Manitoba Gospel Music Jamboree - Company Message

Past Artists

Stirling Ranville
Sterling accepted Jesus as Lord back in 1979 and began singing Gospel Music from that time on. He was filled with the Baptism of the Holy Ghost on August 11, 1997. Yvette was saved on January 11, 1998 at which time they teamed up singing country/bluegrass gospel music. Our first big event was The Manitoba Gospel Jamboree in a big white tent in Headingly, MB. (about 1998). In 1999, we organized a Gospel Jamboree at the Walker Theatre in Winnipeg that went on for three years on Labour Day Sunday week-ends. We have been gospel music guests at Assiniboine Hills, Island Park, South Oaks, Silver Stream, Austin, Moosehorn, Manigotagan, Dauphin, Grand Marais, Selkirk, St. Laurent, Lundar & many others. We have recorded professionally 9 country gospel music CDs and 1 country CD. We attend church at the Selkirk Aboriginal Redemption Centre Church in Selkirk, Manitoba where Sterling is an Ordained Associate Pastor under Pastor Raymond Settee. They have attended this church for the last 12 years. 
Sterling is 70 years and Yvette is 60 years old young.


The Fraser Family
This family currently lives in northern Minnesota.  They have been involved in full-time ministry in Native North America since 1993 and continue to have the privilege of meeting, working with, and alongside First Nations people in Canada and the US – sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ, and encouraging each other in our walk with Him.  It’s our desire that many will come to know Him as their Savior and grow strong in Him.
Their music includes fiddles,banjos, mandolins, harmonicas, and resonator and acoustic bass guitars; along with their sweet voices they bring beautiful bluegrass music alive.
More information can be found on their website:  www.frasernotes.com



  A pastor’s wife & two farmer’s daughters have joined together in word and song, to form the Joyful Melody Trio since October of 2002.  The trio consists of Colleen Durocher (soprano/lead) from Morinville, Cari Blum (alto/lead) and Joyce Dietrich (contralto) from Barrhead, Alberta, Canada.  They sing harmonies with a Southern Gospel flavour, sharing their music & ministry with many charitable organizations, prisons, jamborees, conferences, seniors’ functions & many other events hosted by churches from various denominations all across Western Canada.  They have released 3 recordings, which have helped to establish their commitment to this calling.  On many occasions, Joyce has been asked to share her touching personal story, which testifies to the power of prayer & God’s great faithfulness.  With a love for music, but most importantly for our heavenly Father, the Trio desire to be labourers in His harvest, as they encourage & challenge those who listen to their music & ministry, to a deeper walk with the Lord Jesus Christ.  They are thrilled to be a part of this event and look forward to meeting each and everyone.  Joyfully yours, Cari, Colleen & Joyce.


Abe Penner
 Abe Penner is a singer-songwriter from Grunthal, Manitoba. His songs are from the heart and touch all our lives. Abe will be joined by equally brilliant songwriter-musician Hank Neufeld.

The songs are chosen to encourage those who are devoted in the faith
of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is also my hope that if there are those who are struggling or  maybe not sure of where they are in the faith that they would be encouraged. I would also pray that those who do not know Jesus as their Savior would see His wonderful grace.

My prayer has always been that the message in each song would remind the listener of the values of life in Jesus Christ and in our relationship to one another that seem to be diminishing in our society today.

"The essence of joy in a Christian's life is to share your faith."


Jayme Giesbrecht
Jayme Giesbrecht has loved hymns and classic gospel music as long as she can remember. She grew up singing hymns in the congregation at church, and as soon as she started piano lessons, wanted to learn to play hymns as well.

Jayme sang her first special number in church at age 11, when she asked Linda Dueck to accompany her on piano, and they became a ministry team ever since. Jayme and Linda have been blessed to bring their music ministry to a variety of events such as fundraisers, weddings, funerals, festivals, and have opened for some of Southern Gospel's best, including the Booth Brothers, Legacy Five, and Sweet Presence. "It's an honor to serve the Lord, and use our musical gifts for HIS glory".




Jodi Faith

Jodi Faith is a full-time artist and multi award winner, a dynamic speaker and entertainer traveling extensively across North America and recently to Israel, Norway, England and already in 2011 - Africa! 

