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Pine Ridge Boys host trip to Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Written by Staff on August 9, 2018 – 12:10 pm -

Pine Ridge Boys Quartet

Pine Ridge Boys Quartet

Inman, South Carolina (August 9, 2018)– The popular Pine Ridge Boys Quartet from Inman, S.C., are hosting a tour to the 2018 Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., on October 28 – November 1. The group will be taking part in the event and are also in the top five nominees for the prestigious Diamond Awards, taking place during the convention.

Pine Ridge Boys Quartet host trip to Creekside 2018The Pine Ridge Boys have coordinated tours to other events, and the group is excited to be heading to Creekside. Spokesperson Anne Stewart says, “Creekside is an awesome event just by itself and since the Pine Ridge Boys Quartet have some awesome fans and supporters, we decided why not bring folks to this great event! Plus they also get to see and support their favorite quartet.” Anne is the wife of Larry Stewart, bass singer, owner and manager of the group. She has accompanied the quartet to the convention on prior occasions. The full brochure for the trip can be found here: Pine Ridge Boys Quartet host trip to Creekside 2018

Pine Ridge Boys Quartet host trip to Creekside 2018“We are thrilled that the Pine Ridge Boys are bringing all of their friends, family and fans to Creekside this year,” says Rob Patz, owner and host of Creekside Gospel Music Convention. “Pine Ridge has become a mainstay at the convention and I’m looking forward to welcoming all of their supporters in October. As the Boys are nominated for 2018 Diamond Award Quartet of the Year, the excitement in the auditorium during the Diamond Awards should be at an even higher level than usual. I hope to see everyone there!” Voting for the Diamond Awards continues until Sept. 15 here.

The Pine Ridge Boys have created a tour that also includes visiting some of Pigeon Forge’s favorite attractions and eateries, as outlined on their brochure. For more information on their trip, please call Anne at (864) 473-8535 or email anne@pineridgeboys.com.

Creekside 2018

Creekside 2018

Creekside Gospel Music Convention began in 2012 and has enjoyed increasing prominence in the world of Christian music. Celebrating Gospel, Bluegrass and Christian Country music, the event provides free tickets to the evening concerts, including the kick-off Sunday night, Dr. Jerry Goff Honors Arthur Rice on Monday night, the Diamond Awards on Tues. 30th and other special guests for Wed. and Thurs., to be announced. For more information, including lodging at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center and Ramada hotel, please call Rob Patz at 360-933-0741 or visit the Creekside website or Facebook page.


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Rob Patz asks, “How do we know when we get THERE?”

Written by Staff on July 24, 2018 – 9:03 am -

Running to the finish line: How do we know when we get there?

Running to the finish line: Rob Patz asks, “How do we know when we get THERE?”

SGNScoops Magazine’s Publisher’s Point for July 2018 by Rob Patz

Last month, we talked about “You can’t get there from here,” and if you missed it, go back and read last month’s Publisher’s Point. This month, we’re going to talk about: “How do we know when we get there?”

So many people in life are striving for something. They want to be the best. Don’t get me wrong, I think we should do our best and give our best to God, but that doesn’t mean you are always going to be successful, that you’re always going to be first. Sometimes, we have to come to the conclusion that we’re here, but this is the point that God wants us. That for this moment in time, this is the exact place that God wants us to be.

I know for people like me, it’s never easy to stop and settle down for a minute. We’re always doing something.  

I had a friend of mine call me on a Saturday and he asked me what I was doing and I said I was working. He said, “It’s Saturday.” I said, “Well, it still has to get done.” So, I understand how hard it is sometimes to accept this place.

Now, that doesn’t mean that we can’t strive to the next location, or to the next promotion, but I think God – now, more than ever – expects us to be content in this current place. I’ve been dealing with that a lot lately.

The apostle Paul talks about running the race. My guess is that when he was describing this race in the timeframe of his reference, it was probably a marathon. If you’ve ever watched a marathon on TV, you know it’s not a short process. It’s over two hours, even if you’re an excellent runner, so you have to set your pace. It’s a decision you have to make, that even though it doesn’t seem like you’re going to finish right away, you are still going to finish.

 

Rob Patz running the race

Rob Patz running the race

A lot of people get discouraged around the mid part of the marathon, that’s why a lot of them drop out. But as Christians, we need to continue to strive, continue to press on toward the mark that God has set.

