Wanda Mountain Boys of Illinois

Wanda Mountain Boys
Wanda Mountain Boys






Introducing the Wanda Mountain Boys Southern Gospel Music has always been known for it`s smooth harmonies, strong vocals and powerful, straight forward lyrics. For the last 25 years, the Wanda Mountain Boys have displayed all three of these qualities as they have established themselves in the Gospel Music community in the Midwest. In 2017, the Wanda Mountain Boys continue the tradition set forth by the founding members as they share their unique sound and style with congregations across Mid America. Gary O`Neal has assumed the managerial position for WMB as well as anchoring the group, singing lead. Gary has been involved in Gospel Music for more than 45 years and has sang with some of the Midwest`s most popular groups. He has traveled in full time ministry with the Brashears of Russellville, AR as well as being a founding member of the trio, Solid Gospel based out of St. Louis, MO. He is also an accomplished songwriter, having his songs recorded by such noted artists as the Lesters, the Dixie Echoes, the Dixie Melody Boys, the Melody Boys Qt., Solid Gospel, the Brashears, and the Chosen Ones. Gary currently serves as president of the Mid America Gospel Music Association, a position he has held since 2007.On November 3, 2017, the Mid America Gospel Music Association presented Gary with the Lifetime Achievement Award at their annual convention. The newest addition to the group is Jason Nixon from New Haven, MO singing tenor. Jason is a veteran in Gospel Music, having managed and performed with his own group, Crown of Joy. He most recently served as lead singer with Anthem Quartet Singing baritone for the Wanda Mountain Boys is one of the founders of the group, Claude Johnson. Claude has been involved in Gospel Music for over 50 years, having sang with some of the Midwestís best known groups, the Gospel Four and the Victory Quartet. In 1990, he helped to start the ministry of the Wanda Mountain Boys. He returns to the group after a 2 Ĺ year retirement from singing. In 2011, he was presented with the Mid America Gospel Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award. The Wanda Mountain Boys travel many miles singing traditional Southern Gospel Music. They desire to both uplift the Christian by sharing a positive message and a laugh or two as well as take the Gospel message to those who need to come to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Schedule of Events

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Feb 25 2024
10:45 a.m
Mt. Olive General Baptist Church Fenton MO
Mar 03 2024
10:45 a.m
Friendship General Baptist Church East Alton IL
Mar 09 2024
6:00 p.m
First Free Will Baptist Church O`Fallon MO
Mar 10 2024
11:00 a.m
Farmington Christian Church Farmington MO
Mar 16 2024
6:00 p.m
Pekin First Church of God Pekin IL
Mar 23 2024
6:00 p.m
Sherman Church of The Nazarine Sherman IL
Mar 24 2024
6:00 p.m
Meadowbrook 1st Baptist Church Moro IL
Apr 06 2024
6:00 p.m
Esther United Methodist Church Park Hills MO
Apr 07 2024
11:00 a.m
Temple Baptist Church Caruthersville MO
Apr 07 2024
6:00 p.m
Shawnee Hills Baptist Church Jackson MO
Apr 14 2024
10:30 a.m
1st Baptist Church of Girard Girard IL
Apr 20 2024
6:30 p.m
Springfield 1st Seventh Day Adventist Church Springfield IL
Apr 28 2024
6:00 p.m
Parkton Assembly of God Barnhart MO
May 04 2024
6:00 p.m
First Church of Christ Mulberry Grove IL
Jul 14 2024
10:00 a.m
Grace Fellowship Family Worship Center Marble Hill MO
Jul 28 2024
6:00 p.m
New Horizons Gospel Spectacular Lebanon MO
Aug 03 2024
6:00 p.m
New Hope Baptist Church Waverly IL
Aug 04 2024
10:45 a.m
1st Baptist Church of Springfield Springfield IL
Aug 04 2024
6:00 p.m
Pawnee United Methodist Church Pawnee IL
Aug 17 2024
5:00 p.m
Jackson Street Wesleyan Church Brazil IN
Aug 18 2024
9:30 a.m
Fellowship Baptist Church Bluffton IN
Sep 07 2024
5:00 p.m
Faith Tabernacle Church Jacksonville IL
Sep 08 2024
6:00 p.m
Mt. Zion Christian Church Hannibal MO
Sep 14 2024
6:00 p.m
1st Assembly Of God Staunton IL
Sep 15 2024
10:00 a.m
Sandridge New Hope Baptist Church Petersburg IL
Sep 21 2024
6:00 p.m
Gladden Baptist Church Gladden MO
Sep 28 2024
6:00 p.m
Saline Baptist Church Saint Mary MO
Oct 12 2024
6:00 p.m
1st General Baptist Church of St. Charles St. Charles MO
Oct 16 2024
6:00 p.m
Fall Festival of Gospel Music Stanton MO
Oct 20 2024
9:45 a.m
Millcreek Freewill Baptist Church Fredericktown MO
Nov 01 2024
6:00 p.m
MAGMA Gospel Music Jubilee Farmington MO
Nov 02 2024
6:30 p.m
MAGMA Gospel Music Jubilee Farmington MO
Nov 03 2024
10:30 a.m
Lynn Oak General Baptist Church Clarkton MO
Nov 09 2024
5:00 p.m
Happy Zion General Baptist Church Annapolis MO
Dec 14 2024
6:00 p.m
Pleasant Dale Baptist Church Girard IL
Dec 15 2024
10:30 a.m
Pleasant Dale Baptist Church Girard IL
Dec 31 2024
6:00 p.m
Meadowbrook 1st Baptist Church Moro IL