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Heart 2 Heart Announces 2021 Homecoming

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 10, 2020 – 9:31 am -

Heart 2 Heart Announces 2021 Homecoming

Heart 2 Heart Announces 2021 Homecoming

Gastonia, NC – Beloved North Carolina-based Southern Gospel trio, Heart 2 Heart has announced the line-up for their 2021 Gaston Gospel Homecoming, which will celebrate their 23rd year in music ministry.


In addition to Heart 2 Heart, the January 29th event will feature GMA Hall of Fame Inductees The Hoppers, and the Dove award winning group Jeff and Sheri Easter. The event is being held at the First Assembly of God Church, 777 S. Myrtle School Road in Gastonia, NC.


Doors will open at 6:00 pm, with a concert start time of 7:00 pm. General Admission seats are $15.00, children 10 and under are $8.00. The group is also offering premier seating which will also include early entry at 5:00 pm. Only 200 of the premier seats will be offered, and they entitle the ticket-holder to a meet and greet with the artists, as well as a time of Q & A. They are available now online or you may purchase them at the door. All concert-goers are encouraged to arrive early for best seating.


Of the event, Heart 2 Heart’s David Kiser said, “We’re so excited about the 2021 Homecoming Concert Announcement!  After much prayer and consideration we have decided to move forward with our 23rd-year ministry celebration. Many of you asked us not to cancel this event so we need your prayer and support. With your help we can continue to make Gaston Gospel Homecoming the area’s premier gospel music event! Thank you to all of our sponsors. We look forward to being under one roof in corporate worship for this special night. Please share and mark your calendars!”


For tickets and more information visit the group’s website.

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Carroll Cooke’s Lowesville Gospel Concerts Making an Impact

Written by Staff on May 4, 2018 – 10:07 am -

Carroll Cooke’s Lowesville Concert Series Making an Impact

Lowesville Gospel Concerts stage

Charlie Griffin of SGNScoops’ Magazine tells the

story of one of the fastest growing gospel concert series

Carroll Cooke is a man on a mission, with a passion that is manifested by his actions and his love of gospel music. But when you get to know him, you will find out he just loves his family and everyone. He has never met a stranger. Gospel music is just one of his many interests.

His music is rooted in his faith. Cooke says, “I was saved when I was 10 years old. I don’t remember the church or the message. I do remember going to my dad and mom, telling them I had to go to the altar. The preacher led me in the sinner’s prayer and I accepted Jesus into my heart and he saved me forever. The preacher asked

Jordan's Bridge at Lowesville

Jordan’s Bridge at Lowesville

me to say something and all I could get out was, ‘I just want to thank him,’ ‘I just want to thank him,’ and to this day, I still just want to thank him.”

Over the years Cooke has been a singer, active church member, choir member, deacon, business owner, husband, father, and community leader. Each phase of his life has been fulfilled in so many ways. Yet in the last five years, his life has come into a richness that is being showcased in the small community of Lowesville, N.C.

His love of gospel music started at a young age. Cooke shares, “My dad (Roy A Cooke), mom (Lois Cooke), sister (now Hazel Sain), and I began singing as a quartet when I was six years old. We did this every weekend for about 15 years, then the next 40 years, I served as minister of music at different churches in and around the surrounding counties.

Carroll Cooke’s Lowesville Gospel Concerts

Carroll Cooke and his wife, Barbara

I have only been trying to promote our music since late 2012.

“My dad was the most influential person in my life,” confesses Cooke. “He lived and breathed music. He was the choir director at our local church, and he wanted so badly for everyone who had a desire to sing, to be able to sing, and sing well. He would have V. O. Fossett of the Stamps Baxter Music School from Dallas, Texas, come for two weeks and teach the old shaped notes, along with voice, piano, and harmony. He then would go beg other churches in the area to have Fossett come teach at their church, and he was successful in doing just that. This way, we would attend singing schools about all summer.”

Sometimes it was more than just the singing. Cooke loved the buses too. “The first concert I ever remember attending was promoted by Charlie Burke at a ballpark in Newton, N.C. I don’t even remember who sang, I just remembered the busses, and thinking what a life that would be. I was probably 10 or 12 at the time. At 75, I have no desire to crawl in one of them, I just love to see them

Carroll Cooke’s Lowesville Gospel Concerts

Crowns of Light at Lowesville Gospel Concerts

pull in and pull out.”

During those years, his family grew. He became a leader in the community and in the church while developing a successful business. Cooke operated the Lowesville Automotive Warehouse in the Lowesville community near Stanley, N.C. Upon his retirement in 2012, he sold the property to Living Word Ministries.

In that former parts warehouse and store, Living Word Ministries shares the gospel with regular worship services each week since August 2012. Pastor Derrick Dellinger leads a growing church that is on fire for God. Their Outreach ministries are impacting the surrounding communities by helping the needy, feeding the homeless, and loving people. They present the gospel in a way that the new Christian can understand and

The Sheltons at Lowesville

The Sheltons at Lowesville

the mature disciple can continue to grow and be inspired, in a shame-free environment. No attitudes or judgment found at LWM, just a church family that is excited about what God is doing in the community.

As the church grew, Cooke found a desire to reach the community in a new outreach: Saturday night Southern gospel concerts. With the encouragement of Pastor Dellinger, Cooke started in January 2013 with concerts on the second and fourth Saturday nights of each month. That is 24 concert promotions each year.

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Heart 2 Heart Hosts Gaston Gospel Homecoming

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 29, 2016 – 10:03 pm -

Heart 2 Heart Hosts Gaston Gospel Homecoming

Heart 2 Heart Hosts
Gaston Gospel Homecoming

Nashville, TN –  Don’t be fooled this April 1st by missing out on one of Southern Gospel music’s best concert events. Heart 2 Heart will host the 2016 Gaston Gospel Homecoming in Gastonia, North Carolina at Gastonia First Assembly. Joining Heart 2 Heart that night will the Perry’s, Carolina Quartet, and appearances by Les Butler and Matt Felts.

The Gaston Gospel Homecoming has quickly become a fan favorite in the Charlotte area, drawing large crowds and the best groups in Southern Gospel. ”   ” stated David Kiser, Heart 2 Heart.

Since their formation in 1998, Heart 2 Heart has had numerous songs on the Singing News Top 80 chart and have appeared on the main stage at the National Quartet Convention. “They are an incredibly talented group and this night promises to be an unforgettable evening of fantastic music,” Stated Matt Felts.

The concert will begin at 6 pm with no ticket required, a love offering will be received. Gastonia First Assembly is located at 777 S. Myrtle School Road, Gastonia, NC. For more information, call 704-263-0982 or visit

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