SGN Scoops is sorry to report that Luke White, the gentleman so many of us have been praying for, has received the ultimate healing. Luke passed away on the afternoon of June 28, 2015, at the age of 30. He will be deeply missed by his sister Olivia, brother-in-law Joshua, and the entire White/Jarrell family. Luke will be especially missed by best friend TaRanda Greene.
Just a few short days ago, Luke contracted double pneumonia. From the moment the Gospel music family heard about his illness, they began praying for him and his family. Facebook is now filled with memorials and sweet thoughts of this man who was everyone’s friend. Luke sang with his sister, Olivia White Jarrell and also was close with TaRanda and Tony Greene and their family. He travelled with many different Gospel music artists and was known throughout the industry.
We contacted Kerry McLellan, who was a nanny for TaRanda and Tony’s children, and who got to know Luke well during that time. She tells us, “I met Luke when I was living in North Carolina and travelling with The Greenes. He was a constant on the bus. Luke was always looking out for others and had your back no matter what. there were many nights we would stay up late on the bus watching Dolly Parton videos on You Tube, watching Madea movies or sitting up front with John, chatting while we drove to the next city. Those are some of my most favorite memories from that time in my life.
He was always making other people laugh. He always knew how to light up a room! Also, his shoe collection was better then mine! He was just the sweetest and had the most genuine heart. Belle and Josie (TaRanda’s girls) loved him so much and he loved those girls more then anything and would do anything for them. He’s just going to be very very missed.”
This last statement seems to echo the sentiment of so many.
Rest in peace, Luke White.
Watch here for more information on Services for Luke.
Please help to support his family through prayers and financial support. Follow this link for more.
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Last night was the first audition for Hope’s Journey’s search for two vocalists.”It was an awesome night, states Vonda Easley.”
“We heard some great singers and I wish we could pick them all. .”
The group will be having a second audition next week. Folks are still signing up for that event. Of the ten that were heard last night, these folks were chosen to come back for a second audition..
Congrats Lauren, Hillary, Amber, Melanie, and Jordan.
When asked how they decided on the 5, Vonda responded.”We listened to their voices, and their stories.”
“I asked each one of them to fill out a piece of paper at the start and their hearts spoke from from the words they wrote down , Vonda adds.” SGN Scoops wishes Hope’s Journey the best during this exciting time. Can’t wait to hear the new lineup!
If you would like to be considered for the upcoming audition please contact Vonda at 256 310 7892
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Paul’s Journey is celebrating their 38th year of full-time ministry this year and God’s not through with them yet! Of course, some of you may or may not know that 30 of those years they were called “TheRelations Quartet”. Since the name change in 2008, God has opened so many doors for the group and the “journey” continues on. We at Chapel Valley are very excited about the future of Paul’s Journey!
The last few years have been very special to the group. In 2013, 2014, and again in 2015, they were nominated as one of the Top Five “New Traditional Quartets” in all of America by the Singing News Fans for the Singing News Fan Awards. In March of 2014, they had their very first #1 song on SouthernGospel Radio Charts, “Come Dirty, Leave Clean” written by Rodney Griffin of Greater Vision. It was followed up by another chart topping song called “Everywhere I Go”. We here at Chapel Valley Records are excited to announce their brand new single release, which is another song written byRodney Griffin called “Even Now”. This song is off a new CD project called “Keep Keeping On” that the group is working on with an expected release in the fall of this year.
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As you may know, Luke White has been critically ill with double pneumonia. Because of your prayers and God’s Hand, he is slowly but surely getting better.
However, Luke does not have medical insurance and has been out of work going on three weeks. His job requires travel and of course he is unable to do that. As you can imagine, expenses are mounting. If you would like to assist Luke with his medical and personal expenses, please use this Go Fund Me account and all money donated will go directly to helping Luke.
Go Fund Me Account Can Be Found Here
If you would rather send donations via the postal system, please send them to:
Josh & Olivia Jarrell
1130 Somerset Crossing Ln, Kernersville, NC,27284
We love and appreciate you all!
Phillip, Rhonda, Livy, Josh, and Jase
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Matt Felts, vocalist with the Lesters, is in the process of recording a new solo CD. Here is the link to the project www.gofundme.com/mattfelts where you can preorder. All of the proceeds of this project will go to Matt’s daughter’s medical needs.
Abby Felts is six years old and has had numerous surgeries so far in her young life. She will have to undergo several more. We are praying that the Gospel music family will reach out to the Felts’ family with love, prayers and financial support. For more information on Abby and how you can help, go to the link above.
Matt tells us, “Gospel music is truly a family and it’s been a blessing to see how several people have reached out to us. Through this album, friends and fans are impacting not just my life, but more importantly, my daughter’s.”
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“Auditions have been set for the choosing of two vocalists for Hope’s Journey.”
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Clearvision Quartet Homecoming, June 20th, 2015 featuring Exodus, Charlie Sexton and Linda Foster. Wonderful evening of singing and worship and to end a great night one person accepted Christ. What a blessing!!
Find out more about Clearvision here: http://www.gospelgigs.com/ClearvisionQuartet
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This week’s program on “Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright” features Part 2 of our interview with Clayton Inman of Triumphant Quartet and music from Russ Taff and Larry Gatlin, Gordon Mote, Goodman Revival, Triumphant Quartet, Dallas Holm, Willie Wynn, The Collingsworth Family, Woody & Vonnie Wright, The Gaither Vocal Band, The Oak Ridge Boys and MORE!
Clayton Inman shares about his gospel music journey with Triumphant Quartet!
Tune-in to one of the stations listed on our site or listen online for an hour of great gospel music, inspiring ministry and fun with Woody Wright and D. Scott Kramer at:
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The Harvester Quartet is excited to announce that Mark Hoggard will be joining the quartet as our new bass singer. Mark previously sang with his dad for approximately 25 years in The Laymen Quartet. He continued to keep The Laymen Quartet on the road after his dad passed in 2004 until he decided to come off the road to spend more time with his family. He returned to the road after approximately 5 years to help The Harvesters on a fill-in basis which resulted in a permanent position. Mark states “I’m enjoying singing again with a great group of men that share the Gospel of Christ, ministering to people and making new friends everywhere we sing”
Mark comes to The Harvesters filling the vacancy left by 13 year veteran bass singer Jim Collins who retired from the road. Danny Parker of The Harvesters states,”We are excited to have Mark as a member of The Harvesters Quartet. He will be taking over the duties of our stage sound along with singing bass. Mark is not just an awesome bass singer but he is an accomplished song writer as well. We are looking forward to recording and staging some of his songs in the future”
Mark is married to Amanda with an anniversary date of September 3, 1988. They have 2 children, a daughter Briana and a son Trey. Briana and her husband Kevin are expecting their first child in December and excited would be an understatement for them. Trey just graduated from high school and will begin college at Chowan University this fall. Mark resides in Colerain, NC which is located in the north eastern part of North Carolina.
The Harvesters ask you to help us in welcoming Mark and his family to The Harvesters family. We would also like to invite you to come out and enjoy this new season of music and ministry for The Harvesters.
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