Soul Purpose Bio

Soul Purpose, based out of Grove City, Ohio, offers a “one-of-a-kind” traditional southern gospel sound that awakens the spirit and excites the soul.  It doesn’t take long to realize this group LOVES the Lord. Although their ministry began in 1972 as The Sounds of Joy, in 1995 they began a fresh start with the new name Soul Purpose.  The name just seemed to be the perfect fit as they proclaim, “Your Soul is our Purpose!”  From beginning to end, their program conveys the joy and excitement of having a relationship with Jesus.

Soul Purpose has carried the Gospel to numerous churches, fairs, conventions and arts festivals in Ohio and surrounding states including the National Quartet Convention, Ohio State Convention of Baptists, and Northern Gospel Singing Convention.  Certainly, this group is turning some heads in the industry as they were also named amongst the Top Ten Favorite New Traditional Quartets in the Singing News Fan Awards .  They continue to be in demand and have appeared as a “Featured Group” in the Singing News Magazine and on the popular television/internet program Gospel Music Today.  Members of the group are honored to have been commissioned by the Governor and Secretary of State of Kentucky as “Kentucky Colonels” as well as having been recognized by State of Ohio Governor, John R. Kasich, House Representative Cheryl Grossman, Speaker of the House William Batchelder, Congressman Steve Stivers, and Mayor of the City of Columbus, Michael Coleman for their service and dedication to the Ministry of Christ and gospel music in the communities they serve.

In addition to their scheduled appearances, they promote southern gospel music locally by sponsoring quarterly gospel sings at the First Baptist Church of Grove City.  These concerts feature BOTH Soul Purpose and a nationally recognized group such as:  The Hoppers, Triumphant Quartet, Brian Free and Assurance, Greater Vision, The Mark Trammell Quartet, Tribute Quartet, The McKameys and the list goes on.

This group is not short on experience in gospel music.  With over 100 years of combined experience, one thing is for sure…this group knows how to get a crowd excited about the Lord!  Likewise, they bring the crowd to a time of worship, reflection and decision.  Concert-goers continue to comment “this group’s sound compares to any group you would hear on the Gaithers,” but they are “uniquely different” because they consistently present a program that couples immense talent with a “true ministry” message.  Their goal is to deliver more than just entertainment to the crowd.  They want to show JESUS!

Their latest project COUNT IT ALL JOY is by far their BEST RELEASE yet, seeing great charting success and featuring ALL ORIGINAL SONGS like "We Will Meet Again,” “Lift Up His Name,” “I'll Just Pray, “Born to Win,” and “Mercy Made A Way.”  Their albums incorporate some of those great old gospel songs sung by saints of the past as well as fantastic new releases to make you tap your toe or stand up and shout.  Regardless of your age, they offer a great collection of gospel music you will want to hear and share with others!

If you visit one of their scheduled appearances, please stop by their table to ask how to invite them to your church for a concert…oh, and get a free hug!  They LOVE meeting new people!