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Make Mine Southern is a weekly Southern Gospel music program that airs every Sunday on KKOW 860 AM from 6:00am to 8:00am and KNEO 91.7 FM Sunday 11:00pm and Monday at 10:00pm. MMS features the latest releases from today’s Hottest Southern Gospel acts as well as local and regional artists. Make Mine Southern is hosted by one of the midwest’s premier groups, The Missourians. MMS is sponsored in part by The Missourians, Redemptions Call and The Ascension Quartet.

Each week listeners from the four state region of Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas tune in for two hours of fun and entertainment, Southern Gospel style.

The Missourians

The Missourians
Zach Bourgault - lead, Jason Percy - bass, Troy Wade - baritone, Patrick Boyer - tenor, Bob Durham - piano.

The Missourians are a combination of various musical talents each devoted to God. While their roots are in southern gospel music, this Joplin, MO. based group has developed a unique blend that combines southern gospel with a more progressive sound. The hallmarks of the groups sound are their lush arrangements, close-knit harmonies and powerful vocals. What started as a male trio in the 1980's took on that traditional four part harmony sound several years later and the group hasn’t looked back. This exciting vocal group is comfortable performing on concert stages before thousands, as well as in rural churches. The group’s versatility makes them a favorite among young audiences and older music lovers alike. Their ability to adapt to any setting, without compromising the message they present, makes them a favorite wherever their music is shared.

Over the past 30 years the group has recorded a total of 16 albums and 2 videos with their latest project "Hymns & Classics". The recording features both classic southern gospel and hymns.

The Missourians - Contact Us
2621 Matthews
Joplin, Mo. 64801
[email protected]

The Ascension Quartet

the ascension quartet
Walter Hayes - bass, Chris Judy - lead, Matt Brooks - baritone, Wayne Hughes - tenor

The 1970s saw many changes in the world: the first resignation of a U.S. president, the end of the Vietnam War, runaway inflation, oil shortages, and the beginning of rampant terrorist attacks. It was a time of turmoil, a time of people searching for meaning to life, and a time when the Word of God needed to be presented in earnest to a world that seemingly had lost its direction. It was during this period that the Ascension Quartet, a Southern Gospel group with a mission to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in song, was formed. The group set ministry — not entertainment — as its goal. Not content with just the short-term aim of sharing happiness for an hour or two, The Ascension shared with people how to have the joy of knowing Jesus as their personal Savior for a lifetime. Today’s Ascension Quartet members still share this same goal. Based in Strafford, Missouri, this group travels thousands of miles each year bringing a message of love and joy through song to congregations large and small. With the intentions of ministry over money, this non-profit group is made of members who have been “raised” in church and understands evangelism and that winning people to Christ is the main reason they sing and tell about the love of Jesus. The qualities of each man come together as a team that has the work of the Lord at heart.

While the emphasis of the Ascension is in bringing their music to churches and worshiping with those congregations, the group also performs in concert settings for private events, fund-raising benefits, state fairs, civic functions, and other ministry opportunities. Many non-church audiences around the country have been given the good news in secular places.

Forty years past its beginning, the Ascension is still going strong, singing and telling thousands that God loves them, and Jesus died to save them. The next time the Ascension is in your area, come out and worship with them — you’ll be glad you did.

The Ascension Quartet
Walter Hayes
[email protected]