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Mother’s Day greeting from Stephanie Kelley

Written by Staff on May 12, 2017 – 11:46 am -

Stephanie Kelley and her mom

Stephanie Kelley and her mom, Sharon Kramer

Stephanie Kelley is part of the creative and design team of SGNScoops Magazine. She is responsible for our lovely covers and is also the cousin of publisher Rob Patz. She gives this tribute about her mom:

My mom has always been my very best friend and a whole lot more.  She has been my confidant; I have told her everything that has ever happened to me and she always rejoices in the victories and comforts me in the defeats. She supports me in every possible way. She is the benchmark that I try to aspire to now that I have my own children. She is smart, compassionate, patient and is such a talented poet. But what I admire most about her, is her love for the Lord. She has taught me to trust the Lord in all things, big and small and demonstrates this faith in her daily life. I love you, more, Mama.

Stephanie Kelley and Rob Patz

Stephanie Kelley and Rob Patz

Stephanie Kelley is a public speaker and owner of QueenO-Q, a blog featuring coupon match-ups, freebies, samples and information on frugal living. She is married, has three children and lives in Washington State.

Thanks to Steph Kelley for her eloquent tribute to her mom today. Would you like to tell us about your mother? Email me today at

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Pat Barker University comes to Creekside 2017

Written by Staff on April 11, 2017 – 8:18 am -

Pat Barker University will be held at Creekside 2017

Pat Barker University will be held at Creekside 2017

Pat Barker, a well-known bass singer and Gospel music personality from Alabama, has begun to share his wealth of experience to aspiring singers and accomplished artists alike. These sessions of training and encouragement are called the Pat Barker University. Offering vocal coaching to stage presence, Barker touches on everything the artist needs to present Christ.

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2017 is thrilled to be able to present the Pat Barker University to artists and attendees for a nominal cost on a first come, first served basis. Barker recently presented this seminar at the Southern Gospel Weekend in Oxford, Ala., and those who present were satisfied

Pat Barker and Rob Patz

Pat Barker and Rob Patz, Coastal Media CEO and publisher of SGNScoops

that it was time well spent. PBU attendee Charlie Sexton said recently on Facebook: “If it is anything like the one last month at Oxford, it will be extraordinary. I encourage everyone that can to attend. Well worth the money!”

Creekside 2017 is being held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., from October 30 through November 2. The convention will include a Monday morning outdoor breakfast and showcase, evening concerts Monday through Thursday, afternoon showcases, the Diamond Awards, artist breakfast and midnight prayer. Fans are encouraged to register for the free tickets and contact Salina Clay for hotel reservations by e-mailing, or at 360 933 0741. Go online to for more information.

Rob Patz of Creekside says, “I am so excited that Pat is coming to Creekside to present PBU. I know everyone will learn something and return to the road with renewed enthusiasm. He might even teach me to sing bass!”

Artists and guests will enjoy the Pat Barker University and will be allowed to attend on a first come, first served basis. Please call Rob at 360-933-0741 or Vonda at 256-310-7892 to reserve your seat today. The fee is $25 per person.

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Rob Patz and his Publisher’s Point for March: Find Your Strength

Written by Staff on March 22, 2017 – 10:50 am -


Rob Patz

Rob Patz

It is the month of March. Can you believe this year is flying by the way it is? I am excited about March. We have Southern Gospel Weekend coming up, March 23rd through the 25th. If you haven’t made plans already, we want you to be with us in Oxford, Alabama for three great days of Gospel music and over 30 great artists. It is going to be a time that you will not forget!

I want to thank each and everyone of you who have subscribed to my YouTube channel over the last month as we continue to see growth in our effort with One Minute Prayer. I am excited to see what God is going to do with One Minute Prayer.

