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Pray for the family of Pastor James Wright

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 21, 2019 – 8:13 am -

Edna Wright, wife of Pastor James Wright, posted the following on Facebook, January 22, 2019:

“My precious Honey James Wright, passed away just moments ago. He has won the battle and his struggling has ended. Sweet Victory In Jesus!!! Please continue to keep our family in your prayers for the days ahead.”

Pastor James Wright, was the pastor of Redemption Christian Center and Chaplain of the Southern Gospel Promoters Association (SGPA). He had been battling cancer for some time.

Please pray for his wife Edna and all of their family.

SGNScoops extends their sympathy and prayers at this time.

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Happy Monday- “God On The Mountain”

Written by scoopsnews on January 7, 2019 – 3:11 am -




Life is easy, when you’re up on the mountain
And you’ve got peace of mind, like you’ve never known
But things change, when you’re down in the valley
Don’t lose faith, for your never alone

For the God on the mountain, is still God in the valley
When things go wrong, he’ll make them right
And the God of the good times, is still God in the bad times
The God of the day, is still God in the night
We talk of faith way up on the mountain
But talk comes easy, when life’s at its best
Now its down in the valleys, trials and temptations
That’s where your faith is really put to the test

For the God on the mountain, is still God in the valley,
When things go wrong, he’ll make them right
And the God of the good times, is still God in the bad times
The God of the day, is still God in the night
The God of the day, is still God in the night

Written By: Tracy Dartt


There are many people going through difficult circumstances right now. It is our prayer that this song will remind them (you) that the God on the Mountain is still God in the valley. Happy Monday! Have a great week…..



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Please Continue to Pray for The McDougal Family

Written by scoopsnews on January 6, 2019 – 11:30 am -

A note from Greg McDougal:

Dear Friends,
Your response to us during this time has and still does touch our lives in profound measure. Thank you so much for your tears, your calls and texts, for the cards that Sean received on Wednesday morning at the hospital, for the financial gifts both to our ministry and to ‘Cure for Our Friends’ towards funeral expenses. For your love and prayers. For the many friends who have come with hugs, food, supplies and house cleaning labor. For this wave of encouragement and standing with us.
We don’t have the details worked out yet. Bond Memorial Funeral Home is working with us and have been so great. We don’t know for sure but we are working towards a viewing next Friday the 11th and funeral services on Saturday the 12th here in Mt Juliet. We should know more by the end of the day on Monday.
Thank you all. Love you all!!!

More from Greg:

Visitation will be Fri night the 11th 5-8 pm at First Baptist Church Mt Juliet, TN
We have a short visitation on Sat morning the 12th at 9 am ( FBCMJ) and then services at 10 am then over to the gravesite here in Mt Juliet.
This is what we know right now.
Stay tuned.

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Please continue to pray for this precious family.

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Great News From Squire Parsons

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 18, 2018 – 8:30 am -

Great News From Squire Parsons

Great News From Squire Parsons

Dear Friends —

Beulah Land Music is very pleased and thankful to announce that Squire has been released from Memorial Hospital in Asheville following cardiac surgery two weeks ago. Nancy Wells, office manager for BLM, reports that he is making progress, and that the family would like to convey its sincerest thanks for your overwhelming generosity and heartwarming messages of encouragement.

Nancy also asks that each of you continue to remember Squire and Linda in your prayers, and to please accept their best wishes for a blessed Christmas and a joyous New Year.

Cards are greatly appreciated and can be sent to:

Squire Parsons
P.O. Box 279
Leicester, NC. 28748

Blessings and Merry Christmas!

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Please pray for the Lighthouse Boys

Written by Staff on November 27, 2018 – 7:44 pm -

The Lighthouse BoysBakersfield, CA —  Bill Underwood, baritone singer and original member of The Lighthouse Boys is in ICU and has been in the hospital since Wednesday Night,  November 21st.  The Doctors say he has only a 10% to 15% Chance of pulling through.  He is fighting an uphill battle, he has been placed on a ventilator.  The Lighthouse Boys and The Underwood family are requesting prayers.

The Lighthouse Boys

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Pray for Susan Gibbs of the Gibbs Family

Written by Staff on October 17, 2018 – 3:49 pm -

Susan Gibbs suffers mini stroke

Susan Gibbs suffers mini stroke

The Gibbs Family have requested prayers for Vernon’s wife Susan Gibbs. According to Vernon’s latest post on Facebook, Susan has been admitted to the hospital for a mini-stroke. A CT Scan showed she has had several in the past. Doctors are looking at a known tumor in the brain to see if that is the source of the strokes.

Vernon and Susan live in Scottsmoor, Florida, where they have been helping those who were hit with Hurricane Michael. They have a daughter, Natasha, and two sons, Bo and Tim, as well as several grandchildren. Susan was just involved in a hit-and-run on September 25 which caused her a lot of back pain, plus she has been dealing with other medical issues for several years.

The Gibbs Family (see their website here) have been singing throughout the United States for the past 20 years. Their website states: “With a combination of southern gospel, praise and worship, contemporary, and country gospel, we have something for everyone. We enjoy every moment out on the road and praise God for giving us the talent to minister to others.”

