Mon, Nov 13|
Gospel Singing w/ Jeff Stone & the Virginia Gospel Singers
The goal of Jeff Stone & the Virginia Gospel Singers is to uplift our Lord and savior Jesus Christ in song and testimony. Our greatest joy is to see people brought into the kingdom.
Time & Location
Nov 13, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Louisa, 9459 Poindexter Rd, Louisa, VA 23093, USA
About the event
The Band is based out of
Fredericksburg Va. The Virginia Gospel Singers through God’s wonderful grace has had
the opportunity of spreading the word of God throughout many states, including Virginia,
Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina, Maryland, and Delaware. Many people have
been drawn to the Lord or uplifted in spirit by the group’s approach to music as well as
by their personal testimonies. Throughout their years together, the Lord has blessed the
group by allowing them to play with such professional groups as the Lewis Family, the
Easter Bros., Larry Sparks, Paul Williams, and the Victory Trio and most recently the
past few years the group shared the stage with the Larry Stephenson Band and Nick
Chandler & Deliverance. The group members cannot say enough about how the Lord
has blessed their ministry. Each member has accepted Christ as His Savior and
continually prays for His guidance for their personal life as well as for continued
guidance for the group.
The original group consisted of Bob Stone on Mandolin/Dobro and Tenor vocals, Jeff
Stone Electric Bass, (Lead Vocals) Clarence (Pete) Crisp Lead Guitar and Lead vocals
and Bud Griffis on Fiddle.
Throughout the years band members have come and gone and God has always provided
someone to fill the void. Around 1988 Pete had to leave due to health reasons and Jeff
moved up to Guitar and Lead Vocals and remains to this day.
Bob, Jeff’s dad served God with his musical ministry for over 60 years, it was with
deep sadness that on March 5, 2016, Bob suffered a massive stroke, which left him
unable to speak or eat. But through God’s great mercy he didn’t linger or suffer long,
God called his child home July 7, 2016. Now he walks those streets of Gold and when
this life is over, we will see him again. Pete was called home in the fall of 2016 now they
are singing again in Glory.
The current lineup of Jeff Stone & the Virginia Gospel Singers consists of:
Jeff Stone/ Rhythm Guitar & Lead Vocals:
Jeff has been playing Gospel music for over 40yrs. It was what he was raised around.
Jeff began his ministry working with his dad and uncle’s band the last 2 years before they
disbanded. Then he worked with a few local Gospel groups until the Lord, but this group
together. And has been playing the Gospel ever since. Jeff is married and has two
daughters and an 18-year-old grandson. Jeff lives in Stafford County Va. Jeff attends
Gordon Road Church of God when not singing for the Lord. Jeff is employed with
VDOT and has been there over 39yrs.
Mac Dempsey/ Five String Banjo:
Next to Jeff, Mac has been the longest band member. Mac joined the group June 7,
1990, and is a blessing to everyone he meets. A fine Christian man Mac loves people and
helping all he can. He has been a true asset to the group. Mac is a retired finish carpenter
he is also a widower, he has one daughter, a granddaughter and 2 great granddaughters
who he is proud as can be of. Mac attends Massaponax Baptist Church has been a
Deacon and usually can be found on Sunday morning passing out bulletins’ and greeting
all who enter. Mac lives In Spotsylvania County Va.
Donald Rose Jr. /Upright Bass/Guitar, Harmony & Lead Vocals:
Jr. has been with the group since the Fall of 2016 and as most of everyone knows him
is a fine Christian man with an incredible testimony of how he tried to run from God and
through the love of Christ and all around him, he came back, and God welcomed him
with open arms. Jr. has been a real blessing to the group. Jr. has a fine harmony as well as
a lead vocal and is talented on the guitar. He has two children Donald Rose III (Trae) and
Broke Michele. Jr lives in Middletown, Va. near Winchester. When not singing Jr. has
been attending First Choice Baptist Church Baptist Church in Middletown Va.
Trae Rose / Mandolin/Guitar, Tenor & Lead Vocals:
Trae joined our group around February 2020. Trae has a fine Tenor vocal, and he
does some wonderful lead work, he is a very talented musician and a fine mandolin
player and a very good guitar player and it’s our honor to have him as a member of the
group. He is a fine Christian young man and attends First Choice Baptist Church with his
dad when not singing for the Lord. Trae also lives in Middletown, Va.