It is certainly with
some sadness, yet complete peace and harmony, that we send this final
newsletter to inform you that we have sung our final concert. Our
ministry will be retired effective December 1, 2013.
Quick history lesson!
Good News has been traveling and singing for 16 incredible years, and we
have truly been "blessed", as our final CD cover so appropriately
reads above. Pastors, music directors, promoters, musicians, producers,
engineers, singers, concert goers, and church folk have embraced us ... and for
that we are so grateful. I have been fortunate to be a part of 11 years
of quartet music and 5 years of trio singing, and I would not trade those
friendships and memories for anything.
Why stop singing?
you have ever read our mission statement, you know that we have always strived
to keep our commitments to our families and home churches "meaningful and
appropriate". Earlier this year, Gary and I realized our commitments to
our families were affected based on our "seasons of life".
How did we come to this decision?
numerous honest discussions, mentoring relationships, and more prayer led us to
decide several months ago that 2013 would be the final year of our ministry.
It was not easy because we dearly love each other, love the music we
sing, and love the folks we sing for each week.
Is anything wrong?
is wrong or strained among the four of us ... as a matter of fact, our ministry
has never been stronger inter-personally or musically! It would have been
an easy decision if we were struggling in some regard, but we all know that
sometimes the right decision is not always the popular or easy decision.
Why didn't we announce sooner?
of you may recall that we retired our ministry for 2 years before we re-formed
as a trio. Prior to that temporary retirement, we participated in what
might be called a "farewell tour" over a few months. We simply
felt that another advance announcement would be self-serving, inappropriate,
and unfair to the churches we were serving recently.
Where do we go from here?
- Along with his work with AT&T Advertising
... Gary will again be a "regular" with his Sunday night
"small group" (from Charlotte's Northside Baptist) along with
his wife Cindy. They will also be welcoming a new member to his
family with son Brian getting married in the spring of 2014.
- Matt will continue his growing and powerful ministry
as a soloist, sharing his incredible testimony of God's provision of both
physical and spiritual healing. If you have not heard his
"story", make sure to get out to hear him sometime. He is
already singing regularly along with his career at Domtar Paper Company in
- To schedule Matt for your
worship service or special event, simply email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at
- Ron will continue his labor of love as a Grandpa,
his daily responsibility of keeping Charlotte's WBT Radio on the air, and
(as he has so expertly done for us) setting and running sound for Matt's
- I will be opening a new elementary school in Fort
Mill in the fall as principal while supporting 2 children in college and a
third as she begins high school. I also look forward to worshiping
each Sunday with LeAnne and the girls.
How do we say THANKS?
... we simply do just that! Please know that you have our deepest and
heartfelt gratitude for your hospitality, support, and prayers over the last 16
years, and especially these last 5 as we sang as a trio. We will miss the
music, travel, and fun ... but most of all we will miss the people ... like
you! Again, thank you!!!
For the guys and with
much love and respect ...
"Going out of business" sale
Email us at email@example.com
or call me (803-230-1058) or call one of the guys should you be interested in a
few (or a lot) of our CD's.
Price for less than 5 -
Price for more than 5 -
All sales need to be
complete before the end of the year, and pickup will be optimal from our homes
will be considered for ministry-related causes