East to west across Canada or sharing her tunes at the Gibson Showcase Lounge in Nashville - From the songwriters circle at the Hank Snow Tribute Weekend in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia to performing nightly in Branson, Missouri... this lady has kept busy up to 300 plus days a year! Nominated by the Saskatchewan Country Music Association for the 2008 Country Gospel Album of the Year... Jodi's new album NOW IS THE TIME has celebrated rave reviews and strong radio airplay internationally - Named the 2008 European MOR Female artist Of The Year (check out the 50+ countries playing her at www.jodifaith.com) Jodi Faith is also the International Ambassador of the humanitarian aide foundation - Work For Widows - in Sri Lanka and looks forward to growing the program in order to follow thru on the invitation to take the project to Haiti. Whether tapping into her heart of compassion or looking to be wonderfully entertained - Jodi Faith brings old cover tunes together with her own original songs to create an always moving set, concert or event! An internationally celebrated singer- songwriter with #1...#2... #3... hits overseas Jodi is also an advocate and keynote presenter for drug-free living. This singin, song-writing, truly engaging and entertaining "Lady Of Destiny" is living the adventure of life and seriously loving it!! A guaranteed crowd pleaser!

InstrumentationJodi plays with house bands whenever possible but works solo from her strong Nashville produced soundtracks most of the time:)

Discography:  5000+ Units sold to date 
September 2007 ~ Universal Music distribution of her Country Gospel Album ~ “Now Is The Time” 17 tracks - Strong airplay internationally! November 2006 ~ Inspirational Christmas Album ~“Reflections Of Love” 16 tracks - Also receives airplay. March 2006 ~ Debut Album released ~ “Second Chance” 14 tracks - GMA Canada Covenant Award Nominee as Country Album Of The Year - Original fan favorites from this album include 'Glory on the Red Coat Trail' and 'Walkin on the Water'. July 2006 ~ Garage Band Project Country Tribute Album ~ “Faith, Family & Friends” 19 tracks includes fan favorite 'Grandma's' 

Official Website:  http://www.jodifaith.com

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Gloria Desjarlais
Gloria Desjarlais is a Metis Singer who has recently been inducted into the Manitoba Aboriginal Muisc Hall of Fame. She is from St. Laurent Manitoba and is very proud of her heritage.

She comes from a family of 9 including her mom, dad and siblings who are all musically talented and also play professionally. She has recorded 6 CDs of gospel music; original and cover tunes. She has opened for Loretta Lynn and numerous celebrity acts. She is well respected in the music industry.

This year Gloria will be accompanied by Andy Goertzen and The Dreamcatchers
band - fantastic !





Verse 5

"Verse 5 is a group of singers that comes from the rural community of Blumenort Manitoba. Five energetic friends make up this group that loves to sing gospel music that lifts the soul."






The Waldners
  


http://www.waldnermessengers.com/
The Waldner Messengers are a country gospel family from South Dakota who find faith too extraordinary to keep to themselves. There are three brothers, Mike, John, Leonard, a sister Christy; Mike’s wife Clara, and son Alex, and Leonard’s wife Susanna. We are thankful for the awesome privilege of serving the Lord with our music in churches, parks including the state fair. We have also traveled to various places in Canada singing, testifying, and telling people how to get to Heaven. - See more at our webite.





Isaiah 6 
Bio coming soon











Rising Above Band

The Rising Above Band came together in 2001 when Howard Jolly asked  
Rick Martin and Terry and Brenda Martin to back him up for some music he was doing at a Rising Above conference. Howard, a Cree from Waskaganish, Quebec is presently pastor of Winnipeg First Nations Alliance Church and lives in Niverville, Manitoba with his wife Karen  and two 
children. Rick Martin also lives in Niverville with his wife Linda, Oji-Cree from Muskrat Dam, Ontario. They are missionaries with My People International serving First Nations people. Terry and Brenda are also missionaries living in Niverville and Terry serves with Rising Above. Rising Above is a First Nations ministry whose mission is to help First Nations people rise above their hurt and pain to become all that God created them to be. The band has seen God use their music to bring comfort, healing and encouragement to both Native and non-Native audiences.  Howard’s powerful voice and passionate heart along with Rick, Terry and Brenda's back up vocals and instruments, engages listeners of all ages. Their easy listening music is a blend of country gospel and contemporary worship songs, hymns, and original recordings. In 2004 they released their first CD, Everlasting Love, then in 2007 released their second CD, Love is the Best. In November 2013 they released their 3rd CD, Redeemed Redman.

Listen to "Love is the best" by Howard Jolly of Rising Above Band


Dream Catchers
Local business owners of Beausejour Music John and Gail are also familiar to many as The Dreamcatchers Band. We have a couple of their CDs, with one pictured here. They are mainly Country and Country Gospel, and I think John writes most of these songs They’re also good friends of Town Radio, and are happy to receive CDs on our behalf at their store on Third Street South. They’re typically open afternoons if you need some guitar strings, or are interested in music lessons.








Glorybound consists of four young men: Jonathan Friesen, Dave Rempel, Frank Penner, and Shawn Wieler. 
Glorybound is based in southern Manitoba, Canada.
The ministry of Glorybound has taken us to Senior Homes, Prisons, Weddings, Funerals,and various summer music festivals. Sharing Christ’s love and wonderful plan of salvation through song and sharing is our greatest joy.