I was thinking of this today, that when I use the analogy about a marathon, even though I’ve never been a marathon runner, I can see myself in that last 200 yards, because that’s probably about as far as I could run without passing out. I could put myself in that 200 yards, where you see your family, you see the crowd around you, you hear them cheering for you and you know all the work that you’ve put in to the other 25-plus miles is now paying off.

You are just about where you need to be, just about home, but in that last 200 yards, rushing through your mind is everything that you worked on; all the training that has come to that point, all of the heartache, all of the sweat, all of the hard work, all of the discipline, to get you to that point. That’s what’s going through your head.

 

Now you see the finish line and you know that you have run as hard as you could, given it everything you have. I’d love in our scenario for you to be number one, but the reality is, there is not always that finish. Sometimes you’ll be 56th, but you still accomplish something great. You have stuck it through to the end.

Whether you’re a Christian or a Christian working in ministry, let me encourage you today. Continue on the race. It is not a sprint, it is a marathon. Believe that what God says is going to come true in your life, no matter if it’s this minute, or at the 13-mile mark, or the 25-mile mark.

 

July 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

July 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

God is with you. He is going to take care of you today and undergird you with his strength.

Until next month, this is the Publisher’s Point.

By Rob Patz. First published in SGNScoops Magazine in July 2018.

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Arthur Rice to be honored by Dr. Jerry Goff at Creekside 2018

Written by Staff on July 18, 2018 – 8:23 am -

Arthur Rice to be honored by Dr. Jerry Goff at Creekside 2018

Arthur Rice to be honored by Dr. Jerry Goff at Creekside 2018

Arthur Rice to be honored by Dr. Jerry Goff at Creekside 2018

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (July 18, 2018) – Dr. Jerry Goff is pleased to announce that Arthur Rice, lead singer of the Kingdom Heirs will be honored at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2018. On Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, Dr. Goff Honors Arthur Rice will feature stories, songs and people from Rice’s history in Gospel music.

Arthur Rice has been with the Kingdom Heirs for over 20 years, during which time he has received numerous awards and nominations as a vocalist and also as part of the band. Before the Heirs, he honed his skills with Squire Parsons and the Kingsmen Quartet. All of this experience plus a charismatic personality has made Rice one of the best-loved lead singers today.

 

Arthur Rice to be honored by Dr. Jerry Goff at Creekside 2018. Pictured: Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff

Arthur Rice to be honored by Dr. Jerry Goff at Creekside 2018. Pictured: Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff

Dr. Goff comments, “Arthur Rice is over-the-top talented, a true gentleman whose life and service has been dedicated to Southern gospel music.”

“I’m so honored and excited to be a part of this,” says honoree Rice. “Thank you.”

Dr. Goff and his wife Jan will be at Creekside for the entire Convention, Oct. 28 through Nov. 1 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge.

“I am pleased to be able to honor Arthur,” says Rob Patz, host of Creekside. “I invite all of his family, friends and fans to join us at the end of October to show how much we appreciate this popular lead singer.”

 

More information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2018, VIP bracelets, free tickets and room reservations can be found at http://www. creeksidegospelmusicconvention .com/ or by calling Rob Patz at 360.933.0741 or emailing rob@sgnscoops.com

 


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Creekside welcomes Media to Appreciation Night

Written by Staff on July 11, 2018 – 10:36 am -

Media Appreciation Night at Creekside 2018

Media Appreciation Night at Creekside 2018

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (July 12, 2018) – Vonda Easley, of Hey Y’all Media, invites all media present at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention to a special Media Appreciation Night. This private media-only event will be held after the evening concert on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

Vonda Easley would like to treat all media representatives to pizza in the showcase venue following the concert.

Memorial Day Edition Of The Strictly Country Show With Vonda Easley

Vonda Easley

“We are so excited at the number of DJs and media personnel that are making plans to be with us at Creekside 2018,” says Easley. “We just wanted to show each one that their participation in the outreach of our music does not go unnoticed. You are appreciated!”

Media expecting to be present are asked to call Hey Y’all Media to register. Please call (256) 310–7892 or email vondaeasley@gmail.com to let Easley know you are planning on attending this event.

Creekside 2018

Creekside 2018

Creekside features musical showcases, evening concerts, the Jerry Goff Honors, Thea 2018 Diamond Awards and the Red Back Hymnal Choir. Midnight prayer is also planned for each evening.

