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Dr. Johnny Minick

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Senior Pastor

Local Address: Smyrna, Tennessee, United States
River of Life Church
 
Background

Employment History

  • Singer, Producer, Songwriter and Musician
    River of Life Church
  • Pastor
    River of Life Assembly of God
  • Hope's Call
  • Pastor
    Happy Goodmans
  • Vocalist and Pianist
    Happy Goodmans
  • Senior Pastor, River
    Life Church
  • Pastor

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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Web References
Elijah School of Performance
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Johnny Minick
The senior pastor of River of Life Church in Smyrna, TN, Johnny is also a renowned singer, producer, songwriter and accomplished musician. He traveled and sang with his wife Sherry and son Aaron as a family group, and more recently with the Happy Goodman Family. Johnny serves on the board of directors Allison Durham Speer Ministries.
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Johnny Minick - Singer and Pastor
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I found it interesting to learn where Johnny began and where he has ended up in life.
Johnny felt the call to preach in 1968, at the age of twelve.He started at that young age preparing his life for the road that God had called him on.At the age of fifteen, he, along with his dad, affectionately called Papa John, organized an all male quartet in Arkansas called The Majestic Sounds.It was while he was with this group that The Happy Goodmans first heard him play the piano and started urging him to join them.Though Johnny is known for his singing today, he had already gained the reputation of an accomplished pianist, winning all the Assembly of God talent contests he could enter.
In 1974, Johnny married his lovely wife, Sherry, and the next year finally gave in to the urgings of The Happy Goodman Family and started playing the piano for them.As much as Johnny enjoyed playing on the road with The Happy Goodmans, in 1978, after being with this well known group for three years, he felt the call of God to start evangelizing, so he formed The Johnny Minick Family, and they traveled the country singing and preaching.Johnny stressed the point that from the time he started evangelizing with his family group, that preaching has been heavily involved in every work they have done.
In 1984, Johnny started a new church in Little Rock, Arkansas, which was also named River of Life Assembly of God.After getting the new church on its feet, Johnny felt the call again to go back into evangelizing with his family group.He did this quite successfully until 1993, when he accepted the challenge of starting another church from the ground up, and in nine short years has built a very spiritually charged church in Smyrna, Tennessee with approximately 30 people.The church today runs 500.
When the Happy Goodmans began working on their Reunion Album, they asked Johnny to produce it for them.The Happy Goodmans were about to re-enter the Southern Gospel Music arena after this Reunion Album, but unfortunately Sam and Rusty both became very ill, and could no linger continue to travel.After the deaths of Sam and Rusty, the excitement of seeing The Happy Goodmans on the Gaither Videos, had generated enough interest for Howard and Vestal to approach Johnny about singing with them.They tried it a little, and the sound was so close to the "old" Happy Goodman sound, that there was an immediate call for them to continue singing using Johnny Minick.
I have often heard Vestal refer to Johnny as her Pastor, and after interviewing Johnny I can understand why.He feels that his roll in the Happy Goodmans is that of a servant, honoring the many years of service that Howard and Vestal have put into the ministry themselves.
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Even The Goodmans like to hear Johnny preach.
As to River of Life Church, Pastor Johnny Minick, feels that there has been a strong foundation built up to now, preparing for the doors that God is opening up for ministry.
Just this year already, God has opened up the doors for local TV to air the morning services, and now no sooner than local TV has been developed, National TV and Radio are interested in working with Johnny and the River of Life Church.The church under Johnny's direction has also moved slowly into the movie market, producing their first family oriented film "Summer of Courage."You can find out more about this film by going to www.riverbendfilms.com , or you can order it here through SoGospelNews.com.
