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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Oct 01 2023
10:30 a.m
St. Louis River Church O` Fallon MO
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 14 2023
11:00 a.m
Gospel Concert El Dorado Springs MO
Oct 15 2023
9:45 a.m
Millcreek Freewill Baptist Church Fredericktown MO
Oct 18 2023
6:00 p.m
Fall Festival of Gospel Music Stanton MO
Oct 22 2023
10:45 a.m
Friendship General Baptist Church East Alton IL
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
Oct 29 2023
6:00 p.m
Peoples Church Arnold 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
Nov 26 2023
10:45 a.m
Licking Pentecostal Holiness Church Licking MO
Dec 02 2023
5:00 p.m
Tower Hill Free Methodist Church Tower Hill IL
Dec 03 2023
1:30 p.m
Mt. Gilead General Baptist Church Bloomfield MO
Dec 09 2023
6:00 p.m
Pleasant Dale Baptist Church Girard IL
Dec 31 2023
6:00 p.m
Meadowbrook 1st Baptist Church Moro IL
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 21 2024
10:00 a.m
Freedom Worship Center Granite City IL
May 05 2024
6:00 p.m
Messenger Church Fenton MO
Jul 14 2024
10:00 a.m
Grace Fellowship Family Worship Center Marble Hill 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 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 28 2024
6:00 p.m
Saline Baptist Church Saint Mary MO