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About The Spirituals

The Beginning

Out of a revival at a local church more than souls were born; the ministry of The Spirituals was born also. Due to the illness of the church’s song leader, the group began with the intent to simply provide music for the revival. However, God’s intention was to form a group dedicated to reaching lost souls for Him. Since 1976, The Spirituals have been sharing their love for the Lord through southern gospel music. Despite the new beginning, current founding members of the group come from a long history of gospel music. Jack’s parents sang as the Grace Union Quartet for over 50 years traveling locally and mainly in a three-state area.

The Members

Over the years the Lord has called many members to be a part of the group. It has always consisted of family in some form. Today, The Spirituals are made up of original member Patty Hurt (Mom); their oldest daughter Melissa Moss, her husband Kelly, and their twin daughters Autumn & Audrey; their youngest daughter Marla Hicks, her husband Tony, and their daughters Haley and Elyda.

The History

Throughout the early years of ministry The Spirituals recorded annual projects at a local studio. In 1989, they did their first recording with the Eddie Crook Company, releasing their first national single, "Teach Me to Pray", written by Kelly Moss which charted in the Singing News Top 100. Since that time they have released several singles to national radio stations. After recording two projects with the Eddie Crook Company the opportunity arose to record with Daywind Records. With this new recording came The Spirituals’ first radio single to chart nationally in the Singing News Top 80. The group received many calls and letters from people whose hearts were changed from hearing the song. In March of 1990, they completed their first live recording in front of a sellout crowd at the Texas Troubadour Theater in Nashville, TN. The Lord's presence was definitely in the room that night and with that recording came two new single releases, "Master's Lullaby", and "He's Never Been Late", both written by anointed songwriter Rob Buckner. There have been many recordings and single releases since those early years. Some have even seen success by man’s standards, but regardless of worldly fame The Spirituals have always taken their ministry to any place the Lord has called them to go. From the smallest church to the largest concert hall their message is the same: Jesus is Lord. He saves, heals, and loves those who call on His name.

What's Happening

  • Gospel Music Expo - Smokey Mountain Convention Center September is here & if haven't already it's time to start planning for the 2014 Gospel Music Expo at the Smokey Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN.  Take ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2014, 9:16 PM by Melissa Moss
  • Annual Labor Day Weekend Singing   It's that time of year again...you are invited to attend the annual Labor Day Weekend Singing at Dale Hollow State Resort Park Campground in Burkesville, KY.  The concerts ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2014, 8:41 PM by Melissa Moss
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