a taste of the creative artists who
are coming in June.
Greg Buchanan is a world-class harpist whose enthusiastic jazz-style of playing both traditional and contemporary music sets him in a category all by himself. Greg’s heartfelt sensitivity when playing the hymns of the church leaves one in absolute awe. For the past 30 years, God has called Greg to a life of traveling to spread the Good News, to encourage ministers and to lead people into the presence of God through exciting worship and personal testimony. Greg is energized and encouraged by the people he encounters while touring. His prayer is that he will be used to encourage others through his witness and testimony. Greg and his wife Becky reside in Santa Ana, CA.
Known as the “Manheim Steamroller” of gospel music, the Burchfield Brothers roots began in a Smokey Mountain cabin and a two room school house. After the government closed the school down, their family relocated to the south side of Chicago. This mix of cultural heritage helped to develop the Burchfield’s stylistic diversity of Appalachian Irish, Classical, Jazz, Contemporary Christian Music and Gospel. The Dove Award nominated duo has been involved in music ministry for over 40 years and their instrumental CDs span the globe.
With a voice that is uniquely stirring and evangelistic, Scot R. Cameron has quietly earned a national reputation for excellence in Christian music since 1995. Highlights of his ministry include Focus on the Family, Swan’s Place for Daystar television, Texas Evangelism Conference, National Religious Broadcasters, Hallelujah Chorus of Singapore, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and Carnegie Hall. Noted as a “polished performer with a rich, expressive voice” (Dallas MN), God continues to use Scot’s varied talents as a contemporary Christian vocalist, music evangelist, and classical artist.
Doyle Combs is one of the nation’s pioneers in the field of Sacred Instrumental Music and Gospel Jazz. Having conducted over 3500 public performances he has been a professional music educator for over 30 years. For 15 years, Doyle conducted and served as CEO of JUBILATION BRASS, a gospel jazz touring orchestra. Mr. Combs has performed professionally throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe.
For 18 years, Doyle served as senior musical director for the Sunrise Methodist Church in Colorado Springs and currently serves as worship pastor at Heart Song Ministries, also in Colorado Springs.
Lori Gasper has served as a church pianist, organist, and vocalist for the past 29 years. She has taught piano, accompanied student and professional instrumentalists and vocalists, and accompanied civic and church choirs since 1970. Lori also enjoys leading children’s worship and playing hand bells. She received her BA in music education with an emphasis in organ from the University of Southern Colorado.
Currently, she teaches elementary school in Colorado Springs, where she lives with her husband, Allen, and their four children.
Seventeen years ago, when TaRanda left Florida for Boone, NC, to audition for the popular Southern Gospel Music group, the Greenes, little did she know what God had in store for her.
As TaRanda captured the hearts of Gospel music lovers across the nation, she also captured the heart of Tony Greene and they married on February 13, 2001. Tony’s health had begun to fail before their marriage and they were told they would never have children, but God blessed them with Belle in 2004 and Josie in 2008.
In 2007 Tony received one of TaRanda’s kidneys but suffered complications and passed away in September 2010.
TaRanda has continued to sing, using her God given talent and anointed spirit. “It’s a very challenging time yet I know with all my heart, my life is in God’s hands and He loves me more than I could ever know.” God uses that realization to touch and stir the souls of each listener who hears the amazing voice of TaRanda Greene.
Johnny Hall, is the Executive Director of Music Evangelism Foundation. Johnny has been a friend and supporter of MEF for over 20 years. Like his dear friend and predecessor, Jamall Badry, Johnny is a gospel artist who for 30+ years has ministered extensively across North America. Johnny has been nominated for the prestigious Dove Award and has been a guest soloist with the Billy Graham Crusades, numerous Christian television programs, Bible conferences and seminars. In addition to his music, Johnny is a gifted communicator, preacher and missions spokesperson. Johnny and his wife, Teri, have three sons and reside in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Linda Skaret is a piano soloist, accompanist, chamber musician, and choral music director. Founder and director of ENTOURAGE MINISTRIES, Ms. Skaret directs a choir of inmates at the Limon Correctional Facility, CO, a high security prison for violent offenders and “lifers.” Linda now serves as worship accompanist at Forestgate Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs. A graduate of Evangel University, Springfield, MO, Linda is married to Dean.
Voices of Triumph Choir