Country Gospel Music Association holds annual Christmas Banquet

Cathy J Reynolds at the Country Gospel Music Association banquet
Cathy J Reynolds at the Country Gospel Music Association banquet

The Branson Chapter of the Country Gospel Music Association (CGMA) held their annual Christmas Banquet at the Stone Castle Hotel and Conference

Country Gospel Music Association banquet Christmas
CGMA Christmas

Center in Branson, Missouri on December 5th. The event was hosted by President and Founder, Billy Hale and his wife, Donna.

The festivities began with a delicious meal followed by a time of prayer and an encouraging word from The Word by Billy Hale. Special musical guest, Cathy J. Reynolds from Illinois, stirred up our

McKay Project at the Country Gospel Music Association banquet
McKay Project

Christmas spirits with her joyful music and theatrical narration about Jesus’ birthday.

The program also featured performances by various CGMA artists from across the region as they shared wonderful Christmas music and testimonies about this special season of celebration.

Billy and Donna Hale at the Branson Country Gospel Music Association Christmas Banquet
Billy and Donna Hale at the Branson CGMA Christmas Banquet

For more information about the CGMA or to locate a chapter near you, look them up on Facebook at Country Gospel Music Association ( or contact Billy and Donna Hale at (417) 336-1919.

Country Gospel Music Association
President and Founder Billy Hale and his wife, Donna

Billy and Donna Hale

 According to their website: “Country Gospel Ministries  Inc. ( CGM ) is a 501(c)3 organization intending to act as a Spiritual partner to those ministering with Country Gospel music. Ours is a Divine call, not a chosen venture. We have no personal ambition or financial pursuit. All that we attempt is for the artists well-being and His glory. We are funded by those who believe in our calling and wish to further the ministry aspect of this genre. There is no charge for our service or financial demand upon anyone we serve.Country Gospel Music Association (CGMA) is the vehicle for our fellowship and functions. It was designed to act as a home base for those in Country Gospel Ministry, bring them together so they can minister to one another, and represent them in the marketplace.”

Thanks to Cathy J. Reynolds and Billy Hale for pictures.

By Leslie McKay

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