Johnny has tried to offer something a little different to attract the attention of young people, by allowing his son, Aaron to ramrod an evening service every Sunday night, featuring a more contemporary worship service.
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Oh, did I mention that Johnny Minick is my Pastor, and River of Life is my home church, and you can find me singing in the choir on most any given Sunday.
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I would also like a way to contact Johnny.I have tried to use the contact button on his web site but it does not work.I really want to know what his concert schedule is since I tried to find that out at his web site and that does not work either.
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Johnny Minick - Singer and Pastor
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Johnny Minick, River of Life and Lari Goss
SouthernGospelNews.com - your online source for all southern gospel music news
sogospelnews.com, 1 Sept 2005 [cached]
Clients currently represented by Southern Spin Entertainment are Johnny Minick, Hope's Call, The Imperials, SouthernGospelNews.com, Song Garden Music Group, HisSong, Christlike, Crystal River, Jonathan White, Sondra Burnett, Embrace, Sharron Kay King, Steve Hurst School of Music, Ed Crawford & the Mystery Men, Eddie Lee & Anointed, Psalm 101, Vocalive.com, Valor, Mercy's Well, The Pathfinders, the Quicks, Everlasting Hope, Amazed, Vertical Praise, Grape Vine Records, VoiceFull Praise, Promisedland Records, Daniel Ray Ministries, John Keaton, Cross'N Over, Justin Endicott, the Cerces, Jamie Carter, Tori Gay, Three Hills Music Group, Anthony Hudgins, and Sunday Edition.
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Clients currently represented by Southern Spin Entertainment are Johnny Minick, Hope's Call, The Imperials, SouthernGospelNews.com, Song Garden Music Group, HisSong, Christlike, Crystal River, Jonathan White, Sondra Burnett, Embrace, Sharron Kay King, Steve Hurst School of Music, Ed Crawford & the Mystery Men, Eddie Lee & Anointed, Psalm 101, Vocalive.com, Valor, Mercy's Well, The Pathfinders, the Quicks, Everlasting Hope, Amazed, Vertical Praise, Grape Vine Records, VoiceFull Praise, Promised Land Records, Daniel Ray Ministries, John Keaton, Cross'N Over, Justin Endicott, the Cerces, Jamie Carter, Tori Gay, Three Hills Music Group, Anthony Hudgins, and Sunday Edition.
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Clients currently represented by Southern Spin Entertainment are Johnny Minick, Hope's Call, The Imperials, SouthernGospelNews.com, Song Garden Music Group, HisSong, Christlike, Crystal River, Jonathan White, Sondra Burnett, Embrace, Sharron Kay King, Steve Hurst School of Music, Ed Crawford & the Mystery Men, Eddie Lee & Anointed, Psalm 101, Vocalive.com, Valor, Mercy's Well, The Pathfinders, the Quicks, Everlasting Hope, Amazed, Vertical Praise, Grape Vine Records, VoiceFull Praise, Promised Land Records, Daniel Ray Ministries, John Keaton, Cross'N Over, Justin Endicott, the Cerces, Jamie Carter, Tori Gay, Three Hills Music Group, Anthony Hudgins, and Sunday Edition.
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Clients currently represented by Southern Spin Entertainment are Johnny Minick, Hope's Call, The Imperials, SouthernGospelNews.com, Song Garden Music Group, HisSong, Christlike, Crystal River, Jonathan White, Sondra Burnett, Embrace, Sharron Kay King, Steve Hurst School of Music, Ed Crawford & the Mystery Men, Eddie Lee & Anointed, Psalm 101, Vocalive.com, Valor, The Pathfinders, the Quicks, Everlasting Hope, Amazed, Vertical Praise, Grape Vine Records, VoiceFull Praise, Promised Land Records, Daniel Ray Ministries, John Keaton, Cross'N Over, Justin Endicott, the Cerces, Jamie Carter, Tori Gay, Three Hills Music Group, Anthony Hudgins, and Sunday Edition.
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Artists and clients currently under contract with SSE Group include Geron Davis & Kindred Souls, SouthernGospelNews.com, Johnny Minick, Hope's Call, The Imperials, Steve Hurst School of Music, Stamps-Baxter School of Music, Christlike, HisSong, Crystal River, Embrace, Jonathan White, Sondra Burnett, Sunday Edition, The Pathfinders, Sharron Kay King, Three Hills Music Group, and many more.
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The new single will feature special guest Johnny Minick, who also wrote the song.