For more information on Creekside 2018, visit www.sgnscoops.com or www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention. VIP tickets can still be obtained by calling Rob Patz at 360.933.0741 or emailing rob@sgnscoops.com

 

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Memories of My Dad by Publisher, Rob Patz

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 24, 2018 – 4:38 pm -

Memories of My Dad by Publisher, Rob Patz

Memories of My Dad by Publisher, Rob Patz

Today is my Dad’s birthday and also my Mom and Dad’s anniversary. I remember when dad used to say that he got married on his birthday so that he would remember their anniversary plus he would get double presents.(sound like anyone else you know? Ha ha) My Dad was an Assembly of God Preacher and the best Dad anyone could ever ask for.

This year will mark 14 years since Dad made the transition from this world to his heavenly home that I heard him preach about more times than I could count. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about him or hear his words of wisdom and Godly advice that he would often share. I wish now I would’ve done a lot less talking and a lot more listening.

I had the honor to be with my Dad for the last service that he preached. As we walked out the door to the stage, I asked , “Dad,how are you doing.” He looked at me and said something that is as true today as it was then. He said, “Rob do what you can and let God take care of the rest.”

I sure miss you daddy and I miss your big hugs.
If you still have your Dad, I encourage you to tell him what he means to you.
Time is priceless and memories are made for a lifetime.


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Rob Patz: You can’t get there from here

Written by Staff on June 17, 2018 – 8:48 am -

2018 June SGNScoops Publisher’s Point by Rob Patz

Rob Patz: You can’t get there from here

2018 June SGNScoops Publisher’s Point by Rob Patz

In the world we live in, everyone has GPS on their phone, so you can always find your way. However, I’m sure you also have heard the statement… “you can’t get there from here.”


I think I have probably heard that statement 100 times as I’ve traveled over the years and been blessed with the opportunity to work in Christian ministry. There are many times I’ve stopped at a gas station or store and asked how do I get to such and such town, and on many occasions I’ve heard that phrase.

I heard it recently and it made me start to think about our lives and how we live. How many of us have heard that we can’t get to where we need to go from where we are. How many of us in our life have allowed the roadblocks – whether real or imagined – to block our path? How many times have you said in your own head, “I can’t get there from here?”

Rob Patz

Rob Patz

As I look at my life, and as I come up to a significant birthday in a few months, if you would’ve asked me years ago if this is where I would be at this point in my life, I would’ve definitely said no. I’m one of those people that plans. I have ideas and goals, I make lists every day and I get excited about checking off things from my list when I’ve been able to accomplish things. This was not really where I planned to be.

 

That being said, we can create a plan but that isn’t always what God wants for us. God has a plan for you and for me and sometimes his plan is much different than what we think. I know, for me personally, that I have wondered how I would get to where I truly believe God wants me, from where I am at the moment. If we lean on our own understanding, we think we are never going to be able to accomplish the things that we believe God has for us to do.

Don’t misunderstand, I marvel at where God has taken me so far. He’s allowed me the opportunity to do the things that I have desired, and I am humbled by those things he has allowed me to do. However, being a person of lists and goals, I have not always done everything personally and in business that I wanted to do. In fact, there are times where I have missed the mark completely.

Recently, I was in the St. Louis airport and in my head I was thinking of all the things that I needed to accomplish. Some of those things seemed impossible at the time. There were things in my near future that I felt I couldn’t handle on my own.

 

June 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

June 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

Then I remembered the song, “God will make a way, when there seems to be no way…He works in ways we cannot see, He will make a way for me…He will be my guide, hold me closely to His side. With love and strength for each new day, He will make a way…” (God Will Make A Way lyrics by Don Moen © Capitol Christian Music Group)

 

In the moment of an almost meltdown, I began to sing that song quietly to myself in the airport. I found comfort in the words of the song and I realized again that even when our natural man says you can’t get there from here, God says, “I will clear a way for you.”


I don’t know where you are today, I don’t know what things have not been fulfilled in your life, I don’t know what goals you haven’t seen come to fruition. But let me tell you that no matter where you are, God can make a way to where you need to be. So don’t let anyone ever tell you that you can’t get there from here.


Hey, I would love to see you in Vernon, Alabama, in September for an awesome weekend of gospel music. Vernon is an event I look forward to every year and I can’t wait for this year. Please make plans to join me and many great artists in Vernon, Alabama, September 7-8, at the Vernon City Auditorium.


Until next month, this is the Publisher’s Point for June 2018.

By Rob Patz

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2018 Diamond Award Top Five Nominees Announced!

