The Mid America Gospel Music Association recently presented their Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 19th Annual Gospel Music Jubilee. The association recognized both Fred Church and Stanley Jones for their many years of dedicated service to Southern Gospel Music.
Fred Church formed his group, the Spirituals in 1966 and they were a major force in the Gospel Music scene in the Midwest for many years. The legendary Jake Hess traveled with Fred and the group for a year prior to the formation of the Masters V. The group continues to do selected dates throughout Missouri and Illinois.
Stanley Jones began his musical journey with his family group in the 1950s. For over 60 years, he has been a leader in the Gospel Music community and has traveled throughout the United States with his group, the Stanley Jones Singers. He currently sings with three of his brothers and continues to perform as the Brothers.
We are honored to recognize these two great men for all they have done and continue to do to share the Gospel in song.