New Quartet Seeking Baritone and Bass 

 Joey Rhodes and Gary Brannaman are excited to announce the formation of a brand new male quartet in the St. Louis area. The two gospel music veterans are currently seeking applications for both the baritone and bass positions. The Kingdom Quartet can be contacted at 1-618-292-9236.

The Chosen Ones Announce 2018 Manchester Gospel Music Festival 

The Chosen Ones have announced the lineup for their annual Manchester Gospel Music Festival.  The 3 day event will take place the weekend of August 17-19 at Village Park in Manchester, IL.  The food booth will open up at 5 p.m. on Friday night, with music starting at 6, and will feature the Redemptions, New Legacy, the Diplomats and your hosts, the Chosen Ones.

The Saturday session starts at 12 with the food court, and the concert begins at 1.  Featured artists for the Saturday are, the Wanda Mountain Boys, the Lesters, Becky Lercher, Tim Lovelace and the Chosen Ones.

Sunday morning will conclude the weekends festivities with an outdoor worship service featuring the Guardians, the Chosen Ones with Brady Reuter bringing the message.  A chicken dinner will follow the service.

The Manchester Gospel Music Festival has become one of the premier outdoor events in the Midwest. There is no admission charge and a freewill offering will be taken each day.  For more information about the event call 1-217-587-2671 or visit the website at http://www.thechosenones.org


MAGMA Adds Fred Church and the Spirituals to Performance Roster 

MAGMA is pleased to announce the addition of Fred Church and the Spirituals to their roster of performing artists.  The Spirituals have been involved in the St. Louis Gospel Music scene since the 1960s.  

Fred Church is the founder and baritone vocalist for the group.  The Spirituals  have traveled extensively over the years, singing Southern Gospel Music.  The legendary Jake Hess, traveled with them for 1 1/2  years in the '80s  prior to the formation of the Masters V.  Singing lead for the group is Glen Gobel, formerly of the Lesters, Wanda Mountain Boys and Cornerstone 33 a.d.  Rounding out the group is tenor, Dan Enloe.  He is part of a singing family and brother to Neil and Phil Enloe of the Couriers Qt.  Danny traveled in full time music with the Eastmen Qt. of Pennsylvania.

The group is based in Bethalto, IL.  For more information about the group, follow them on facebook at Fred Church and the Spirituals.

MAGMA Welcomes United Voice to Perfomance Roster 

The Mid America Gospel Music Association is pleased to announce the addition of United Voice to their roster  of performing artists.  United Voice is an exciting male trio based in Jacksonville, Arkansas.

The  group's members have been involved in Gospel Music for many years. Tenor, Mike Franklin, is well known throughout the Gospel Music industry for his many years singing with the Melody Boys Qt.  Jeremy Ballinger has been with a number of groups through the years including, the Brashears, Under Grace and the Old Time Preachers Qt. Chris Bennett has a rich history in Southern Gospel Music as well having sang with Mike in Homeward Bound as well as with Southern Heritage Qt. 

For more information concerning United Voice, visit them at:  http://www.unitedvoicemusic.com


MAGMA Announces Dates For Gospel Music Jubilee 

The Mid America Gospel Music Association has announced the dates for their 19th annual Gospel Music Jubilee (formerly the MAGMA Convention). The two night concert event will take place on Friday November 2nd and Saturday November 3rd. Friday night's concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday evening's event will take place at 6 p.m. There will be a luncheon on Saturday morning that will feature several of the member artists as well.

The concert event will feature many of the Midwest's most popular southern gospel groups and soloists.

The concert will be held at the state-of-the-art Centene Center in Farmington Missouri. Tickets will be available August 1st at the Centene Center box office. 

The performing lineup is not completed at this time. Watch for more details as time draws closer.

MAGMA Summer Jubilee Coming to Granite City 


The Mid America Gospel Music Association is coming to Granite City, IL on Saturday evening, July 28. Crimson River of Hampton, IL is partnering with Tri City Assembly of God to bring an evening of Southern Gospel Music to the Metro East.  

Tri City Assembly of God is located at 3400 Maryville Rd. in Granite City. The concert will be at 6:00 p.m.  There will be no admission charge for the concert but a freewill offering will be taken.  Featured artists for the evening will be our host, Crimson River along with fellow MAGMA performing artists, Keystone Voices of St. Louis, Gateway Sound Quartet of Eureka, MO and The Wanda Mountain Boys of Herculaneum, MO.  

Mark your calendars for Saturday night, July 28, 2018 and make plans for an exciting evening of Gospel Music presented by the artists of the Mid America Gospel Music Association.



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MAGMA Announces the Resignation of Janice Crow 


It is with much regret that the Mid America Gospel Music Association announces the recent resignation of our Secretary and Board member, Janice Crow. Janice has served the association in this role for the last 12 years with much faithfulness. She has been a rock on the board and will certainly be missed. 

As is often the case, life happens to all of us. Over the last year. Janice has been dealing with her brother’s illness and now finds herself as executor of his estate. With all the time requirements, she has made the decision to resign her position as secretary. She shared with us that this was a difficult and painful decision. She loves and still believes in the association and it’s membership and truly misses everyone. 

The board would like to express our sincere thanks to Janice for her service to MAGMA and wish her the very best. Please continue to pray for her as she continues to serve God and her family. She will always be part of our MAGMA family.

Micah Turnbough Added to MAGMA Board 

The Mid America Gospel Music Association Board of Directors is happy to announce the addition of Micah Turnbough.  Micah is a third generation Southern Gospel artist and has literally grown up in Southern Gospel Music.  

His group, Keystone Voices, made their MAGMA debut at the 2017 convention and were well received.  It is exciting to see our younger generation involved in preserving this great music.  He will bring a new energy to the board.  Micah also brings an added perspective to the board as he serves as a Worship Pastor at Calvary Fellowship Church in Fenton, MO.

Micah will be highly involved in the newly renamed MAGMA Gospel Music Jubilee, formerly the MAGMA Convention, which will take place on November 2-3 in Farmington, MO.

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."

Colossians 3:16

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