doing what he loves to do…..traveling and singing for The Lord.

Michael and his team at Michael Combs Ministries asked people to pray about this need for a donor kidney via his Facebook page. The response has been overwhelming and very humbling. Many “donor” packets were mailed out to people who wanted to give Michael a kidney. Wake Forest is going through the packets and will have to evaluate “potential” donors.

Many others have contacted Michael Combs Ministries by Facebook, email, cards, letters and phone calls asking what they could do to help.

Michael has been singing on a very limited schedule for a few months now. For the last month he has not traveled or sung at all. He tires very easily and doesn’t have the strength he would like to have. Michael has trusted The Lord for over 25 years to provide for him and his family. God has been faithful and we believe He will continue to supply our needs through the support of all those who believe in the ministry and work of Michael Combs Ministries.

Even though Michael has insurance (that he pays dearly for) he will have very costly medical bills. (which are already coming in from the evaluation process) He will have to be on anti-rejection medicine for the rest of his life (which again Insurance won’t totally pay for). There will still be the normal monthly bills that most of us have (mortgage, food, utilities, etc..). After transplantation he will not be traveling for 12 weeks or more. In addition to all of this….The donor (the one giving Michael one of their Kidneys) will need help. They too will need a little time to recuperate. They could miss six to eight weeks of work. Their time off-work would be without pay. We would need to provide transportation for them to and from the Hospital. They will need food and a place to stay temporarily. We want to take very good care of them. After what they are willing (and wanting) to do for Michael, we feel it’s the very least we could do. I’m sure you would agree.

We have set up this account to raise funds for all of the above. We ask that you pray about what you can donate. We humbly ask that you share Michael’s story….his Music….his Ministry with everyone that you know. Share it with your friends, family and co-workers. Share Michael’s need with all of your Facebook friends and email contacts. To donate please go to this website https://www.gofundme.com/hhfgvj5g or send to Michael Combs Ministries, PO Box 7, Deep Gap, NC 28618, phone (336.877.4544)
Maybe Michael Combs Ministries has had a personal impact on you. Maybe a Michael Combs song has been a blessing to you at some point in your life when you really needed it. Maybe you would just like to support a Ministry that has a burning desire to be used of God.

Would you prayerfully consider contributing to this fund? Any amount would be appreciated. If you can not contribute, we understand and ask for your continued prayers.

Thank you all for your love, prayers and support!

Denise Combs
(Wife and Vice-President of Michael Combs Ministries Inc.)


Tags: , ,
Posted in artists | Comments Off on Michael Combs Transplant Fund

Michael Combs Update

Written by scoopsnews on December 7, 2015 – 6:13 pm -

Michael Combs Waiting for Kidney Transplant

Michael Combs Waiting for Kidney Transplant

Many folks have been praying for Michael Combs . Here is the latest update. Please continue to pray.

From Michael’s Facebook Page

Latest Update 12-05-2015
Thank you for your continued prayers for me and my family. I have now completed my 3rd and final evaluation. All is looking great and I am definitely a good candidate for a kidney transplant. Denise has been in touch with the Transplant Coordinator and was told the donor packets are coming in. Thank you so much again for giving! I am not on the Kidney Transplant List but will be soon. This week the Transplant Surgeon will be receiving a letter from my kidney Dr. that I am stable and ready for a transplant. This week I will also start my series of shots that are mandatory to receive a transplant. **Praise the Lord and I will be on the list**
I, my wife Denise and office staff wish each and every one of you a Merry Merry Christmas.

More information on Michael Combs HERE:


Tags:
Posted in announcements | Comments Off on Michael Combs Update

Michael Combs Waiting for Kidney Transplant

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 28, 2015 – 9:29 pm -

 Michael Combs Waiting for Kidney Transplant

Michael Combs Waiting for Kidney Transplant

My dear friends and family,

Let me first of all say thank you from the bottom of my heart for lifting us up in prayer these last few weeks. It means so very much to us both. Thank you for your thoughts, love and concern.

I promised that I would keep you updated on my health and whats going on with me.