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Clients currently represented by Southern Spin Entertainment are Johnny Minick, Hope's Call, The Imperials, SouthernGospelNews.com, Three Hills Music Group, HisSong, Christlike, Jonathan White, Sondra Burnett, the Bowlings, Crystal River, Embrace, Sharron Kay King, Steve Hurst School of Music, Vocalive.com, Psalm 101, Everlasting Hope, The Pathfinders, the Quicks, VoiceFull Praise Ministries, Daniel Ray Ministries, John Keaton, Cross'N Over, Justin Endicott, the Cerces, Jamie Carter, Tori Gay, His Cross, and Sunday Edition.
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SMYRNA, Tenn. - Johnny Minick, a name synonymous with musical excellence, recently hosted the pilot episode of a new television show, Gospel Music at the River.In addition to hosting the pilot episode, Johnny was a featured performer, showcasing music from his debut solo recording, Sweetest Song I Know ~ A Tribute to the Happy Goodmans.
The new television show, shot at River of Life Church in Smyrna, Tennessee, was a pilot for programming planned to begin production later this year.The concept of the show is to bring artists of all backgrounds to a church setting for a Gospel/Christian music show.
"Many artists have a background in church or a love for the old hymns," remarked Johnny Minick."We wanted to provide a platform where that can be related to audiences who appreciate this music."
The pilot show of Gospel Music at the River included music from the hosts Johnny Minick and Barry Smith with their wives, Sherry Minick and Sheri Smith.
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Special guests included Country music legend George Jones, Monument Quartet, River Of Life Choir, Nashville Star contestant George Canyon, the Quicks, and Black Gospel singers John and Angie Primm.
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Johnny was also a recent performer for Solid Gospel's Music at the Mills concert in the Opry Mills Mall in Nashville, Tennessee and the 6th Annual Gospel Music Fan Festival during July.
Johnny will be performing on several showcases at the National Quartet Convention this year.His new single, "Vestal's Song," a tribute to Vestal Goodman written by Minick, Daryl Williams, and Aaron Wilburn, was just sent to radio.
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More information on Johnny Minick can be found at http://johnnyminick.com.
About Johnny MinickJohnny Minick has had a bright career in Gospel music.He's traveled for over thirty years singing, preaching, and playing the piano, but was most notably known for singing with The Happy Goodmans for many years.He is currently the pastor of River of Life Assembly of God in Smyrna, Tennessee.
About Southern Spin EntertainmentSouthern Spin Entertainment is one of four divisions of the conglomerate SSE Group.Southern Spin Entertainment focuses on publicity and marketing for Southern and Country Gospel artists.Clients currently represented by Southern Spin Entertainment are Johnny Minick, Hope's Call, The Imperials, SouthernGospelNews.com, Three Hills Music Group, HisSong, Christlike, Jonathan White, Sondra Burnett, the Bowlings, Crystal River, Embrace, Sharron Kay King, Steve Hurst School of Music, Vocalive.com, Psalm 101, Everlasting Hope, The Pathfinders, the Quicks, VoiceFull Praise Ministries, Daniel Ray Ministries, The Heirborn Quartet, John Keaton, Cross'N Over, Justin Endicott, the Cerces, Jamie Carter, Tori Gay, His Cross, and Sunday Edition.
GospelFest Ministries, Inc. :: Ministry Overview
www.gospelfestministries.com, 18 Oct 2013 [cached]
Pastor Johnny Minick Senior Pastor, River of Life Church, Smyrna, TN Former member of the Happy Goodman Family
SouthernGospelNews.com - your online source for all southern gospel music news
sogospelnews.com, 2 Nov 2005 [cached]
My Pastor is Johnny Minick.We started attending River Of Life nine years ago.The church was small at that time, about 65 people.
As the church began to grow, Johnny wanted to have a choir.He talked to me about starting a choir for about two years, and I always said "no" , because of our traveling schedule.Finally in 2000, he told me that if I would start the Choir, that he would let us off anytime we needed to travel and sing Trio dates.He understood the struggle of being a Pastor and a traveling member of the Happy Goodmans.The Goodmans were still working dates at that time, so he understood the situation very well.He said that he would work with us so that we could do both.And we love doing both.It's not only a pleasure working with Johnny Minick, but we get to work with such a talented choir also.
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