LinksTake a visit on over to these friends that we support!
These are some of our friends and resources we have been blessed with in our walk with Christ… We encourage you to check them out. Click on the link under their names to be taken to their website!
Christian Ministries and Resources
Dr. Tony EvansDr.Tony Evans
Dr. Tony Evans is the Senior Pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas and the founder of The Urban Alternative. Dr. Evans’ radio broadcasts and study series are one of God’s powerful tools to reach the lost and empower the saved!
Sonny GuessThe Doorkeeper
Bro. Sonny Guess is the author of two amazing books, as well as being a talented pianist and harmonica player. He has one CD of instrumental Gospel music called “Heavenly Gospel” that is a true blessing. The ministry focuses on building solid Christian families starting with the responsibility men have to be the Godly head of their household.
This electronic Bible application is absolutely awesome!! And…it’s free! This is the perfect computer based Bible resource combining different translations, dictionaries, maps, commentaries…and the list goes on! We highly recommend this for folks who are hungry to learn more of God’s Word.
Bogard PressBogard Press
Bogard Press is the source of ABA publications and quarterly Sunday School studies. Located in Texarkana, Texas, this on-line store of resources has a great deal to offer individuals or church groups.
LifeWay Christian BookstoresLifeWay Christian Bookstores
LifeWay Christian Bookstores have many locations across the United States. They carry a complete inventory of Christian resources from Bibles to books, study helps, music and much, much more! Whether you are close to a store or just need to order or search on-line, LifeWay can help.
Marie’s Christian BookstoreMarie’s Christian Bookstore
Located in Jacksonville, Texas, Marie’s Christian Bookstore is packed with resources. Carrying an extensive inventory of items, Marie’s is the place to stop in, browse and visit. They are always ready to help you find what you need!
Musical Friends along our way…
The Purple HullsThe Purple Hulls
They’re a dynamic duo of red-headed dynamite!! Katy and Penny Clark were raised in East Texas and come from a loving home grounded in faith. Singers, songwriters and multi-talented instrumentalists, these sisters have a heart for Christ, good music and wholesome entertainment.
Banjo BenBanjo Ben
Speaking of red-heads…Ben Clark is the brother of Katy and Penny Clark. He can be found on their Gospel Album: “Close to Home”. But Ben’s influence stretches into many other areas of music. He has toured and played with Taylor Swift and Craig Morgan, written and co-written songs and more importantly, serves as an on-line music teacher for a host of bluegrass players world wide! Hands down, if you are trying to learn guitar, mandolin or banjo, Ben is the absolute gold-plated best!
Harmony Ridge BluegrassHarmony Ridge Bluegrass
Based in Rusk, Texas, HRB provides solid Gospel and Bluegrass music through a variety of instruments and vocal harmonies. Their debut album “I Believe” is available on Amazon and CDBaby. If you are looking for a group to bring the Gospel in song, HRB is a real blessing!
Sandyland BluegrassSandyland Bluegrass
Cowboy and Sara Barrett host both the semi-annual bluegrass “Reunion” and the monthly Sacul Bluegrass Opry in Sacul, Texas. They are a fixture and institution on the East Texas Bluegrass scene. Visit their website for all of the exciting upcoming events in East Texas Bluegrass!
David Davis and WRBDavid Davis and WRB
Nobody brings bluegrass music to the stage quite like David Davis!! This Alabama native has family roots that run all the way back to Bill Monroe’s original Blue Grass Boys. David has the closest Monroe mandolin style on the music scene today and the voice to back it up! Don’t miss a chance to see them in concert.
Anna PurdumAnna Purdum @ CDBaby Anna’s Facebook
Anna has so much to offer in her walk with Christ that it’s hard to know where to start! Singer, songwriter, publisher, author… Anna Purdum is a gifted Christian artist. From Longview, Texas, Anna has completed and produced three Christian albums available on Amazon, CDbaby and other on-line stores. She is the author of the “Bean Bread Book” that can be found at http://www.beanbreadbook.com/.
Melanie WatsonMelanie’s Reverbnation Page
A gifted songwriter and vocalist, Melanie Watson has a true heart for music that blesses and uplifts the soul. Her song “I’ll Trust in You” is one of many that she has to offer in service to the Lord.
Deborah GilbertDeborah’s Reverbnation Page
Soaring vocals and writing talent rolled into one! Deborah is the Minister of Music for 1st Baptist in Marshall, Texas. She is a powerhouse dynamo of energy and talent focused on bringing the Gospel of Jesus to a lost and dying world.
Instruments & Accessories…
Taylor GuitarsTaylor Guitars
Bob Taylor started making guitars in the 70’s out of a heart to make a quality guitar. That effort has grown to become one of the major manufacturers of guitars in the world. Taylor guitars can be seen on stage played by the best of the best. Taylor has also been instrumental in sustained forestry and certified harvested wood.
A Taylor 410-CE was Bro. Lee’s first real guitar to be used playing and singing Gospel music. The instrument was amazing for finger-style playing and solo work and the Expression System™ electronics were terrific at live events. And now, thanks to the Taylor Road Show coming to Mundt Music in Tyler, Texas, a Taylor T3B is Bro. Lee’s go to guitar for all his electric tones! The guitar is a joy to play and has a versatility like none other!
Larrivee GuitarsLarrivee Guitars
Though not well known in East Texas, Larrivee Guitars are another manufacturer of quality stringed instruments. Originating from Canada, this outfit now has production facilities in both Canada and California turning out some of the finest guitars on the market.
Several years ago, Bro. Lee acquired a DV-09 while playing with Harmony Ridge Bluegrass. The volume, tone and sound of the DV-09 cut through the soundscape very well. That guitar can still be heard at JSM concerts today!
Strings and BeyondStrings and Beyond
Strings and Beyond is a great on-line location for buying guitar strings and accessories. Their prices are reasonable and the customer service is the tops!