The idea for a Southern Gospel Group made up of soloists was born in 2005 after a Lon Sosh concert of the Texas Gospel Jubilee Choir. Lon had selected a trio made of soloists from within the choir of Dolores Hunt, Sylvia McKeown and Glenda Graves to sing Oh, How I Love Jesus. From that first practice the three of us knew that God had made something special happen. We knew each other only as acquaintances and had never sung together before, except in the choir, but God gave Lon the forethought that we might just sing well together.
In October of 2005 we rehearsed together for the first time. Realizing that we needed a bass, we started racking our brains but could not come up with anyone that was not already involved with other groups. We sang for a while without a bass, but continued to pray about it and the Lord brought to mind Noral Gregory, an old friend of Glenda's that she had sung with for many years.
Noral was, and is, very involved with the Barbershop Harmony Singing Society and sings with the Arlington Goodtimes Chorus, but we approached him about trying southern gospel and he took on the challenge. My, what an addition he has been!
All four of us still have our solo ministries and together we represent three decades and over 260 years of ministering in music. It is our prayer that our hearts be filled with compassion and love for others and reach them with the message of God's saving grace. On A Journey has become a close-knit family and exquisite friends who love each other and love to sing together for the glory of the Lord.
We know not what the future holds; God determines our paths on our journey. May He fine-tune our hearts, our voices and the messages that our songs convey so that He alone is honored and glorified. To book this dynamic ministry at your next service or event, please contact them using the information at the top of the screen.
Glenda Graves Sings for Him: . . . look up and lift up your heads for your redemption draweth nigh. Luke 21:28
Glenda is a Southern Gospel soloist who sings songs that speak to the heart. Her family history is not that of a Christian home, but rather of a very decadent heritage. But God provided a way of escape by giving Glenda the gift of evangelism through His songs. She shares some of her testimony with you during her concerts. Glenda would love to come sing for your revival, church service, benefit, anniversary service, homecoming, retirement facility, nursing home or for any other special occasion. There is never a fee as she knows the Lord will continue to meet her needs as she remains in His service for His glory. Love offerings to keep this ministry going are always welcome.
When Noral Gregory was about three years old, he sang in church Brighten the Corner/Let the Sun Shine In. He received the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior when he was eight years old. As a teenager he dedicated his life and talent in song evangelism. During high school and college years, he sang in chorus, quartet and solo competitions and concerts. He participated in voice classes and individual voice lessons. Noral attended the Rodeheaver School of Sacred Music at Winona Lake, Indiana, for five summers. His favorite class taught by Homer Rodeheaver was Solo Gospel Interpretation.
God opened the doors for Song Evangelism Ministry in Southern Indiana in various churches. These included Baptist, Methodist, Nazarene, Presbyterian, and United Brethren. Serving in The United States Air Force brought him to Fort Worth, Texas, where he has served as music minister for Fort Worth Bible Church, Arlington Bible Church, Dallas Grace Fellowship and Fort Worth Congregational Methodist. He also occasionally serves as Music Minister at Christ-Life Fellowship in Dallas. Noral currently sings in The Barbershop Harmony Singing Society and has done so since 1983 in Arlington and Fort Worth.
His desire is to encourage the family of God through gospel singing. Ephesians 5:18,19 be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.
Music has always been a huge part of Dolores' life. She was told that she started singing as soon as she could talk. At the age of nine, Dolores accepted the sacrifice that Jesus made to cover her sins and received the salvation He so freely offers! Soon after she was saved Dolores knew that the musical talent that she had was all from God and that He wanted her to use it in His service. She was, "His little soldier called to duty." She sang in a trio with her mother and sister in church, and at the age of eleven became the pianist for the church. God was preparing her for her future life as a ministers wife.
God blessed her husband, Harmon, and her with three wonderful children, including two daughters, Debbi and Kathy, and a son, Scott. God also gave their children musical talent. Early in their lives, Dolores taught them to sing, and soon they were singing with their parents everywhere their dad preached. They became known as The Hunt Family, singing in several states across the USA. During those years they recorded two albums. As each of the children grew up, left home and started their own families, there were fewer times that they were able to sing together as The Hunt Family. So, still feeling Gods call upon her life to use the musical talent that He gave her, she started singing solo, not only in the church her husband pastored, but in concerts and other areas of ministry as God opened the doors of opportunity.
Whether its playing the piano for a church service, singing with a group or being used as a soloist, Dolores Hunt wants to be a tool in the hand of God to spread the Gospel wherever God wants her to go, bringing the good news of salvation to those who are lost, comfort to those who are hurting, and joy to the children of God.
From the beginning, Sylvia McKeown's life has been centered around music. She was raised in a Christian family who were all musically-inclined. Sylvia began studying voice and singing solos in grade school, which continued through high school and college. She also sang with her three brothers in a quartet in their church. She was saved and baptized at age nine and she has used her God-given talents to praise Him in many ways since that day.
Sylvia attended two years of college at the University of Corpus Christi where she studied for a double-major of voice and drama. She performed in many dramas, sang with the college choir and toured with the college ensemble. Sylvia has also been the featured soloist in choirs of Baptist churches throughout Texas. She performed as Mother Abbess in the dramatic presentation of The Sound of Music two consecutive years at the First Baptist Church of Plano, Texas.
After marriage, Sylvia began her occupation in the newspaper field and in graphic arts. She has owned a Graphic Arts business since 1985. She is married to a wonderful man, Curtis, who loves God and appreciates gospel music as much as she does. She has four children and nine precious grandchildren. Christ is the center of her life and she will continue to use her voice for His Glory and remain in His service as long as He will use her.