OUGMA Performer Biography’s
The AMBASSADORS, an evangelistic Gospel Sing Group from the Tulsa area they have traveled extensively throughout the south-central states ministering in various church services, revivals, camp meetings, youth rallies, gospel singings and concerts. In every service, The AMBASSADORS spread the Gospel through a Spirit-Directed selection of gospel songs, Commentary, and testimony. The Smooth sound of the AMBASSADORS, combined with a sincere love for gospel music and its message, is deeply appreciated by all who hear them sing. Standing on the word of God, this group of soul-stirring, dedicated men will share the "good news" ..all for the glory of God.
In April of 1997 our sing family was unveiled. The Armstrong Family Singers, we a Dynamic group of women who are following a vision given to our Grandmother, Mother and now the Lord has instilled in our hearts. Singing Traditional/Southern Gospel with our own unique style gives us the opportunity to reach saints and sinners of every nationality with the message of Christ. Yes! We believe in the supernatural power of the Holy Ghost moving in each service. We are not your entertainment group; we want to experience the presence of God in every church service, It is a ministry. Currently, you can find us Proverbs 31 women doing more than just singing. We are a sister team who loves working for God. Our Mother went home to be with Jesus August 19,2011 and now we have taken up the torch to carryon. Working in our local Church Preaching, Teaching, Praise Team, Choir, and Missions are a part of our ministry. We have over the years won many awards for Singing and Song Writing. We won GMAA Group of the Year award in 2011, Trio of the year in 2013: we also won NAACP award in 2007. We have won 1 song of the year and 2 song writers awards of the year. We enjoy working for the Lord and we continue to walk in faith. You can look us up on our website, plus check out our music.
After singing for almost 15 years with southern gospel groups, The Lord and I have begun a journey into my own solo singing ministry. Southern Gospel Music is what I grew up with and what is in my soul. I also enjoy listening to and singing praise and worship, some progressive southern gospel, and even a little contemporary Christian. The longer I sing, I find that musical diversity keeps the program flowing and seems to attribute to the hearts of each listener.
Coming from a musical family, as a child, I knew I wanted to sing, even standing in front of the mirror singing into my hair brush. But it was years later before that dream became a reality. At the age of 40, I accepted the Lord as my personal Savior and began a relationship with him, allowing Him to guide me and use me. That is when the doors began opening.
Another thing I am involved in, which I truly enjoy, is Co-Hosting a southern gospel event in Stillwater, Ok, Gospel with A Purpose. We have been hosting this event for 7 years and it has been a blessing to many as well as to ourselves. We bring in talented southern gospel groups/soloists from the region as well as support a Non-Profit at each event. This Currently a Quarterly event. The schedule and information for Gospel with A Purpose can be seen at www.gospel with a purpose.com
I am honored, privileged and beyond blessed to have the opportunities to use the gifts God has given me to minister and bless others. I give Him the glory for all He calls me to do.
Whether it’ serving as a worship leader at his local church in his teen years, traveling with a singing group while in college, or singing at community events, Brian Bennett has always endeavored to use his God-given gift of music to honor and glorify his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Today, Brian's passion to share the life-changing message of the Gospel through music is stronger than ever. As Brian would say, "It is my desire to sing songs that will not only encourage and uplift my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, but also to challenge them to constantly strive for more and to be wary of becoming complacent in the relationship they have with our indescribable Savior"
Ginger and her husband Al have been very active in Gospel Music for many years. Involved in both personnel appearances as well as TV programs. Al until is going home to be with the Lord had a "Journey with the King Ministries" program at 6:30pm the first Friday of each month and Ginger still produces and hosts a two hour Gospel Music Show from 9:00 to 11:00pm the first Friday of each month on Universal Affiliated Networks" CH 47.2 in Dallas Tx. (www.uanetwork.tv) The TV program reaches about 26 million People. Ginger is a Lifetime Member of "United States Assoc. of Gospel Singers and Musicians" in Nashville, Tenn, and "Country Gospel Music Assoc." She is very active with the "Country Music Singers Assoc." here in OKC.
