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Deon Unthank

Deon Unthank Deon Unthank, along with his deceased wife Susan, founded in 1995. Deon oversees all business aspects of the site and contributes monthly with video Editorials and interviews. He and his wife Pam live in Cleveland, TN.

Chris D. Unthank

Chris Unthank Chris Unthank as been the content manager for since the fall of 2010 and took over Editorial duties after Susan passed in January 2011. Chris is an avid fan of writing and songwriting and resides in Murfreesboro, TN with his wife Noel.

Pamela Unthank
Woman to Woman Feature

Pam UnthankPam became a recent convert to Southern Gospel music after marrying Deon in September of 2011. Pam is an integral part of the site helping with the business management and contributing monthly with her innovative Woman to Woman interview series.

Amy Marie Unthank
Site Administrator/Music Fest Coordinator

Amy Marie UnthankAmy has been a contributor to for over 10 years. She's an avid singer and songwriter, having co-written the #1 song of 2004 - "Even In the Valley" (recorded by The Whisnants). She currently resides in O'Fallon, IL where she works full-time as a beautician.

James Hales
Head Reviewer

James Hales, from Durham, North Carolina, has been a writer for since 2000. James is our featured reviewer and also contributes to monthly features periodically.

James Vaughn, Jr.
Reviewer/Contributing Writer

Amy Unthank

James Vaughan is a pastor in Madison, NC. He and his wife Jennifer have been married for 14 years and have 2 children, Jacob and Jana. 

Nick Bruno
The Gospel Truth Feature

Nick BrunoNick Bruno is a well known producer and musician. He was inducted in to the Gospel Music Hall of Fame as a member of the legendary Kingsmen. He is author of the book, "The Gospel Truth". You can visit Nick's website at


Dr. Donald Frazier
Golden Nuggets Feature

Dr Donald Frazier Dr. Donald Frazier is an ordained minister, and a presiding Bishop, in the 8,500 member Independent Christian Churches International. He has witnessed a special calling and anointing from God upon his life that has resulted in over 40 years of preaching, teaching, and music ministry. He was awarded his PhD degree in 1980 and continues to be a Clinical Counselor. He and his wife, Susan, live in Houston, TX

Daryl K. Williams
The Songwriter Feature

Daryl WilliamsNominated for several awards including Grammys, Doves, Singing News Fan Awards, and Absolutely Gospel Music Awards, Daryl Williams has made an undeniable impact on the Gospel music industry. This prolific songwriter of over nine hundred songs has had his songs recorded by Larnelle Harris, The Gaither Vocal Band, The Cathedrals, The John Hagee Family, The Speer Family, The Nelons, Gold City, LuLu Roman, John Starnes, Jimmy Swaggart with Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and many more.

Sue Duffield
Laughing Out Loud Feature

Sue DuffieldSue Duffield is a singer/songwriter, speaker, humorist and all around crazy person! "Once a Jersey girl, always a Jersey girl!", as the saying goes, but she's quite content to live and dream and make her home in Hendersonville, TN.

Carol Lawson
Reviewer/Contributing Writer

Carol LawsonCarol Lawson has been actively involved in gospel music for over 30 years, working with many groups doing bookings and concert promotions.  Carol was a gospel radio DJ for 9 years, and she previously wrote articles and concert reviews for CMP Magazine and SGImpact.  

Melissa Brady
Love Letters Feature

Melissa BradyMelissa Brady is a singer, speaker and writer whose songs have been recorded by well-loved artists, including The Booth Brothers, Legacy Five, Ivan Parker, The Whisnants and Tribute Quartet. Her writing can be found on, The Singing News Magazine, The Homecoming Bible and has also been featured in Homecoming Magazine. When Melissa steps on stage to sing, and when she puts pen to paper, the energy rises from her enthusiasm as she connects with the talents given her by God.

Jeff Lowe
Reviewer/Contributing Writer

Jeff LoweJeff Lowe, from Massillon, Ohio has been writing for Absolutely Gospel since October, 2011.  Jeff currently writes CD reviews as wells as artist interviews.

Rocky Logan
Reviewer/Contributing Writer

Rocky Logan

Rocky Logan is a singer/songwriter who makes his home in Norman, OK. Rocky previously traveled with the trio 2nd Generation. He currently attends Harvest Church of Norman where he is on the Worship team and involved with the Music Ministry there. Rocky also performs select solo dates, you can find his Facebook Page at .

Scott Peek
Reviewer/Contributing Writer

Rocky Logan

Bio information coming soon.

Christina Dallas Jones
Reviewer/Contributing Writer

Christina Dallas Jones

Bio information coming soon.

Susan Peck Jackson
SG Business 101 feature

Rocky Logan

Susan Peck Jackson is one-third of the Grammy-nominated and Dove-Award winning trio Karen Peck & New River. She adds her business expertise every month to the SG Business 101 monthly article. Visit her online at

Ruth Anderson
Christian Fiction Queen feature

Ruth Anderson

Ruth is an avid reader and lover of all things BBC. You can read more of her reviews by visiting her blog at

Sheri Easter
Devotional author

Sheri Easter

Singer/songwriter/author Sheri Easter is one of Southern Gospel's most beloved vocalists. As a part of Jeff & Sheri Easter, Sheri has been awarded Dove Awards, Singing News Fan Awards, and Absolutely Gospel Music Awards. Visit her online at

Bryan Hutson
Devotional author

Bryan Hutson

Bryan is a name familiar to most Southern Gospel fans having spent time with The Kingsmen before settling in most recently with Soul'd Out Quartet.Visit him online at

Allison Durham Speer
Devotional author/Contributing Writer

Allison Speer

Allison Durham Speer has been one of the most respected voices in Gospel music for years. She is a regular on the Gaither Homecoming Series and currently sings with John's Call in addition to her own solo ministry. Allison can be found online at

Tim Hill
Devotional author

Christina Dallas Jones

Bio information coming soon.

Sonya Browder
Devotional author

Sonya Browder

Sonya is one-fourth of the popular family group The Browders who have had numerous #1 hits, including "Message of the Cross" which was nominated for a 2010 Absolutely Gospel Music Award. Visit to find out more info on Sonya and her ministry.

Kellan Monroe
Devotional author

Kellan Monroe

Kellan Monroe is a vital part of the ministry of 2010's Breakthrough Artist of the Year and 2011 Dove Award New Artist of the Year nominee Beyond the Ashes. Find out more about Kellan by visiting

Bill Baize
The Vocal Coach feature

Rocky Logan

Bill Baize's vocal expertise comes from years on the road traveling as a part of J.D. Sumner & The Stamps and opening for Elvis Presley. Most recently Bill was a part of the newly-revived Prophets Quartet.

Levi Bowman
Next Generation feature

Christina Dallas Jones

Levi is a part of the next generation of Gospel music and comes from a very musical background. His mother, Becky Isaacs Bowman, is a chief songwriter and vocalist for The Isaacs, and his father John Bowman travels with bluegrass sensation The Boxcars.

Jennifer Wilkerson
Reviewer/Contributing Writer

Jennifer Wilkerson

Jennifer Wilkerson, recording artist, singer and speaker is a preacher’s daughter from Illinois, and has spent her life in ministry. She studied Music and Education at Olivet Nazarene University and has been a school teacher, worship leader, background vocalist, worked in the music industry in various capacities and also sung with such southern gospel groups as The Chuck Wagon Gang, and McMillan and Life. Jennifer married Dr. Bob Wilkerson in October 2009. For more information about Jennifer, please visit

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