NEW CREEK -- Enjoy a cool breeze by the stream as the New Creek Valley is filled with music for the 32nd annual gospel jubilee, which gets underway today and continues through Saturday at the Rolling Acres Gospel Music Park.

NEW CREEK -- Enjoy a cool breeze by the stream as the New Creek Valley is filled with music for the 32nd annual gospel jubilee, which gets underway today and continues through Saturday at the Rolling Acres Gospel Music Park.
The Guitar Man Richard Kiser starts off the week at 7 p.m. tonight along with open mic night.
Thursday features the Pine Ridge Boys and Dominion the Boys and Madison.
Friday’s line-up featuring Dave Powers, Kingsmen Quartet and Choralaires and Pearl gets underway at 6:30 p.m. in the covered pavilion.
Dave Powers is spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ through songs and personal testimony.  He was born and raised Pennsylvania and has been singing for over 25 years.  He grew up singing in his home town church and fell in love with the "old time" hymns that the church sang.  
In his teen years, he heard many southern gospel singers and began to love the sound of the quartet style music.  In 1988, he started singing bass with The Towne Singers where he had the opportunity to travel overseas and do many concerts.  Then in 2003, he began singing background with David (King) Grove doing numerous "Elvis" concerts and had the honor to share the stage with the legendary Jordanaires.  In 2013, Dave was asked and honored to open up for the respected southern gospel quartet, The Kingsmen, at the 38th PA State Singing Convention.  
For more than a half a century, no group has secured such a far reaching legacy like that of The Kingsmen Quartet. Since 1956, this group has risen from humble beginnings in the mountains of western North Carolina to one of the most beloved and innovative groups in Christian music.
The momentum has not stopped as this group continues to help define the Southern Gospel genre for a whole new generation of music lovers, perhaps more so than any other group.
The successes of The Kingsmen have led to many prestigious opportunities. In 1977, The Kingsmen performed on the south lawn of the White House for President Jimmy Carter and in 1982 they performed at the opening ceremony of the World's Fair in Knoxville, Tennesee, which was broadcast on local and regional TV as President Ronald Reagan opened the fair.
The Kingsmen were the first group to film and record a live performance at the famous Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and in 2000 they were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame followed by the Christian Music Hall of Fame in 2008.
Today the Kingsmen consist of Ray Dean Reese, his son Brandon Reese, Randy Crawford, Bob Sellers, and Chris Jenkins.
The Choraliers and Pearl are completely Christ oriented with the goal to bring Christ to those who do not know him.
Mark Martin is the instrumentalist. He currently plays piano for the group, but also plays drums and bass guitar. He adds the bass harmony to acappella songs and others. He puts all the music to the groups’ original songs. His wife, Jamie Martin, does some singing during the programs and helps with the setting up.  
Pearl Paugh is the eldest member of the group and brings many years of experience, faithfully singing for over 44 years.  Pearl sings the low harmony for the group. Her husband, Wayne Paugh keeps the bus in shape and does most of the bus driving duties.
Kim Godo sings the high harmonies, and helps with the lead, while Dorothy Smeltzer sings alto and writes some of the songs.
Carol Geiselman does most of the lead singing, some of the songwriting and emcees for the group. She was honored as Pennsylvania Southern Gospel Music Association’s (PSGMA) 2010 Fan Favorite Female Vocalist. Tim Geiselman, her husband, is the sound technician. Also sharing her talent on stage at some performances is their daughter Hannah.
Saturday is a day filled with activities with Bible study at 10 a.m. with Don Everetts followed by a fellowship meal at 1 p.m. Closing out the show at 6 p.m. are Larry Delawder as he portrays Barney Fife, Dominion the Boys, and Beckon Call.
All services are held in a large pavilion. Camping sites are offered with electric and water hook-ups along with a concession stand. For camping or general information call 304-788-9354 or 304-209-9055 or check out the website at www.rollingacresmusicpark.com    Be sure to like us on Facebook.