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Exodus Experiences Change

Written by Staff on June 12, 2020 – 7:03 am -

Exodus 2020


Hello Friends!
I pray this newsletter finds you well. The last few months have been difficult for us all, but we are rejoicing to see our church doors re-open! With all the turmoil, confusion and uncertainty going on In the world today, I’m reminded of what Paul said in II Corinthians 4: 8 & 9 “We are troubled on every side yet not distressed. We are perplexed but not in despair, persecuted but not forsaken, cast down but not destroyed.”

Trouble will come our way but our hope is not in the circumstances that surround us and cause us to fear. Our hope is in the Lord and his promises. When we put our trust in him, there is no fear.

“What time I am afraid I will trust in him.” Psalms 56:3

In the midst of all of this, Exodus has experienced a change as well. We have said goodbye to Hannah and then again to Cole as well. This is a very difficult transition for us. Not only is Hannah my daughter, but she has traveled with us for three wonderful years. Hannah has accepted a new employment position and is taking time to focus on raising children.

Cole Watson, the son of our founding group member, Mike Watson, has spent a total of three years with the ministry. His work schedule has increased to the point where he has not been able to continue to tour. Cole is like family, and he is like a brother to Mary. We have treasured his time with us and greatly appreciate his dedication to the ministry.

We will miss Hannah’s sense of humor and Cole’s practical jokes! They will always be a part of the Exodus family.

Crystle Elam of Exodus


After prayer and careful searching, we are thrilled to announce we have a new member that has joined Exodus! Her name is Crystle Elam and she is from Chattanooga, Tenn. Crystle has ministered as a soloist for many years, and we know you are going to love her as much as we do.

Although some faces have changed in Exodus, our desire to serve the Lord and minister through song remains strong and has not diminished. We will continue to sing His praise until his glorious return!

Exodus will be releasing a brand new radio song very soon, called :
“The Exodus,”  written by Phil Cross and Susan Brady.

This song will have your toes tapping and your hands clapping as you think about leaving this world and entering the City God has prepared for his children. In II Thessalonians 4:16-18, the Lord told us to comfort one another with the words that He is coming again, and that’s exactly what this song does!

We (Mary, Susan and Crystle) look forward to seeing you soon!
Please take a minute to view our schedule for the month of June and join us at a church near you!

We love you all and can’t wait to see you again!


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Please keep Exodus in your prayers as we travel and minister.

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Beyond the Song: Exodus Sings The Blues Away

Written by Staff on April 20, 2020 – 11:14 am -

Exodus 2020Beyond the Song with Exodus by Jantina Baksteen

I caught up with Susan Brady of Exodus for this interview. They have this happy song recently sent to radio called, “Sing The Blues Away,” and that whistling part made me curious to know more of this group.

Thanks to Susan Brady for joining me in this interview.


Jantina Baksteen: Can you introduce your group to the readers of SGNScoops?

Susan Brady: Of course! Susan Brady, Mary Scott, Hannah Brady and Cole Watson make up Exodus.


JB: How and when did your group Exodus get started? 

SB: It was 2011, Easter morning at our home church. Mike Watson, myself, and Mary Scott, sang together for the first time. Several months later we decided to make it official by giving ourselves a name.


JB: Why is your group called Exodus?

SB: Exodus means ”to exit.”

God used Moses to set his people free from bondage under the evil hand of Pharaoh. God used Joshua to finish the task Moses began and led the people into Canaan, the land God promised them. This is a beautiful picture of how a lost sinner is in bondage to sin. 

God sent his Son (our Joshua), Jesus, to set us free. If we accept who God sent as our payment for sin, we too, will enter the land God has promised us: Heaven. 

ExodusJB: A lot of groups are from Alabama, what makes you unique?

SB: There are actually several groups that are based in Gadsden, Ala.

We are honored to be among them. 

I believe all groups have a personality. When you put two or more people together, all with different personalities, you become unique because you are different than any other.


JB: You have a great song on radio called  “SingThe Blues Away,” off of your “Happy” album. Why did you choose to record this song?

SB:  ”Sing The Blues Away,” is on this album because it is a fun song with a great message.

When Jesus comes into our hearts and lives, we are changed forever. We have a new song; a new story to share. As a child of God, we have access to the greatest songs ever written about a Savior who can pick us up when we’re down. By just singing about him, and to him, we can literally “Sing The Blues Away!”

This song was written by Susan Brady and Phil Cross.

Listen to Exodus perform their latest song, “Sing the Blues Away:”



JB: Who is the whistler in this song?

SB: I’m (Susan Brady) doing the whistling.


JB: The CD is called “Happy.” Why?

