American Christian Music Association
“Promoting the Gospel in Song as a Ministry to all People”
From the desk of Chairman Chuck Gibson
Date 5/10/15
Greetings fellow A.C.M.A. members and distinguished peers. It has been awhile since our last bulletin, I wanted to get this one
out to you a.s.a.p. so, it will be short, but sweet 
There are plenty of new things happening with the A.C.M.A. Such as: the 2015 Comp disc is being burned, and will soon be
sent out to the stations (50 in all!) It features 10 A.C.M.A. Artists who are excited to see what God has planned for their ministries
as a result.
The Head Board will soon meet with two of our Regional Directors in Alabama (Melvin Dumpson SR., director over the
Southeast) and Minnesota (Gloria Nihart, director over the northeast). Then we will attempt to make it out west…the good Lord
willing  We also have two other Chapters in the works…one is an Ohio State Chapter, and the other is a County Chapter for the
Richmond/Berea Kentucky area…tba.
June 6th will kick off the A.C.M.A. awards process. We do this every year at our annual Picnic. With special performances by
the Artists who have been nominated, and ballots handed out, it is always such a great time of fellowship. The event will start at 12
pm and will held again this year at Cole Park. In historic Burnside, KY.
The A.C.M.A. is fired up and ready for a fabulous year in 2015. Confirmed dates are Saturday July 11th at the ARC Saturday
August 8th downtown Somerset Judicial Park Stage starting at 1 pm. The A.C.M.A. Singing Convention will be Saturday
September 19th 2015, and will start at 1 pm.
A.C.M.A. (front page Cont.)
The second annual event of the year and one of the most important dates of the year, so, please make sure and
mark this on your calendars! It is our Singing Convention and Awards Banquet. This is when the A.C.M.A. trophies
and other awards are handed out. Also, a wonderful time of reflecting over the year and celebrating what we have
accomplished (with the Lord’s help).
Our third National Event of course comes in December our Christmas Banquet, and happens in December every
year. It is when we get together exchange gifts, Sing, and eat a big Ham Dinner . There’s nothing better than
spending holidays with friends and family and we are with both this time of year.
We just had one of our first A.C.M.A. “All Night Singings” a Mull Singing Convention type of event which
starts at 8 pm. And goes till midnight! The first took place April 25th at the ARC Christian Fellowship, (Monticello,
KY.)…the second one will take place in July at the Burnside First Baptist Church (tba), and the third we are still
looking to set up sometime in October.
I reckon that’s about it for the schedule, but remember the A.C.M.A. has a singing once a month at the ARC
Christian Fellowship, if not scheduled elsewhere, (such as was the case in April at the Wayne County Park
Bandstand) other wise the 1st Saturday of each month at the ARC Christian Fellowship 108 Bell Ln. (Bell SubDivision) Monticello, KY. 42633 for more information please feel free to call (606) 306-4312. or check our official
If you would like a place to sing the second Saturday of the month, you may be eligible to sing at Granny’s
Gospel Barn…see Brother Bill Rutherford 606-340-3142. also our new Wayne County Chapter Leader Brother
Jordan Burkes may even book you into the Church where he is assistant Pastor (1st Baptist Church of Burnside). You
can contact him at (606) 3070397
The A.C.M.A. Social Network
The A.C.M.A. Social Network is still located at our old URL (Uniformed Resource Location) it is a basic ning community where you can create your own profile page, upload
photos, create a blog (share insight, daily devotionals, or even sermons!), make many new friends, network, and
so much more, just a couple clicks of your mouse and you can have your own web-page!
A.C.M.A. Bulletin
This is the paper copy of the A.C.M.A. bulletin. The e-bulletin is posted bi-monthly on the
A.C.M.A. Official web site. If you have Internet access you can read it on-line at we are so
pleased to bring it to you bi-monthly. We ask that you to pray for this ministry, the A.C.M.A. is striving to be all
God wants us to be. This is a personal look into the workings of the greatest little association in Central
Kentucky and growing! God wants to do great things with this association! We hope you are blessed by what
you read and are inspired to do great things for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
You can share your Singing Schedule with us and we will be glad to post it to the site (members
only sorry) however, you can become a member by filling out the form (application page)
and send it to me e-mail or snail mail and the $20.00 membership fee...(through Pay-Pal or check/money
order) Also please remember you can also post your schedule on "The Network"
Artist Spotlight
Fall Creek Boys
Quick Bio: The Fall Creek Boys music has been labeled “Mountain Gospel”™ a trademark since
2003 a 12 year old traditional “Bluegrass” group out of Monticello, KY. They sure have been through a lot of
changes over the years, but they have all been positive changes, drawing them closer
to the roots of their old Kentucky Home.
It has been a truly exciting journey for the Fall Creek Boys sharing the love of God, through the
name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are depending on Him to take this
ministry to the next level.
We have started taking bookings out of state for the first time. In 2015 we have tour dates in Ohio,
Indiana, Minnesota and Alabama! All of out tour dates and times are based on our local time zone. We also take
bookings through Thomas Mcarty Promotions. Any booking outside of Kentucky, we
do need as much notice as possible.
“Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15
Influences: The Isaacs, Primitive Quartet, Principles, Stanley Brothers.
Members: Jordan Burks-Vocalist, keyboards, rhythm guitar.
Chuck Gibson-rhythm/lead guitar and vocalist,
Jordan Lockridge-vocalist and Bass guitarist,
Robert Taylor - vocalist, and percussionist, equipment manager.
A.C.M.A. Manna
One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only
one thin dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a
lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water! She thought he looked hungry so brought
him a large glass of milk. He drank it so slowly, and then asked, How much do I owe you?' You don't owe me anything,' she
replied. 'Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness.' He said ...'Then I thank you from my heart.'
As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and man was strong also.
He had been ready to give up and quit.
Many years later that same young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her
to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease.
Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange
light filled his eyes. Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room.
Dressed in his doctor's gown he went in to see her. He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room determined
to do his best to save her life. From that day he gave special attention to her case. After a long struggle, the battle was won.
Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote
something on the edge, and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to
pay for it all. Finally she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill. She read these words …'Paid in full
with one glass of milk' (Signed) Dr. Howard Kelly.
Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: 'Thank You, God, that your love has spread broad through
human hearts and hands.' There's a saying which goes something like this: Bread cast on the water comes back to you. The good
deed you do today may benefit you or someone you love at the least expected time.. If you never see the deed again at least you
will have made the world a better place - And, after all, isn't that what life is all about?
The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which -- To burn.
A Merry Heart Corner
Brain Cramps
(On September 17, 1994, Alabama's Heather Whitestone
was selected as Miss America 1995.)
Question: If you could live forever, would you and why?
Answer: "I would not live forever, because we should not
live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever,
then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever,
which is why I would not live forever,"
--Miss Alabama in the 1994 Miss USA contest.
"Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids
all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love
to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and
death and stuff." --Mariah Carey
"Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very
important part of your life,"
--Brooke Shields, during an interview to become
Spokesperson for federal anti-smoking campaign.
"I've never had major knee surgery on any other part
of my body,"
--Winston Bennett,
University of Kentucky basketball forward.
"I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through
our papers. We are the president."
--Hillary Clinton commenting on the release of
subpoenaed documents.
OK…now lol!
Press Kit?
Have you considered assembling your portfolio or press kit as it is often called? We can help you with putting
together a professional looking press kit (portfolio) through our affiliation with Gibson Hill Music read more about
it here (scroll down)
A.C.M.A. Outlet Store
You can now have your Cds listed and sold on our official Web Site; we will take the orders and pass them on to
you, for a donation to this ministry. (To be discussed and negotiated upon the signing of your contract, and
agreement to the terms and conditions), or you can sell directly through a secure connection with Pay-Pal. (if you
have a Pay-Pal account), if you do not have one you can create one here Have you noticed our
Artist Discography Page? Your next CD can be featured on this page along with links to your songs. Again please
let us know how we can be of service to you.
Greetings all members, here is another article of interest to A.C.M.A. members. We have placed links to Our
Artists Music on the "Available for Ministry Page" (stored in our web-sites data base) they can only be used here...
unless you would like to purchase the link/links per our latest e-mail...$5.00 per link (yes they are right now, or just
in time for Christmas half price! and will be active one year from the time you purchase it/them, and can be used
in your e-mails as part of your signature (every-time you e-mail someone they will be able to listen to your music)
used on any web-site, forum etc.
We do these listed on this page as a way to raise money that will go into our general help in our
endeavors, and build this association while in the re-organization process. Thank you all for your generous prayerful
support and co-operation. God bless and keep you is our prayer.
Miscellaneous (Cont.)
Events In Your District?
If your County is having an event we would glad to post it in the news bulletin (if it is a A.C.M.A. event),
and promote It as best we can. Please note: that it is the responsibility of the various County and State
Chapter Leaders to report events in their respective districts.
Maybe you have something you would like to publish in the newsletter…your singing schedule, Picture,
or Bio please submit all ideas, suggestions and personal requests to The A.C.M.A. P.O. Box 2041
Monticello, KY. 42633 Your feedback and/or input is very important to us, so please feel free to call: (606)
306-4312 to give us a heads up on your requests.
Prayer Requests
We would love to touch and agree with you on your special prayer needs. Please feel free to share them
with us and we will add them here. A “Prayer Warrior” is a powerful person to have on your side, and I know
of several that is willing to do just that. James (the Lord’s half Brother) said, “We have not because we ask
not.” so, please ASK (ask, seek and knock) and God will be glad to hear and answer prayer…whatever the
need may be.
Chaplain’s Corner
Titus 3:5-8
The washing of regeneration is something that happens when you are Born Again…I had a birth I
don’t remember and one I can’t forget! When we are born we are produced, generated, created “If any man be in
Christ he is made a new creature (a brand new creation)…actually pro-created as God planned it, We are not the
creator but, we pro-create according to the Creator’s master design! And it makes no matter what the Worlds
system says-Planned Parenthood, the abortion clinic and the A.C.L.U. say about it honey…Life begins at
conception-it is produced, generated…it is not just a glob of flesh, or the more politically correct term “a fetus”
it’s a baby boy, or a baby girl…generative in the natural and regenerated in the Spirit, later in life when he or she
comes to age of accountability!
