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Pray for the family of Pastor James Wright

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 21, 2019 – 8:13 am -

Edna Wright, wife of Pastor James Wright, posted the following on Facebook, January 22, 2019:

“My precious Honey James Wright, passed away just moments ago. He has won the battle and his struggling has ended. Sweet Victory In Jesus!!! Please continue to keep our family in your prayers for the days ahead.”

Pastor James Wright, was the pastor of Redemption Christian Center and Chaplain of the Southern Gospel Promoters Association (SGPA). He had been battling cancer for some time.

Please pray for his wife Edna and all of their family.

SGNScoops extends their sympathy and prayers at this time.

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Southern Gospel Promoters Association Breakfast

Written by scoopsnews on September 30, 2016 – 7:43 am -




The Southern Gospel Promoters Association Breakfast took place this morning at the Holiday Inn in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Singing for the breakfast was The Craguns, Surrendered, Troy Burns Family, The Rob Mills Family, Sacred Harmony, The Griffith Family and others.  It was a great time of food, fun , and fellowship.

What a lovely surprise that Lulu Roman stopped by to sing a few. She is such an amazing lady.



Ms. Edna Wright is the president of the Southern  Gospel Promoters Association.

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Written by Staff on September 30, 2014 – 3:17 pm -

globalPigeon Forge, TN – The Southern Gospel Promoters Association named Paul Pitts, Founder of Global Promotions, as “Promoter of the Year” during the 57th Annual National Quartet Convention held in Pigeon Forge, TN. Board members, along with booking agencies, record labels, artists and fans were all in attendance  for the special presentation. Pitts has quickly risen to the top as an industry leader.

President Edna Wright of the Southern Gospel Promoters Association notes, “Paul Pitts has been one of the most amazing promoters this year. When I look at social media, I continually see his name and Global Promotions. I really appreciate him and all the work he has done in Southern Gospel Music. He is so deserving of this award.” Pitts joins top promoters Bill Bailey (2008), Twila Rohrer (2009), Herb Henry (2010), Mike Wheeler (2011), Ralph Dean (2012), and Mel Riegseckey (2013) in receiving this prestigious award.

Danny Jones, Editor of the Singing News, presented Pitts with the award. Paul shares, “I’m proud to accept this award on behalf of all Southern Gospel Promoters and am very humbled by this.”

Paul Pitts is an accomplished Executive Leader with substantial career experience ranging from developing start –ups to leading high performing multiple discipline organizations. He is a known commodity in the business world as one that has built successful companies from the ground up, turning them into very successful businesses.

Global Promotions will host concerts and tours in at least twelve states in 2015 with artists such as Mark Lowry, The Crabb Family, The Martins, and the Booth Brothers. Pitts has multiple-day events, tours and concerts scheduled well into 2016. to stay up to date on all future tours and concerts.

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Prayers Requested for Chip Hefner

Written by SGN Scoops on July 1, 2012 – 11:50 am -

Chip Hefner, son of Southern Gospel Promoters Association President and Southmen Quartet Owner Jim Hefner, suffered a heart attack on Saturday, June 30. 

 Chip was admitted to the Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama where they performed five bypasses.  Jim states, “We got to visit with him last night and he seems to be doing well for what he has been through, but we truly appreciate your continued prayers as he heals and recovers from this setback.”

 Cards of Get Well and Encouragement can be sent to:


                    Southern Gospel Promoters Association

                    Attn:  Chip Hefner

                    P.O. Box 2594

                    Albertville, AL  35950

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