I’ve been asked why I came up with this idea and I wanted to share a little bit with you right here. One Minute Prayer came out of a time in my life where I needed to meet with God more than just in my normal prayer time and I started asking Him in short increments about what was on my heart. That turned into me setting the timer on my phone for one minute and praying for what God knew was on my heart. To be honest, I continue to pray about that

Rob Patz will be at Southern Gospel Weekend March 23-25

Rob Patz will be at Southern Gospel Weekend March 23-25

need, but God has lit a fire in my soul to share the idea of One Minute Prayer. So many people that I come in contact with daily are hurting and need to be encouraged, so I know that this is a timely theme.

So that’s a little bit of a background. This month, I want to talk to you about your strength. You know that the Scripture says in Nehemiah 8:10 “The joy of the Lord is your strength.” So many people feel so burdened by life, they feel so heavy with the circumstances that are around them, whether it is their family or their job or their church they feel like things are so overwhelming for them that they no longer have any joy. But Scripture says that the joy of the Lord is our strength which means when things seem overwhelming, when life seems bigger than we can handle, that if we rest in Jesus and in His strength we will find joy.

Rob Patz and soldier. What do you rely on for strength?

Rob Patz and soldier. What do you rely on for strength?

When I started to think about that, it changed my life. I started to realize that joy doesn’t come from this world. I know you understand that and I understand that. I grew up in church and I have heard that my whole life. But there are times where we need to be reminded that the joy of the Lord is our strength too. Not only is He the One to uplift us with His strength, He is the One that will bring us joy in the midst of whatever is weighing us down. So take a minute today and pray about the strength that God is going to give you. I will stand with you and pray this prayer.

Let’s pray this month together for people who need jobs and for people who need changes in their personal relationships with their family and friends. Let’s pray for a revival to come to those that we know. So many times we pray for revival in our churches, but I have really felt the burden lately to start praying that revival will happen in us. Not to the church but in His people.

I love each and everyone of you and I believe God has great things for you to do this month. So go out and do them because the Bible says, “When God is for us, who can be against us?”

And that is this month’s Publishers Point.

By Rob Patz, Publisher of SGNScoops Magazine.

First published by SGNScoops Magazine March 2017.

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Rob Patz asks: “Do You Ever Get Scared?”

Written by Staff on February 16, 2017 – 12:56 pm -

February 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

February 2017 SGNScoops Magazine featuring Rob Patz in Publisher’s Point

2017 February – Rob Patz – Publisher’s Point – SGNScoops Magazine

Do you ever get scared of what is going to happen? Do you ever wonder if you are really going down the right path that God has selected for you?  These are some of the things I’ve been thinking about this month as I am writing my Publisher’s Point.


There are times where I really wonder if where I am is exactly where God has selected for me to be, but I know in the end I have His hand on my life. If we pray, God is going to reassure us and give us peace. As for the first question, do I ever get scared? I would have to say almost on a weekly basis! Does that make me a less of a person? I don’t think so. I think it shows that I am mindful of what God has and what He is going to do.


I do worry a times that I will get headed in the wrong direction. I like to do things right away, I like things to be accomplished immediately so that I can move onto the next task. I’m goal driven. I like to say I can check that off my list of things to do today.


Unfortunately, we as Christians don’t always get clear answers right away. Sometimes, God asks us to wait, as He says, “Peace, be still.” Probably the hardest thing for me to do is to sit still.


Rob Patz

Rob Patz

I was in an airport recently and if you know about travel, there is a lot of downtime. For most people, they sit at the gate and wait. Unfortunately, that isn’t me. I walk up and down the main aisle because I don’t like to sit and I don’t like to wait.


I think this year that is one of the things that God is trying to teach me. He is teaching me that there are times where you have to wait, you have to sit still, you have to have the peace that comes from just being still. That is something I’m working on. I’m not sure I will ever be completely comfortable sitting and waiting, but I am starting to understand that God at times needs us to stay in one place to learn something!  


