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Written by Staff on October 3, 2018 – 8:12 am -



NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Country Faith Southern Gospel, a new collection featuring 15 timeless songs from some of the genre’s most beloved artists, is now available from Curb | Word Entertainment.  Showcasing a range of favorites, past and present, Country Faith Southern Gospel is highlighted by classics from such legends as The Happy Goodmans (“The Lighthouse”) and The Cathedrals (“Step Into The Water”), alongside Mark Lowry’s “What’s Not to Love,” The Nelons’ “Oh For A Thousand Tongues” and The Crabb Family’s career-defining hit, “Through The Fire.”

With eight albums to date and $2.5 million in retail sales, the Country Faith music line—part of a multi-faceted brand including books, jewelry and other products—unveils this debut Southern Gospel compilation following the success of Country Faith Hymns, Country Faith Love Songs and Country Faith Christmas, among other music titles. Previous releases have featured many of the format’s superstars, including Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, George Strait and Brad Paisley. 
“Southern Gospel music is one of the genres I grew up listening to, and I love it,” says Deborah Evans Price, award-winning journalist and cofounder of Country Faith, LLC. “There are so many Southern Gospel songs that have been anchors in my life, and many of them are on this project. I feel like when people hear this collection, they’re going to be moved, encouraged and comforted. These are songs that people have known and loved and made a part of their lives, and I’m honored to have them on the Country Faith Southern Gospel collection.”
“Brand New Star,” a poignant tune from multi-genre icons The Oak Ridge Boys, resonated deeply with Evans Price following her mother’s death. “That one has been such a light and comfort for me after losing Mom,” she explains. “It’s the closing song on the album, and it will always be special to me.”
Longtime Southern Gospel fans will appreciate the inclusion of Greater Vision’s toe-tapping hit “My Name is Lazarus,” while The Florida Boys, Karen Peck & New River, Legacy Five and Canton Junction are also featured on the new release. Additionally, the project includes inspired performances from favorite soloists Jason Crabb, Michael English, Joseph Habedank and Janet Paschal.
“We are thrilled to have our song ‘God’s Got a Better Plan’ included on Country Faith Southern Gospel,” says Matthew Hagee, founding member of Canton Junction. “Music from The Cathedrals, The Happy Goodmans and The Oak Ridge Boys, along with so many others, filled our home growing up, so being on the same record as these Gospel music pioneers is an honor we do not take lightly.”
A sought-after journalist and recipient of the Country Music Association’s prestigious Media Achievement Award in 2013, Deborah Evans Price has interviewed numerous luminaries, including Dolly Parton, Don Henley, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Dennis Quaid and Tim Tebow. She is the author of three books and serves as a contributing writer for Billboard, Redbook, People, Sounds Like Nashville, First for Women and Woman’s World, among other outlets. 
Country Faith, LLC partners Deborah Evans Price, Bob DeMoss and Wildfire7 launched the successful brand with Evans Prices’ acclaimed books Country Faith (2013) and Country Faith Christmas (2015). In addition to eight full-length albums, the brand’s growing catalog includes books, jewelry and other items celebrating country, Christian and Gospel music. Time Life Music features the Country Faith book on national television as a bonus product in its Faith, Hope and Country collection, while other brand partners include Curb | Word Entertainment, Regnery Faith Publications, Cracker Barrel, Bob Siemon Designs and New Day Christian Distributors. 
Country Faith Southern Gospel is available atiTunes and Amazon, among other digital retailers, as well as in select stores across the country. For further information,  

Country Faith Southern Gospel Track Listing:
1. Washed by the Water – Jason Crabb
2. The Lighthouse – The Happy Goodmans
3. Washed In The Blood Of The Lamb – Janet Paschal
4. I Bowed On My Knees And Cried Holy – Michael English
5. Step Into The Water – The Cathedrals
6. Pray Now – Karen Peck & New River
7. Christ Is Still The King – Legacy Five
8. Here He Comes – Joseph Habedank
9. Oh For A Thousand Tongues – The Nelons
10. What’s Not To Love – Mark Lowry
11. When He Was On The Cross (I Was On His Mind) – The Florida Boys
12. Through The Fire – The Crabb Family
13. My Name Is Lazarus – Greater Vision
14. God’s Got A Better Plan – Canton Junction
15. Brand New Star – The Oak Ridge Boys
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Chrisagis Brothers champion legendary artists Russ Taff and Michael English

Written by Staff on January 24, 2018 – 2:46 pm -

Brian and Shawn Chrisagis with Adam Crabb and Russ Taff

Brian and Shawn Chrisagis with Adam Crabb and Russ Taff

How often do you meet twins who have the same talent, vision and ministry giftings? The Chrisagis Brothers are internationally-known Christian music artists, who annually present a Legends Concert to honor pioneers of Christian music such as Russ Taff, Michael English, Rambo McGuire, Dino, and many more.

