Martha Winstead (Manager)

Martha Winstead is the Retail Manager for the SGMA Hall of Fame and Museum.  Martha worked for the SGMA Hall of Fame from 1999 to 2005, and returned in 2015 as Retail Manager.  She attends Central Heights Baptist Church in Dandridge, TN. Her favorite quote is, "If God brings you to it, He will get you through it!"

Martha loves to listen to The Hinson Family's music.  Her favorite Southern Gospel event is Dollywood's Harvest Gospel Music Festival each year in the fall.  Her favorite part of the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum is the displays with the clothing and artifacts from the artists who have left a legacy.  She always chuckles when guests come into the museum and ask, "Where are Dolly's dresses?"

Faith Pearcey (Office Assistant and Membership Recorder)

Faith Pearcey joined the SGMA Hall of Fame & Museum staff in 2016 as Office Assistant and Membership Recorder.  She also enjoys helping with the setup of the displays.

Faith has a rich heritage in Southern Gospel Music.  She grew up in Pensacola, Florida, home of the original Florida Boys, Dixie Echoes and Songmasters Quartet (her husband formed the Songmasters Quartet and sang with them for over five years).  Faith worked for sixteen years at Gospel Music Television Network doing A&R (talent scouting and booking talent for the shows) and assisted in the production of all shows and sets.

The scripture verse Faith loves most is Jeremiah 33:3, "Call to me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things that you do not know."  Her favorite groups are The Hinsons, Karen Peck & New River, The Perrys and The Talley Trio for mixed groups and Kingdom Heirs and Triumphant for male quartets.

Faith always finds it interesting to hear conversations in the Hall of Fame as people talk about their favorite groups and meander through the displays.  Sometimes, she finds it humorous when they talk about things they know about the groups, but they are wrong about the information. 

Diane Cain (Retail Clerk)

Diane Cain is a Christan comedian and Inspirational Speaker and has been a Retail Clerk at the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame & Museum since 2006.  She enjoys listening to Triumphant Quartet and her favorite Southern Gospel event is the Harvest Gospel Music Festival at Dollywood in the fall.  Her favorite scripture verse is Psalm 37:4, "Delight thyself also in the Lord and He shall give thee the desires of your heart."

If you've met Diane, you know that she loves to welcome the guests that visit the Hall of Fame!  Her favorite thing about being at the Hall of Fame is interacting with the thousands of people who visit the museum each year.

Carol Madden (Retail Clerk)

Carol Madden and her husband, Donnie, have been married for over 39 years and have two sons, Joseph (1977-2012) and Micah.  Carol has worked at the SGMA Hall of Fame and Museum since 2007.  She enjoys listening to The Nelons, Karen Peck and New River and The Isaacs.  Her favorite thing about the Harvest Southern Gospel Music season at Dollywood is that she gets to attend concerts frequently and fellowship with some of her favorite artists. 

1 Corinthians 2:9 is her favorite verse, and it reads, "However, as it is written: "What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived" -- the things God has prepared for those who love him."  Carol shared that it always makes her laugh when customers come into the store looking for a specific CD or song, and they can't remember who sings it or what the name of the song is, but they're able to give her a clue, "It said something about Jesus."  Well, that are narrows it down, doesn't it? It always makes her laugh!

 

Jo Parker (Retail Clerk)

Jo Parker has been a Retail Clerk in the SGMA Hall of Fame and Museum since 2015.  She and her husband have three children and 16 amazing grandchildren. She attends Beech Springs Baptist Church and her favorite scripture passages is the Beattitudes.

Jo's favorite part of the museum is the Blackwood Quartet's bus. Her favorite Southern Gospel music event is Gatlinburg Gathering and she loves to listen to music from Triumphant Quartet.

"We have all kinds of exciting things happen at the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum," shared Jo.  "One day, a guest's son stepped on a baby snake inside the museum. I was terrified to open anything in the museum for days!  We never saw another snake, thankfully... one was more than enough!"

Faye Wiggins (Retail Clerk)

Bonnie Douglass (Bookkeeper)