Hampton Inn Farmington To Offer Discounts for MAGMA 

Hampton Inn and Suites in Farmington is offering special discounted rates for the 2018 Gospel Music Jubilee.  The event will be Friday Nov. 2 and Sat. Nov. 3 at the Centene Center in Farmington, MO.

The discounted rates are for 2 queen beds for just $89 per night. You can get this rate by calling the direct line at 1 573- 760-8700 and requesting the special MAGMA rate.





Wanda Mountain Boys Release "It's Worth It All" 

The Wanda Mountain Boys are pleased to announce the release  of their latest CD project, "It's Worth It All".  This is the first recording for the group featuring their new vocal lineup as a quartet.  It marks the return of founder and baritone singer, Claude Johnson, and their newest addition, singing bass, David Jenkins.

The CD features 10 new songs from WMB, including two original songs written by group member, Gary O'Neal, "Scarlet River" and "Jesus Loves Us One and All".  

The CD is available on the group's website store at www.wandamountainboys.com.

Vocals for this project were produced at the Tune Room in Manchester, IL, by Brady Rueter and original music tracks were produced by Corey Pearson of the Diplomats Qt. in Bremen, GA.  Graphic work supplied by Scott and Mariah Lomelino at Beacon Hill Media in Manchester, IL.


Gospel Messengers Release New Project 

Gospel Messengers are thrilled to announce the completion of their long awaited new project, “More Than You’ll Ever Know.” This is the fifth studio recording for the group and represents the fruition of a lifetime of work.Each facet of the project was completed with vigor and excellence. The songs were painstakingly selected while gathered around a record player over a 3-month period. Daily musical rehearsals were carried out over 6 months, with each note of the exquisite vocal arrangements written out by Daniel and Dennis to accomplish the greatest beauty and precision possible. Also, Daniel played a key role in instrumental arrangements and joined three Nashville veterans in the studio to round out the tracking ensemble, playing professional quality bass guitar. 

“More Than You’ll Ever Know” presents a refined musical direction for Gospel Messengers, while losing none of the in concert excitement the group has become known for. Equal parts upbeat encouragement, comfort, and challenge, this new project is sure to minister to whatever one’s spiritual need may be. Gospel Messengers ask you to grant the personal honor of lending an ear for this new material. Whether one purchases at a concert or via mail-order(send a private Facebook message or email to request), this project is of a caliber that every believer and music lover will be glad they listened to it. 

“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place 
 and gave him the name that is above every name…” Philippians 2:9 

Best Regards and God’s Blessings, 

Gospel Messengers- Bart, Gwen, Dennis, and Daniel

Holiday Inn Express Offering Discounts For MAGMA 

Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Farmington is offering special discounts for those attending the MAGMA Gospel Music Jubilee.  You can make reservations by calling 1-573-701-0505 and requesting the MAGMA rate.  

The 2018 Gospel Music Jubilee will be November 2 and 3 at the Centene Center in Farmington.

MAGMA Welcomes Brad Chapman As New Board Member 


The Mid America Gospel Music Association Board of Directors are happy to announce the addition of Brad Chapman.  Brad  has been involved in Gospel Music for over 30 years.  For the last several years, he has been involved behind the scenes of the MAGMA Convention as part of the sound and stage crew.  

Brad is excited to serve in this capacity.  Brad loves what MAGMA stands for and looks forward to helping us take the association into the future.  His experience as a musician will be very helpful in planning  pre-program music and organizing the house band for the MAGMA luncheon.

Please join us as we welcome Brad to the board. 

New Concert Event Coming To Litchfield  

The Chosen Ones, Wanda Mountain Boys and Redemptions will be appearing at the 1st Annual Litchfield Fall Gathering on Saturday evening, October 13 at 6:30 p.m.  The event will take place at the 1st Baptist Church of Litchfield, IL.  

Litchfield has been a great area for Southern Gospel through the years and the community has always supported concerts in the area. Please make  plans now to attend a fun evening of music and worship.

Spirituals to Host MAGMA Event in Alton, IL 

The River of Life Family Church of Alton, IL will be the site of an exciting evening of Gospel Music featuring Mid America Gospel Music Association performing artists.  The host group for the evening will be newcomers to MAGMA, but not new to Gospel Music, Fred Church and the Spirituals.  Joining them for the evening will be the Redemptions and the Wanda Mountain Boys.  Terry McKinzie will be the master of ceremony for the evening and will be performing as well.  This will be the final satellite concert prior to the MAGMA Gospel Music Jubilee in Farmington, MO on Nov.2 and 3 which will feature 30 plus MAGMA artists.

River of Life Family Church is located at 3401 Fosterburg Rd. in Alton, IL. The concert will be a 7 p.m. on Friday evening September 28, 2018. There will be a freewill offering received in support of the groups.

Make plans now to join us and support Southern Gospel Music in the St. Louis metro area.

MAGMA Welcomes Covenant Quartet 

The Mid America Gospel Music Association's board of directors is pleased to announce the addition of Covenant Quartet to their roster of performing artists.  The popular quartet is based in Waynesville, MO and  has been a favorite of Gospel Music lovers in the Southwest MO area.  

The group is made up of Mike Freeman, manager and tenor, Greg Gabel, lead and past MAGMA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Neil Walters, baritone, and newest addition, Kent Mathes, bass, MAGMA Charter Board Member and 2017 MAGMA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

This veteran quartet is sure to be a crowd favorite for those who love traditional quartet music.  To contact Covenant Quartet, call 1-573-528-3765.

Boone Berry to Serve Internship 

The MAGMA board of directors is pleased to welcome Boone Berry as our first board intern.

 Boone is the son of Alan Berry, a long time member of the MAGMA family. Over the years, Boone has attended our meetings and often offered suggestions and incites.  His love for Southern Gospel Music is evident and his enthusiasm for the association is a great sign for the future of our music.  

Boone will attend meetings and have opportunity to share his ideas with the board. 

Please help us welcome him in this new position and encourage him as he begins this journey.

Kevin Kappler Releases Concept Video, "The Country" 

Kevin Kappler announces his first music video to the recently recorded song "THE COUNTRY".  Written by Kevin and recorded with Daywind Records, "The Country" takes us to a place we remember and still love while pointing us heavenward to the country we truly long for.  The video was recorded by Daywind studio musician and Daywind personnel Micah Schweinsberg, who through his independent media ministry brings to life this concept at its best. 

Click the  link below to watch "The Country".



"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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