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Induct Sammy Hall Into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame

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Sammy Hall was the forerunner of modern contemporary Christian music as he was the first to introduce contemporary Christian music to gospel music. There was no music like that when he started his ministry in 1969, so he wrote his own music in order to reach young people that weren’t being reached by churchesin a new way that they could relate to. Sammy's 40-year ministry has touched hundreds of thousands of people whose lives have been forever changed.

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  • Jack Parker
    Jack Parker United States, Hellertown
    Apr 17, 2016
    Apr 17, 2016
    Sammy's was so wonderful to listen to and he was able to mentally reach a crowd of thousands even if they had never even heard of him before. God Bless his wife and children and Sammy Hall who should be in Heaven entertaining for Jesus.
  • Scott Weisgerber
    Scott Weisgerber United States, Smyrna
    Mar 14, 2016
    Mar 14, 2016
    His music and love for Jesus changed my life
  • Cyndy Nakamoto
    Cyndy Nakamoto United States, Fayetteville
    Jun 20, 2015
    Jun 20, 2015
    One day we will be able to hear your music forever in Heaven. I know one of my dear friends Ms. Gillis (your aunt) is so happy you are with her in Heaven. She was so very proud of you. Love you Sammy. God Bless and Prayers for all.
  • Cyndy Nakamoto
    Cyndy Nakamoto United States, Fayetteville
    Jun 20, 2015
    Jun 20, 2015
    When I was young teen I was very fortunate to be working with other ministries and had the opportunity to work with Sammy's. When Sammy was coming through our area, his Aunt (Ms. Gillis to me - she and I attended the same church and were very close and had become friends even with the unusual age difference) had told me about him. She wanted me to meet her nephew that was doing such a great ministry for the Lord, as well as for so many young people! LOL she was like a little girl and just so giggly when she started talking about him, being so proud of him, his family, and all his band members and employees that worked with him. I was able not only to see Sammy in his ministry working, but also through the eyes of a family member. I was able to spend more time than the average teen with his family when they came with him, and also his band members and other employees, Not only is he a great musician and missionary for God, he was a great husband and father. He was asked one time what he could have done different. One of the things he felt was very important was he wish he could have done more with his family during his tours. He did take his family at times. Of course he took them in our area probably a little more than others because he had family here at the time. He even talked about how he wished he could have them on the road more than he does. In those days it was a bit harder to do so. We have come a long ways in that area. Just the travel itself. There are stores of all kinds open 24/7. There are travel buses that are even more comfortable than the ones in those days. There are also more hotels/motels if one chose to stay in one all over the country that are of good quality too. There was a big turn on the education of our children. There is now a big acceptance of children being home schooled. Even if he would not have taken his family from their permanent home, I know he would have been the first to have his family with him even more than he did when he was on the road back in the days. It broke my heart to hear that Sammy had gotten cancer and left us all. Lung cancer, the same cancer that attacked both my parents. Keeping all the family in prayers. Sammy did something that I have never seen anyone ever do again. He was welcomed to go into the schools of the community as a Christian with his ministry. He took his band into them all and they played some of the most popular music that he knew would win the teens (and young people) over. He always played a couple of his own between them (or at least one). He talked to them and they listened. He would invite them all to come to hear him play a full concert on a scheduled night. He never charged a penny (at least here in our area) for his concerts. That also was enticing for the young people. Free entertainment. Once the young people got there, he continued where he left off at the schools. It was beautiful! I worked with his ministry beginning with the first day I met him especially when he was here. Young people that would have never had a desire to go to any other Christian concert, that would not have set foot in a Christian anything.......they had not hesitation to come to Sammy's concerts. In our area they even brought certain juveniles from the juvenile detention center. The other guest had no idea. The guards wore civilian clothes. Although I knew certain ones that had some major charges, they had to be very well disciplined (best behaviour in the detention center) to be able to attend. Sammy also visited our surrounding juvenile detention centers as well. Sammy and his music was a huge key to leading so many young people to Salvation. (also many adults) I know he is living well in Heaven and one day we will all be able to be together again with Sammy. God be with all. God Blesses us always. Prayers for all.
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    Jack Parker United States
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