Tracey is a singer, songwriter and has been singing most of her life; she came from a musical family and has been a part of many venues (country and gospel) between Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, and Missouri. However, her favorite thing is to sing for The Lord, it is a calling on her life. Now her and husband, Leroy, travel to churches all over sharing the gospel through music when she isn’t working for the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management where she is the Statewide Exercise Officer.
Leroy sang as a young man but went on to real life raising kids and has earned the title of “Cookie Man” since 1996. He didn’t sing for close to 40 years but as his mother aged he began to sing especially for her until he married Tracey and now he never gets to stop. Ha!
Between them they have 6 grown children and 15 beautiful grandchildren that they are very proud of and always grateful for their support.
They love the
calling God has on their lives and their only goal is to obey that call…
Much can be said about Evangelist Tom Borror of Highway to Heaven Ministries. Tom is an easy-going, laid-back kind of a guy, whose preaching and twinge of country, rhythm & blues Gospel music has captured the attention of America’s Heartland. Tom is a former truck driver of 16 years, who knows what life in the “hammer lane” (fast lane) is like. Tom became hooked on drugs and alcohol, as many truck drivers do. On May 1st 1977, Tom met the Lord Jesus Christ and accepted Him as his Lord and Savior. Immediately, God set him free from alcohol, drugs, and five packs of cigarettes a day. As a truck driver Tom traveled from Maine to California and from Miami to Seattle. Now it is his desire to travel back across the country preaching the “Good News of the Gospel” that Jesus still saves, heals and delivers, and that there’s still power in the Word of God. The singing ministry that the Lord has given to Tom is truly anointed, for it is the anointing that breaks the yoke.
Tom has had Gospel music programs on television that aired in Biloxi, Mississippi and Dyersburg, Tennessee. Tom has also appeared on TBN and on the national radio program known as Laymen Inc. and numerous live appearances in theaters and concert halls across the United States.
Prior to the year 2007 Randy & Gigi frequently crossed paths at many Gospel Singings and other events. They decided to team up as a duet in February 2007 with faith that it would open new doors and add to their already strong solo ministries. God has blessed their efforts with many opportunities to present the Gospel in song by opening doors for bookings and concerts in churches, community events and opry theaters across Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. They aim to provide uplifting and ministering Gospel music to anyone who is interested in allowing them the opportunity. Randy and Gigi were married on April 26, 2008. They currently live in Princeton, Texas with their two dogs, Rusty, and Dakota. Randy owns and operates his Architectural Design Company while Gigi owns and operates a small Graphic Design and Photo Restoration business both from their home.
His Call is a ministry made up of four families. Although only four stand on stage and sing, the Lord uses all eight in many ways, from running sound, product set up, to prayer warrior and support. His Call started back in 1971 as the Heavenly Highway Singers. Our Baritone, Dennis Caudill, and his family started the group. There have been several personnel and name changes through the years but the group is now Dennis Caudill, (Baritone), Jimmy Duty, (Lead), Gary Bower, (Bass) and Renate Duty, (Tenor), and they have been singing together since September 2005. Bruce Bower runs our sound and is the newest member of the group.
His Call has ministered in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama, and Tennessee. They have bee the recipient of many award over the years. while awards are nice to receive, His Call's desire is to present the message of Christ to the unsaved and to be an encouragement to the believers. His call feels that God has called them to this ministry and trust him to provide whatever is needed to accomplish what he has asked them to do, therefore, they come on a love offering basis.
Andrea' love for gospel music began at a young age. Her early days were spent traveling with her family as her father ministered to his Native people. Over the years she has won many vocal competitions. First place wins include “The Annual Seminole Gospel Singing and Crabb fest. At the 2010 National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, Andrea competed and placed 1stout of 52 contestants in the annual talent competition. She was honored to be allowed to sing on the main stage later that week.
In late 2006 Andrea and her fiance Rick Carpitcher formed a group known as Native Witness, and the two were wed in 2007. Rick is not new to gospel music, having toured professionally with the Toney Brothers Quartet as pianist for many years. Later Rick and Andrea would perform together simply as the Carpitchers. Rick & Andi (as her friends know her) share a unique heritage in that they are both Native American. They make their home in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and have three children.
