Who We Are:
Formed in 1988, The New Jerusalem Singers sing Southern, Traditional, Country Gospel music. We've had the opportunity to minister the gospel through music in churches with various affiliations, crossing denominational lines, as well as in independent churches. It does not matter where we go to sing, we want Jesus to be uplifted.
We sing traditional gospel songs as well as old hymns of the church and older well known songs.
Ray plays bass guitar and sings the lead. Cindy plays guitar and sings alto. She sometimes will also play a keyboard or piano. We sing a variety of songs and will sing at a variety of places.
Ray and Cindy now make up The New Jerusalem Singers. During 2018 Bob and Sharon had some medical issues and Sharon passed away in 2018. Bob decided to leave the group. Ray & Cindy will be singing at many senior retirement communities all over Illinois and are looking at expanding their ministry into many other churches and events now that Ray has retired.
The New Jerusalem Singers will come to your church for a love offering/donation. We firmly believe that God will supply all of our needs...and He has. We ask for a love offering and the opportunity to set up our table of CD's and merchandise. This helps us in our ministry so that we don't have to charge a fee to any church. Out of State events may incur an additional fee to meet expenses. (please ask). We will work within the budgets of fairs, festivals, retirement communities and the many other events we participate in.
It does not matter where we are invited to sing. Size is not a factor with us. God can move in the small settings as well as the large settings. We enjoy the small settings just as well as the larger ones. The New Jerusalem Singers have had an opportunity to sing at family reunions, festivals, gospel sings, camps, Churches, Sunday Schools, nursing homes, retirement villages, senior events, revivals and individuals homes as well as other locations. All you have to do is ask for us to come. Contact us to get a date set up for your event.
Our ministry will continue to grow and we look forward to what the Lord has in store for us. We have a hymn CD released in 2018 titled, "Traveling On". We have recorded many CD's in the past and as we sell out we usually do not re-release them. Currently on our table we have "Redeemed!" which was released Sept. 21, 2013. On June 28, 2014 we released our CD "Lifting Up Jesus For 25 Years. This is a 3 Disc CD (50 songs) and covers the past 25 years with songs we have recorded throughout the past 25 years, others have recorded of us and also includes some never released songs. We have a piano CD recorded by Cindy and 2 CD's which includes hymns and songs written by Ray & Cindy - these are "From The Archives Vol. 1 & 2".
We have a passion for ministry and a desire to encourage the Body of Christ through song. Everyone needs a little lift from time to time. "It's Not What's Over The Door", (the denomination of your church) that matters to us, as long as you are "Saved by Grace". We do not look at denominations - we are all Christians if you believe in Christ.
Be sure to check out our schedule and come and see us sometime.
Come expecting a good time in the Lord.
"IT'S ALL ABOUT JESUS"