Martha Winstead (Manager)
Martha loves to listen to The Hinson Family's music. Her favorite Southern Gospel event is Dollywood's Harvest Gospel Music Festival each year in the fall. Her favorite part of the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum is the displays with the clothing and artifacts from the artists who have left a legacy. She always chuckles when guests come into the museum and ask, "Where are Dolly's dresses?"
Faith Pearcey (Office Assistant and Membership Recorder)
Faith Pearcey joined the SGMA Hall of Fame & Museum staff in 2016 as Office Assistant and Membership Recorder. She also enjoys helping with the setup of the displays.
Faith has a rich heritage in Southern Gospel Music. She grew up in Pensacola, Florida, home of the original Florida Boys, Dixie Echoes and Songmasters Quartet (her husband formed the Songmasters Quartet and sang with them for over five years). Faith worked for sixteen years at Gospel Music Television Network doing A&R (talent scouting and booking talent for the shows) and assisted in the production of all shows and sets.
The scripture verse Faith loves most is Jeremiah 33:3, "Call to me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things that you do not know." Her favorite groups are The Hinsons, Karen Peck & New River, The Perrys and The Talley Trio for mixed groups and Kingdom Heirs and Triumphant for male quartets.
Faith always finds it interesting to hear conversations in the Hall of Fame as people talk about their favorite groups and meander through the displays. Sometimes, she finds it humorous when they talk about things they know about the groups, but they are wrong about the information.
Diane Cain (Retail Clerk)
If you've met Diane, you know that she loves to welcome the guests that visit the Hall of Fame! Her favorite thing about being at the Hall of Fame is interacting with the thousands of people who visit the museum each year.
Carol Madden (Retail Clerk)
1 Corinthians 2:9 is her favorite verse, and it reads, "However, as it is written: "What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived" -- the things God has prepared for those who love him." Carol shared that it always makes her laugh when customers come into the store looking for a specific CD or song, and they can't remember who sings it or what the name of the song is, but they're able to give her a clue, "It said something about Jesus." Well, that are narrows it down, doesn't it? It always makes her laugh!
Jo Parker (Retail Clerk)
Jo's favorite part of the museum is the Blackwood Quartet's bus. Her favorite Southern Gospel music event is Gatlinburg Gathering and she loves to listen to music from Triumphant Quartet.
"We have all kinds of exciting things happen at the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum," shared Jo. "One day, a guest's son stepped on a baby snake inside the museum. I was terrified to open anything in the museum for days! We never saw another snake, thankfully... one was more than enough!"