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The Gospel Music Workshop of America and Gospel Announcers Guild Meet in Las Vegas, Determined to Push Forward


GMWA Board of Directors stand in solidarity to support Bishop Albert Jamison, Sr., as he addresses delegates during the recent Gospel Music Workshop of America Board Meeting in Las Vegas.


The Gospel Workshop of America (GMWA) and the Gospel Announcers Guild recently gathered for their Annual Board Meeting and Annual session in Las Vegas, NV.

The recently re-organized Gospel Announcers Guild (GAG) and the Gospel Music Workshop of America Board of Directors, under the leadership of Bishop Albert Jamison, Sr., Chairman of the Board GMWA, along with hundreds of delegates gathered for their annual session to work out final details for their upcoming 48th GMWA Convention, slated to take place in New Orleans, LA, July 26 – July 31, 2015.

The day sessions included Praise & Worship, Inspirational Moments, Open Forums, Praise Breaks, Label Presentations and Nightly services.

The gathering in Las Vegas also marked the first time the organization had come together since the home-going of their National Chairman and Vice Chairman of the GMWA, Al “The Bishop” Hobbs.  Al was the Heart of the GAG and truly had a connection with all of the members.  He was known for treating everyone as somebody and giving people an opportunity.  He will be formally remembered on the Tuesday of the New Orleans 45th Session of the Gospel Announcers Guild.

The newly reorganized National Gospel Announcers Guild includes:

National Gospel Announcers Guild

Bishop Albert Jamison, Chairman of the Board GMWA

James Robinson, GMWA Board Liaison to Gospel Announcers Guild


GAG Committee Officers

Dennis Cole, Committee Leader

Chris Squire, Assistant Committee Leader

Evg. Judy Neal, Secretary

Ms. Willie McClendon, Registrar/Treasurer


GAG Committee

Tracy Artis

Sheilah Belle, “The Belle” (Publicity/Promotion)

Neily Dickerson (Talent Coordinator)

Fran Kelly (Membership)

Ronald Jones (Assistant Registrar)

Pastor Juandolyn Stokes (Chaplain)


Affiliate Gospel Announcers Guilds

Of The Gospel Music Workshop of America


Arkansas Affiliate

Rev. Clarence “JC Loves” Thornton, President


Chicago Area Affiliate

Yvonne Wesley Seabrooks, President

Dennis Cole, President Emeritus


Florida Affiliate

Peppi Hendrix, President

Elder Lydia Goodin, President Emeritus


Texas Affiliate

Rev. George Harris, President


Virginia Affiliate

Rufus Whitfield, President

Ed Stephens, President Emeritus


In the meantime, the Gospel Music Workshop of America and the Gospel Announcers Guild is encouraging everyone to PRE-Register.   Go to http://www.gmwanational.net  or http://www.gmwanational.org and PRE-register today.

This year, ALL GMWA and GAG activities will take place in the HILTON New Orleans Riverside Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 25-31, 2015.

Keep up with the GMWA and the GAG on Twitter with #GAG15, #GMWA15 or at #GMWAGAG15.

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About Mike Jones

Michael Jones is the Director of Public Relations for Urban Roundup Group, LLC and Chief Editor of uGospel.com. He began his career in the Gospel Music Industry upon graduating from Rowan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Since then, Jones has had the honor of interviewing Kirk Franklin, Donald Lawrence, Erica Campbell, Deitrick Haddon and many more of Gospel’s elite.
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