Brian and Shawn’s support of artists across Christian music genres has increased their notability in the Southern gospel arena as well, with Christmas concerts featuring Adam Crabb, Russ Taff, Angela Primm, Bonnie Keen, and the Blackwoods.

The Chrisagis Brothers have a strong emphasis on family in their ministry and one reason for this is their heritage. “We are Italian and Greek, so family has always played an important part of our lives,” says Shawn.

“When we were born, we were born with life-threatening allergies and the doctors said we would never live past the age of one year old. We were dying for seven years of our lives and could not go outside because we were allergic to the sun. We couldn’t eat anything but soybean milk, sardines, rice-cakes, and peanut butter.

Chrisagis Brothers

Chrisagis Brothers

Shawn recalls, “Through the love of our strong family, the three generations who lived in one home, including our Mom, Dad, and our Grandparents and our brother Anthony, we twins survived the odds because of love and faith.

“Our Mom always said that the acronym of ‘FAMILY’ stood for Forget About Me, I Love You. Our family lived that daily and at seven years old we were healed,” continues Shawn. “Our Mom became born again and found out how to break the curse of sickness, death and disease in our home in the name of Jesus. When she did that, we were instantly healed.”

The twins’ strong faith is proclaimed nightly in their onstage appearances.

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Michael English: Love Is The Golden Rule

Written by Staff on January 20, 2018 – 6:22 am -

Michael English

Michael English

CD Review – Michael English: Love Is The Golden Rule by Jimmy Reno


Michael English is one of the rare vocalists in Christian music who has a following in both the Southern gospel industry and in the Contemporary Christian market. Including stops with the Happy Goodmans, the Singing Americans and the Gaither Vocal Band, English has firmly established his roots in Southern gospel.


His subsequent solo career launched English into becoming a household name in the Contemporary market.


Michael English

Michael English

The latest album for English, “Love Is the Golden Rule,” was produced by his long-time friend and fellow artist, Jason Clark of the Nelons.


Clark points out that the intent of “Love Is the Golden Rule” was a return to the vintage English style of his past solo albums, like “Hope,” which was released on Curb Records in 1993.


“What an honor to produce and arrange this project for one of the world’s most legendary singers and performers,” Clark said. “As a lifelong fan, I suggested to Michael that we make this recording the one his fan base has long been waiting for. It is undoubtedly and unashamedly, vintage English. Production took over eight months as we assembled a cast of the world’s greatest musicians, writers, singers, engineers, from various genres of music. Michael worked extremely hard, and what he delivered on this recording, I believe, is some of his best work in his entire career.”


Michael EnglishEnglish’s foray back into the adult contemporary field has produced one of his best efforts to date. The project kicks things off with “My Love.” This mid-tempo number reassures us of His love for us and that the sun will rise despite hardships we endure.


“Little Is Much” is up next, and while it’s not the Kittie L. Suffield song of a similar title in 1924, it’s message is very similar. This is a tender ballad that English sings with a lot of passion. Little definitely is much when our God is in it, a simple, powerful truth.


In 1988, Mike + the Mechanics released their second album, titled “The Living Years.” English has remade the title song from that album. English identifies with this specific number as he laments his relationship with his father. The song’s theme, about saying what you need to say to your loved ones while they are still here, is a very thought-provoking truth. English excels vocally on this ballad.


“Finally Coming Home,” is another highlight of the album. This ballad, which English sings with conviction, is the classic prodigal son story.


“Hello Happiness,” is a fun, light, upbeat tune that is easy to tap your toes on.


Vintage can be defined as an exceptionally fine wine from the crop of a good year. English and Clark paired up with the goal of producing a project that meets this definition, and they have delivered.  


This project harkens back stylistically to English’s early solo career. He sings with passion and conviction throughout the album. Listeners will welcome English’s signature vocal stylings as well as the excellent instrumentation.


