to the Lord a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.
For the word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all
PECK & NEW RIVER
Comedian MICKEY BELL
Friday, April 22, 2022
105 W 8th St
Matthews, IN 46957
Doors open at 6:00 PM, Concert begins at 7:00 PM
Tickets: $10 in advance or at the door (if available).
Also, a love offering will be received.
Ticket on sale at Epworth Music Fest on 3/12/22
then online shortly after
COVID-19 restrictions including limited seating.
more info: call/text 765-667-0842, or email
There will be no tickets available at the door.
will be held will call at the door. You will not
receive a physical ticket but may print off PayPal receipt, but we
will have your name on a list at the door.
will be refundable in event of cancellation due to any unforeseen
restrictions by the government.
here to download concert flyer |Five-time Grammy nominated, seven-time GMA Dove Award winning Karen Peck and New River has impacted the Gospel Music industry for almost 30 years. In 2018, Karen Peck Gooch was inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of
in 2018 and into the Southern Gospel Music Hall
Fame in 2021.
Karen Peck & New River was formed in January 1991. Karen teamed with her husband, Rickey Gooch and her sister, Susan Peck Jackson, to form the group. Karen had already made a name for herself, serving as beloved Soprano for the popular Rex Nelon Singers for a decade. During that time she earned her first GMA Dove Award, as well as her first of 11 consecutive Singing News Fan Awards for Favorite Soprano.
Much success has followed the popular vocalist since the formation of Karen Peck & New River. Over the years, the musical team has shared the Gospel through song around the world, traveling throughout the US and Canada, as well as Israel, Central America, and Europe. The group is regularly featured on the popular Gaither Homecoming Video Series, which airs worldwide.
A leader among the Southern Gospel Music industry, Karen has served on the Board of Directors for Abraham Productions, an events’ promotions company that promotes multiple Christian music cruises and concert events each year. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Southern Gospel Music Association, including two terms as President. She was the first woman to be named President of the
SGMA. Additionally, she has served as keynote speaker at multiple women’s conferences, and in 2012 was named the recipient of the Susan Unthank Memorial Award, presented by
AbsolutelyGospel.com, honoring women for major contributions to Southern Gospel Music. Karen also serves as co-host of the weekly television program, Gospel Music USA, which showcases many of the leading names in Southern Gospel Music.
In 2012, Karen was afforded the opportunity to transition from music to movies when she enjoyed a feature role in the hit film, Joyful Noise, appearing with Dolly Parton and Queen
Latifah. She was the lead singer on the popular song from the movie soundtrack, “Mighty High.” In 2014, she followed up the appearance with a role in Redeemed, starring Ted
McGinley, Grant Goodeve and Teri Copley.
Amid the personal success Karen has enjoyed, New River has been equally blessed with countless honors and accolades, including many radio hits, which have soared up the Southern Gospel Music airplay charts. Karen Peck & New River has enjoyed over 20 Number One hits, including “Four Days Late”, which was named Song of the Decade for 2000-2010 by The Singing News Magazine. Many of these hit releases were either written or co-written by Karen, including “I Know I’ll Be There,” “The River,” “Revival,” “Pray Now,” “Gotta Be Saved,” “Everybody’s Going Through Something,” “On The Banks Of The Promised Land,” “Daddy’s Home,” “I Am Blessed,” “I Wanna Know How It Feels,” “Calling,” “Finish Well,” as well as “Hope For All Nations,” which the group performed in
Roatan, Honduras in the summer of 2017.
Over the years Karen Peck & New River has become a family affair, as Karen and Rickey’s daughter, Kari, as well as their son, Matthew are full-time group members. Matthew’s wife,
Preslee, is serving as the product manager. In addition to Karen’s sister, Susan, Grant Gibson completes the talented vocal
their website at www.karenpeckandnewriver.com
Comedian Mickey Bell is quickly becoming one of the most sought after entertainers. His
quick wit and his ability to entertain crowds of all ages has him performing on stages all across America. His shows are high energy and more than just corny church jokes. Comedian Mickey shares funny stories from his life experiences.
Visit his website at www.themickeybell.com