jeffress/phillips Cumberland Valley Leoma Southern Legacy

Class and Convention Style

"The song that YOU sing does you the most good"
     --Frank Stamps
Singing conventions are alive and well today.  Remember the all day singings with dinner on the grounds?  They have changed, but not much.  Mostly now the conventions are on Friday evenings  and all day Saturday.  People still come from miles around--covering many states.  Why don't you join us???

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80th  National Publishers Gospel Singing Convention

Gum Springs Baptist Church
932 Wesley Chapel Road @
Fall River Road

Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

November 13, 2015
Registration 4:30,
Singing 6:00pm
November  14, 2015
Registration 9:00am
Publishers Conv.

Jimmy Glass, Pres. 

County Line Singing
County Line Baptist Church
Emory, TX
Annually on New Years Day
DeQueen (AR) Singing 1st United Methodist Church 5th and Heynecker
DeQueen, AR
1st Saturday Night each month May thru December
The Church in the Valley Singing Convention Church in the Valley Odenville, AL
3.75mi N of I-20
exit 144B on Hiway 411
Jan. 3, Jan. 31, Feb.28,Apr.4, May 2 June 6 2015
Beginning 6:30pm
Sat. Aug. 29, 2015
Lunch at Noon
Mr. Curtis Lee, Chairman
 Brian Elrod, Chairman
Holly Grove (Arkansas) Singing Holly Grove Baptist Church
Fraschieur Road
Grannis, AR 2nd Saturday Night Each Month
Abe Frascheiur, President
Wiregrass Shape Note Academy Singing

Click here for a map
Goodman Independent Church
217 County Road 614
New Brockton, AL  36351 5:00pm
Saturday before 2nd Sunday 
January through October

Bonnie Caron @ 334-389-4555
Randy Hartley @ 334-2824146
VOTEC Singing
National Park Community College
Hot Springs, AR
4th Thursday Night in
all months EXCEPT June, July, November and December
Pot Luck at 6:00pm

7:00 pm
Travis Watson, M.C.
Muskogee County, Oklahoma 1st FWB Church
1228  Patterson Street
Muskogee, OK Every 1st Sunday (Except October)
1:30 pm
Zane Harding, Pres.
Izard County, Arkansas Memorial Building Brockwell, AR Every 2nd Sunday 2pm
Anna Floyd
North Hempstead County  (AR) Singing Convention Pleasant Springs Baptist Church Between McCaskill and Blevins AR on
Hwy 371
Every 5th Saturday 6:00pm
including New Years Eve
Marty Moore, Chairman
Regular 5th Sunday Night Singing Providence Baptist Church Choctaw County MS near Little Mountain, MS Every 5th Sunday Night   6pm
Terry Harpole for Information
Maben, MS
Hymn Book Singing Steadman Baptist Church
2885 Steadman Road
Tallapoosa, GA 30716

Last Saturday Night in Feb

Youth Meal - 4:30pm
Singing - 6:00 pm

Mt. Tabor (AR)Singing Convention
Mt. Tabor Community Center 5 Mi. East of Glenwood, AR 3rd Monday Night Each Month
6:00pm  Jim Morphew, Chairman
Smyrna Monthly Singing
Mull #7, Heavenly Highways, New Convention Books
Smyrna Baptist Church
FM 2496 (5 miles west of US 259)
Mt. Enterprise, TX
Third Saturday Night of each month
5:00 p.m during Standard Time
6:00 p.m during Daylight Savings Time
Tri-States (NC-SC-TN) Shape Note
Music Fellowship
Maranatha Baptist Church East Flat Rock, North Carolina Monthly FIRST Friday, each month-7:00pm
David Staton, Chairman
Dade County (GA) Singing

Note Change of Location

New Salem Baptist Church
541 Scenic Highway, Rising Fawn, GA  30738 

Trenton, GA
2015 Singing Schedule

January 16 July 17
February 20 August 21
March 20 September 18
April 17 October 16
May 15 November 20
June 19
Dec. 31

