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The Pelfreys Distribute Debut Single, “Glorious,” To Radio

Written by SGN Scoops on February 3, 2014 – 7:12 am -

HIXSON, Tenn. (Jan. 31, 2014) – Dynamic vocal trio the Pelfreys have released their first single, entitled “Glorious,” to Southern Gospel radio. It’s the group’s first release since they reformed following Jerry pelfreysPelfrey’s departure from the award-winning Gold City quartet in October. Pelfrey was featured on Gold City’s hit single “Lord of Life,” which reached the No. 2 position on the Singing News Magazine Top-80 Chart in November of 2012.

“Glorious” is an up-beat, high-energy single that was produced by David Staton and written by Staton, Kenna West and Lee Black. “Glorious” is the first release from the Pelfreys’ upcoming project, “Who Is Jesus To You?”

“We just want people to catch on to the fact of who Jesus is,” Jerry Pelfrey – the group’s manager – explained. “There was a huge fad of What What Would Jesus Do over the past few years. Our question is, how are you going to know what He would do unless you know who He is? We want this song to point people to Him and to get to know Him more.”

The Pelfreys are comprised of lead singer Jerry Pelfrey, Jerry’s wife and alto singer Mikki Johnson Pelfrey and Jerry’s sister and soprano singer Kim Pelfrey VanHoozier.

Positive responses are already flooding in regarding “Glorious.” “It sounds awesome,” Randy Catoe – the general manager of WSTS 100.9 The Cross in Fairmont N.C. – emphasized. “I love the fact that the song is God-glorifying and Christ-exalting.” WSTS 100.9 The Cross on-air personality Brandon “Monk” Boone added, “I absolutely love the song. The harmonies are incredibly tight with a complex arrangement. It is a spot-on radio single if I’ve ever heard one. If I turn that on, I’m locking in. It uplifts and honors God.”

Staton is producing “Who Is Jesus To You?” It is targeted for a spring release. “Glorious” was sent to all Southern Gospel-charting radio stations in January. It is on Staton’s RPM Compilation, Volume 1. “This song fulfills our mission,” Jerry Pelfrey pointed out. “It reminds us that He is our Glorious Risen Savior and Victorious Mighty King.”

The Pelfreys have performed with the same vocal configuration that the group had when the trio last toured together, in 2008.

For more information on the distribution of the “Glorious,” Staton can be contacted by e-mailing or by visiting


For more information on the Pelfreys, for information in regard to the release of the single or for booking information, visit the group’s web site at or e-mail


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Concert Review: Gold City Quartet

Written by SGN Scoops on October 21, 2011 – 12:44 pm -

Southern Gospel fans in Ooltewah, TN received a blessing on October 20, 2011. Greenwood Baptist Church hosted the one and only Gold City Quartet in concert. This was a special night for Greenwood Baptist since Gold City’s new lead singer, Jerry “Punkin” Pelfrey, grew up in this church. Fans packed the sanctuary, many sat in chairs down the center aisle. The audience consisted of a mixed group of all ages  including families with small children, teen-agers, and senior adults.

Pastor Toby Brogden opened with Psalm 150 and a prayer, and then the congregation was led in singing. The church choir did a great job preparing the hearts of the people for a great night of worship.  Kim VanHoozier, sister of Jerry Pelfrey, shared a beautiful song she had written with the full choir back-up. There was a sweet aroma of praise in the air before Gold City ever took the stage.

The acclaimed quartet began their set with “Where Is God” followed by “By His Grace For His Glory.” The congregation, the young and the old alike, joined in with “I Cast My bread Upon The Water.” Daniel Riley introduced the next song by reminding the congregation that it is okay for the children of God to have fun, and then treated the audience with a soulful- black gospel type of a song. The tune was an old Dixie Hummingbird number and will be included on Gold City’s new album in November.  The crowd loved it as Daniel took the lead and sang from his soul while having a lot of fun!

Tenor, Dan Keeton turned up the heat taking the lead on “God’s Building A Church” and Tim Riley charmed the audience with his deep bass voice as he sang his lead lines on the chorus.  The crowd went wild as the guys held on to the very last note for dear life.  “I’m part of a church and that makes me feel like something else besides Baptist,” Daniel said.

Dan Keeton led the congregation from excitement to adoration with his performance of “Oh What A Savior” with only piano accompaniment.  People rose to their feet in praise, then the soft spoken, meek spirited tenor began to testify. He gave the congregation a glimpse of what the Savior had personally done for him.

 Keeton explained as he grew up in Detroit, he suffered abuse in a home afflicted with alcoholism and divorce.  He didn’t elaborate, but just enough was said to paint a picture of his painful past. He went on to say he moved to his Grandmother’s house in Kentucky and there discovered Southern Gospel Music in a box and also on the radio.

 Soon after his discovery of Gospel Music, he learned Gold City Quartet was coming to his town.  Keeton told how he was so excited; he got there four hours early. Gold City had not arrived yet, so he decided to leave for a while to get a drink. As he left, he passed the bus, so he whipped his car back around and headed back to the event.  As Keeton described to the Greenwood Baptist crowd, who all walked off the bus, a few in the congregation cheered.  “Getting off the bus, there was Brian Free, Ivan Parker, Mike LeFevre and Tim Riley,” Keeton recalled.  That night as a youth, Keeton watched Gold City unload, set up and get a sound check, and then he took in every song and every word during the concert.  All the way home, Keeton explained to the Greenwood Baptist crowd, that he prayed asking God to let him sing in a quartet just like that someday. “And 26 years later,” Keeton explained, “the Lord said ‘How ‘bout THAT one!’” Moved with emotion from a heart filled with gratitude, Keeton repeated the last verse and the congregation responded in praise.

Gold City blessed the crowd with tunes such as “Shouting Ground,” “One Scarred Hand,” “When I Get Carried Away,” “Under Control,” and “In My Robe Of White.”  They also carried on the long term tradition of sharing their personal love for God.  They reminded the people of the great responsibility we all have in spreading the good news of Christ. There are many ways that all Christians can “preach”- no one has to be a so-called preacher to do so. The way we live, the way we conduct ourselves in public and in private “preaches.” With that explanation, Gold City sang with Holy Spirit power and conviction, “Preach The Word.”

Following a brief intermission, Gold City sang a few more songs, and then closed out the night with Tim Riley reminding the congregation of the end times in which we are living. The newspapers validate the Word of God, the King is coming! After Riley’s convicting comments, new lead singer, Jerry Pelfrey claimed the lead to the beloved song, “Midnight Cry” and nailed it as if had been singing it with Gold City for years.  The power in the message prompted the saints to rise and worship as the Holy Spirit whispered messages of conviction into the hearts of those not prepared for Christ’s return. 

Pastor Toby Brogden took over the service by extending an invitation to pray as Gold City quietly sang “Just As I Am.” Many responded to the invitation, including several youth.  There was a holy stillness in the room as people’s hearts were aligned with the will of God.  It was truly a blessed night in Ooltewah, Tennessee.

Thank you, Gold City for your dedication to serve God and people through music. Thank you, Pastor Brogden and Greenwood Baptist Church for opening your doors on a Thursday night to the community providing an opportunity for the gospel to be shared in song!

To see where Gold City stops next, visit: and be watching for their new album to be released in November of 2011.

Concert Review- by Rhonda Frye

Pictures Provided by- Blake McAllister

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