Click on each picture of the SGMA Board Members below to learn more about them.


Arthur Rice

President - Arthur Rice

Arthur Rice is well recognized in the Southern Gospel music industry and is currently the President of the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame, in addition to his busy schedule singing lead with the Kingdom Heirs. In 2018, he received the "Dr. Jerry Goff /SGNScoops Lifetime Achievement Award".

Gary Casto

Vice President - Gary Casto

Gary Casto sings lead for Tribute Quartet and hails from West Virginia. With over three decades in Gospel Music, he shows no signs of slowing down. He currently resides in Nashville, TN.
Karen Peck Gooch

Treasurer - Karen Peck Gooch

Karen Peck Gooch was born into a musical family and is blessed to travel and sing with her family in Karen Peck and New River.  Her powerful voice and sweet Southern spirit are her trademark, and she considers it a blessing to be in ministry with her family! Karen serves as treasurer on the Board of Directors for the SGMA.