The purpose of the Bluegrass Gospel Sing and Jam Ministry is to spread the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to the community of people who gather together around the love of bluegrass music. Bluegrass music has generated a subculture of people who travel from festival to festival all around the country. Gospel music is an integral part of the bluegrass music culture, and as such, has provided us the opportunity to spread the Gospel.
The other primary goal of this ministry is to offer a time on Sunday morning to acknowledge God for those who are out of their home churches while attending bluegrass festivals. We have become very close with many of these folks, who in turn, help us at the festivals by handing out books, taking pictures and playing instruments. It is amazing that while they are a tremendous support to us they are also blessed mightily as they serve with us in this ministry. God has often allowed us access to this group of people who often approach us with needs and prayer requests that they don’t feel comfortable discussing with even their own pastors.
We truly believe that the Bluegrass Gospel Ministry is a calling on our lives. When the Lord united us in marriage some years ago, we prayed that He would use us in ministry. At that time, we did not know His plan for our union, but just as Isaiah answered the call, we both shouted, Here I am Lord. Send me!