The Cooleys ( Haskell and JoLee) present a gospel music program called "A Time For Refreshing" They present gospel music vocally and instrumentally. This family's style of music is easy-listening and is designed to be enjoyed by young and old.
Haskell traveled for many years as pianist for both the Weatherfords and the Cathedrals. Several albums on which Haskell is the pianist have been nominated for Grammy Awards by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. The Gospel Music Association and Singing News Fan Awards have honored him by nominating him as Best Gospel Musician. JoLee's bass guitar playing is the perfect complement to their singing and Haskell"s piano playing. Most of the songs they sing are written by themselves and regularly make the radio stations play list across the nation. Some of their well know songs are "I'll Sail Away Home", "Gonna Shout All Over Heaven", and "Singing Easy". The Cooley's full time ministry takes them throughout the United States and portions of Canada.
Barri began singing when she was 10 years old. She Grew up in Church but, did not always sing for the right God. She found the Lord in 1992and began singing in Church. Gave her life to the Lord along with the talent he had blessed her with. Barri has sang with a couple of groups over the years but ultimately found that due to life circumstances, it was better for her to stay a soloist. She loves to collaborate with other talents for special music. She sang on the Local TBN broadcast several \years ago. Had her own TV Show in the 90's "Called Salvation Stories "It was filmed but never aired do to her husband being terminally ill and she gave it up to take care of him. She has sung throughout Oklahoma at Churches, Art Festivals, and Fairs. She is a member of the CMSA (The Country Music Singers Assoc.) Sings quite often on their programs and hopes to be able to go to National Competition this year.
In April, 2011, Larry DeTienne (formerly with "The New Wine Quartet", "The DeTienne Family Trio", "The Huffman Family Band" and "The Calvary Echoes") joined with Mark Hall (a graduate of the worship collage in Wichita, former music pastor in a Southern Baptist Church and formerly with "The Calvary Echoes") and their friend Richard Meier came together to begin to develop a new Quartet. It wasn't until October 2011, we were fortunate enough to have Vernon Smith join us. Wernon is a wonderful addition to the group and is an excellent soloist that has been singing for many years in a variety of venues throughout the state of Kansas. Shortly after that, Pete Peterson joined us as our Sound Engineer, and has been a great asset doing our sound, and singing a song or two with us.
We sing a variety of music styles like the Gaither Vocal Band, Gold City, Signature Sound, The Cathedrals and more. We have sung all over Kansas, Nebraska and even visited Colorado last year, and now as a Member of the OUGMA we are Singing in Oklahoma.
I started singing in the sixth grade in Choral groups. At the age of 25 I felt God calling me into the ministry and began learning how to learn congregational music. My college was at Arlington Bible College where I earned an associate degree in music.
Since then I have served for over 45 years as an associate pastor. My longest tenure was 30 years at Mustang Heights Baptist Church. Coupled with this I have had the privilege of doing ministries of both music and pulpit supply, singing at preaching at nursing homes and rescue missions. Also singing and preaching on the Laymens Radio Program that is broadcast on local radio and goes worldwide on the Web.
I began writing gospel music 41 years ago and have written several gospel songs. I enjoy sharing my poetry and music with others. It is my desire to sing and write as long as the Lord gives me the health and mind to do so.
Growing up as the youngest of 10 kids, Bob was in a family that made Christian music their staple of inspiration and wholesome entertainment. Bob performed daily to hundreds of visitors at the "Precious Moments" attraction in Missouri as part of the "Albert E. Brumley, Jr Trio. Now sharing his music as a soloist, he blends up tempo gospel numbers with time honored hymns and adds a taste of sentimental songs in churches and community events to lift listeners spirits and honor God. Bob has three albums, “Gospel Melodies", "Our Family Favorites" and his newest "Singing Easy"..... Songs of faith and home.