“Love Is the Golden Rule,” is sure to be a favorite of English fans very quickly. This is a must-have project for fans of adult Contemporary Christian music.

By Jimmy Reno

First published November 2017 by SGNScoops Magazine

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Lorraine Walker: Don’t be too busy for God this Holiday Season

Written by Staff on November 30, 2017 – 9:19 am -

Lorraine Walker: Don't be too busy for God this Holiday Season

November 2017 SGNScoops Magazine: Don’t be too busy this Holiday Season

Happy Thanksgiving. This is a holiday month full of giving thanks. I’m so glad for all the good gifts that God has given to me, but most of all, I’m thankful that He is God. In a world where people change and politicians sway from side to side, God is the same – yesterday, today and forever. He is always there, always protecting, always healing, and always providing. I urge you to thank God for who He is today.


I’m also thankful for gospel great Bill Gaither, our cover feature for this month. Gaither has done so much for Christian music. His songwriting with his wife Gloria, his artist promotion through the Homecoming series, and the way he can bring the gospel message to places it seldom goes, like the nearest Walmart, that amazes me. He remains congenial with fans and does not appear to have let his popularity affect his heart or his ministry. Thanks Bill Gaither for all you do.


Lorraine Walker: Don't be too busy for God this Holiday Season


This month we also have artists you love and artists you need to hear, and I’m so thankful that we see the message of the gospel carried on to all generations through gospel music. From the youngest who listen to the music of Abigail Aldridge, to my generation who so enjoy Michael English, and even to those who remember the past of gospel music that Charlie Griffin explores in his articles, thanks to all of the artists in this issue and all that proclaim the name of Jesus.


Special thanks as well to all of our writers: Charlie Griffin, Craig Harris, Debbie Seagraves, Derek Simonis, Erin Stevens, Fayth Lore, Jennifer Campbell, Jimmy Reno, Justin Gilmore, Justin McLeod, Leslie McKay, Logan Smith, Paige Givens, Robert York, Roger Barkley, Jr., Sarah Murray, Sheri LaFontaine, Vivian Belknap, David Staton, Dusty Wells, Leslie McKay, Logan Smith, Nathan Kistler, Randall Hamm, Kaleb Powell, Selena Day and Vonda Easley. I really appreciate our copy editors, Joan Walker and Craig Harris. Then, there are those who work behind the scenes to make everything look so lovely – Staci and Pete Schwager and Stephanie Kelley. I’m also thankful for our terrific publisher and owner, Rob Patz, who keeps us on the right track. If you are also thankful for our team, please look them up on Facebook and thank them for their work. They do work hard, each of them, to do their best for the glory of God.


Don't be too busy for God this Holiday Season

Lorraine Walker, editor of SGNScoops Magazine

As we head into a busy festive season, I am reminded that being too busy can keep me from spending the time with God that I need to, to keep my relationship with Him fresh and strong. I need to hear from Him daily. People wonder how God talks to His people. I hear Him loudly through His word. He also speaks to me through the written word of His servants, the wise counsel of Godly friends, and through the special nudges and sense of His presence during my day. He speaks when His spirit is present in the gathering of His people, who are giving Him glory. Sometimes, He even speaks through the beauty of nature. I have heard Him in the whisper of the leaves on the trees. And sometimes, He whispers to me within my spirit when I am alone with Him. Has God spoken to you today? Are you thankful for His many gifts to you and especially for who He is?


Tell the Lord today how thankful you are that He came to this earth, died and rose again that we might have life. What a great and awesome gift, the gift of salvation through Jesus. Have you accepted this gift?


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Have a great month of giving thanks.

By Lorraine Walker, Editor’s Last Word

SGNScoops magazine, November 2017

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Written by Staff on September 18, 2017 – 10:23 am -



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 15, 2017) – Multi-award winning, critically-acclaimed and beloved artist, Michael English, is back with one of the most highly-anticipated projects of 2017, Love Is The Golden Rule. The project – releasing today on Daywind Records – is filled with the central theme of love, from the opening song “My Love,” the rollicking “One Drop Of Love,” to the thought-provoking title track, “Love Is The Golden Rule.”