I’ve started to pray almost daily that God will give me peace in the midst of my waiting. Are you at a point right now in your life where you are waiting? It’s God asking you to be still for a moment.


I would love to tell you that over this past time that I’ve been dealing with this, that it’s gotten easier, but that wouldn’t be the truth. While I sit here and wait, I learn to be thankful for the things that are around. Please don’t ever miss an opportunity to be thankful for that moment, even if God has you sitting at the gate, waiting to board your next adventure.


Rob Patz

Ready for Adventure!

God is still in control. Until next month, this is the Publisher’s Point.
P.S. Don’t forget, I want to see you in Oxford, Alabama, March 23rd through the 25th. Over 30 great Southern Gospel artists in one location! More news inside SGNScoops.


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WPIL 91.7 in Heflin Alabama to Host Monthly Conferences

Written by scoopsnews on February 9, 2017 – 10:32 am -

WPIL in Heflin, Alabama will be hosting a monthly conference at the station. The first one is scheduled for February 18, 2017 from 9 am -11 am CST. The station is located at 256 Brockford Rd in Heflin, Alabama.

This Ladies Conference, “Beautifully Broken” will be presented by Vonda Easley, DJ and host of the popular Strictly Southern Show which airs every Friday morning at 9am CST.

“We just announced the Beautifully Broken conference a couple of days ago and at this time we only have a few seats left. I believe God is going to help some ladies and that is truly why we are doing this,” states Vonda.

Rob Patz, station owner adds, “I knew when I acquired the station that God had big plans for it. We want to utilize every inch for His glory. I’m glad the new Women’s Conferences have caught the interest of so many. I’m excited about the future of WPIL!”

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2017 A Fresh Start

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 1, 2017 – 1:19 pm -

Rob Patz - 2017 A Fresh Start

Rob Patz – 2017 A Fresh Start

Publisher’s Point

Welcome to 2017. I know I’m not the first person to tell you that, but I want to be one that welcomes you to a brand-new year. I’m always excited about the start of a new year because of the world of opportunities that comes along with it. Some people call it a fresh season; I love how that sounds.

If you look back in my family’s history, two generations ago we were farmers in the Midwest and that meant working hard to create an income for my family. My great-grandfather and my grandfather would spend time during the winter preparing for the next year. So I want to ask you: What are you preparing for? What is God working on in your life and what has God put on your heart as far as this season? I don’t know for sure; every year is a new season, but for my analogy, it will be I think that 2017 is going to be a year of great blessings, not only for me but for SGNScoops magazine and for WPIL. At the midpoint of 2016, we had the opportunity to acquire the radio station and that was an exciting new season for me, but I can look back on my life and how God was preparing me for this season.

I was a 20-year- old boy sitting in the control room in the State of Washington and I asked God if He would allow me the opportunity to own a radio station. At 20 years old, you want things right away. But God had a better plan. God allowed me over the last 25 plus years in Christian media

and ministry, to learn what it would take to truly own a radio station and what it would take to make that become successful. I have been blessed in the last six months to watch as the station has grown and as the community has given us their support. Also, you can tie that into the fact that I had no knowledge of running a magazine until I started SGMRadio in 2003. At that time God prepared me for what I would do when I bought SGNScoops by allowing me to meet writers who would contribute monthly to our website. He taught me about managing stories and about creating interest. In 2009, God allowed me the opportunity to acquire SGNScoops magazine. At that time, He had already paved the way for the writers and the understanding of how to generate enthusiasm in a website. I’m very fortunate for all of the seasons, but the reality is, God is working already on my next season. So I want to challenge you today to start praying and asking God about your next season. What does He have in store? What is He planning for you and where are you going to go? You might say, “Rob, I don’t have any clue as to where my next season will be!” Well, it’s going to be exciting! Let’s all pray together for each other that God will reveal our new seasons and what it is that He has for us. I pray for each and everyone of you that read the magazine, so if you have a prayer request, please email me

Hey, before I close for this month in the Publisher’s Point, I do want to talk to you about a great event. Coming up in Oxford, Alabama, March 23 through the 25th, we are going to have three great days of Gospel music. It is going to be a blast and if you want a VIP ticket, it is well worth the money. Contact me and find out about the over $60 worth of gifts you will receive for your

$25 VIP ticket. I look forward to seeing you there.

