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Fall Banquet

Gospel Express Ministry invites you to the 12th Annual Benefit Banquet August 10, 2019!

Special Guest Speaker: John Schmid

When: August 10, 2019

Where: Thomasville Road Baptist Church

3131 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL


Doors open at 4:00 p.m. EST

Program starts at 5:00 p.m. EST

Tickets can be purchased by calling:

Candice Nissley 850-228-9000


Merrill Detweiler 850-447-2033

Our Special Guest Speaker John Schmid is the founder and director of Common Ground Ministries, based in Berlin, Ohio, with a focus on prisons in the Ohio Corrections System. In a typical year, John ministers in more than 50 prisons, 30 churches, four to five camps, six evangelistic crusades, 4 banquets, a street fair or two, several weekend seminars, as well as numberous concerts in living rooms. We provide Bibles as well as Gospel Echoes Bible study correspondence courses to prisoners in the Ohio system at no cost to the prisoner or the system A unique blend of country/folk/gospel, and a touch of the contemporary has gained John audiences in a wide variety of settings, including prisons, embassies, high schools, rest homes, churches, army bases, concert halls, and living rooms. His honest, genuine voice is easy to listen to and his message reaches everyone through humor, true life stories, a love for people, and a wide selection of songs (not to mention the Holy Spirit). John was singing in a country western band at the time of his conversion in 1972. God changed his desire for stardom in Nashville to ministry. He went to school, then overseas, back to church ministry, and now back to singing (this time for Jesus). He has sung in over thirty different countries and takes an annual work/mission trip to Central America to help Christians get a vision for missions, at home and abroad.






          2018 Banquet

     Mark your calendars for the 11th Annual Benefit Banquet Saturday, August 11th.

Please call us to reserve your tickets or to become a sponsor:

Merrill Detweiler, Board Member: 850-447-2033


Special Thanks to Our Banquet Sponsors:


Bristol Dental Clinic


Brooks LeBoeuf Bennett Foster & Gwartney PA


Capital Truck, Inc.


Ken Fuqua


Celebration Baptist Church


Faith Radio


Florida Air Specialists


Mr. and Mrs. Bob Flynn


Harvest of Life


Hoover Poultry


Jett Builders, Inc.


Rob & Alicia Longshore


Marianna Health & Wellness P.A.


Mr. & Mrs. Dean Mason




David H. Melvin, Inc.


Mowery Elevator


Mr. and Mrs. George Price


Richard Sauder







2017 Banquet

Mark your calendars and plan to come out and support GEMS prison ministry 
as well as be blessed to hear the testimony of Ken Cooper!

All information below! Make sure to scroll down to the second poster as well!





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