The Southern Gospel Quartet "Forgiven" has been spreading the good news of Jesus Christ through songs and testimonies since July 1981. They have performed all across middle America with an emphasis on the smooth harmonies exemplifying southern gospel music. The group has appeared in concert with many of the top names in gospel music including The Mark Trammell Trio, Legacy Five, The Cathedrals, JD Sumner and the Stamps, The Florida Boys, The Nelons, The Lesters, The Brashears, The Telestials, Albert E. Brumley Jr. and Sherman Andrus.
In 2002, Forgiven was asked to be a part of the South Texas Music Festival in Harlingen, TX as the feature southern gospel quartet for the event. Later that year they were selected as Grand Champions in the group competition as Branson Gospel Music Association’s “Showdown 2002" Talent Contest in Branson Missouri. Forgiven is a highly requested and respected southern gospel quartet presenting more than 130 concerts per year on average typically in a nine-state area including Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Tennessee.
Or trio was formed and first met on July 6, 2014. We have since sang special music 4 times at our church, First Baptist Church, Moore, Ok. We are all members of the Church Choir, the ladies also participate in handbells, and John is a member of "One Accord". a mixed ensemble.
Our members are: Cindy Conner - soprano
Cathy Burt - alto
John Barry - tenor
Donna Dodd - Pianist
We plan to be able to utilize accompaniment CD's or piano depending on the circumstances at the performance venue. Our previous songs are "There is a Way", Tell The Mountain", and "Something's Happening". We will be adding to this with "The Promise", Four Days Late", and "The Great I Am Still Is".
An explanation of our name - - - -It refers to Daniel 3:24,25 in which Shadrach, Meshack, and Abednego were thrown into the furnace for refusing to worship King Nebuchadnezzar. When the King looked in, he saw four men, "the fourth looks like son of the gods." Many Bible scholars believe this is the first manifestation of Jesus Christ on this earth. It is our desire that we should not do what we are doing without direction and guidance from the fourth person.
The group originally was a full family group. Mom, Dad, Baby sister and four brothers. The group now is the four very talented brothers James on the Mandolin, Peter on the Banjo, Timothy on Guitar, and Joshua on the Upright Bass. They are joined on occasion by their father Bob on the Violin mom Brenda on Rhythm Guitar and younger sister Andrea as a Vocalist. Head quartered in Edmond, Ok area they travel Full time from Coast to Coast.
From the southern Oklahoma town of Ada comes an exciting family band, The Gastineaus. With over a decade of ministry and mainstage performances, they continue to stay true to their calling. Their refreshing sound produced by tight family harmony, original song-writing, and live instrumentation is easy listening and sets this family apart in today's genre of southern gospel music. The Gastineaus blend diverse musical influences to create a progressive southern, contemporary country sound with bluesy undertones. Their newest cd " Lately", released to radio Wounded Warrior, a power-full ballad that is touching many hearts and most recently, Settle My Soul which received the GMAA 2016 Song of the Year Award. This family's dedication to the ministry, attention to professionalism and individual musical excellence has solidified the Gastineaus as one of Oklahoma's most compelling bands in Christian music today.
The Goodin Family from Tishomingo, Ok. is a southern gospel singing family group that has been singing anywhere God opens the door for the past 12 years.
God has given "us" (Robert and Karen) 3 very talented children for this ministry. Isaac is 29 years old, plays the Bass, and writes some of the Songs we sing. Leah is 25 years old plays the Keyboard and will bless your heart with her singing. Brandy is 29 years old plays the Drums, and is also a very talented song writer. (Brandy isn't really our daughter, she is our daughter in law, but don't tell anyone). We pray that you will be blessed by the uplifting songs and testimonies God has given our group.
When we come, we come with an expectancy that God will touch someone’s heart and change a life.
When we leave, hopefully you will have heard something in our songs, or testimonies that will help you go another step in your Christian walk, and you won't feel like you have been to a concert but feel like you have been to church.
Kenneth and Verna
Newby started singing together when they got married in 2010. They both
have a love for music and have been singing most of their lives. Kenneth
sang country and western, and Verna sang at home, at school functions and in
Church. Realizing their voices harmonized together, they decided to sing
Southern Gospel. They are the happiest when blessing and sharing Jesus Christ
with others in song and testimony. While traveling they have many
opportunities to sing at Churches, Retirement Villages and RV Resorts.
