Well the Bell Singers 39th Anniversary Celebration has come and gone and what a time we had at the Evangelical Faith COGIC in Memphis, Tennessee on Sunday night, November 11th!! Oooooooooh Weeeeee! I’m still shouting!! Even though it rained like Cats and Dogs, the people still came out to support us and for this we are grateful!! We started off with a Gospel Tailgate with food and soft drinks FREE for our Paid Ticket Holders and Guest Groups on program from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. We had Meatballs, Turkey, Ham, Luncheon Loaf, Tuna Salad, Chicken Salad, Cheese, Bread and drink pouring out of a beautiful party fountain. It was just beautiful!! And the people seem to have enjoyed the added touch of the Gospel Tailgate with food!
Then the program got started around 6:15 p.m. with Rev. J.W. Williams kicking off the devotion in a mighty spiritual way, Yes He Did!! After which, Pat introduced our Emcee for the evening, Mr. James Chambers, the Dean of Gospel of AM 1240 WAVN to get the train rolling. The first group on the program was About God’s Business (AGB) of Hayti, MO and those young ladies hit the floor like they was about God’s Business! They were Wonderful and kicked it off in a Big Way! Then the Spiritual Soldiers of Coldwater, MS hit the floor and they hit hard! These young men are a must see! They really gave God the Praise! Up next was The Appointed of Memphis, TN and Lord have mercy you talking about setting the house on fire! These Men are the BOMB and a must have on your program. Job well done Appointed!! Then came the Mighty Kings of Harmony of Memphis, TN who also gave God a Praise like never before, they are definitely a Memphis favorite, gotta love him! Job well done. Than we had the Selvys of Earle, AR, Ooooooh Weeeeee! Words cannot describe them! They are such an anointed professional sounding group, a must have on your program. Then came The Mellowtones of West Memphis, AR. These young men are willing and ready to praise God anytime, anyplace and anywhere and got the know how to do it. Always does a superb job! Well Done!
Than came the honorees!! The Bell Singers presented to the floor by Mr. Stevenson Clark, General Manager of AM1240 WAVN. He brought in the musicians first: Mr. Willie Artison/Keyboards; Rev. Danny Bell/Bass Player; Walter Gary Brown/Lead Guitarist and Damien Trice/Drummer - they hit the stage in Sage Green Shirts and Black pants! Ready to give God some musical praise! Then Mrs. Dora Mae Bell, Founder of the Group was escorted in by Mr. William McCarly, Jr and she looked glamorous as she took the front seat. Then the rest of the Bell Singers were called in Stella, Beverly, Linda, Beatrice and Pat! They were dressed in a beautiful Two Piece Sage Green Suit with beautiful Rhinestone Jewelry, Sage Green Handkerchief, with Sage Green Shoes with Rhinestones coming up the front of the shoe. They looked beautiful as they hit the stage and when they hit the stage it was all about God’s Business! They came up singing “Sit Down With Jesus”. Then since they had so many request for mother Dora Bell to sing, she had to sing her hit song “All of My Help Come From The Lord” and Mother Bell was in rare form, she was in the house! After she finished Linda sung a revised version of “Stop By Here”, after her was Stella who introduced a new song entitled “If Jesus Can’t Fix It, Nobody Can” and they finished up with their signature song “So Glad I Got My Religion In Time”. Oooooooh Weeeeee! It was a night to remember. And The Bell Singers would like to thank everyone who came out to show us Love even in the rain, you came. Thanks to Pastor Dudley Lewellen and the Evangelical Faith COGIC for opening the doors of your church for us and your hospitality and friendship that you have shown The Bell Singers down through the years! We Love you guys!! Special thanks to The Bell Singers Booster Club (Peggy, Deborah, Linda, Robin, Quitta and Travis) Thank you all soooooo much! You just don’t know how much we appreciate you! Thank you David, (Beatrice’s Friend) for all you done to pitch in and help us out we could not have made it without you! Thank you Juanita Patterson for all your help. Thank you Minister Mary Williams for the beautiful Sage Green Towels with lace and thank you Diane Burnett “LadyD” for the beautiful rings which help to set our outfits out perfectly! We just thank everybody for making The Bell Singers 39th Anniversary Celebration a huge success!! Love you much and same time next year!!!!