Speaker: The Joyaires
Organized in 1979, The Joyaires from Harriman, TN are a full-time Southern Gospel group continuing their heritage in gospel music by filling about 150 dates a year. Comprised of husband and wife Ernie and Debbie Peters, their real passion is singing in old-time camp meetings and church jubilees although they sing concerts, conventions, and anywhere a door is opened. The mission statement of the Joyaires’ is Ephesians 6:6: Not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers; but as the servant of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. Their motto, which can be found on all their printed material, is Nehemiah 8:10 …for the joy of the Lord is your strength.