Al "The Bishop" Hobbs
Bishop Sam Williams
National GAG is an auxiliary of the Gospel Music
Workshop of America, Inc. GMWA was founded by
the late Rev. James Cleveland in 1968.
Gospel Announcers Guild is a voluntary association
of Religious Announcers who have come together to address
their common needs as professional broadcasters.
This organization was born out of the lack of
emphasis and concern placed on religious
broadcasting, as well as religious broadcasters, by
the nation's major broadcast and record industry
conventions and associations.
Recognizing the above and sensing a tremendous need
for a coalition that could serve
to increase the effectiveness of
religious broadcasters in America, the Guild was
founded as an auxiliary of the Gospel Music Workshop
of America in October of 1970.
As an auxiliary, the
Guild is governed by the constitution of the Gospel
Music Workshop and it readily embraces the aims and
goals of this great convention. However, as a
professional trade association, the convention
provides complete autonomy in the planning and
execution of Guild efforts.
For over 44 years the GAG has experienced many milestone
moments and yet it's members remain committed to
it's central mission. No matter what their Gospel
endeavors, through their continued service and
giving both locally and nationally, they bring our
motto of "One Voice, Crying in the Wilderness, the
Coming and the Goodness of Christ," into an ongoing
invite you to travel with us as we continue on our
journey to "Bless the Kingdom" and to bring Gospel
Music to the forefront by way of the airwaves,
printed media, TV, the Internet, and other forms of