Written by Staff on June 4, 2018 – 9:25 am -

Diamond Awards

Diamond Awards

Pigeon Forge, TN – Coastal Media and SGNScoops are pleased to present the 2018 Diamond Award Top Five Nominees! Vote The Diamond Awards began in January with fans nominating their favorite artists Vote HERE

 

Rob Patz and Jean Grady discuss the 2017 Diamond Awards.

Rob Patz and Jean Grady discuss the 2018 Diamond Awards.

Fans are asked to click on the box below to vote from this top five list for their favorite in each area. Voting ends for the Top Five in September 2018. The 2018 Diamond Awards will be presented in a gala ceremony on October 30, 2018, at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention.

 

Creekside Gospel Music Convention brings national and regional Gospel music to Pigeon Forge from Oct. 28 through Nov. 1. Be sure to reserve your tickets at www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com and your space at the Convention headquarters, the Ramada Inn. Rooms are filling up fast so book your place today. For reservations call Rob Patz at 360.933.0741.

 

Don’t forget to order your Creekside VIP pass today! There are a limited number of VIP bracelets available, for more information contact Patz today.

Jason Crabb at Creekside accepting Diamond Award

Jason Crabb at Creekside accepting Diamond Award

Find out more about the 2018 Diamond awards by visiting the Creekside Gospel Music Convention on Facebook .

 

More information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention can be found on their website or on their Facebook page, or contact Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com.

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Sail away with Rob Patz

Written by Staff on May 23, 2018 – 2:30 pm -

Sail away with Rob Patz

Sail away with Rob Patz

May 2018 SGNScoops Magazine Publisher’s Point by Rob Patz

Welcome to the month of May. I hope that you have had a fantastic spring to this point, and if you are a mother, I want to wish you a happy Mother’s Day, as I want to wish my mom a wonderful, blessed day as well.

 

My mom has always taught me that ‘nothing works unless you do.’ She also says a statement that I have taken to heart, which is: If you don’t act on your faith, God cannot move in your circumstance. Stop and think of that for minute. If you don’t take steps of faith, God cannot move.

 

Put it this way: If you were a captain of a sailboat and you wanted to sail across the inlet, you wouldn’t just untie your boat from the pier and sit there and hope that your boat will cross the inlet. The truth of the matter is, the captain has to have faith that with his action of unfurling the sail, the wind will carry him across. So if we look at our faith that way, it’s great to say we have faith, but if we don’t unfurl the sail of our faith, God cannot move us in the direction that we need to go.

 

Sail away with Rob Patz

Rob Patz

I have to be honest with you. I thought by this point in my life, I would have everything handled. I would be able to tell you exactly what every detail of my life was going to be like for the next 10 years.

 

If you’re one of that kind of people, my hat’s off to you. But my life, which I have to say I am blessed to live, has had more turns in it and more changes than I ever could have imagined. I am so fortunate to realize that God is writing my history each day. Sometimes my story is much different then I would have imagined it to be, but every day I get up excited, realizing that my new story is even better than what I could have imagined.

 

I know many of us struggle with finding out where God wants us, or where he’s leading us. Many of us have watched relationships disintegrate, or jobs disappear, and we sit there wondering what the future holds. Now I’ll tell you this: If your life is the sailboat and you are the captain, it is time for you to untie your boat from the pier, unfurl your sail, and let God breathe into your situation. So many of us are worried to really, truly, pray God‘s will for our life, when in reality, if we do that, God will set us on the course to the other side of the inlet.

 

May 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

May 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

Hey, I want to make this your special invitation to join me for Creekside 2018 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This year, I am coming expecting a blessing, as we have C.T. Townsend preaching for us.

 

Also, if you would like to subscribe to the print newspaper that we put out each month, you can contact me, and I can help you with your subscription. rob@sgnscoops.com

 

Until next month, this is the Publisher’s Point.

 

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Hope’s Journey and SGN Scoops Visit West Unity, Ohio

Written by scoopsnews on April 29, 2018 – 12:40 pm -

Hopes Journey and Rob Patz are loaded up and headed home. What an amazing weekend we had with the folks at Living Hope Free Methodist Church in West Unity, Ohio.

On Saturday morning, Vonda Easley brought her “Beautifully Broken” series back to the women of the church at their annual Ladies Day. My heart smiled from way deep to have the honor to sit amongst the ladies and listen to my friend speak the word God gave her. Biblical Truths. What a Blessing this lady truly is to so many.