Denise and I spent most of the day yesterday at Wake Forest Medical Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina. I began my evaluation process for a Kidney transplant. I will spend another entire day next week undergoing more tests, blood work etc. to be prepared for transplantation when the time comes.

The transplant team at Wake Forest Medical Center is highly recommending a “Living Donor” for me to continue living life “as I know it”.

If I have a “Living Donor” I would be able to avoid dialysis while waiting for a kidney to become available. The waiting time right now averages anywhere from 4 to 6 years for a kidney. Dialysis is very hard on the body and would hinder me from traveling and singing as I’ve been used to doing for the last 25 years.

Most of you know I had a Liver Transplant 24 years ago. God has been good and watched over me all theses years! The only problem is….I have been on “anti-rejection” medicine for all of those years. These medicines are very “toxic” to the kidneys and after taking them everyday for 24 years have wreaked havoc on my Kidneys.

I was advised by Wake Forest Medical Center to put my story “out there” to family, friends, church family and others to see if someone may be willing to donate a kidney that may be a match. if you are blood type “B positive” or blood type “O” (or know someone who is) who would be willing to donate 1 of their kidneys (The Lord gave us 2) please contact us immediately. Words cannot express how grateful we would be.

There would be no hospital bill involved for the “Living Donor” and we could help with transportation expenses to and from the Hospital.

If you could help us get the word out to your family, friends, church family and social media contacts we would be so very grateful.

We have been blessed to travel and sing for the last 25 years and would love to continue on. Please pray about this matter with us and let others know about our need.

Thank you again for all the prayers and support over the years and may God Bless!


Tags:
Posted in announcements | Comments Off on Michael Combs Waiting for Kidney Transplant

LORETTA LYNN RANCH PREPARES FOR SECOND ANNUAL GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 17, 2014 – 10:19 pm -

Grammy Winner Jason Crabb Leads Two Day Event Including The Hoppers, Karen Peck & New River, Brian Free & Assurance and more at Country Legend’s Historic Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN

MusicCityUpdate_ScreenShot20140617at41656PMNashville, TN – The Loretta Lynn Ranch is preparing to welcome Gospel music fans from allacross the country to the second annual “Loretta Lynn’s Gospel Music Festival” held at herHurricane Mills, TN ranch September 13-14, 2014. The inaugural event last year was a huge success and organizers are anticipating another wonderful weekend.

Scheduled to appear during the two-day event are Grammy winner Jason Crabb, Hall of Fame members The Hoppers, The Booth Brothers, Karen Peck & New River, Rambo-McGuire, Aaron Wilburn, Brian Free & Assurance, Singing Cookes, The Freemans, Michael Combs, Archie Watkins & Smoky Mountain Reunion, Tony Gore & Majesty andThe Sneed Family.
 
“I love Gospel music,” Loretta Lynn says. “I had a great time with all my friends here last year and I’m so happy to invite everyone back to my house for some great gospel music! Y’all come on!”
 
For those arriving early on Friday night, September 12, 2014, there will be a special bon-fire and sing-a-long beginning at 8:00 PM with special guests High Road.
Jeff Sneed, event producer, comments: “We had an amazing turnout last year – the crowd loved the event – and this year is going to be even better!” Patsy Lynn Russell, event organizer says: ” Jeff Sneed and his family have done a wonderful job doing anything that was needed – from producing the talent line up to organizing the stage, sound and light crew to promoting the event to bus groups. They’ve stepped up and really gone the extra mile to make this event a success!”
Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN is the perfect destination for this amazing weekend of Gospel music. The full service RV park features primitive camping, pools, canoeing, paddle boats and more. Guests can also tour Loretta’s plantation home, the Butcher Holler Home Place, and her brand-new 18,000 square foot “Coal Miner’s Daughter” museum.
Tickets are on sale now and more information can be found online at LorettaLynn.com or by calling the ranch at 931-296-7700.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in announcements | Comments Off on LORETTA LYNN RANCH PREPARES FOR SECOND ANNUAL GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL

LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR INAUGURAL LORETTA LYNN GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 28-29, 2013

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 18, 2013 – 1:47 pm -

LorettaLynnGingham(Nashville, Tenn.) – A limited number of tickets are still available for the inaugural Loretta Lynn’s Gospel Music Festival set to be held September 28 – 29, 2013 at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in historic Hurricane Mills, TN. Organizers report the event is nearing SOLD OUT status!

