The Wings of Praise, a gospel group from Lancaster, will perform August 17, at the White Stone United Methodist Church summer music nights. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. in the church’s fellowship hall at 118 Methodist Church Road, White Stone.
The Wings of Praise started their ministry in April 2013.
“Since then we have traveled over the highways and byways giving God glory, honor and praise,” said manager Sandra Gray.
In 2017, they were nominated for the Prayze Cafe Awards, a national award platform for Gospel and Inspirational Artists Ministries, in Charlotte, N.C. In October 2017, they released their first CD, “Look at God.”
In 2018, they were nominated for the gospel Indie Awards in Rocky Mount, N.C. and for the Prayze Factor People Choice Awards in Atlanta, Ga., where they made it to the second round. They are awaiting the awards ceremony to be held in Atlanta, Ga., in September where they were selected for the finals in that competition.
“We do not take this ministry lightly, we are people of God, that love the Lord and love helping others,” said Gray. They are often singing to support benefit programs to help the community and to help those in need in the community. A favorite mission of the group is the Christmas toy drive to make sure that the children have Christmas gifts. “We just love praising God.”
In addition to Gray, members are minister of music Phillip Howard, vocalist and drummer Derrick Reed, vocalist minister Thomasyne Acree and vocalist evangelist Mable Turner Robinson. They attend different churches in the Northern Neck representing Sharon Baptist Church, Willie Chapel Baptist Church and Abiding Faith Baptist Church.
The list could go on and on about their accomplishments but the most important thing for them about this ministry is that: “…we put God first in all that we do and we seek his face every day, thank you.”
Donations are encouraged to help the musicians with their expenses. Snacks and refreshments are provided by the ladies of the church.