Gospelaires Music Duo at Martin City Baptist
The Gospelaires were founded in 1971 when five young adults from Old Union Christian Union Church, performed at the Lawson Centennial Celebration. After a few more performances, The Gospelaires were formed and managed by Joe and Agnes Knutter. Original members were: Margie Baker, Kenny Duncan, Mike Duncan, Gordon Nolker and Bob Knutter. Later in 1972, Jay Hill became the drummer, soon to be succeeded in 1973 by longtime drummer, Tom Pope.
The group has had around 45 members throughout its ministry, including four “second generation” members. Many former members have gone on to be pastors/ministers.
The group is a non-profit organization that consistently travels through Missouri, Kansas, and Iowa singing the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Gospelaires currently perform 20 to 25 times per year. They sing a blend of traditional, southern gospel with a few contemporary tunes to create an enjoyable program for all ages.. All are encouraged to attend for an evening of uplifting music. For more information on the Gospelaires, visit them on Facebook. .