Susan and Vernon Gibbs

Susan and Vernon Gibbs

The Gibbs Family were scheduled to appear at Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2018. SGNScoops requests your prayers for Susan and Vernon and their family at this time. #wearefamily


The Gibbs Family gospel band

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Weekend Word: There is Power in Prayer

Written by Staff on July 21, 2018 – 7:49 am -


Power in Prayer

Power in Prayer

    Weekend Word

Weekend Word From SGN Scoops “Are YOU a Person Of Prayer?”

“‘Now Elijah said to Ahab, ‘Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of the roar of a heavy shower.’ So, Ahab went up to eat and drink. But Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he crouched down on the earth and put his face between his knees. … It came about at the seventh time, that he said, ‘Behold, a cloud as small as a man’s hand is coming up from the sea.’ And he said, ‘Go up, say to Ahab, “Prepare your chariot and go down, so that the heavy shower does not stop you.’”

1 Kings 18: 41, 42 & 44

What does it take to become a person of  prayer and faith like Elijah?

  1. Righteousness. (James 5:15) To be righteous means to be right with God, walking with and trusting God – even when it isn’t popular. James tells us that the prayer of a righteous man accomplishes a lot.
  2. Persistence. (James 4:2b) Elijah prayed persistently in God’s will – and this is key. Too often we pray for things we want rather than things God wants. It comes down to the motives behind our prayers – is it about ME or about GOD?
  3. Faith. Elijah prayed with great faith. From overcoming the prophets of Baal (850 of them to 1 of him), to informing the King of Israel that he better hurry on home before getting caught in the storm when it hadn’t rained in over three years – Elijah had incredible faith.

Today, what our homes and families, churches and communities need now more than ever before are people who pray powerful prayers.  Just like Elijah, an ordinary man who believed in an extraordinary God. You too can become a person of powerful prayer. (Right From The Heart Ministries- One Minute Devotions)


There is power in prayer!


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Ryan Stutzman and family need prayer

Written by Staff on May 11, 2018 – 7:48 am -

Ryan Stutzman

Ryan Stutzman

Many may remember the Stutzman family as they sang gospel music a few years ago. After the release of their album “Life Stories” in 2008, Rob Patz recorded a radio program with them for Southern Styles. Lorraine Walker interviewed the family for SGNScoops’ January 2010 Magazine here.

The patriarch of the family, Ryan, was involved in an altercation recently, as he drove a Uber car.

Ryan Stutzman and family need prayer

Ryan and Heather Stutzman

Ryan’s wife Heather posted the following on her Facebook page on May 1, 2018:

“Wanted to let all our friends know: Early Sunday morning (April 29) Ryan was involved in an altercation while he was out Uber driving. He was slammed to the ground and his heart stopped. He was taken to the hospital where they gave him paralytics and cooled his body temperature while they spent most of the day trying to regulate his heart. Late Monday night they did an emergency heart cath and found that he had suffered a severe of heart attack. 100% blockage of the main artery (The Widow Maker). They put in a stint and blood is now flowing well again. The big question now is how much damage was done to the brain. EEG this morning showed some brain activity…not normal, but it is there! Not very responsive yet, but they say that is normal considering how long he has been sedated. They removed the vent momentarily to see his response and he did show signs of trying to breathe on his own. EEG also showed he is at risk for seizures, so they have him on meds for that as well.

Ryan Stutzman and family need prayer

The Stutzman Family

“The doctors all say that he is young and that is a big benefit, but they aren’t being overly optimistic at this point either. Are planning another EEG in the morning and hope to have a better idea in 72 hrs. Belinda is here in Florida with me and has been a rock! Keep MaKayla and Rebecca in your thoughts. It’s hard for them having to hear all the news from so far away. We all know Ryan is a strong, stubborn man and I have told him in no uncertain terms that he is not getting rid of me that easily! We appreciate your prayers. I will keep you updated as we hear more…”

Heather’s latest posts are heart-wrenching as tests showed that Ryan was unable to survive and the family was forced to make the decision to end life support. Ryan is now in a hospice as the family says goodbye.

Ryan Stutzman and family need prayer

Dianne Wilkinson and Ryan Stutzman

To extend your thoughts and prayers, you can go to Heather Stutzman’s Facebook page here.

Everyone at SGNScoops sends their prayers to the Stutzman family during this difficult time.

Special thanks to Randall Hamm for sharing photos.

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Prayers Needed for Many Southern Gospel Artists

Written by scoopsnews on January 20, 2018 – 3:24 pm -



Please pray for Tony Dean

Please pray for Tony Dean

Latest on Tony from Wife, Tina:

The beautiful man of God in this photo whose heart beating sounds so amazing to me needs a miracle!!!!! We have so many wonderful praying family, friends and fans!!! And we are coming to you with an update that has been a huge disappointment. After having the echocardiogram the doctors said that Tony HAS to have a valve replacement. But that his heart is so worn out that it makes the mortality rate for dying on the table much higher. That if the surgery is a success, he may not regain the heart muscle that he has lost. Please!!!! We desire your prayers!!!!! Somebody needs to reach the Throne of God for him!!!! Please ask everyone you know to pray and fast. We know that our God is more than able!!!! And we know that he hears the cries of His children!!!! Please Cry out for me on his behalf!!!!! We love and appreciate each of you and we will never forget the love you have shown us!!