All Singings Begin at 7:30pm ET
Wayne Guffey23-240-0494
John Bradford 423-322-9372
Info 423-309-6613
Gilmer County Georgia Convention Ebenezer Baptist Church Ellijay, Georgia
10 Miles East on Highway 52
Saturday Night Before Mothers Day Each Year
Times for 2014
Supper at 5:30pm
Singing at 6:30 pm
Douglas Morrow--706-635-5728
DeKalb County Alabama Singing Lees Chapel Baptist Church Henegar, AL 1st Friday Each Month
Ronnie Lewis, Pres.
Mountain Fork Convention  Choctaw Nation
Community Center
Smithville, OK Jan. 17, 2015
July 18, 2015
Thomas Williston, Chairman
Meg Scott, Secretary
 Macon County Tennessee
Gospel Singing
JAN - Long Fork Missionary Baptist Church
FEB - New Song Baptist Church
MAR - Will meet with CVSGM homecoming
APR - Rocky Mound Missionary Baptist Church
MAY - ANNUAL ALL DAY Singing 10a-3p
    LaFayette Missionary Baptist Church
JUN-no singing
JUL- Long Creek Missionary Baptist Church
AUG - Eulia General Baptist Church
SEP - Smith Chapel United Methodist Church
OCT - Antioch Baptist Church
NOV - Pleasant Hill General Baptist Church
DEC - no singing

Macon County, TN 37083

Saturday Night before the 4th Sunday
Nathan S. Reid, Pres.

Lawrence County (TN) Singing Convention Crossroads Freewill  Baptist Church Leoma, TN Saturday, March 28, 2015
10 am, and 1:00 pm
Contact Jimmy Glass
 Bowie County, Texas Convention Hubbard Methodist Church 
Highway 259 S. of DeKalb, Tx
Hubbard, TX Sat. Feb. 21, 2015
10am and 1pm Pot Luck Lunch
Dwight Wood, Chairman
South Arkansas Gospel Singing Convention Greenhill Baptist Church Wilmar, AR Feb. 28, 2015
Mark and Kerri Peterson, Chair
Gay Young, 870-469-5014
Tri-State Quarterly Singing Convention Free Will Baptist Church Porum, OK Saturday, Feb. 28 2015
Potluck Lunch
Genelle Williams Clark, Pres.
Georgia State Youth Gospel Singing Convention (GSYGSC)

Castleberry Road Baptist Church   
7225 Castkeberry Road
Cumming, GA 30040 6:30-8:30pm 
Friday, Feb. 28, 2014
Saturday March 1, 2014
Everyone Sings, not just for Youth
Justin Myers, President 770-401-2372

South Arkansas
 Singing Convention
Greenhill Baptist Church Greenhill (Monticello),  AR Sat. March 1, 2014
10am-3:00 pm
Mark Peterson, President

Faye Wiggam, Sec.  970-367-5504
Please note Location Change
Newton County, MS Gospel Singing Convention
First Baptist Church
400 Main Street
Union MS  39365 Saturday, March 14, 2015
Potluck Lunch at Noon
Clint Walker, Chairman
Also for info Jeff Hardy
Clay County Alabama
Corinth Baptist Church
Between Ashland and Wadley, AL

McCollom Baptist Church 1285 McCollum Church Road
Lineville, AL  36266

Lineville Health and Rehab Center
88073 Highway 9
Lineville, AL 36266
3295 Corinth Road
Cragford, Al. 36255
Saturday, March 14, 2015 10am
Saturday, August 8, 2015 10am

(June 13, 2015 10am)
(McCollom Baptist Church)

Lineville Health and Rehab Center--Last Tuesday of each month  6:30pm except Nov.& Dec.

Clara Mauldin, Pres.
[email protected]

Bermie Cagle  256-396-5376
Cumberland Valley Music NEW BOOK Singing
and Homecoming

Cumberland Valley School of Gospel Music Homecoming/Convention


Clear Springs Baptist Church

Athens, TN
New Book--March 14, 2014
7:00pm Friday
Homecoming-- March 15, 2014
1l:00am  & 1:00 pm Saturday
Haralson County  Singing  Spring and Fall Session Antioch Baptist Church 1055 Old Highway 100 South
Waco, GA
Spring 3rd Sunday in March
Fall Session Sat. before 4th Sunday in October
All Day-10:30am
Duane McBrayer
Billy McElroy
Michael Brown
Danny King
District Convention
Central United Methodist Church
1005 SW 4th Ave.
Mineral Wells, TX
Fri. March 20, 2015, 6pm
Sat. March 21, 2015-10am
Snack Lunch Provided

Susan Bollman
Tri-County (AR) Singing Convention
 Polk County Division
Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church
4 miles east on Frachiseur Rd.
towards Gillham Lake
Grannis AR. Saturday, March 24, 2012
10 a.m. - pot luck at noon - resume singing at 1 p.m.
Abe Frachiseur, Chairman
Six-County Singing Convention(OK)
March Session
May Session
August Session
FreeWill Baptist Church
Porum, OK 
Saturday,Mar. 28, 2015
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015
 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 Potluck Lunch
Contact:Linda Harding, Sec.
Tri-State Singing Convention
Country Music Hall Of Fame Carthage, TX Friday, April 3, 2015 6:00pm
Saturday April 4, 2015
Linda Hight, President
Please note change in date and time
"Ken Michel" Singing
Oak Grove Baptist Church
On Oak Grove Rd. 3 miles from Intersection of Waymay Rd.
Madisonville, TN
Sat. April 9, 2011 2:00pm
Dinner 4:30
Resume Singing after Meal
Jody & Pam White 423-337-3924
Hershal & Barbara Elkins
Wayne & Carol Peters
Oklahoma Eastern Half Convention Free Will Baptist Church Porum, OK Saturday, April 11, 2015

