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Home-going memorial service scheduled for Gary McSpadden

Submitted to Branson Globe

A Home-Going Memorial Service will be held for Gary McSpadden on Saturday July 25th at 3PM at The Mansion Theater in Branson.

McSpadden passed away on April 15 after an illness. He was a leader in spreading The Word of God through teaching, singing, writing and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Gary McSpadden is widely known for his music. During his lifetime he performed with The Statesmen Quartet, The Imperials, The Oak Ridge Boys, Bill and Gloria Gaither and the Gaither Vocal Band. He was a noted song writer and producer, and went on to write and record sixteen solo albums. You may remember some of his well-known favorites including “No Other Name But Jesus” and “Jesus Lord To Me”.

In 1999 McSpadden began hosting “Gary McSpadden’s Gospel Jubilee” at Silver Dollar City near Branson Missouri. The show was broadcast on television every Sunday for three years. In 2004 he opened his show, “Southern Gospel Sundays” at The Americana Theater on the famous 76 strip.

In 2009 McSpadden, and his wife Carol began pastoring church service at The Americana. The following year they founded Faith And Wisdom Church in Hollister, Missouri. The church eventually moved to Branson and is still located off Shepherd Of The Hills Expressway, behind the Olive Garden. Many of McSpadden’s services and teachings can be found online at and on YouTube.

McSpadden’s memorial service will include special tributes from the Faith And Wisdom Church Choir, directed by Doug Morris, the FWC Quartet and some well-known friends including The Oak Ridge Boys, Bill and Gloria Gaither, Dino and Cheryl Kartsonakis, Clay Crosse and others. Larry Wilhite, with The Mansion Theater, and Shawn McSpadden, Gary’s son, will host and speak at the event. Speakers will also include Pastor Ken Rensink, Jon Todd and McSpadden’s son-in law Ron Smith.

The Home-Going Memorial will be held at 3 PM on Saturday July 25th at The Mansion Theater in Branson. The theater is located at 189 Expressway Lane in Branson. Seating is first come, first served.

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