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Saturday, May 12, 2012

It's been another long stretch in between posts.  Life gets so busy sometimes and this if one of the things that seems to get lost in process and when you have computer issues on top of that....everything gets behind.

We have been criss-crossing the state of Michigan and singing at a lot of new churches and auditoriums.  Our newest member, tenor Jonathan Norris is doing a great job and being well received everywhere we go.

We have just finished selecting ten new songs for a project and our producer, Bob Caldwell is busy arranging them so we can get the tracks laid down at the end of May.  We would start working on the vocals soon after that.

Our schedule is filling up fast but if you would like to have the group come and sing for your event, please give me a call at (810) 395-4977 and I will set you up with a date.


Saturday, February 11, 2012

The first full weekend of 2012 found us in the middle of a snow storm in Vermontville, MI. Although the crowd was small because of the bad weather we had a good concert. We especially liked the taco bar at First Congregational Church.
Sunday morning we sang in Jackson at Brookside United Methodist with another great crowd and church. We look forward to going back again soon. Sunday night we were at El Bethel Church of God in Hillsdale.
The next weekend we were out in January, we were in northern Michigan....COLD northern Michigan. Saturday in Atlanta and Sunday in Grayling. God gave us some good weather and some great concerts. When we got up that Sunday morning the temperature was 5 degrees below zero. Hopefully, the next time we sing up north it will be a little warmer. We love what we do!!
I want to thank Jeff for helping us out on Saturday and the Sunday morning concert. Jonathan did his first full concert in Hillsdale.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Two weeks ago we were with our friends at Richfield Road Baptist. Sixteen years ago they were one of the first churches to book us to sing when our ministry started and we have been back almost every year. It was a good service and lots of fun.

The evening concert that Sunday was in Benton Harbor. It was our second visit to Red Arrow General Baptist Church. The church was not your traditional Baptist church. It was more of a "Bapticostal" type service. The church was packed out and the altars were filled with people at the end of the service giving their problems to the Lord. Thank you Jesus that we still have churches that use their altars.

I do have some sad news to report...Jeff Hawks, our tenor will be stepping down to stay home with his family. Having a family and being on the road is not an easy thing to balance and I appreciate all the great years he has given to this ministry. This means that we will be starting our search for a replacement. If you are interested in singing the tenor part for The Royalheirs, please give me a call at (810) 395-4977 to discuss or set up a possible time to audition.

I'm excited to see what God has in store for our ministry in 2012.

Until next time,

Saturday, September 24, 2011

September has been a roller coaster ride (for me, not the group). Thursday before the Browder's concert, I started to pass kidney stone. (I still haven't passed it) Pain pills enabled me to still be a part of an awesome night of Southern gospel music. The concert at Millington Church of God featured The Royalheirs, The Original Calvarymen and The Browders. The church was packed and everyone did a great job!

The Original Calvarymen...Jim Glasco, Deb Rainwater, Dave Thomas and Carl Ledford sounded great and brought back many memories of past concerts. The Browders are some of our favorite people to sing with and if you haven't heard them yet, I can't encourage you enough to go see them if they're ever in your area. Chuck Raymond served as our Master of Ceremonies for the evening and was a blessing to us, as always. Many people told me as they were leaving that it was church that night.

We sang Saturday at Noah's Ark in Gagetown. Sunday morning we were pleased to be a part of the 9-11 service at First Baptist in Mt. Morris which honored all the firefighters, police and first responders on the 10 year anniversary of the worst attack on our nation. It was such an honor to sing for this celebration.

Sunday evening we were in North Branch at Faith Community Church. This was the first time the pastor had brought in a Southern gospel group and we're glad he took that chance on us. The people were very welcoming. We had the added pleasure of Jim Glasco showing up to sing a few songs with us. What a great way to end a very long weekend.

Until next time,

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

It's hard to believe that the summer concerts have come to an end. We always end our summer at Bayshore Camp. For 14 years we have had the privilege of being a part of the Lloyd Severance Gospel Music Convention. The place was packed out and we had beautiful weather all three days. Bayshore is the place where we get to see a lot of our buddies that we don't get to see all year long. God has blessed us with many friends and we were able to see many of them that weekend. It's just a little touch of what I believe Heaven is going to be like.

