Good Shepherd Wesleyan hosting Southern Gospel concert with The Dixie Melody Boys

Good Shepherd Wesleyan Church will be hosting a free Southern Gospel concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday with The Dixie Melody Boys.

Spreading the eternal message of Christ without compromise is the foundation and cornerstone of any career in the ministry of the Gospel. Many talented vocalists and musicians step onto concert stages across the country each week; however, only the faithful and dedicated overcome the pressures of life on the road to delight in the blessings that are reaped by the faithful servant. Ed O'Neal, whose name has been synonymous with Gospel Music for 50 years, can certainly be labeled as one of the faithful and dedicated.

Ed O'Neal joined The Dixie Melody Boys in 1961 and became owner and manager of the quartet just a few years later. In October 2004 he was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed each year to Gospel Music legends.

The current group includes Donald Morris, who joined the group in 2006. He left briefly to attend college but rejoined the group in 2009. He is a talented songwriter and also owns a publishing company, True Testament Music.

Steven Cooper adds an abundance of energy and comedy to each performance. Prior to singing, Steven worked as a funeral director. As he worked with families in their most difficult times Steven developed a deep compassion for people. He joined the group in 2007.

Tenor Matt Felts grew up in St. Charles, MO. Matt has made a reputation as one of Southern Gospel's top young tenors. He also runs a non-profit organization that helps children with special health needs.

Good Shepherd Wesleyan Church is located at 1505 Railroad Drive on the corner or Saliman and Railroad. Call 885-8361 for more information.


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