Buck and the Disciples of Christ (GRAPHIC PHOTOS BY AMANDA CLARK)
"Let every thing that has breath praise the Lord."
Promise Radio Host Partice Smith started Saturday's Gospel Jubilee off with scripture before welcoming the seven groups who had come out to compete in the first ever Gospel Jubilee fund-raising event.
The event raised money for the O.D. Moore Scholarship Foundation.
The seven gospel groups who participated in the event came from as far as Wendell and as close as Nashville. The groups varied from young to old.
The groups included Buck and the Disciples of Songs, Voices With Purpose, Christland Singers, Anointed Voices, Voices of Truth, Brother William Rigsby and the Happyland Singers.
The groups were judged based on appearance, originality, stage presence, overall talent and overall performance.
Each category received five points and the group with the highest number of points was declared the winner.
Voices of Truth were declared the winner of the event, with Brother William Rigsby receiving second place and Christland Singers winning third.
Allegro Cordell, President of the O.D. Moore Scholarship Foundation, thanked everyone for supporting the scholarship, which has been provided to area youth for over 40 years.
"This is just one of several fundraisers that we do," Cordell said.
Cordell said he was pleased with the event and looked forward to making it an annual one.
"It was great but there's always room to grow," he said. "Let's come back and do this again."