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Gospel Guitar

For those who love to minister, through guitar, "psalms, hymns and spiritual songs" on a team/band or with solo arrangements.

Members: 134
Latest Activity: Sep 1

Discussion Forum

Worship Music for Children 11 Replies

Started by Walt Pilcher. Last reply by Walt Pilcher Aug 30, 2013.

What are your favorite "psalms, hymns and spiritual songs" to play 34 Replies

Started by Doc Fleetwood. Last reply by Ricky "Lone Wolf" Turner Jun 20, 2013.

Workshop for Christian Guitarists at Messiah College

Started by Randall Zwally Feb 16, 2013.

Workshop for Christian Guitarists 2012 at Messiah College 1 Reply

Started by Randall Zwally. Last reply by Tom H Feb 8, 2012.

Hal Leonard Publications Fake Books 2 Replies

Started by Uyless Wayne Golden. Last reply by Rev. Bill McIntyre Feb 8, 2012.

Using the Baritone in Church!? Anyone?

Started by Olav Loef Sep 30, 2011.

Worship songs for beginning guitarists? 7 Replies

Started by Louis Klein. Last reply by Rev. Matt Fontana Aug 12, 2011.

I have a song I need chords for 6 Replies

Started by Christin Ellington. Last reply by FloridaGull Aug 9, 2011.

Looking for some Advice 16 Replies

Started by George Knight. Last reply by Christin Ellington Jul 19, 2011.

Workshop for Christian Guitarists

Started by Randall Zwally Feb 14, 2011.

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Comment by Walt Pilcher on September 1, 2015 at 7:12am

Great testimony, Robert. You are indeed blessed, and your wife and church along with you!

Comment by Robert on September 1, 2015 at 6:45am

Have to share a blessing with you folks...

After a (VERY) long time, my wife and I are finally starting to put together a PA system so we can play in other venues than our own church again.  Found the mixer I wanted, discounted $150.  Found the mics I wanted - and they were having a BOGO sale.  Which means that this month we'll be able to afford the speakers - we'd expected to have to wait until spring. 

We've also finally begun work on a demo CD of some of the music we've been playing for the last 40 years.

And then...

A brother with whom we play occasionally scored a deal on a Gibson Les Paul.   He brings me back to his house after church... and gives me his Epiphone LP!  Says I've got to have a solid body if I ever want to sit in with his band (I have a Gretsch Electromatic).  Blindsided by blessing!


Comment by Walt Pilcher on May 16, 2013 at 11:20am

Just want to introduce my new book called The Five-fold Effect: Unlocking Power Leadership for Amazing Results in Your Organization, available in hardcover, paperback or Kindle edition from, though not yet in bookstores. From the Press Release:

"In an unprecedented approach to organizational leadership, The Five-Fold Effect takes inspiration from Bible wisdom, specifically Ephesians 4:11-16. 'The apostolic, prophetic, pastoral, teaching and evangelistic gifts power a five-fold leadership plan that’s for the church and the marketplace,' Pilcher writes. 'Everybody has one or more of these five and other gifts, and by using them strategically in your business, or any organization large or small, you can supercharge productivity and enjoy potentially unlimited success.' 

"In The Five-fold Effect, Pilcher draws on his and others’ church and business experiences to lay out the steps readers can use to create highly successful leadership teams. 'God provided the five-fold plan for all organizations,” he writes, “because he wants us all to succeed!'”

I'm not going to spam anybody with this but just thought some of you might be interested.  Thanks.


Comment by Mark Hanson on April 1, 2013 at 5:14pm

Here's a free download with audio of a nice, short arrangement and of Won't You Let Me Be Your Servant. - with www. in front.

Comment by Gary Thomas on April 1, 2013 at 4:57pm

A fairlly decent website to search for some of the contemporary gospel songs can be found on (n WWW in front), or you can go their facebook page and start there.  The webpage had a background video by Carl Cartree on "Were You There?"

Comment by FloridaGull on April 1, 2013 at 4:03pm
Comment by Andy Tulenko on September 3, 2012 at 6:50pm


Sorry to be so long in answering.

I am in the middle of a bible study on the power of words.  I'm not going to say that you can just tell your hands they are fixed and poof! Healed, but that IS what the bible teaches us.  Like anything we do to get closer to God, it's a process. Just like learning guitar in the first place.  Pray and confess the healing in your hands and I know it will help.  How much is up to you and God.

My hands have been smashed up pretty badly also.  I've had to re-learn to play, but I do ok.  I just keep confessing my healing and it is getting easier to play day by day.  Keep going brother!  We're all pulling for you!

Comment by Mark Hanson on March 29, 2012 at 10:40am

To: Reed Elliott - You asked about tab for "Were You There". I have a lovely version in my Hymns & Spirituals fingerstyle guitar book/CD. Sorry it isn't free, but the book is worth it! Thanks for taking the time to look.

Comment by Tom H on March 22, 2012 at 2:36pm

Jerry: I don't know that I have any advice for you, but I want to let you know I read your message and feel deeply for what you must be going through. I can't imagine. I will pray for you.

Comment by Jerry T. Yates on March 22, 2012 at 2:10pm

Hey Yaw'll!  Its been a long time since I made any comments, but I really feel I need to now, because I desperately need advise.

You all know about my Carpel Tunnel surgery a couple of years ago. Well, the nerve damage has grown some worse, and I also have Benign Essential Tremor, which causes my hands and arms to shake. Therefore, I am having a hard time, with my Travis Style Finger Picking, due to the shaking and the pain. My thumb doesn't want to keep a steady alternating bass going, and my middle finger seldom will hit the "B" string(I play with my thumb and middle finger only. My other fingers won't cooperate at all. Plus it has become to hold on to a flatpick, when I'm flatpicking, but I can manage that. IT's the fingerpicking I'm worried about. Does anyone have any advice, as to what I might do to make sure my thumb and middle finger will do what I want them to do? I am praying about it everyday, and I have been for at least two years now. I'm getting very frustrated and depressed.


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