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Annual Convention

Dallas, TX - Aug. 4-10, 2018

85th Session

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Meet Our President

Dr. Marabeth Gentry
Dr. Marabeth GentryPresident
Greetings and blessings to our NCGCC family and the Gospel music community. As we celebrate our 82nd year, we’re asking for your continued prayers and support. I truly feel that our founder, Dr. Thomas A. Dorsey and my beloved predecessor, Bishop Kenneth H. Moales, Sr., are proud of our efforts to keep their legacies alive and the Lord in front of us. We are remembering and proud of our past, excited about the present, and embracing the future. As Dr. Dorsey penned in song, Jesus brought us all the way!

Meet Our Chairman

Min. Derrick E. Roberts
Min. Derrick E. RobertsChairman of the Board
It is in a spirit of commitment, excellence, and miraculous anticipation that I greet you as Chairman of the Board of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses. Our convention was established on the principles that God’s music must carry a message that perpetuates the gospel of Jesus Christ. Today we embrace new opportunities with the same message and with a greater fervor. If you are looking for the manifestation of God through song, look no further! Let your searching end and your journey begin!

Meet Our Founder

Dr. Thomas A. Dorsey
Dr. Thomas A. DorseyFounder
Dr. Thomas Andrew Dorsey was born in Villa Rica, Georgia, the eldest of five children born to Reverend and Mrs. Thomas Dorsey. Dr. Dorsey started his musical career playing the blues accompanying such greats as Ma Rainey, earning him the nickname “Georgia Tom.” In 1921, he began writing religious music. “Some Day, Some Where” was his first composition.

After the death of his first wife and son, Professor Dorsey wrote the immortal “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.” In 1932, he joined the Pilgrim Baptist Church and became the Director of Gospel Choirs until his retirement. Read More…