From the onset of this project, English had one goal – to record messages of unity and love through Christ. “When I set out to record this new project, I was struck by how divided our country was and the amount of hate that was on the television every time I turned it on. I decided to record a project that would be positive, uplifting, and promote love to one another. I wanted this music to bring people together.”
Described as ‘vintage English’ with a ‘fresh spin,’ the project will thrill longtime listeners of Michael’s music while drawing on the journey of life Michael has traveled. Jason Clark (Nelons, Amber Nelon Thompson) produced all but one song and expertly crafted the project to feature the distinct voice and style that have made English a fan-favorite since his early days in Christian music. Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Chicago) lent his talents to produce “The Living Years,” a pensive cover of the Mike + the Mechanics hit song.
“It is an honor to produce and arrange this project for one of the world’s most legendary singers and performers,” says producer Jason Clark. “As a lifelong fan, I suggested to Michael that we make this recording the one his fan base has been long been waiting for. It is undoubtedly, unashamedly ‘Vintage English.’ Production took over eight months, as we assembled a cast of the world’s greatest musicians, writers, singers, engineers, from various genres of music. Michael worked extremely hard and what he delivered on this recording, I believe, is some of his best work in his entire career.”
Michael English

Michael English

“Love Is the Golden Rule,” the debut single, is already making waves at Christian radio and is expected to be a major player at radio this fall.

Love Is The Golden Rule, on Daywind Records, is available at iTunes, Amazon Music, and all digital retailers as well
Love Is The Golden Rule Track Listing:
  1. My Love
  2. Little Is Much
  3. The Living Years
  4. None Of Us Are Free
  5. Finally Coming Come
  6. One Drop Of Love
  7. Cry Holy
  8. Hello Happiness
  9. Love Is The Golden Rule
  10. Let Me Hold You


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The Music City Show Announces Season 6 Live Tapings in Nashville, TN 

Written by Staff on July 14, 2017 – 4:16 pm -

The Nelons to appear at Music City Show?

The Nelons to appear at Music City Show.

Limited Tickets Available for Music City Show Studio Audience on July 24 & 25, 2017

BJ Thomas, Mark Lowry, Nelons, T. Graham Brown, Michael English, Perrys, Cody McCarver, Tribute Quartet and More Set to Appear
Mark Lowry to appear at Music City Show

Mark Lowry

Nashville, TN (July 14, 2017) – It’s THE MUSIC CITY SHOWlive from Nashville, TN and YOU can be a part of it. Today, Godsey & Associates, producers of the hit tv series, announced season six tapings to take place in Nashville, TN July 24 and July 25, 2017. Less than 100 seats are available for the studio audience and will go “first-come, first-serve,” to those who email their request

Michael English to appear at Music City Show

Michael English

BJ Thomas, Mark Lowry, the Nelons, T. Graham Brown, Michael English, the Perrys, Tribute Quartet, Cody McCarver and many more will be featured during the LIVE TV tapings with host Tim Lovelace, and featuring the Positive Cowboy, Jim Sheldon, both returning to the series.

Due to security measures, NO WALK-UPS WILL BE ACCEPTED! You MUST email for admission. All details will be explained in email correspondence.

Perrys to appear at Music City Show

The Perrys

Taped in front of a live studio audience, The Music City Show, has welcomed a diverse range of talent including The Oak Ridge Boys, The Crabb Family, Don Moen, Aaron Tippin, Ray Stevens, Greater Vision, The Hoppers, Karen Peck & New River, Restless Heart, The Booth Brothers and more. The show is hosted by award-winning comedian / singer / musician Tim Lovelace and Jim Sheldon, The “Positive Cowboy.”

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Tribute Quarte

Season five of The Music City Show will air nationally on  NRBTV, FamilyNet, Heartland, TCT and UPLIFTV.

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Written by Staff on April 10, 2017 – 3:56 pm -

The Nelons To Perform During Presidential Inauguration Week

The Nelons will appear on the Music City Show Cruise 2018

Spectacular Lineup  For The Music City Show Cruise 2018 Features Fan Favorites Michael English, Nelons, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Karen Peck & New River, Joseph Habedank, Erwins, Tim Lovelace, and more!

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Nashville, TN (April 5, 2017) – Some of gospel music’s most beloved artists and inspiring new talent will come together for one amazing week when the 2018 Music City Show Cruise sets sail from March 18-25, 2018. Filled with music day and night, and exotic ports of call – including Haiti, Jamaica and Mexico – this is a vacation you don’t want to miss!