SB: We had just been through a hard time losing Mike Watson to cancer. Although we missed him, it brought us comfort knowing he was healed and with the Lord. Mary was expecting Elizabeth while we were finishing up the new project. She was a long-awaited addition to the Exodus family. 

So many songs on the CD reflect the title! And so did our lives at that time.


JB: What is the message you share when you sing on stage?

SB:  We want to encourage Christians to keep serving the Lord. We want to point men, women and children to Jesus Christ.


JB: How can we still be happy as daily life brings struggles along our way?

SB: Happy simply means blessed. Count your blessings.


JB: Do you have a testimony to share?

SB: This Bill  Gaither  song sums it all up for me.

“If you could see what I once was

If you could go with me

back to where I started from

I know you would see 

A miracle of love that took me in it’s sweet embrace 

and made me what I am today, 

A Sinner Saved by Grace!” 1


JB: What’s ahead for Exodus in the near future?

SB: We are continuing on, sharing the message of Jesus Christ.


JB: What message would you like to share regarding COVID-19?

SB: I do think we should stay away from big crowds so not to contract and spread this virus. 

However, God is still God and he’s still on the throne! 

Psalms 56: 3 “At what time I am afraid I will trust in him.”

The Lord told us to comfort one another with the words that he is coming back in I Thess.4:16-18. 

He said to be of good cheer for he has overcome the world in John 16:33.

In Matthew 11:28-30, Jesus  himself gives us a personal invitation to come and rest. 

So, until his return, let’s place our trust in him, not stressing but resting.


JB: Where can we find you on the web?

SB: You can find Exodus on Facebook: HERE

Website: HERE

Instagram: HERE

Email: HERE

Thank you Susan for sharing your ministry with SGNScoops. We hope that you can soon go back on the road to serve the Lord sharing the Gospel in song to those who are lost or need to be encouraged.

By Jantina Baksteen

Jantina Baksteen is a regular contributor to SGNScoops Magazine.

1. “Sinner Saved by Grace” – Songwriters:  Gloria Gaither / William J. Gaither / Mitch  Saved by Humphries. Sinner Saved by Grace lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Capitol Christian Music Group

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Exodus “shares the truth” on NQC mainstage

Written by Staff on October 11, 2018 – 5:46 am -

Exodus on NQC mainstage

Exodus on NQC mainstage

What a great time Exodus had at the 2018 National Quartet Convention (NQC) this year. It’s a place to connect with friends, make new ones, and sit in heavenly places, as touching lyrics and beautiful melodies fill the soul.

Exodus on NQC mainstageThere’s definitely no place like it and for Exodus to be a part of such an extraordinary event is humbling, to say the least.
Exodus on NQC mainstage

Exodus on NQC mainstage

We had just stepped into a new era of our ministry, as we became an all female trio. We decided.. ‘ to sing in one of the showcases would be a good idea.’ Much to our surprise, Exodus was chosen to sing on main stage.

Exodus on NQC mainstageWe were so happy. We all need encouragement from time to time and this definitely encouraged us.
Exodus on NQC mainstageYes, the lights are grand, the stage is awesome, but all that fades away as you remember the pledge you made so long ago, to allow the Holy Spirit the space he requires to live and be seen through you.Exodus on NQC mainstageWe sang our newest radio release written by Susan Brady and Phil Cross, “Thats What Happened At The Cross.” May we never forget what happened there.

Exodus on NQC mainstage


Singing on the same stage, where all the greatest groups and singers have sung their heart out, year after year, with the hope of leaving a stamp of love on our hearts and a new spring in our step, gave us a sense of pride in knowing the message in which we carry brings hope to the hopeless and redemption to the lost.

Exodus on NQC mainstage

Exodus on NQC mainstage

What an honor to share these truths before so many people at one time.

Exodus on NQC mainstage

Exodus on NQC mainstage

We want to thank Shane Roark and Chapel Valley for sponsoring and managing the showcases each year, as well as Clark Beasley and all the folks who work so hard making NQC the greatest event for Southern Gospel music.

If you have never attended NQC I urge you to make plans to attend next year! You won’t regret it.

By Susan Brady of Exodus

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Pray For Susan Brady Of Exodus

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 11, 2018 – 12:12 pm -

Pray For Susan Brady Of Exodus

Pray For Susan Brady Of Exodus

UPDATE ON SUSAN: She is resting and on an all liquid diet with IV Fluids. Monday they are going to do a procedure where they go down her throat and look at her pancreas. Thank you all for your prayers❤️ We would ask for added prayers to help ease her mind and give peace about this procedure. She has never had this kind of procedure done before. Thank you all again❤️❤️

Mary Scott Susan Brady

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