Sunday Night, November 3rd @ 6PM
Multi-award winning family group The Hoppers have been singing to global audiences for over 60 years with appearances ranging from presidential religious inaugural ceremonies and New York’s Carnegie Hall to singing conventions and church platforms. They have performed throughout the United States as well as in Israel, Europe and Africa. Their unique blend of harmonies and song choices have created a legacy of musical excellence embraced by leading pastors and event organizers. Known as America’s Favorite Family of Gospel Music, they are favorites on the Gaither Homecoming videos and tours, and their recordings frequently land at the top of the BILLBOARD sales charts and The Singing News radio charts.
Comprised today of family members Claude & Connie, son Dean and his wife, Kim, and son Mike Hopper, The Hoppers were formed in 1957 in the rural-farm town of Madison, NC, and have grown continuously for decades, touching countless lives around the world. A cancer survivor, Connie has been honored with the prestigious Marvin Norcross Award, in addition to numerous industry and fan honors; and she has been inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Sons Dean and Mike have continued the family legacy with their musical talents and business abilities; and Kim, Dean’s wife, hails from her own nationally acclaimed musical family, The Greenes. She is noted for the excitement she brings to any live performance, and her unmistakable, rafter-ringing soprano vocals have taken The Hoppers to new heights for many years.
Sunday Night, October 20th @ 6PM
Dove Award-winning contemporary Christian music artist and worship leader Meredith Andrews was born and raised in Wilson, North Carolina. A singer from the age of six, Andrews released her debut solo album, Mesmerized, in 2005. She received her first Dove Award nomination in 2008 for her sophomore outing, The Invitation, and took home the award for Praise & Worship Album of the Year in 2010 for As Long as It Takes. Her fourth studio album, Worth It All, followed in 2013 and cracked the Billboard 200. Later that year, she issued a reverent Christmas EP titled Behold the Savior, and her fifth full-length outing, Deeper, arrived in early 2016. Andrews released a second collection of Christmas songs, Receive Our King, in October 2017. Andrews has just released her latest album (pictured above) titled Faith & Wonder in 2019 and will be at Valley Baptist Church to share her talented ministry with us.