Talent for the cruise is as follows: The Nelons, Michael English, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Karen Peck & New River, Browders, Joseph Habedank, Erwins, Amber Nelon Thompson, Jay Stone Singers, Jeff Stice, Misty Freeman, Allegiance, along with The Music City Show’s Jim Sheldon and Tim Lovelace.

In addition to the music, world-class accommodations and amenities await guests aboard Royal Caribbean’s amazing Oasis of the Seas, including an ice rink, aqua theatre, a ‘living central park,’ rock climbing walls, zip lines, and so much more.

Karen Peck and New River Win at 2016 Diamond Awards

Karen Peck and New River

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Michael English and more at 2017 Chrisagis Brothers Legends concert event

Written by Staff on April 10, 2017 – 1:26 pm -

Chrisagis Brothers

Chrisagis Brothers

The dynamic duo of Christian music, Brian and Shawn Chrisagis, known as the Chrisagis Brothers, are bringing a powerhouse lineup to this years’ 2017 Legends event. The Chrisagis Brothers are gathering together five classic artists from Christian music, including Southern Gospel, Rock, Ballads, Contemporary and Classical, all in the name of Jesus, music.

Artists to appear include Grammy and Dove Award winners, and members of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame: Dino Kartsonakis, Michael English, Phil Keaggy, Wayne Watson, and also the three-year staple for the Legends concerts, Scott Wesley Brown.

This year Brian and Shawn are also bringing along their long time friend and sister in Christ, legendary actress, super model and author, Jennifer O’Neill, to cohost with the Chrisagis Brothers. The event is Aug. 19, 2017, at The J.B. Chambers

Jennifer O'Neill

Jennifer O’Neill

Performing Arts Center in Wheeling, W,V. This beautiful center holds 1200 seats waiting to be filled with Christian music fans from across the United States.

Michael English

Michael English

This is the third year for the Legends event and each time the brothers bring their A-Game to the table with acclaimed artists. This year the legends are the cream of the crop. The duo will welcome Dino, known as a pianist extraordinaire, an artist who has been performing in his own stage show in Branson for many years.

Dino will take the stage with Phil Keaggy, one of the top three best guitarists in the world. Phil is world-renowned and has played with the Beatles.

Michael English is known as a solo artist and as a member of the multi-awarded Gaither Vocal Band. This man has had an amazing career and his voice is one of the greatest in Southern Gospel music.

Wayne Watson is best known for his duet with Sandi Patty, “Another Time and Another Place,” but has won many awards and has had numerous No. 1 hit songs on the CCM charts.



Phil Keaggy

Phil Keaggy

Last is Scott Wesley Brown, the anchor man at the Legends concerts, and one of the greatest songwriters and Generals for God in his 40 years+ of ministry.

Welcoming these artists to the Legends concert event are the Chrisagis Brothers, award winners and nominees in several areas. They are especially proud of

Wayne Watson

Wayne Watson

winning the Extraordinary People Award for Duo of the Year. These two have ministered for over 35 years and have won many Hollywood Stars to Jesus.

Scott Wesley Brown

Scott Wesley Brown

They have a radio show called “It’s a God Thing” that has allowed many of Hollywood elite to share their faith. Some of their friends and guests in Hollywood are Lindsay Wagner, Erik Estrada, Jennifer O’Neill, Joe Penny, Loni Anderson, Morgan Brittany, Cheryl Ladd, Kevin Sorbo, Corbin Bernsen, Pat Boone, Dolly Parton, Alana Stewart (from the Farrah Fawcett Foundation – who shared Farrah’s faith in Jesus on the radio show.)

The Chrisagis Brothers with with actress Jaclyn Smith of Charlie's Angels

The Chrisagis Brothers with with actress Jaclyn Smith of Charlie’s Angels

The Chrisagis brothers have also been very powerful forces in bringing their Legends events to various areas in the United States. These guys have won favor with CCM pioneers in the business and with Hollywood personnel. For more info on these two incredible ministers who are making a difference check out their website here.

Chrisagis Brothers in concert

Chrisagis Brothers in concert


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Grace English, mother of Michael and Biney English official obituary

Written by Staff on July 14, 2016 – 6:23 pm -

Grace English, mother of Michael and Biney English

Grace English, mother of Michael English

Wallace, NC (July 14, 2016) Grace English, mother of Gospel singers Michael and Biney English passed away yesterday surrounded by her family after bravely battling the illness that took her life.