Texas State Singing Convention

Mt. Pleasant Civic Center
1800 N. Jefferson
Ex. [email protected]

Mt. Pleasant,  TX

Friday, April 15, 2016
6:00 PM
Saturday, April 16 2016
10:00 AM
Lunch Served
Susan Bollman, President



Alfred Mashburn Memorial
Crossroads Freewill Baptist Church
2170 Fall River Road
Leoma, TN Fri. May 29, 2015-- 6pm
Sat. May 30, 2015 10am-3pm
Jimmy & Jessie Glass, Chairpersons
Garland County, Arkansas Hot Springs Community College/VO-Tech
Student Center
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Travis Watson, President    501-922-0992
4th Saturday in April
10 am Singing,
Pot Luck Lunch,
1pm  Singing
Red Back Church Hymnal Singing Gardendale First Baptist Church
316 Mountain Crest Parkway
Church Office 205-631-8791
Gardendale, AL 35701 Saturday, April 26, 2014
6:00 PM
Dale Higgins
Houston Baptist Church Convention
jeffress/phillips New Book
Houston Baptist Church Houston, AL Friday, May 8, 2015
Dylan Feezell, Pres.
Fayette County (AL)
jeffress/phillips music New Book
Shepherd Baptist Church
Highway 171 South of Fayette
Fayette, AL Saturday, May 9, 2015
Marty Phillips
Horace Kennedy Memorial Singing
Mt. Moriah (AR) Singing
Mt. Moriah Church
3616 Highway 371
Between Rosston & Prescott, AR Sat. May 9, 2015  1:30 pm
Ed and Ellen Marsh
Ashley County Arkansas
Unity Baptist Church
Approximately 3niles EAST of Crossett
on US 82
Crossett, AR
Friday May 15, 2015 6-8:30pm
Sat. May 16, 2015,

No Sunday Singing
Marty Phillips, Pres.
Mount Zion Baptist (WEST)(GA) Mount Zion Baptist West
80 Mt. Zion Church Road
Tallapoosa, GA 30176 3rd Sunday in May
10:30 am
  Pam McElroy
Coaltown Gospel Singing Convention
Coaltown Baptist Church
137 Purvis-Oloh Rd.
Purvis, MS

Jana Keith, Pres.
Fri. June 6, 2014
Sat. June 7, 2014
10am till 3:30pm
Duane McBrayer Convention Bethel Baptist Church
2656 Old Bush Mill Road
Bremen, GA 30110 Saturday before 4th Sunday in June
2:00 pm Georgia Time
Duane McBrayer, Chair

Six-County Singing Convention(OK)
March Session
May  Session
August Session
FreeWill Baptist Church
Porum, OK 
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015
 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 Potluck Lunch
Contact:Linda Harding, Sec.
Union Hill United Methodist Singing Union Hill United Methodist Church
1743 Morgan Road
Bremen, GA 30110 1st Sunday in July 10:30 am
Rick Malone, 770-537-3699
Waco Community Singing First Methodist Church
155 Carrollton St.
Waco, GA 30182 Sat. Night before 3rd Sunday in July  at 6:30pm
Danny King Chairman
Mountain Fork Singing Convention
Choctaw Nation
Community Center
 Smithville, OK
Sat.July 18, 2015
Meg Scott, Chairman
Faulkner County Singing Convention

Holland Baptist Church
344 Sawmill Road
Conway N on 65 E on 287

Enola,  AR 72047 July 24, 2015 7pm
 July 25, 2015 10am & 1pm
Robert Clark, President  
Jonathan Sawrie, VP
Gregg County(TX) Gospel Singing Convention
Valley View Baptist Church
1602 Alpine Road
Longview, Texas
Friday, July 31, 2015,
6 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 1, 2015,
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Brad and Margarette Usrey
Tuscaloosa County Convention Bethel Presbyterian Church 
Watermelon Road
Northport, AL Saturday, August 1, 2015
Brian Elrod, Chairman
Mississippi State Gospel Singing Convention Antioch  Baptist Church
114 Old Mobile Highway
Lucedale, MS

Friday, Aug.14, 2015

Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015
Morning Session: 10am-12pm

