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Ohio Gospel Music Association Inducts Glen W. Payne & George W. Younce into OGMA Hall of Fame

Written by Staff on November 11, 2014 – 2:44 pm -

cathedrals-ohio-hofAlthough it was a cold, brisk morning in Akron, Ohio, the warmth inside the Akron Civic
Center was evident for everyone attending the “Cathedrals Reunion.” The stage was set as Ernie
Hasse & Signature Sound, The Mark Trammell Quartet, Greater Vision, and Danny Funderburk
began the day with a song that united voices and hearts. Although any Cathedrals Reunion is a
special time, this Saturday morning’s event would be one for all to remember.
After the opening number, the crowd was introducted to Darrell Webb … Vice-Chairman of the
OHIO GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION … for a special presentation. Donna Strong, Secretary
and Brenda Messaros, Advisory Board, stood alongside Darrell as he announced to the crowd that
the OGMA would be inducting two individuals into its Hall of Fame: namely, Glen W. Payne and
George W. Younce. As would be expected, the cheers were resounding!
george-younce-ogmaThese plaques will be permanently displayed at the OGMA Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio.
Individual trophies for Glen Payne and George Younce were presented to the former members of the Cathedrals, one of many accolades received by these two prestigious gentleman who forever impacted Southern Gospel Music.
The OHIO GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION began in 2009 to honor those who have paved
the way before us in gospel music … remembering the past; recognizing the present; and reflecting
on the future.
To learn more about the OGMA, please visit their Facebook page:
(Photos by Rick Doran, OGMA Advisory Board)




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Ohio Gospel Music Association Songwriting Contest

Written by SGN Scoops on February 28, 2012 – 12:31 pm -


Songwriting Contest


The OHIO GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION is conducting a “Songwriting Contest”

that will allow current Ohio residents, or those born in the State of Ohio, the opportunity to

submit their original gospel songs to the OGMA for review. For those born in the State of Ohio

but not currently residing therein, a copy of a birth certificate must be included with


The competition will begin on April 1, 2012. All submissions must be postmarked by

no later than May 31, 2012. A Committee will evaluate songs based on the following criteria:

* Biblical accuracy;

* lyrical content; and

* overall composition.

Each song submitted carries a $25 entry fee (payable to the OHIO GOSPEL MUSIC

ASSOCIATION). The song must be recorded onto CD and a lyric sheet provided with

submission, which becomes the property of the OGMA. The song must be no longer than

(5) minutes.

For each song, the Committee will complete a “Review Sheet”, which will be forwarded

to the songwriter upon completion of the Contest. The winner will receive a Certificate of

Achievement and, although the OGMA makes no guarantee the song will be recorded, the

winning song will be pitched by the OGMA to gospel music artists.

To submit your song, visit the OHIO GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION’s Facebook page to

download a copy of the Songwriting Contest Form. A writer may submit more than one song;

however, each submitted song must have its own Form.

All submissions should be sent to:


1718 Rausch Avenue

Dayton, OH 45432

(513) 897-3972 OR (513) 887-0212

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