Travis Bridgeman is the pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Cumming, Georgia. He was elected to the Advisory Board in 2013, joined the Board of Directors in 2015 and elected to the executive board in 2017. Travis and his wife, Alecia, sing together as "The Bridgemans," and are blessed to be in full-time ministry. He writes the monthly Singing News column, "Spotlight on the SGMA".
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Clarke W. Beasley was appointed Executive Director of the National Quartet Convention in 1993, and today serves as Executive Vice President. He is also President of the Southern Gospel Music Guild, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Gospel Music Association. He resides in the Pigeon Forge, Tennessee area with his wife Britney, daughter Madlyn and son, Dallas.
Dr. Jerry Goff
Dr. Jerry Goff is known as "Mr. Gospel Trumpet." He is a highly sought after speaker, teacher, minister, singer and songwriter. He received the award as #1 male vocalist in 1984. He has written many songs, some of them reaching #1 on the charts. Dr. Goff is President Emeritus of the SGMA, 2002 Hall of Fame member and now serves as Honorary Chaplain of the Southern Gospel Music Association.
Kelly Nelon Clark, daughter of the legendary bass singer, Rex Nelon, has had a wonderful career singing alto for the LeFevres and the Nelons, winning many awards along the way. Kelly is also an accomplished songwriter and actress. She and her husband, Jason Clarke, along with their daughters, Amber and Autumn, make their home in Georgia.
Jonathan Wilburn sang with his parents in "The Wilburns" for 13 years. In 1996, he accepted the lead position for Gold City Quartet. Wilburn felt God's calling to team up with his son, Jordan, and in 2011, Wilburn & Wilburn was formed. Jonathan and Jordan spent six years on the road together, taking the Gospel anywhere God called them to as a father-son team. Jonathan's powerful voice and exuberant personality make him one of the most entertaining and inspirational solo artists in Southern Gospel music today.
Chris White is the president of Sonlite Records, as well as a member of the ownership team of the musical conglomerate Crossroads Entertainment and Marketing. In 1988, Chris launched Chris White Music/Manna White Music publishing, and it has grown to one of the largest catalogs in the business today. He was awarded Industry Producer Of The Year award on two occasions, and received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.
Liz Autry resides in Kemp, Texas and is the Former Curator / Associate Director at Southern Gospel Music Association. She is president of the Texas Southern Gospel School of Music.