They are currently taking their music wherever God opens a door for them.
Hi, I'm Judy Jackson... I'm from Eastvale, a little town of about 300 people in Western Pennsylvania, just Northwest of Pittsburgh. Don't ask me why my hometown was named "Eastvale", I guess because it is on the east side of a valley. We had a 7 Eleven, a Post Office and a bridge. I had a lot of drama in my younger years. I have been around fighting, drinking, drugs, and much more. I've been in and out of foster homes, but I have overcome my hard experiences by the love and grace of God. I have a song in my heart, and I'm compelled to minister to a lost and needy World.
My husband Don and I have been married for over thirty years. He is retired Navy, and I am currently unemployed. We have just recently moved to Georgia to be close to one of our Son's. I have sung in Churches large and small from the time I was a young adult. I would love to have the opportunity to come Sing for you and your congregation.
Aiya Attaway Kelly is well known throughout the central Oklahoma area for her creative leadership, teaching, and extraordinary musicianship.
Being the musically talented child of not one, but two church ministers, Aiya stepped into her church leadership roles at the tender age of eight when she became the church pianist. By the time Aiya entered high school she was sought after as a Vocalist and pianist for regional and national church conferences. As a teenager, Aiya developed a thriving piano studio while also working as a Youth/Choral Director at the Bible Missionary Church in Texas. Piano students under her tutelage had great success at regional and national competitions. Some of her youth students went on to serve in the ministry.
Aiya's versatility is demonstrated by her directing experience in a number of different denominations including Nazarene, Lutheran, Presbyterian, and United Methodist churches. Aiya tells the story of how she was quickly exposed to and asked to perform in the tradition of the Catholic Mass when a good friend called upon her to play for his grandfather's funeral. The funeral was on a holiday weekend and the family asked her to perform music for the entire service with only twenty-four hours to prepare. Aiya gladly did this and says it was an experience she will not forget!
Aiya received a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Central Oklahoma. He minor area of study was Asian Studies with a emphasis in Japanese as she is fluent in the Japanese language. She obtained her Master's degree in jazz studies as a music producer and jazz pianist at the University of Central Oklahoma also. She is currently pursuing a Ph. D. in Educational Leadership Studies.
Aiya is also a professor at Langston University and has taught all grades from preschool to high school, leading her high school vocalists to regional and national titles. She attributes her talent and perseverance in life to her parents, her greatest supporters, who have always been there for her, and God though Whom all things are possible.
Hailing from Anniston, Al., Randy accepted the Lord and Savior at the youthful age of (12) years. As an enthusiast of Gospel, Country, and 50's style music, Randy Mullino has recorded several Gospel Music albums that are available on cassette and compact disc (CD's) and have been carried by Mardel's Christian Book Store. Randy has been interviewed on Radio Stations across the nation while promoting "God's Ministry" with Gospel Music. Randy was nominated by "The Branson Gospel Music Association" for the "Male Vocalist and Songwriter of the Year" award in 2001.Honored to appear in concert with such nationally know talent as J.D Sumner and the Stamps Quartet, Naomi & The Segos, the Blackwood Quartet, the Florida Boys, The Statesmen Quartet, Albert E. Brumley Jr., and several other well-known groups and individuals.
God has opened doors for his special music talents in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Branson, Mo. Because Randy sincerely promotes our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, churches of all denominations enthusiastically welcome "The Gospel Cowboy" to minister through music to their congregation and friends.
"Gospel Music Today" is a TV program / webcast produced by Ken and Jean Grady. The Gospel Music Today program began as a cable TV show in Rhode Island to help promote a Southern Gospel concert series at our church. We live in Jean's home state now, and Gospel Music Today continues as a Webcast, now available to the whole world. Gospel Music Today covers Southern Gospel News, concert updates, featured artists, new music, and guests. Watch Gospel Music Today anytime on your computer at www.gospelmusictoday.com . Also you can watch it on Channel kwhbtv47 Sunday at 4:30pm in Tulsa, Ok or Cox channel 7 Dish network channel 47 or a large number of Cable Systems and TV Channel Affiliates.