Until next month, happy new year! And this is the Publisher’s Point.

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The “Strictly Southern Show with Vonda Easley” Launches New Website

Written by scoopsnews on January 12, 2017 – 6:36 pm -

Heflin, Alabama   The Strictly Southern Show with Vonda Easley has launched a new website,, to serve as an informational site about the show. The site was created by hausofjaydale.  You can Listen Live from the Strictly Southern Page.

The show airs on Fridays from 9:00 am- 11:00 AM (CST) at WPIL 91.7 FM in Heflin, Alabama.   Tomorrow’s guest will be Georgia Promoter, Mr. Robert York . Be sure and listen to hear about some exciting upcoming York events. The next event will take place January 28th with The Booth Brothers.

During The Strictly Southern Show, Vonda plays a mixture of  Gold Classic Southern Gospel Hits, Today’s Best Southern Gospel,  Bluegrass, and gives the local news and events for the surrounding counties.   Vonda Easley starts the show with a big Hey Ya’ll!  She will warm your heart and make you feel at home. You just never know what might take place on the show. The last half hour, Rob Patz, owner of Sgn Scoops Magazine, joins Vonda for Creekside and Southern Gospel Weekend News. You will not want to miss a single show once you listen once. The show ends in prayer so submit those prayer requests each week.

The website is designed to be a resource for listeners to easily submit their prayer requests and song requests for the upcoming program and to log on directly to the show.

Station Website HERE

Strictly Southern Show HERE


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NQC “Scoops” Moment

Written by scoopsnews on September 29, 2016 – 5:56 am -



Rob Patz- Publisher and Lorraine Walker- Editor These two make a great team!

There was a lot of celebrating going on yesterday for SGN Scoops. A little extended Birthday celebration for our Publisher, Rob Patz and a celebration that our editor got to make the trip to the convention from Canada.

We also were celebrating our new SGN Scoops “printed”  Newspaper. Have you subscribed yet? It’s $25 per year for 12 issues and you can stop by booth 904 and subscribe at NQC and pick up a free cd!

Happy Thursday!

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Happy Birthday to our “Fearless Leader”

Written by scoopsnews on September 24, 2016 – 6:33 am -


It’s Rob’s Birthday! We at SGN Scoops and Coastal Media, want to wish him the best Birthday ever.

Always a leader, always a friend, We love you Rob!


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Melody Harden joins Rob Patz and Events Team

Written by Staff on August 29, 2016 – 1:52 pm -

Melody Harden

Melody Harden

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (August 29, 2016) – Rob Patz, publisher of SGNScoops, is pleased to announce the addition of Melody Harden to the Events team. Harden will be responsible for Group Sales and Tour Buses for events such as Creekside Gospel Music Convention and Christian Country Expo. 

“We are excited to have Melody join our team!” says Patz. “We have such a strong staff throughout SGNScoops and all of our ventures, and I know with Melody’s skill set and background in Gospel music events, she will make the team even stronger. I am thankful for her willingness to join us at Coastal Media.”
“I look forward to joining Rob Patz and his team,” Harden comments. “I hope to leverage my experience within the Christian music industry. I will continue building relationships with artists and guests to assure they receive the best experience possible.”

SGNScoops presents Creekside Gospel Music Convention from October 31st

Creekside 2016

Creekside 2016

through November 3rd at Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge. Tickets are free but must be reserved. For ticket information visit the website at For more information see the Facebook page VIP passes still available. For reservations and VIP passes contact Salina Clay at or call her at 256-239-7716.

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