Who We Are:
Formed in 1989, The New Jerusalem Singers sing Southern & Country Gospel music. We've had the opportunity to minister the gospel through music in churches with various affiliations, crossing denominational lines, as well as in independent churches. It does not matter where we go to sing, we want Jesus to be uplifted.
We sing the old hymns of the church as well as older well known songs.
Ray plays bass guitar and sings the lead. Cindy plays keyboard and sings alto. She sometimes will also play a guitar when they sing for a short time or an extended period of time. We sing a variety of songs and will sing a variety of places. Oct. 2009 we added Bob to our group who continues to play lead guitar. Ray, Cindy and Bob now make up The New Jerusalem Singers.
The New Jerusalem Singers will come to your church for a love offering/donation. We firmly believe that God will supply all of our needs...and He has. We ask for a love offering and the opportunity to set up our table of CD's and merchandise. This helps us in our ministry so that we don't have to charge a huge fee to any church. . Out of State events may incur an additional fee to meet expenses. (please ask)
We will work within the budgets of fairs, festivals, and the many other events we participate in. If you have questions as to the charge just contact us and we will talk and see what we can work out.
It does not matter where we are invited to sing. Size is not a factor with us. God can move in the small settings as well as the large settings. We enjoy the small settings just as well as the larger ones. The New Jerusalem Singers have had an opportunity to sing at family reunions, festivals, gospel sings, camps, churches, Sunday Schools, nursing homes, retirement villages, senior events, revivals and individuals homes as well as other locations. All you have to do is ask for us to come. Contact us to get a date set up for your event.
Our ministry will continue to grow and we look forward to what the Lord has in store for us. We have a hymn CD which also includes songs written by both Ray and Cindy. This was released June 28, 2008 and is titled "I Know He Will Bless". June 27, 2009 we released "Sing, Sing, Sing". 2010 we released a hymn CD "Amazing Grace" and in November 2011 we released "Down Home Christmas". We did not release anything in 2012. Our next CD "Redeemed!" was released Sept. 21, 2013. On June 28, 2014 we released our CD "Lifting Up Jesus For 25 Years. This is a 3 Disc CD (50 songs) and covers the past 25 years with songs we have recorded throughout the past 25 years, others have recorded of us and also includes some never released songs. In 2015 we ran into technical issues and could not release a new Hymn CD. In 2017 we hope to release a hymn CD.
In 2014 we started "Gospel Music Gathering" which consists of having us come to your church, park, or building and hosting a Gospel Sing. We can co-host along with your group or church. We gather the groups in to sing and if it is a longer sing you can serve food, or be involved however you would like. You assist with getting the word out for these sings and we bring in the groups. This is usually 2 hours but can be longer up to 4 hours. This is a free event (no tickets). Just contact us if you would like to set something up. We will travel to do these also. There is no charge for this event, but we do put out donation boxes to help the groups who come.
We have a passion for ministry and a desire to encourage the Body of Christ through song. Everyone needs a little lift from time to time. "It's Not What's Over The Door", (the denomination of your church) that matters to us, as long as you are "Saved by Grace". We do not look at denominations - we are all Christians if you believe in Christ.
Be sure to check out our schedule and come and see us sometime.
Come expecting a good time in the Lord.
"IT'S ALL ABOUT JESUS"
This was our first singing at Nichols Park on July 4, 1989 in Jacksonville, IL
Ray, Cindy (Matthew on the drums at age 7), Mary Beth and Paul
The sign is attached to my keyboard