The Good News Quartet met in the Choir as Southern Hills Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. They sing in churches, assisted living centers, hospitals, and for special events. The group is influenced by the gospel songs from years past, and they have made these old beloved hymns their ministry. Lee Spencer, Lead Singer, is a real estate manager and was instrumental in starting the quartet. He has been singing Barber-shop for over 40 years in the Oklahoma City Area. Brian Lepley, Tenor, is a Physician, a Deacon, and Gideon in the Oklahoma City area. Robert Stone, Baritone, is the Vice-president of sales and marketing for a metal building company in Houston, Tx. Ron Stone, Bass, is the regional sales manager for a local trucking company and resides in Norman, Ok.
The excitement of Tom Nix music career began just three short years after starting his piano lessons. At age 11 he was asked to play piano/organ at the prestigious ‘Dodson’s Cafeteria’ in his hometown of Oklahoma City. Performing there, he became the richest kid in town, making 65 cents an hour, working six hours a week (a whole $3.90)! Word quickly spread of this child prodigy. People all over the state of Oklahoma came to enjoy good food and hear the wonderful music of a cute 79 pound kid. At age 13 he was a guest artist with the ‘Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra’. Later, he was a regular weekly performer on the local CBS affiliate ‘Students of Action’ from 1967 to 1972. All of this set the stage for an exciting career of music, performing, and the love of meeting people.
Tom was formally trained by the late Jim Henson. Tom has performed for three prior US Presidents and the King and Queen of Spain. He has appeared on national Christian TV networks. As a singer, he was awarded first place in the prestigious ATS Opera competition two years in a row. Tom performed many years as in-house performer to Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallon. He has had the honor of being named ‘Goodwill Ambassador for the State of Oklahoma’, joining state icons Shirley Temple Black, actors Ron Howard, singers Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood and other Oklahoma notables.
Recent honors include founder and director of ‘Community Choir of Oklahoma City’. He is lead performer in the nationally recognized ‘Red Andrews Dinner’, feeding 9,000 people on Christmas day in downtown Oklahoma City. Most recently Tom was named entertainment Director for “Honoring America’s Warriors“.
Tom is a registered gemologist. He’s newly introducing comedic bits in some of his performances. Tom was even a finalist in a Paul Newman cooking contest.
Tom Nix is available for a variety of different venues – Classic, Gospel, Broadway, and Romance. He’s recently released a piano CD titled Romance that has met with wide acclaim.
Tom says… “I love being at the point in my life where my experiences have shaped the richness of my music and relationships.”
Linda lives in Stillwater, Ok with her husband Robert. She has previously sung with "Glory Road Trio" and "For His Purpose Qt". Linda is co-host of "Gospel With A Purpose" a gospel music event held several times a year to help supply a number of Local Non-Profit Organizations. "Gospel With A Purpose" is currently held at Crosspointe Church in Stillwater. (www.gospelwithapurpose.com). Linda & Robert are both retired, enjoy traveling and doting on their two furry (cat) Children. They are members of Crosspointe Church where they are actively involved in several church activities. Linda loves to Sing praises to her savior and Lord Jesus Christ.
We are a small Gospel music group from Yale, OK that has been singing together going on six years now. There's me, Randy Harat, Baritone vocals/mandolin, My wife Linda soprano vocals, her brother Larry Brown, bass vocals/guitar, and his wife Carol, lead vocals. We've all been singing in our family for 37 years but started our Gospel group little over 6 years ago. We sing in the style of the Chuck Wagon Gang and do many of their songs. We currently do our singing ministry in several churches here in Oklahoma, and Kansas, we want to expand to more churches and Gospel events to share our love for Christ and worship him with good ol' gospel favorites as well as some original pieces.