The Sandersons
Jim & Kate Sanderson are musicians and song writers that present the gospel through their music and testimonies, singing about the saving grace of Jesus Christ.  

Their songs give a message of faith and hope. Jim & Kate minister wherever God leads and are dedicated to spending the rest of their days to “encouraging the saints and reaching the lost”..





Jim & Kate Sanderson
P.O. Box 1237
Portage la Prairie, MB
Canada R1N 3J9
204-871-1440


Soul Purpose

Soul Purpose had its beginnings in 2002, and by 2005, developed into an 8 member combo of vocalists/musicians from southern Manitoba. Through a refreshing mix of original, contemporary, and classic Christian praise and cover songs set to a blend of various musical styles including upbeat gospel, classic rock, contemporary praise, and reflective ballads, we pray that our love for the Lord and the song He has given us will be communicated clearly through our words, music, and heart attitude. It is our joy to be a part of a variety of events and venues including praise and worship evenings, fundraisers, celebrations, banquets, outdoor concerts, fairs, community and church events. In 2007, we put our schedules and musical creativity together in the studio, and the resulting mix of original and cover songs on our debut CD* released in November, 2007 truly reflect and expand what we are all about. Since then we are humbled time and again to hear the stories of how God has used our music to lift up and encourage the listener. This is God's answer to our prayers and a source of affirmation as we continue to seek to honour Him! The many opportunities to be part of promoting a message of faith, hope, and love, and your continued support and encouragement all along the way make all the difference.
To God be the glory!

*available in Steinbach at Hulls, Musical Directions and
Die Mennonitische Post, or from any band member

Current Members:

Lorne Dyck - lead guitar
Burt Hiebert - bass
Coralee Warkentin - vocals
Shelley Block - vocals
Dan Klippenstein - keyboards
Shauna Wiebe - vocals
Gerry Guenther - drums
Vic Froese - acoustic guitar Andy & Wes Goertzen



The Denby's     
Bio coming soon

Vince & Stacey Anderson 
Vince & Stacey Anderson play country music, country gospel, old rock n' roll, and bluegrass music at community events, anniversaries, birthday parties, coffee houses, Christmas parties, personal care homes, gospel festivals & summer festivals. They enjoy meeting new friends through music and very seldom go anywhere without a guitar and mandolin in the vehicle.
Vince & Stacey spent several years in the ministry with Vince serving as a gospel preacher and President of a Christian College.
For bookings call 204-254-3185 / 451-5484.

Johnson Family
The Johnson family consists of parents Brady and Angela with their 4 children, Bryden, Brett, Bryce and Amelia. They have been singing as a family for many years and have travelled all over Manitoba and also into Saskatchewan and Alberta. Their ministry has included festivals, concerts, banquets, and many more events. They love to share music that glorifies God and tells of His great love for us. Their hope is that their ministry will encourage you to love the Lord more and share His love with others. The Johnson family resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba and they have been attending Grant Memorial Baptist Church for over 25 years.


The Glencross Quartet
We are very pleased to include the Glencross Quartet  in our program this year. The group has sung for many years and comes to us from the Morden and Winkler area. The quartet consists of Ken Letkeman, Abe Wieler, Peter Hoeppner and John Fehr. They have appeared at many music festivals, churches, concerts as well as seniors homes all over Manitoba. They will be accompanied by Laura Letkeman with Art Letkeman and John Zacherias. It is your humble host's opinion that they are the finest active quartet in Manitoba.

Gary Brown & Lynda Rose Toews
LyndaRose & Gary (LyndaRose Toews & Gary Brown) met at the Transcona Legion bluegrass jam in Winnipeg in late 2006 and became musical friends. Over time they found themselves gravitating not only to each other, but also to the gospel music they each grew up with. It is music from the heart that is often filled with stories of hard times and loss of loved ones, but not without bright hope for the afterlife. These themes resonate with LyndaRose & Gary and many of their songs express this faith and hope such as Canaan’s Land and Go Rest High. They play the music of artists such as Ricky Skaggs, The Isaacs, Doyle Lawson, Vince Gill, The Sullivans, The Easters, and The National Bluegrass Band.

Never intending to become a performing act, they were invited to replace a cancelled gospel band at a Birtle music festival in spring 2008, and performed in public for the first time with Gary on guitar and vocals and LyndaRose on upright bass and harmony vocals. That year, learning to sing was a new endeavor for Gary, and playing bass was new for LyndaRose. Since then they have been invited to play at festivals, churches, coffeehouses, house concerts, weddings, and senior’s centers. Interestingly, they are often the only bluegrass band at gospel festivals, and the only gospel band at bluegrass festivals.

LyndaRose & Gary married in July 2010 and now reside in La Broquerie, Manitoba.






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