Nonprofit of the Month: Gospel Sounds Music Ministry
Years in existence: 23
Total number of employees: Two
Type of nonprofit: 501(c)(3)
Populations served: Ministers to a wide variety of people up and down the East Coast, from New York to Florida. They go where the Lord guides them.
Area(s) of focus: Christian music ministry
Address: 900 N. Second St., Altoona, PA 16601
What services or programs does your nonprofit provide?
We provide ministers in God’s word and music to a variety of Christians and non-Christians in churches, nursing homes, Salvation Armies, malls, fairs, festivals, revivals and more.
The ministry was featured in an article written for the upcoming book release “They Came From Blair County,” due out by the end of 2020. We also have a monthly venue at Bell Memorial Church in Latrobe.
The ministry has recorded nearly a dozen CDs that contain a variety of genres of gospel and Christian music, including: contemporary, southern gospel, praise and worship, along with instrumental versions of some old hymnal favorites. In 2001, they recorded with the Eddie Crook Company in Nashville and his record company Harvest Records in conjunction with Chestnut Mound Records. In addition to doing national radio, Member Caldwell Steve has been featured on television in Knoxville, Tenn., with both of them appearing several times on local television throughout central and western Pennsylvania. They have performed up to 150 programs a year. They have also appeared with Billy Graham crusades, Jack Van Impe crusades and Benny Hinn crusades.
Through cooperation with the Blair County Chamber of Commerce, the Mirror will feature a nonprofit corporation on the last Sunday of each month.