Born May 1, 1935 in Greenwood, South Carolina, few individuals touched more aspects of Southern Gospel in the second half of the twentieth century than Jerry Goff.
A talented singer, musician, and song writer, he also helped pioneer some of the most successful ventures into television in the 1960s. Behind the scenes of the popular Gospel Singing Caravan, he stepped forward with his own popular Gospel Music program several years later under the title America Sings, where his musical abilities earned him the unofficial title of “Mr. Gospel Trumpet.”
Jerry also formed Jerry and the Singing Goffs, a group that traveled and sang throughout the decades of the 1970s and 1980s. In the 1990s, he also became well known as a Gospel Music emcee. A talented performer, speaker and promoter, Jerry Goff always represented Southern Gospel with class and dignity.
LITTLE JAN BUCKNER GOFF
When you hear the words Southern Gospel Music, you may think Wendy Bagwell and the Sunliters. When you hear the name Wendy Bagwell and the Sunliters, you think Wendy, Jerri, and Little Jan, because they were together without a singing personnel change longer than any other group in the nation.
Jan’s musical career began when she was selected by Wendy Bagwell and Geraldine Morrison to complete the trio, Wendy Bagwell & the Sunliters. Despite their humble beginnings in rural Georgia, the group evolved into an internationally recognized ensemble, whose ministry knew no boundaries of age, race, religion or creed.
Much of their success, which encompassed more than three decades and 100 recordings, can be attributed to their solid commitment to spreading a message of hope through Jesus Christ and proclaiming the Gospel through the ministry of song and laughter.
She is now married to Jerry Goff and travels together today performing concerts and speaking engagements all across the globe.
The both are Hall of Fame Members of the SGMA.