BONIFAY — The Bonifay Southern Gospel Sing will be held on Saturday July 6 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Holmes County High School located at 825 West Highway 90.
This year the sing will host The Nelons and Evangelist David Ring. Also appearing will the Four Calvary and One Heart.
The Nelons are a second-generation, Gospel Music Group, founded by Hall of Fame vocalist Rex Nelon. Their iconic sound and style has garnered multiple Gospel Music Association DOVE Awards, GRAMMY Nominations, and many other honors. Their discography includes over seventy charting radio songs, many of those Top Ten hits. This family trio continues to be creative and innovative in their sound and production as their music reaches across spectrums and genres of styles, loved by generations of fans.
The Nelons’ have a heavy touring schedule consisting of more than 150 concerts annually that takes their brand of Christian music around the world. They are regulars on the Bill Gaither Homecoming Tour and the famed Gaither Homecoming Video Series.
Recently, the Telly Awards named The Nelons as a Silver Telly winner in the 34th Annual Telly Awards for the music video for "Excuse Me, Are You Jesus?" With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, the project won the Silver Telly in the Internet/Online Video-Music Video category.
The true-to-life story, put to song by legendary Christian music icons Bill & Gloria Gaither and Country music superstar Larry Gatlin tells the story of a man who makes a startling revelation upon missing his home-bound flight. Point Light Pictures, LLC was brought to the task of making the story come to life. "Point Light Pictures did an amazing job visually telling the story that Bill & Gloria Gaither and Larry Gatlin so eloquently put to music," stated Kelly Nelon Clark.
“It is always a joy to work with the Nelons and I’m grateful to be part of their journey, " said Bill Gaither "Co-writing the song ‘Excuse Me, Are You Jesus?’ with my wife, Gloria, and our dear friend Larry Gatlin, then co-producing the Nelons album on which the song was included, was an honor. I would still make music if there were no awards, but it is always a thrill to be a part of something that is recognized by the artistic community in this way.”
"The Nelons are just fantastic and the video is STELLAR," commented Larry Gatlin. "Add to that the honor of being asked to collaborate with two iconic writers like Bill & Gloria Gaither – especially Gloria – well, I am greatly blessed and highly favored!
Also, The Nelons recently received word that the radio single "Excuse Me, Are You Jesus?" will be the NUMBER ONE song for the month of August in The Christian Voice Magazine.
Nationally known speaker, David Ring, will be speaking at the Bonifay sing. Born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, David was deprived of oxygen for 18 minutes at birth leaving him with cerebral palsy. Orphaned at the age of 14 after both parents died of cancer, he was cast from family to family with nowhere to call home. He endured constant physical pain, humiliating public ridicule and constant discouragement. Yet he chose to be victorious rather than a victim.
After surrendering his heart and life to Jesus Christ, he learned self-respect and acceptance of his physical challenges. To most, physical challenges of this magnitude would prove to be a tombstone. For David Ring, this coming of age was and remains a milestone.
Although difficult at first to understand, Ring quickly captures his audiences with his quick wit and warm personality. He always focuses on an individual’s need to conquer the personal challenges and adversities of life. As one who has not been stifled by his physical limitations, he clearly states his challenge to everyone. “I have Cerebral Palsy…what’s your problem?” asks Ring.
David shares his story with over 100,000 people each year at churches, conventions, schools and corporate events. He has been featured on numerous occasions on several nationally televised programs.
David’s book Just As I Am, tells about his heartaches and victories, and addresses the central theme of his life: “Triumph Over Odds.”
David and his wife, Karen, make their home in Nashville, Tennessee. They are the parents of four children, April, Ashley, Nathan and Amy Joy.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door for adults, ages 6 - 12 are $5 advance and $7 at the door, and ages 5 and younger will be free. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Piggly Wiggly in Bonifay, Dove Christian Supply in Dothan and Enterprise, AL., One South Bank in Chipley, and Gospel Lighthouse Christian Store in Crestview. Also, to purchase tickets, reserve tickets, or for more information call(850) 547 -1356 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook: fourcalvary OR Bonifay Southern Gospel Sing.
Please come out and support the 60 year tradition of Southern Gospel Music in Bonifay, Florida.