New Revival Quartet was formed in 2002 by brother Will Kitchingham, and for 10 years sang as a male quartet. New Revival has shared the stage with several well known groups such as Gold City, Mark Trammel Quartet, The Williamsons, The Lesters and others. We travel within a 5 state region, but we try to go anywhere God opens a door. Our ministry features a mix of original songs, hymns, and quartet favorites. We love doing special occasion services. Christmas, Veterans Day, etc. We became a mixed quartet in 2002 and the harmonies have gotten tighter, and our goal remains the same, to share the gospel of Jesus Christ, thru testimony, the word , and song. Rev. 12:11 “And they overcame by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death”.
Aaron Brooke son of Mark and Debbie Brooke sings lead for New Revival. Growing up with his fathers quartet, Forgiven Qt, Aaron has developed into one of gospel music's best lead singers. God has used him to pen several songs for New Revival. The latest songs are Rise Up by Kneeling down, and Friends in High Places. Aaron and his family Katie, Annebelle, Kara, and newborn son Jude live in OKC, OK. Aaron is a fine young man of God who loves to share the gospel with anyone that will listen.
Heather Brooke daughter of Mark and Debbie Brooke sings tenor for New Revival. like her brother she has been involved in Quartet music her entire life. She finally moved from Forgiven Quartet’s product table to singing with New Revival in 2012. Her beautiful voice and gentle spirit touches everyone that hears her sing. Her desire to do more for her Lord and Savior led her to join New Revival , and we hope it keeps her here for a long time. Aaron and Heather attend Portland Ave Baptist in OKC OK.
Baritone singer Buddy Pitezel has been singing in quartets since junior high school. Buddy loves singing harmony, he loves to find just the right note to complete a smooth , full sound. Driven by the soon return of our Savior Jesus Christ.
Buddy wants to tell everyone, he can, about God's love for them, and just how much God loves them. God's promise of a heavenly home, that is waiting for him, is a real joy to Buddy. Be sure and ask Buddy and Glenda , his wife , about their cookie jars. Buddy and Glenda attend Eastland Assembly of God in Tulsa OK.
Bass singer Steve Rose grew up in a large family that was in church every time the door was open. He started singing in church at the age of 6. At the age of eleven his grandfather encouraged him to try singing bass. He's been trying ever since. Listening to men like Armond Morales, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and George Younce lite a fire in his soul that has not gone out. In 1975 He formed his first quartet and has not lost his love for sharing the Gospel in song at every opportunity. Memories of his Pentecostal grandmother's preaching and praying has set him on a path of following wherever the spirit leads. Steve and D-Ann attend Bethel Baptist Church in Bentonville AR.
Powering off in their unplugged, all-original sound, 1 More Rd. inspires crowds across the country with songs that have been carefully arranged to create a unique blend of instrumentation and vocals with an appeal for the masses. The upbeat all-acoustic music is further fueled by lead and harmony vocals moving among band members.
Audiences will find the humor and enthusiasm on stage contagious as the personalities of the band members shine through spontaneous jokes and stories. Intertwining fun with music that contains an encouraging message of hope, 1 More Rd. is sure to bring a powerful and moving concert experience not soon to be forgotten.
5th Sunday Quartet was formed in 1991 when the Church Pianist suggested that the 4 people sing at the 5th Sunday singing that our Church has on every 5 Sunday each year. The group was well received by the Church and soon was invited to sing at other churches and functions throughout the area. They started traveling and soon were singing in surrounding states at Churches and Events. As the old saying goes, "The Rest is History". The Quartet sang for several years on the Laymens Ministries radio Show until family illness prevented the group from doing this.
Sweetwater, is a family band made up of 7 members which includes Grandmother, Daughter, 4 Granddaughters and the Husband of the Oldest Granddaughter. Sweet water began singing approximately 7years ago when the girls were very young. One Sunday night the girls were in the nursery at church playing their instruments and singing, the wonderful presence of Gods spirit touched our lives that evening. They played and sung their very first song in the service that night and from that time forth God began to open doors for them to minister in song. Their first Concert was in a Cowboy Church our roots are Bluegrass so needless to say they enjoyed the girls tremendously and have invited them back many time over the last7 years. We do Southern Gospel, Country Gospel, Bluegass/New Grass Gospel and Acoustic Contemporary. We play all our music live in each concert. Instruments played include Fiddle, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Drums, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Upright Bass, banjo and 12 String Guitar.