Scheduled to appear during the two-day event are Mark Lowry, The Hoppers, The Isaacs, Karen Peck & New River, Gold City, Rambo-McGuire, The Singing Cookes, The Freemans, Brian Free & Assurance, Michael Combs, Archie Watkins & Smoky Mountain Reunion, and The Sneed Family.
Loretta Lynn will appear on Saturday, September 28, 2013 performing a rare set of Gospel music flavored with some of her biggest hits. The hills will ring with the glorious sounds during the two-day inspirational event as music lovers converge onto the ranch.

For those arriving early on Friday night, September 27, 2013, there will be a special bon-fire and sing-a-long beginning at 8:00 PM.

Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN is the perfect destination for this amazing weekend of Gospel music. The full service RV park features primitive camping, pools, canoeing, paddle boats and more. Guests can also tour Loretta’s plantation home, the Butcher Holler Home Place, and her brand-new 18,000 square foot “Coal Miner’s Daughter” museum.

Tickets are on sale now and more information can be found online at LorettaLynn.com or by calling the ranch at 931-296-7700.


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in announcements | Comments Off on LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR INAUGURAL LORETTA LYNN GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 28-29, 2013

April 2012 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 6, 2012 – 9:11 pm -

We are excited to present a PACKED April Edition of Scoops Magazine!  Thanks to Lorraine Walker for a fabulous cover story featuring, Legacy Five. We have stories on your favorite artists to include: Doug Anderson, Declaration Trio, Dailey & Vincent, Harold Reed, Jordan Wilburn, Gene McDonald and Morgan Easter. Rob Estep gives us a “behind the scenes” look with promoter, Rhonda Thompson and Lou Wills Hildreth tells us about the very first Dove Awards! Jennifer Campbell shares a very special conversation with living legend, Bill Gaither as he tells the story behind “Because He Lives!” Angela tells us what songs are topping the charts and Jonathan Edwards talks with Rich Crist of the Crist Family. Sandi Duncan Clark reviews brand new music and Rhonda Frye reviews a concert featuring The Greesons, McKameys, Michael Combs and the Singing Cookes.Scott Rhoades and Jennifer Campbell share their thoughts regarding Easter, John Mathis Jr encourages with words of wisdom and Laurette reminds us of the benefits of exercise. We were saddened at the news of the death of southern gospel promoter and friend to many, Jim Arneson. Rob Patz and several friends share the thoughts of Jim. We appreciate you reading our magazine and sharing the link with your friends, family and friends!

Read the Magazine Here


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in announcements, christian entertainment, sgn scoops magazine | Comments Off on April 2012 SGNScoops Magazine

Paul Belcher Promotions Celebrates 39 Years In Gospel Music With Concert In Chattanooga March 3

Written by SGN Scoops on January 27, 2012 – 7:39 am -

Celebrating 39 Years in Gospel Music, Paul Belcher Promotions presents a fantastic night of Gospel Music. The concert is scheduled for March 3, 2012 at the Memorial Auditorium 399 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN.  The line-up is a great one including The Inspirations, The Greesons, Michael Combs, The McKameys, and The Singing Cookes. The concert begins at 6:30, doors open at 5:30.

TICKET INFORMATION

Reserved main floor and lower level $21.00
Upper Balcony General Admission $16.00
children 12 and under free (general admission only)

Tickets on sale now at the following locations:

Paul Belcher (423) 253-7900 (all credit cards accepeted)
Memorial Auditorium Box Office (423) 642-8497
Sonshine Christian Bookstore Store (706) 861-7675
1841 Battlefield Pkwy, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 3074

GROUP RATES

Only available by calling (423) 253-7900.
For further information or to order tickets over the phone please call
(423) 253-7900. Order early for best seating.
Visit us at paulbelcher.com or email: paulbelcher@tds.net


Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in announcements, gospel events | Comments Off on Paul Belcher Promotions Celebrates 39 Years In Gospel Music With Concert In Chattanooga March 3