Sunday morning we sang at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Imlay City with our special guest, Jim Glasco. Jim sang the bass line on some songs and the crowd loved it! It was fun being a quartet again for at least that morning. It was an honor to have Jim with us and we hope to do it again real soon.

Sunday evening we were back at Argentine Nazarene Church. This church seems to bring out the best in The Royalheirs. Three years ago we were there setting up and a tornado went through. Jeff, after going through his own tornado at his home, was in a panic to get outside to make sure everyone was in the building and in the process ran right into their plate glass window. On this visit, Shem ran into that same plate glass window leaving the same kind of smudge print from his forehead that Jeff had earlier. Thankfully, our youngest member, Nate didn't run into anything and was in his glory because they had a grand piano for him to play. He did a great job on all the songs.

It was a very long weekend and God kept us safe as we travelled and sang for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Don't forget our big concert on Friday, Sept. 9th at Millington Church of God with The Browders, the original Calvarymen and The Royalheirs. For more details, go to the homepage and click on that concert tab.

Until next time,

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Getting ready for one of our favorite times of the year....The Lloyd Severance Gospel Sing at Bayshore Camp in Sebewaing. Starting tonight and through the weekend, lots of great singing and fellowship. We'd love to see you all there.

In July, we were privileged to be able to sing on the sunrise and sunset side of the state. We were pleased to have our second visit to Hope Lutheran in Hubbard Lake for their Strawberry Social. Great crowd, great concert, great strawberries! We spent that evening in Alpena so we would be ready for our Sunday morning concert at First Congregational Church. It is a beautiful church and the crowd was great too. Since we were very pressed for time, they were kind enough to provide us with box lunches that we could eat on the way. The evening concert in Imlay City was a four hour drive. We arrived at 4:00 p.m. at Gateway Assembly (my home church) for the 5:00 p.m. concert. It's always nice to be able to sing at your home church and even nicer was the fact that I only had an eight mile drive home afterward.

The next weekend, we were a part of the Northern Michigan Gospel Music Festival in Boyne Falls. What a beautiful day we had until the rain came late that night. Crowd was lots of fun to sing to and we would love to go back someday. Sunday morning we were at a very unique church in Brutus, MI, Zion United Church of Christ. The church was full and we had a great time. Sunday night we were with my old friend, Pastor Ron Gay at Rapid City Assembly of God.

August started out a little differently. We rode and sang on a float sponsored by Millington Church of God in a parade in Millington. It was great fun to see all the people along the parade route smiling, clapping and giving us the thumbs-up sign. Special thanks to Jeff and Kory for all their hard work on the float!

Until next time,


Thursday, July 28, 2011

We had another great trip to Indiana this past weekend. The concert scheduled for Saturday was cancelled due to the heat. We were scheduled to sing in a gym in Crawfordsville that had no air. The heat reached 112 degrees in the days before the concert. Thank the Lord we didn't have to sing.
The picture you see above is the beautiful pipe organ at Bradley United Methodist Church in Greenfield, IN. They had an awesome organist and we had a great service. A beautiful church and wonderful congregation.
The evening concert was in Lafayette, IN at Elston Presbyterian Church. The church was packed out and were a fun crowd. Both churches are beautiful with gorgeous stained glass windows. We were truly blessed with the wonderful congregations to minister to. We're looking forward to concerts this upcoming weekend in Northern Michigan and a Sunday evening at my favorite (and home) church, Gateway Assembly in Imlay City.
Until next time,



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P.O. Box 31
Capac, MI 48014
Phone: (810) 395-4977

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The ROYALHEIRS hail from Flint, Michigan and organized in the fall of 1995 for the primary purpose of praising the Lord through the singing of " Southern Gospel Music". Their music has a quality that puts the emphasis on ministering through music. Music that blends harmony with soul stirring words that are a welcome change of pace from other forms of music. Just as their name implies, each ROYALHEIR is an Heir to Godly Royalty. Each member has a glowing testimony that will radiate during their musical presentation. Each member has an extensive background in Gospel Music. Each has committed themselves to sharing their talents in this unique way and have been instrumental in uplifting and blessing many people in their concerts throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin and wherever the Lord leads.

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