We are brought forth from our Mother’s womb not to pursue our own passions and desires…but,
that the purposes of God would be accomplished in us! To chase after God and His Spirit…GODCHASERS! So
that we would be renewed in the Spirit of our minds…and to share the goodness of the Lord with everyone we
come in contact with everyone we meet and become involved with…in relationship, in business, and in our
communities, wherever regeneration is needed.
Now God said “let us” make man in our own image after our likeness, male and female created He
them and said “go be fruitful and multiply…replenish the Earth. Now replenish if I may is the same word as
regenerate, it is known as the Genesis effect…a washing of regeneration! Which many theologians and Bible
scholars believe took place after the Ice Age and the time of the dinosaurs? The period between Genesis 1 and
Genesis three is a mystery, I don’t even pretend to know everything even though I have been accused of being a
know it all! LOL  It happened again if you remember with the flood a cleansing (make somebody or
something thoroughly clean: to remove dirt from somebody or something, especially by washing thoroughly)
of the Earth…the earth is reserved now for a more severe judgment when the Heavens shall pass away with a
great noise, and the earth shall melt with fervent heat. Another message for another time .
Potential Nominees for 2015 A.C.M.A. Awards
Soloist of the Year
1. Kenneth Hart (winner 2014) 2. Tim Massengale
3. Anna Mae Massengale 4. Gloria Nihart
5. Peggy Inks 6. John Mahorney
7. Levi Malone 8. Jeremy Bermel
9. Herbert Race 10. Kelli Adair 11. Chris Bertram
12. Silas Eiesenback 13. Roger Holmberg
14. Hal Farrar 15. Stanley Payne 16. Chuck Gibson 17. Jordan Burks
Male Vocalist of the year
1.Kenneth Hart 2. John Mahorney (winner in 2014)
3. Tim Massengale 4. Jeremy Bermel
5. Hal Farrar 6. Stanley Payne 7. Roger Holmberg
8. Shannon Coleman 9. Levi Malone 10. Jordan Burkes
11. Chuck Gibson 12. Gerald Edwards 13. Rev. Melvin Dumpson Sr.
Female Vocalist of the Year
1. Anna Mae Massengale (winner in 2014)
2. Peggy Inks 3. Kelli Adair 4. Debbie Dykes
5. Candy Boggs 6. Lou Robinson 7. Gloria Nihart
8. Verna Edwards
A.C.M.A. Group of the Year
1.Heart and Soul 2. New Jerusalem Bluegrass
3. Gospel Light Band 4. Fall Creek Boys 5. The Singing Cupps
6. The Moore Family 7. The Malone Family 8. B.A.S.I.C. of Alabama
Musician of the Year
1. Sonny Hankins (guitar) 2.Jordan Burks (piano)
3. Tim Masengale (Bass-winner in 2014) 4.Chuck Gibson (guitar)
Potential nominees for 2015 Awards (Cont.)
Musician of the year (Cont.)
5. Levi Malone 6. John Mahorney (piano) 7. Calina Boggs Whittington (Upright Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle) Rev. Melvin
Dumpson Sr. (Rhythm, Lead guitar)
A.C.M.A. Songwriter Of The Year
1.Chuck Gibson 2.Gloria Nihart 3.Gerald Edwards
4.Peggy Cooper Inks 5. Shannon Coleman 6. Sonny Hankins
7. Candy Boggs 8. Rev. Melvin Dumpson Sr.
A.C.M.A. Song Of The Year
Chuck Gibson-It Was For Keeps
Gloria Nihart- Mamma’s Talking to Jesus Again
Bob Mahurin- Blessed Indeed
Gerald and Verna Edwards-Let My Life Be A Light
Tim Massengale-He Set Me Free
Jordan Burks-Daddy Tried
A.C.M.A. Project Of The Year
1. Chuck Gibson-This World Is Not My Home
2. Gloria Nihart-A Long Time Ago
4. Gerald and Verna Edwards-Let my life be a Light
5. Tim Massengale-Something Out of Nothing
Out-standing Fan Award
Glenda Gibson, Debbie Dykes, Kelli Adair and Mary Perry
The Dedication/Service Award
May Bell, Glenda Gibson, Chris Bertram, Mary Perry, and Debbie Dykes
American Christian Music Association
The A.C.M.A.
National Chairman Chuck Gibson
Executive Head Board Members
Troy Cupp
Paul Roark
Don Inks
Jim Hyde
Chuck Gibson
Raeburn Moore
National Head Board Members
Jordan Burks
Tim Massengale (Kentucky)
Gloria Nihart (Minnesota)
Becki Mayes (Texas)
Roger Holmberg (Alaska)
John Mahoney
National Secretary
Debra Dykes
Kentucky State Secretary
Glenda N. Gibson
National Chaplain
Tim Massengale
Honor Guard
John Mahoney
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