"The gospel music association where Jesus Christ is the main attraction"

 

Introduction

We are a Not-For-Profit organization chartered in the State of Texas. We were established to promote the furtherance of Gospel Music and it's performers. Our aim is to be the premier source of support to singers, musicians and ministries that present Gospel Music.

We eagerly network with Churches, Promoters and others who have a need to locate, engage and present the ministries of our members. Although we are based in North Texas, we have members in several states, primarily Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma.

 

Annual Convention

Jan 24th-25th, 2020
Mesquite Convention Ctr
Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel
1700 Rodeo Drive
Mesquite, Tx. 75149

2 Great FREE Concerts for your enjoyment!
Friday, 1/24 6:30 PM
Saturday, 1/25 6 PM

Map & Directions
2019 GMAA Honorees


Gospel artists from across America will be ministering in song... don't miss it!
Lots of parking for church van & buses.

 

Ministry Moments

“…whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).

 Have you ever heard someone refer to the musical part of a worship service as “the song service?” Growing up in the cotton field churches of South Arkansas, that’s the term that was most often used. In more recent nomenclature, it is often referred to as the “praise and worship time.” Granted, if our time of singing is mere entertainment and does not consist of praise and worship, and if it is anything less than a service to Christ, we have missed the mark! I think, however, that we who minister in song, and especially we who minister both in preaching and in song must recognize that praise and worship isn’t something that we do just as a preliminary to preaching, or to get ready for something else. Everything that we do…from start to finish is a type of praise and worship.

 Does this mean that what we do as singers should not be entertaining? It certainly does not mean that. Should we never be humorous? Certainly, we should be if that is our gift (even God has a sense of humor—look at all of the unique people He created). “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine” [Proverbs 17:21 KJV]. Nevertheless, even in our humor, what we do must always be Christ-honoring. Our God is holy, and our encounters with Him and His people must always revere His holiness. Whether singers, preachers, teachers, or musicians, we are all ministers of praise and worship! From start to finish, what we do—all that we do—is “for the glory of God.”

JAMES E. COSSEY, Th.D
January 16, 2019

 

Featured Artist

Terry & Debra Luna

Mention “The Bakersfield Sound” and the first names that come to mind might be Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Tommy Collins or Joe and Rose Lee Maphis. Add to that list Terry & Debra Luna and their own style of West Coast Country Gospel. The husband-and-wife team of singer-songwriters perform their own material; inspirational songs that are encouraging, uplifting, sometimes fun, some poignant and reflective; all with that “Bakersfield Sound.” “All of the songs come from real-life experiences,” says Debra, “God allows us to share those life lessons and words of encouragement to others.”

Born in Bakersfield, Terry grew up in an exciting time of West Coast country music history, and was influenced by many of the local icons. Terry’s love of guitars was fueled by living only blocks from Semi Mosley’s Mosrite Guitar factory. At an early age Terry knew that God was calling him to the ministry of music; he was deeply influenced by The Christian Troubadours, The Gospel III , The Countrymen, Goodman’s, Hinson’s and the Rambo’s.

Debra comes from a rich family heritage of preachers, evangelists, pastors, singers and musicians in Central California. At an early age Debra recalls singing at her grandparents’ church, often times being lifted to the pulpit in order to see the congregation. Listening to her mother and aunt play the piano, Debra knew that she wanted to learn the instrument and play in church and youth camps, which she accomplished in her early teens.

Terry & Debra met as teenagers, singing in a local Southern Gospel group in the Sacramento area. Their similar interests and desire to serve the Lord through Gospel music drew them together and eventually married. Blessed with three beautiful children, the Lunas continued to work in their local church as music ministers, worship leaders and choir directors as well as traveling part-time with their groups. “I have enjoyed the journey so far, I’m convinced it’s not quite finished yet,” says Terry, “I am grateful and blessed to be able to write and sing the songs with my best friend.” “I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. Ps 104:33,” quotes Debra, “One of my favorite scriptures. I have been singing in churches, concerts and conventions since I was very young. God blessed me with a Christian home with Christian parents who were very active in the local church. Every time the church doors were open, we were there! I am thankful for my strong Christian heritage. I am married to a wonderful singer, musician, worship leader, music director, husband, father and friend. Our plans, with God’s direction, are to sing unto the Lord as long as we live!”

For more information, schedule and product visit Terry & Debra online at: www.thelunasonline.com

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