Labor Day Weekend!

Labor-Day-picturesWe would like to thank God for the opportunity to participate in worship along with John Bowman and the Waterwheel Revival group in Stuart Virginia on Saturday night. Then, this morning we spent a wonderful morning with Pastor Jesse Clubb and congregation of Bethlehem UMC in Walnut Cove, NC.

God is moving in our midst and touching people daily! It is so exciting for us to see the Christians from different denominations and backgrounds coming together in fellowship. It gives us the opportunities that we long for – using the gifts and calling that God has given us in a way that glorifies Him and encourages people! Jesus is moving, doors are opening, and the ministry is growing! Thank you all for your support – God Bless all of you in Jesus’ name!

Georgia Tour II

Had such a great time in Georgia this weekend!!!!! So sad to leave! Thank you to the folks of Fellowship Baptist Church and Pleasant Valley Mission Church! We so enjoyed worshipping y’all!!!!!! And thank you to our good buddy Gerry Dyer for being such a good host!!! G, we love you so much!!!!!!!! Can’t wait til next time! We are gonna miss Toby too!!!!!

This Weekend!

God-purpose-revivalWe are so excited about revival this Saturday night at the Motorsports Museum in Stuart, VA!! Service starts at 7pm with Brother John Bowman preaching! You do not want to miss this!!!! Sunday morning we’ll be singing at Bethlehem UMC in Walnut Cove, NC at 9am – Can’t Wait! Y’all come and join us and enjoy the presence of the Lord! Where two or three are gathered in His sweet name, He is in the midst!!!!

A Beautiful Day at the Folk Fair!

folk-fairWe had a great time in Meadows of Dan at the 2014 Folk Fair! The weather was absolutely gorgeous as we opened up the day with songs from both the Jesus Folk and Closer 2 Home CDs. Thanks to all the great folks that made us feel welcome. And no, Rob couldn’t go without getting one of the Polish sausages that were cooking next to the stage :) Looking forward to seeing ya’ll at the Waterwheel Revival in Stuart, Va on August 30th, but next up is Georgia Summer Tour II! Dalton and Rocky Face get ready!!!


TNmtWhat awesome Sunday we had! Thank you so much to pastor Shannon Courtner and everyone at Locust Gap FWB in Mountain City, TN and to brother Ronnie Holloway and the folks Old Time Gospel Baptist in Newport, TN! We love y’all and can’t wait to come back! There is no greater joy than to be in the service of the King! Robert L. Strupe we missed you so much!

Great New Music from Tony and Heather Mabe!

T&HC2HSmallHot on the heels of their February release of “Jesus Folk” comes a brand new collection of Christian and Gospel favorites from Tony and Heather Mabe.

Closer 2 Home (A play on words, being the 2nd album released by Tony and Heather as Christian artists), combines Tony and Heather’s love for the classic southern gospel sound in addition to honoring their bluegrass roots. A little spice is added to the mix as well with a couple of tracks nudging Tony and Heather in a more modern direction.

“Tony and Heather Mabe Ministries exists to reach everyone,” says producer and bassist Rob Strupe, “If we can start from a core of classic and traditional Christian music, then reach out from there into more modern genres, we feel that we can actually minister to a larger number of people.”

This philosophy is reflected in their performance history. Over the past year, Tony and Heather have ministered in many different settings from large, modern venues to small country churches, homes, and road-side stages. They have worshiped in Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal, and many other churches. The people Tony and Heather minister to are equally diverse spanning all different races and nationalities. At a concert near Mt. Airy one gentleman remarked that he came all the way from Switzerland for Merlefest. When he found out Tony and Heather were playing nearby he left the internationally acclaimed event and traveled to the small North Carolina community to hear Tony and Heather. The Youtube fan was thrilled to finally get to see Tony and Heather in person!


l-r Heather and Tony Mabe, Mark Helms, Robert Strupe

In 2011 Tony and Heather began answering the call of God on their lives to use their musical talents for His glory and to minister encouragement to Christians everywhere (Click here to see their story). Soon after teaming up with bassist and producer Robert Strupe they began filling dates with churches and other venues as fast as they could. In February they released their first, full-length CD entitled “Jesus Folk” which presented Tony and Heather’s interpretation of some great southern gospel classics and contemporary Christian songs.

Closer 2 Home also features 3 new originals penned by Heather. These worshipful additions to the group’s set list will be sure to minister to you heart and encourage you to get into His presence! “Rob sent me a copy after the masters were finished and I can’t stop listening to it!” says Heather, “It turned out great!”

Two tracks, How Sweet It Is and Your Redemption Draweth Nigh feature Nashville veteran Mark Helms on drums. Mark appears on Closer 2 Home courtesy of Mercy Hill Media, a Christian Artist Cooperative.

Closer 2 Home is available exclusively at  (CD and MP3 download), and where ever Tony and Heather are performing.

Last Chance to Win a Jesus Folk CD!

This week Heather presents an original song that expresses just how beautiful Christ is to her. Your Youtube and Facebook comments automatically enter you for a chance to win a Jesus Folk CD – the last one in our summer giveaway!

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#3 in our Video Contest!

Video #3 in the Jesus Folk Giveaway! This is from the wonderful time we had in Alabama! Just leave a comment on this video and you are automatically entered to win a Jesus Folk CD – Thanks for all the prayers, likes, and subscribes!

Coming Soon, get ready!!!

T&H 2014 CD Teaser

Week #2 CD Winner!

Congratulations to Charity Ater-Melton on being this week’s winner! Charity has won one of four Jesus Folk CDs we are giving away just for liking Heather’s videos and leaving a comment on our FB ministry page. If you wanna chance to win go here! Two chances left!