Lunch: 12pm - 1pm

Afternoon Session: 1pm -3pm


Fellowship Baptist Church Singing Fellowship Baptist Church
1917 Rockmart Road
Rockmart Road
Buchanan, GA
4th Sunday in August 10:30am
Michael & Joan Brown
Franklin County (TN) Singing Convention Keith Springs Baptist Church
1055 Keith Springs Mountain Rd
Belvidere, TN Saturday, March 21, 2015
Meet/Greet 3:30pm
Singing 10:30 am
Lunch 12Noon
Singing 1:15pm
Christopher Smith - President (931) 308-4404
Billy Gray Quartet
Special Guests
Annual  All Day Singing Corinth West Methodist Church Cullman County, AL 4th Sunday in August, Aug. 26, 2012
10:30 am
Darryl Ray Maddox, Chair
Ark-Okla Gospel Singing Convention
Apostolic Faith Church
103 N. Washington
Sallisaw, OK Friday, August 21, 2015 6:00pm
Sat. August 22, 2015
Pot Luck Lunch
Thomas Williston,  Pres.
Tri-State Quarterly Singing Convention McKey Baptist Church Between Vian/Sallisaw, OK Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015
Potluck Lunch
Genelle Williams Clark, Pres.
Titus County TX Singing  Convention
Liberty Hill Baptist 
5mi. N. of I-30 on
Highway 1001
Mt. Pleasant, TX
exit 165
Sat. Sept. 12, 2015
Arnold Ellington, Pres.

Tennessee State Convention
North Carthage Baptist Church
111 Carmack Avenue

Carthage, TN
Sept. 11, 2015 7pm CST
Sept. 12, 2015  10am,-3pmCST


East Texas Singers Assoc.
Summerfield United Methodist Church  
Tryon Road
Longview, TX
Fri. Sept. 18, 2015

Sat. Sept. 19, 2015
10-12 & 1:30-4:30
Ellis Crawford, Pres.
Oklahoma State Singing Convention Civic Center Henryetta, OK Oct. 2  and Oct. 3, 2015
Fri. 6:00pm,
Sat. 10am & 1pm
No Night Session
Everett Johnson, Pres.
Georgia State Singing Convention

Coal Mountain Baptist Church
Cumming (Forsythe Co)
  Cumming, GA
Fri. Oct. 9, 2015 6:30pm
Sat. Oct. 10, 2015  10am-12noon 1:30pm-3:30pm

Arkansas State Convention
Beech Street  Missionary Baptist Church
500 Beech Street
Crossett, AR

Fri.. Oct. 16, 2015
6:30 pm
Sat. Oct. 17, 2015
Morning Session: 10am 
Lunch -- 12noon
Afternoon Session - 1pm 
Mackenzie Clark, Pres.

District Convention
1Oak Grove United Methodist Church
1295 Greenwood Road

Decatur, TX 76234
Fri. Oct. 23, 2015 6 pm
Sat. Oct. 24, 2015  10am
Snack Lunch Provided
Susan Bollman

North Alabama Singing Convention Lee's Chapel Henegar, AL
4th Saturday in October
Oct. 24, 2015
Ronnie Lewis, Chairman
Florida  Gospel Singing Convention First Baptist Church
1300 South Blvd 
Chipley, Florida Friday, Oct. 30 , 2015
Registration 5-6pm
Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015 10am-noon 
Lunch Served 
Singing  1:15pm-3pm  

Alabama State Singing Convention
Church of the Valley
Odenville, AL

November 6, 2015
Registration 4:30pm
Singing 6:30pm
November 7, 2015
Lunch 12:00 noon
No Saturday Night Singing
Landon King, Pres
(205) 473-2445

Oklahoma Eastern Half Singing Convention
Shady Grove Missionary
 Baptist Church
1150 Shady Grove Road
McAlester, OK 74501  Sat. Nov. 7,  2015
Noon Potluck
Linda Harding, Sec. 918-733-4259
Tri-State Quarterly Singing Convention Freewill  Baptist Church Porum, OK Saturday, Dec.5, 2015
Potluck Lunch
Genelle Williams Clark, Pres.
Louisiana State Gospel Singing Convention
Nolley Memorial United Methodist Church
2239 East Oak Street
Jena, Louisiana  71342
Friday, February 5, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
(Refreshments following)
Saturday, February 6, 2016, 10:00 a.m.
(Lunch Provided)
Tommy Sandifer, President
Arkansas River Valley Singing Convention Exit 94 South off I-40 Atkins, AR

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Trisha Watts, President

Newton County Gospel Singing Convention Location TBD Location TBD Date: March 12, 2016
Time: 10-3
Potluck Lunch: Noon
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