Members of the Group are Kristian 20, Kaney 16, Madison 13, and Lily Rose 10. Justin Smith 22 is the newest member of Sweetwater joining us in 2015 as lead Guitarist and in Dec 2011 becoming the husband of Kristian. It is extremely rewarding and humbling that God would allow us to take this gospel thru song across the land to encourage and uplift lives. Sincerely in Christ Service SWEETWATER.
The Texans Ministry was originally organized in 1971 at Dallas Christian College as "The Masters '' Four", a full time traveling Quartet. In 1981, they moved to Branson, MO to perform in family entertainment shows. It was at this time that they became known as the Texans.
Using their God given talents, The Texans have been blessed with many awards throughout the years. In 1988 they were honored by Ozark Music Association by being Voted "Entertainers of the Year".
In 1999, The Texans became a full time traveling ministry performing over 300 concerts a year. They have shared the stage with many great speakers including Cecil Todd, Ben Merold, TD Jakes, Charles Stanley, Allen Dunbar, Jesse Duplantis, Jerry Falwell, Tim Lahaye, and Joe Wright, just to name a few.
In 2009, under Gods direction a new mission came together, The Texans, opened Top Of The Mountain Dinner Theater on the grounds of The Great Passion Play, which presents the "greatest story ever told" – Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
In 2013 The Texans are once again traveling fulltime across the world sharing the message of Christ to all. The Texans performance is more than just a gospel concert. It is an evening of inspiration, laughter, and fun.
Paul Waterman, George & Thelma Harrison had been singing as a Soloist and a Duet on the Laymens Inc. Radio Program for quite some time. The Radio Program goes out Weekly in Oklahoma City and worldwide on the World Wide Web. One night they tried out as a trio and it clicked. Their ministry takes them to several Nursing homes and Assisted Living Centers in the OKC area each month. They also sing in Churches and for Special Events, wherever the Lord opens the Door. They love to spread Gods Word through their music and Testimony. They have been singing as a Trio for almost five years now, and still going strong.
Hi, I'm Anita Walker and I am a Gospel Singer. I sing to bring praise to our Lord Jesus as His spirit lifts our hearts with joy. I started singing at the age of 2, traveling and singing with my family. I've sang on several TV shows and at such places as Branson, MO.I love to bring music to life. To help me do that, occasionally I use sign language to help me further illustrate my praise and worship. Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, especially to deaf and hard of hearing persons is a thrill of my life.
I am a member of a number of different singing organizations: OUGMA ( Oklahoma United Gospel Music Assoc. Inc.). Oklahoma City branch of CMSA (Country Music Singers Assoc.). NACMAI (North American Country Music Association International).The Best Is Yet To Come from Branson, MO.
I have been very fortunate to win many awards for singing in Local, State and National competitions. Such as Entertainer of the Year in Bluegrass competition at NACMAI in Pigeon Forge Tennessee. I do some motivational speaking around the OKC area and Minister in several Assisted Living Centers and Nursing homes once each month. I have recorded 7 Gospel CD's.
The Williamsons Quartet originally known as the Homesteaders Quartet was formed in February of 1998. The original group had their debut performance with the well-known Palmetto State Quartet. When the Homesteaders started travelling full-time confusion on the national scene dictated that they needed to change the name of the Group. Thus they now travel in this country and some foreign dates as The Williamsons.
The Quartet performs many Classic Southern Gospel tunes as well as exciting new material in the Southern Gospel style. Lisa Williamson has written a number of new songs which have been added to their program. They had two charted songs in 2015 one of which "Shout" was number 1on the Singing News top 80 charts for December 2015. They have shared the stage with several well known national artists such as The Galloways, The Melody Boys, The Kingsmen, The Florida Boys, The Dixie Echoes, and The Lesters, to name a few. They were also honored to receive a citation from the Oklahoma Legislature in May of 2000 naming them as Oklahoma's Ambassadors of Gospel Music. If you like the kind of music you hear on the popular "Gaither Homecoming" video series, then you will love the Music of The Williamsons.