Michael stated, “Thank you everyone for all your thoughts and prayers.

‘There’ll be no sorrow there, no more burdens to bear,

No more sickness, no pain, no more parting over there;

And forever I will be with the One who died for me,

What a day, glorious day that will be.’

My Momma is no longer in pain and she’s in the arms of Jesus. The ultimate healing. She was my biggest supporter and fan. I love you Momma!”

Michael English and his mother Grace

Michael English and his mother Grace

Send cards of condolences to:

Stevens Management Group

Att: Michael English

2861 Call Hill Road

Nashville, TN 37211

The following is the Obituary from the Quinn McGowen Funeral Home Wallace Chapel:

Grace Elizabeth Torrans English, age 80, of Wallace, North Carolina left this earthly life for her eternal rest on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from Vidant Duplin Hospital.

She was born February 12, 1936 in Duplin County, North Carolina and the daughter of the late Joshua Ellis and Elizabeth Blanchard Torrans. Grace was also predeceased by her sister and best friend, Judy Linda Stone and twin brothers, Ellis Ray Torrans, Sr. and Thomas Grey Torrans.

Grace was owner and manager of Biney’s Music in Wallace. Surviving are her devoted sons, Biney English and wife Beverly of Wallace and Michael English of Nashville, TN; grandchildren, Jessica English Whitley, Megan Cook and husband Keith, Sean English, Isabella English and Grace English; great grandchildren, Alexis Whitley, Madison Whitley, Asia Whitley, Chloe Whitley, Macie Whitley, Isaiah Calcote, Stella Cook, Ruby Cook and Georgia Cook; brother Jackie Torrans of Harrells; special niece Kimberly Rose Stone and other numerous nieces, nephews and friends that loved Grace dearly.

Grace was a loving mother and caring grandmother and friend. She found great joy in the simplest of things, but her greatest joy was family. With a kind heart and witty personality, she was a great pleasure to be around. Grace loved her family and was especially proud of her sons, Biney and Michael as well as her precious grandchildren. She was a lady in every sense of the word and to know Grace was to love her. She will surely be missed but cherished memories will forever live in the hearts of those who knew and loved Grace English.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, July 15, 2016 at Quinn McGowen Funeral Home Wallace Chapel.

Burial will follow in Devotional Gardens in Warsaw, North Carolina.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, one hour prior the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Golden Rule Foundation Inc., 155 Fussell Square Lane, Teachey, NC 28464.

You may share your memories and send condolences to the family by selecting our “Guestbook” or “Share a Memory” above.

Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Wallace, NC.

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About Michael English

In Michael’s autobiography, The Prodigal Comes Home: My Story of Failure and God’s Story of Redemption (Thomas Nelson, Inc), he gives readers an honest look at the painful path that led him away from God and his family, but more importantly, he shows how God, with grace and mercy, rescued Michael and redeemed his shattered life.

“When the lowest thing that could possibly happen happens; don’t give up, because you might be missing a blessing down the road,” says English. “When I started driving my own life, as though God were like some kind of global positioning system that I could choose to follow or ignore, I turned down dead ends and dark alleys, thinking they were going to lead me somewhere.”

In 2009, Michael’s life came full circle as he returned to the Gaither Vocal Band as their lead singer. After a successful five year run with the GVB, Michael felt called to return to a full time solo career at the end of 2013.

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Pray for Micheal and Biney English

Written by Staff on July 13, 2016 – 10:51 am -

Michael English and his mother Grace

Michael English and his mother Grace

Several days ago, Michael English requested prayer for his mother who was in the hospital. He noted on Twitter that she was very sick and in pain. It was reported today on Facebook that his mom passed away this morning at 8:15am.

Michael flew home yesterday to see his mom after undergoing oral surgery, expressing on Twitter that he was still in severe pain. He was able to be with his mom before she died.

Biney English and Family

Biney English and Family

Please pray for Michael and his brother Biney and all of their families as they travel to North Carolina to say goodbye to Grace. The family has requested privacy. No arrangements have been made at this time.

If anyone would like to contribute towards flowers for Grace, please message Renee Barham on Facebook or call her at 918-838-3239 or email

Michael’s father, Aubine, passed away in 2013.

SGNScoops expresses deepest sympathies in the loss of Grace, and extends our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Grace English.



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