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Calvin Newton

One of the great opportunities I have as I write these articles is the privilege to pay tribute to some of the long time Gospel artists. Recently, I had the…

Why We Do What We Do

The year was 2012. My friend and Canadian editor of SGM Radio magazine contacted me, asking if I would be interested in writing some articles on some of the long-time…

Thanks To Calvary

I hurriedly climbed into my old Ford Maverick, shoved a cassette in the player, and Doug Oldham’s mellow voice instantly flooded the car, and lyrics from a familiar Gospel song…

Henry and Hazel Slaughter

Since Jesus came and found me, and put His arms around me and all my binding fetters took away, although I’ve loved Him dearly and trusted Him sincerely, I’ve never…

Jim Murray

SGM Radio feature for July 2014 By Phil Foster I doubt there are many people in Gospel music who will not recognize the name Jim Murray.  Every once in a…

No Flash or Foolishness – Just Squire Parsons

Two or three years back, my wife Judy and I went on a Gospel cruise to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.   The cruise was to the Bahamas.   It…

Lorne Matthews

The year was about 1967. I drove over to PVCS high school, in my city of Peterborough, to hear a group called the McDuff Brothers. The McDuff brothers consisted of…

Rhonda Spurrell

   “Let the Lord lead and guide your life and your ministry will make way for itself.” (1) The first time I saw and heard Rhonda Spurrell was in Kingston…

Miss Lillie Knauls, ‘The Hat Lady’

“I am asking God to use me this year, any way He wants to use me. I am a yielded vessel and am listening to His voice to give me…

Bill Nelson of The Swanee River Boys

By Phil Foster “When a young man from Kentucky looked me up after several years, to thank me for the songs that touched his heart were instrumental in him receiving…