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. Singing tenor for the group is Rick Brown. Rick has been involved in Gospel Music for many years, having sung professionally with Naomi and the Segos and Coy Cook and the Premiers. During his time with the Premiers, Rick performed with Grand Ole Opry Star Billy Walker. Rick and Gary were founding members of Solid Gospel and traveled throughout the United States, releasing 6 national radio releases. Rick and Gary have written a number of songs together including WMB favorite, "Wrap Me In Your Arms". Rick has also written with noted songwriter, Daryl Williams. Their song, "This Ship Was Made to Sail" was included on the Perry`s 25th Anniversary CD. Before joining WMB, Rick was involved in evangelistic work, preaching and singing in prisons throughout the country and several foreign countries under the umbrella of Joyce Meyer Ministries. 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 Midwest’s 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 ˝ year retirement from singing. In 2011, he was presented with the Mid America Gospel Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award. The newest addition to the group is bass singer, David Jenkins. The addition of Dave returns the group to their original format as a male quartet. David has grown up as a fan of Southern Gospel music, following in his father’s footsteps, singing the bass part. Through the years, he has sang with Golden Street Quartet and Higher Power Qt. Dave is a welcome addition to the goup and is sure to win the hearts of WMB fans with his big bass voice. 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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Dec 10 2022
6:00 p.m
Pleasant Dale Baptist Church Girard IL
Dec 11 2022
10:00 a.m
Wanda United Methodist Church Roxanna IL
Dec 31 2022
6:00 p.m
River of Life Family Church Alton IL
Feb 26 2023
10:45 a.m
Mt. Olive General Baptist Church Fenton MO
Mar 04 2023
6:00 p.m
Esther United Methodist Church Park Hills MO
Mar 05 2023
11:00 a.m
Farmington Christian Church Farmington MO
Mar 11 2023
6:00 p.m
Pekin First Church of God Pekin IL
Mar 12 2023
2:00 p.m
Virginia United Methodist Church Virginia IL
Mar 18 2023
6:00 p.m
First Free Will Baptist Church O`Fallon MO
Mar 19 2023
11:00 a.m
Temple Baptist Church Caruthersville MO
Mar 25 2023
6:00 p.m
Sherman Church of The Nazarine Sherman IL
Mar 26 2023
6:00 p.m
Meadowbrook 1st Baptist Church Moro IL
Apr 01 2023
4:00 p.m
Grace Baptist Southern Baptist Church Virden IL
Apr 02 2023
10:30 a.m
Bethel General Baptist Church Advance MO
Apr 02 2023
6:00 p.m
Shawnee Hills Baptist Church Jackson MO
Apr 15 2023
7:00 p.m
First Church of Christ Mulberry Grove IL
Apr 16 2023
10:30 a.m
1st Baptist Church of Girard Girard IL
Apr 16 2023
6:00 p.m
Parkton Assembly of God Barnhart MO
Apr 22 2023
6:30 p.m
Springfield Seventh Day Adventist Church Springfield IL
Apr 23 2023
10:00 a.m
Freedom Worship Center Granite City IL
Apr 23 2023
5:00 p.m
United in Faith Church Pana IL
Apr 29 2023
2:00 p.m
Grafton Full Gospel Church Grafton IL
Apr 30 2023
11:00 a.m
Life Point Church Florissant MO
May 07 2023
6:00 p.m
Messenger Church Fenton MO
May 20 2023
7:00 p.m
Rushville Church of the Nazarene Rushville IL
May 21 2023
10:15 a.m
Crossroads Freewill Baptist Church Effingham IL
Jun 11 2023
1:30 p.m
Lakewood United Methodist Church Lakewood IL
Jul 09 2023
1:30 p.m
Victory Hill Baptist Church Dixon MO
Jul 16 2023
10:00 a.m
Grace Fellowship Family Worship Center Marble Hill MO
Jul 23 2023
10:30 a.m
Word of Life Tabernacle Granite City IL
Jul 23 2023
6:00 p.m
Bluffview Baptist Church Collinsville IL
Jul 29 2023
6:00 p.m
New Horizons Gospel Spectacular Lebanon MO
Aug 06 2023
10:45 a.m
1st Baptist Church of Springfield Springfield IL
Aug 06 2023
6:00 p.m
Pawnee United Methodist Church Pawnee IL
Aug 12 2023
5:00 p.m
Jackson Street Wesleyan Church Brazil IN
Aug 13 2023
9:30 a.m
Fellowship Baptist Church Bluffton IN
Aug 13 2023
6:00 p.m
Fellowship Baptist Church Portland IN
Aug 19 2023
6:00 p.m
Faith Tabernacle Church Jacksonville IL
Sep 09 2023
4:00 p.m
Cornerstone 33 A.D. Reunion Virden IL
Sep 10 2023
10:00 a.m
Sandridge New Hope Baptist Church Petersburg IL
Oct 01 2023
5:00 p.m
United in Faith Church Pana IL
Oct 07 2023
6:00 p.m
1st General Baptist Church St. Charles MO
Oct 18 2023
6:00 p.m
Fall Festival of Gospel Music Stanton MO
Oct 22 2023
6:00 p.m
Messenger Church Fenton MO
Oct 29 2023
10:00 a.m
Happy Zion General Baptist Church Annapolis MO
Nov 03 2023
6:00 p.m
MAGMA Gospel Music Jubilee Farmington MO
Nov 04 2023
6:30 p.m
MAGMA Gospel Music Jubilee Farmington MO
Nov 05 2023
10:30 a.m
Lynn Oak General Baptist Church Clarkton MO
Nov 19 2023
10:30 a.m
East Bonne Terre Baptist Church Bonne Terre MO
Dec 02 2023
5:00 p.m
Tower Hill Free Methodist Church Tower Hill IL