Please Pray For Mike Watson

Please Pray For Mike Watson

Latest on Mike Watson from Group Exodus:

Mike Watson, one of the founding members of Exodus, from Gadsden, Al had a follow-up visit this week with his doctors about his previous Cancer. It is with great sadness and a heavy heart we tell you the Cancer has returned and the diagnosis is incurable.
There will be no Chemo or Radiation treatments.
Mike chooses to spend his days with family, friends, attending his home Church and attending sings with the gospel group God Placed him in some 6 years ago.

Message from Mike:
Though we may not always understand God’s will, we know that Gods will and timing are perfect.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Though this is a very trying time for myself and my family, our faith has NOT Weakened

NEW Ladonna Bates Update

Latest From Tim Bates on Mother  In Law, Janet Nye:

Please Pray! LaDonna’s Mom is being rushed to the hospital. She had a heart attack today.

Latest From Yvonne: (The Dodrill Family)

Please Pray for My Mom. We need a Miracle!


Will you please join us in prayer for these great folks? We at SGN Scoops are praying. God is still on the throne and still in the miracle making business.

James 5:15

And The Prayer of Faith Shall Save The Sick…..

Keep Updated HERE


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Rob Patz: Fast Trains and Life Regrets

Written by Staff on June 22, 2017 – 7:36 pm -

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Rob Patz: Fast Trains and Life Regrets. Photo courtesy of

2017 June SGNScoops Rob Patz: Publisher’s Point

Welcome to the June edition of SGNScoops Magazine. Can you believe that we are almost halfway through the year of 2017? It’s hard for me to imagine how fast this year has flown by. When we’re younger, we think time moves so much slower than it really does, and when we get older, we realize how fast time really is moving.


As many of you know, I usually avoid talking about Father’s Day during the month of June in the Publisher’s Point. If you don’t believe me, go back and read past years of SGNScoops. Now that I look back on it, it was not necessary, but each of us mourn the loss of someone in a different way. I’m coming to grips with that, so this month I want to tell you a story about my dad.


My father loved trains, and in fact, my grandfather worked for the Canadian National Railroad as an arbitrator, so trains are in our family. I can remember my father buying me my first train, which progressed to a larger train, and a larger train, and then a larger train. My father would lay on the floor with me, and we would play with these trains. To be honest, I think he was having as much fun or maybe more than I was.


Rob Patz and his dad, Rev. Don Patz

Rob Patz and his dad, Rev. Don Patz

I remember at about eight years old, my dad and I were laying on the floor playing with the larger model train that he had gotten me. Now, I know my dad … he would never miss an opportunity for a life lesson. I think that was the pastor in him. As we were laying there on the floor, he said, “Our lives are a lot like a train. We are on a track to a destination. Unfortunately, some engineers push their train, and those trains derail. They are much like people who push life outside of the speed limit, go too fast for the tracks and miss their station. Then, there are people who stay within the recommended speed. They move along the tracks safely and get to their destination.”


I remember him looking at me and saying, “Rob, that is much like people and our relationship with God. If we try to speed things up and move past what God wants, we are going to derail our life. If we listen to God, who is the ultimate engineer – and stay within the parameters that He has laid out for our lives – not only are we going to get to our location but we are going to get there safely.”


Being a boy of eight years old, at first that story didn’t sink in. In fact, it was many years later before the story really hit home with me. If I remember correctly, my first words after he made this great analogy were, “Hey Dad, can you set up my race car set now, because I can switch lanes, and we don’t have to go around on the same track.” I’m sure my father was wondering if I had listened at all. I wish more than anything he could read this and know that I listened and understood.


So many of us today want to rush to the destination. We want to get to the place that in our mind we think is the most important, sometimes cutting corners on our own convictions, much like the engineer who knows better but still gives the train too much fuel and accelerates past the recommended traveling speed. He knows he’s pushing it to the limit and probably hoping he doesn’t derail. Unfortunately in life, if we cut corners or go past the recommended traveling speed, we more than likely are going to suffer derailment in our lives.


Rob Patz

Rob Patz

I’m thankful that I serve a God who watches over us even after we’ve derailed. Much like me as as a child, when my train would derail because I would push it to the limit of speed, God is willing to reach His hand down and put our lives back on the track. He doesn’t think twice about it if we ask Him and if we seek to move in the right direction.


So many of us rush through life. I think that’s my biggest regret. I haven’t taken the time to enjoy moments. If I could go back to that moment at eight years old, I would. If I could tell my father I loved him one more time, I would for all the money in this world. So if your dad is still with you, tell him you love him and tell him you appreciate what he has done for you.


I hope each and every one of you have an amazing month of June, and please join me for Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend, Sept. 8-9 in Vernon, Ala.


I also encourage you to be with us Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 for Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. It’s going to be an awesome four days of Gospel Music and renewal for your soul.


June 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

June 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

And that’s this month’s Publisher’s Point.

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