Saturday evening Steve Bridgmon was in service with us. This guy can sure enough sing. WOW! He is definitely a must see artist. His Christian Country sound and his song “Jesus Still Loves Me” brought home just how much God loves His children. Thanks for letting Vonda and I sing with you on “Born To Climb”. Definitely one of the weekend highlights for me.
Of course, Hope’s Journey sang a few and to watch the move of the Holy Spirit in that place gave a renewed and refreshed feeling to my tired soul. The altars were full of praying saints. The church gathered around a sweet family in prayer. Their loss has left their family broken and with three voids that only God can fill. But their forgiving hearts overwhelmed my spirit so much. Even in such a broken state, their need to forgive trumped it all. God’s Love Wins!

This morning was a continuance of last night. These folks were sitting on ready when we walked in the door. Smiles on their faces, and their arms ready for embrace…Such a loving church and so welcoming to all who enter in. The service this morning was so moving. Vonda brought the little children up to the front of the church and talked to them about the “Love of God” and told them how much God loves them. The HJ band played “Jesus Loves Me ” while Cody led the children in the song. Such a sweet part of the service to hear those babies singing about the love of God.My heart is so full. Altars filled yet again and many tears shed while prayers went up to the Father. I love those kind of altar services.
This was my first trip to this little church. I hope it’s not the last. These folks are on fire for God and God has Blessed this church. Today was the churches “6th Birthday” and what a way to celebrate!

Stay tuned …..In the next couple of months, Rob Patz of SGN Scoops announced he  will be doing a story on Living Hope Free Methodist Church. A special place with special people!

(Written by Rhonda Wooten, Hope’s Journey)

 


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Rob Patz: Get started again in Spring

Written by Staff on April 25, 2018 – 8:42 am -

 

Publisher's Point by Rob Patz

Publisher’s Point by Rob Patz

Publisher’s Point by Rob Patz for April 2018

Welcome to the April edition of the Publisher’s Point. I know I’ve said this before, but I’m going to say it again … I love spring. I love this time of year because it is a sign of new beginnings. If you look around, the flowers are blooming. The sun is out longer throughout the day. It just feels new.

 

If you look back at the first few months of the year, I challenged you to begin this year as a “new you” and a “new year.” How have you been doing? I wish I could say that I have taken all of the things that I wanted to implement into my new year and that I have successfully done that. Unfortunately, that is not the case. I have done some things, just not everything. However, I also feel that, besides the first of the year, spring is like a time of resetting things in your life.

I was thinking about new things lately, and I was challenged by the fact that, sometimes, when we start something new, we are the only one that can see it. Maybe God has given us a vision for something that, down the road, others will catch a hold of but haven’t yet.

 

I think of Noah. He didn’t just start building the ark one day before it started to rain. In fact, he was ridiculed for his actions, but he knew what God had in store.

 

There are times in life where we have to truly seek God and know that He has, and will, do a good work in us. The Bible reads in Philippians 1:6 (NIV), “Being confident of this, He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”


I have to be honest with you. Lately, I have a new project that I desperately want to do, but at the same time, I have been very reticent to do it out of fear that those around me would think it was dumb or not worth doing. I know I should just take the leap of faith and do it because I truly believe God has put it in my heart. At the same time, I’m not totally sure that I can pull it off, though I know the Word says we can do all things through Christ, who strengthens us.

 

Creekside 2017 newspaper

Creekside 2017 newspaper

I guess I look at it kind of the way I look at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. When I started it, a lot of folks thought I was completely crazy. They said that there wasn’t room for another event in our industry of the type I was suggesting. But God has allowed it to grow, expand and change.

 

I find it interesting that God planted a seed of what I was going to do. Over time, that vision has changed or evolved. The truth of the matter is, a little over seven years ago when He wanted me to get started, He didn’t give me all of the pieces. He gave me the vision, but He wanted me to put feet to that vision.


When I was a freshman in high school, my dad gave me a book by Robert Schuller. One of the quotes in the book that has stuck with me ever since is this, “Starting means you’re halfway to the finish.” What he means is, by putting the effort together to start a project, you are at the point where you are already close to completion.


So what vision is God giving you? What project has He laid before you, that you’re worried that others might find ridiculous, funny, or strange? Let me challenge you … it’s spring 2018. Grab your vision and move forward.


That is the Publisher’s Point.

By Rob Patz

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