The National Juniors

42nd Anniversary Program


October 25, 2004


By:  Gospel Correspondent Blanche V. S. Goodson


Sunday evening October 24, 2004, was another night to celebrate one of Columbia’s gospel quartet group’s anniversary.  It was the 42nd anniversary of The National Juniors.  And what a program it was. 


The National Juniors, a group that was founded by: Rev. Tryon Echeliburger Sr.  After Rev. Echeliburger left the group, the late Early Williams became the driving force behind the group.  The current manger of the group is Brother Lee Bowen.  The group has really matured and by grace is stronger than ever. 


The program, which started on time, began with a powerful devotion by Nathaniel Elmore of St. George, South Carolina.  The emcees for the night were Nathaniel Fulton and Blanche V. S. Goodson.


The first group to minister was The Southern Gospel Singers.  The next group to minister was The Gospel Cavaliers of Lugoff, South Carolina.  Then Deacon Burgess and the Soul Searchers took the stage.  They were followed by The Southernaires, Big Mack and The Harmonettes, Rev. George R. Johnson and The Johnsonaires, and The Carolina Gospel Singers.


Next, the anniversary group blessed the 100+ individuals present with some of their latest songs, including “You Ought Not Mind.”  The Six Voices of Zion, the special guest The Golden Trumpets of North Carolina followed the anniversary group.


The Gospel Saints, The Brewsteraries, Rev. Matthew Mickens and The New Highway Travelers, and Deacon Joe Davis and The Choice Gospel Singers closed the program.  It was a great anniversary program.  The 43rd should be even better. 





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