January 3rd 2014
2014 Is Eternal Vision’s 25th Year in Ministry!
2014 is Eternal Vision’s 25th year of ministry. In that 25 years, we have traveled more than a million miles and seen thousands of people come to the altar in our concerts and services. There have also been so many people, places, and events that have shaped our ministry in so many ways. We cannot begin to name them all because we would surely leave someone or someplace out. The point we want to make is this, God has moved in and through each and everyone of you to further His cause in this ministry. Through some, it is a gift of your resources, through others, a gift of your time. Some have given of their talents, others a gift of their prayers and ministering. Some have given a gift of all of these things and while we are sometimes remiss in showing you proper appreciation, please know that those gifts are not unnoticed. While we are subject to forgetfulness and distraction, God is not and we are forever grateful that it is He who measures out His blessings. He assures us that no act on His behalf is ever forgotten or unrewarded. Our prayer is that you have been richly blessed for your efforts to support Eternal Vision through the years.
As we embark on our 25th year of service, we are more determined than ever to continue to “run the race” with His leadership and guidance. Many times we have been in the midst of challenges for this ministry that seemed insurmountable to us and yet God has been faithful to guide us through and make provision and we will continue to lean on that assurance that He is ALWAYS in control.
That being said, we want to ask your help with a situation that has challenged us for the last couple of years and that is booking dates. There has been a steady decline in bookings over the last couple of years that have pushed us to the limits of financial feasibility. Simply said, we need more bookings. For 25 years, our ministry has primarily been in the local church and we still think this is where our strength lies. If you or anyone you know can help us open some doors to churches, we would really appreciate your help. Gail is responsible for our schedule and she can give you some open dates that we are trying to fill. You can reach Gail at 865-254-2937. We would like to have 2014 booked up as soon as possible so anything you can do to help will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for all you do and we look forward to making 2014 our biggest year yet.
Southern Style Praise Announces Gail Shelby As Their New Host
Southern Style Praise is one of the premier television programs in the country for Southern Gospel Music. Southern Style Praise has been broadcasting the best in Southern Gospel Music into millions of homes for nearly a decade. Recently, they announced the signing of Gail Shelby as the new host of Southern Style Praise. Gail is the co-founder and alto singer of the award winning gospel group Eternal Vision out of Knoxville, TN.
Gail is no stranger to Southern Gospel, she has been a full-time artist since 1994 and for the last two years, she co-hosted the Mull’s Singing Convention with Charlotte Mull broadcast on WVLT in Knoxville, TN. The show was the longest running locally broadcast television show in America. After 56 years on the air, the show was retired when Charlotte passed away in July.
Executive Producer Dale Burress says, “I believe God has been working on this move for a while now. Gail is the type of host that naturally draws people in. She has a unique perspective gained from her more than 20 years in music ministry . Our viewers and broadcasters have come to expect a high level of quality in our broadcasts and Gail certainly delivers on that.” “We are so pleased to have her as part of our broadcast family.”
“I love the format of Southern Style Praise”, stated Gail Shelby. “By taping the performances here in our studio, we are able to not only provide the viewer with great music, but we are able to talk with them about their songs and the stories behind them. This really helps fans to get a very personal insight into their favorite groups.”
Joining Gail at Southern Style Praise will be Mike Shelby. Mike is Gail’s husband and the co-founder and manager of Eternal Vision. Mike will mainly be handling production duties and sound engineer for the show. Mike owns EV Productions recording studio and is an excellent sound engineer. His expertise will help us continue to insure the highest quality in sound for our viewers.
Current host JP Miller and Lou Hildreth will continue to be seen from time to time and in the event of a real emergency, Dale Burress might even host.
Gail’s first official duties for Southern Style Praise will begin next week at NQC in Louisville, KY where she will be interviewing some of the greatest groups in Southern Gospel music for future broadcasts.
The new shows with Gail will begin airing in October of this year. Southern Style Praise is broadcast on WVLR TV48, Knoxville, TN, wvlr-tv.weekly.com; KFXB TV40, Dubuque, IA, wkfxb.net; WGNM TV64, Macon, GA wgnm.com; JT JR TV16 Quincy, IL, wtjr.org; WJDW TV21, Tazewell, VA, johndash.org; Family Friendly Entertainment, familyfriendlye.com; iHopeTV.net and velugutv.com (broadcast all over the country of India). You can check their listings for air times.
If you are a fan of Southern Gospel Music, you will definitely be a fan of Southern Style Praise. Be sure to tune on a station in your area or watch them online.
August 29th, 2013
CHRISTMAS UNDER THE BRIDGE IS ON FOR 2013
Eternal Vision is excited to announce that we will continue this year with CHRISTMAS UNDER THE BRIDGE. We count it a privilege to be going into our 3rd year in helping others less fortunate have a Merry Christmas. We are also excited about the ministries and people already signed up and ready to start getting in items needed for Christmas Under The Bridge. Gordy Noe and Pioneer Heating and Air, Dave Seratt Ministries and his lovely wife Sherry, Heart to Heart, Danny and Alice Overholt, A Heart Connection.. Ralph and Diane Parten, Greg Coffman and Slicker Chic, Ron and Debbie Wentworth, Andrea and George Dickinson, Barbara Maples and her awesome friends, and many many more. It is not too early to start planning and we have got a lot of planning to do. We need items so please ask your church to help out. Gordy’s church is having a “Sock It To Me” month. They are gathering in gently worn socks and putting them in a huge box for Christmas Under The Bridge. What an awesome idea… 1 John 3:17 – But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels [of compassion] from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? We will also be needing lots of: Blankets, shoes, toiletries..ie; tooth brush, tooth paste, deodorant..etc.., coats, hoodies, water, beanie weinies, crackers, fruit, back packs, etc… There are not a ton of children, but there are some children, so we need to be mindful of children’s coats, hoodies, etc…also toys…Additionally, we are in need of monetary donations to purchase things we are unable to get donated. Luke 6:38 – Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. We are planning for this to be a wonderful time of helping the homeless and we can’t do it without you. We also need volunteers who will be able to come down and help give out the items on that day. We have tentatively scheduled it for December 19th, but that date is subject to change. I will let you know if it does. Please help us make CHRISTMAS UNDER THE BRIDGE a huge success. Helping others is what it’s all about. YOUR Christmas will never be the same. Proverbs 19:17 – He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again. Let’s see how many will help this year!!!!
August 8th 2013
Eternal Vision is planning a new tour for 2014 with the Shireys from South Carolina. We are booking now for the BELIEVE TOUR. In today’s world, Satan is attacking Christians from every angle. In our finances, our relationships, our jobs, our schools, the media, and in every way imaginable. Satan is working his way into every facet of our lives. However, he has no power over the believers. We serve the same God that created the universe, created mankind, delivered His people from Egypt, parted the Red Sea, healed the sick, raised the dead, and gave us a Savior. God is the same today as He was then. What has changed is our willingness to believe. We believe that God is waiting to do a miracle in your life if you will only believe in His ability to do it! This will be the focus of the BELIEVE TOUR. We want to encourage Christians to take back what Satan has stolen. To stand in prayer believing that God will provide your answers.
If you are not familiar with the Shireys, we want to encourage you to check out their web site at www.theshireysministries.com. The Shireys are an unbelievably talented group that is sold out to ministry. They are exciting and spirit-filled. You will definitely enjoy this group.
We are currently booking churches for this tour and we would be honored to be invited to be with your congregation. Just contact Gail at 865-254-2937 to book your date today. Spots are filling quickly so don’t delay.