Our Dear Friend & Brother in Christ Larry Howard passed away from cancer on Friday, February 10, 2017. Larry was a Bluesman and Evangelist who touched many hearts through his amazing gospel blues music. Larry was very instrumental in our "Music for the Soul" outreach by finding musicians with the heart of ministry and not on the stage for their own glory. He sang and shared at many of our events through the years. It is all about our God! Larry's Memorial Service was Saturday, March 4. If you can help with a donation to help the family, that would be awesome!
We give God all the Glory!! The 75th Sturgis Bike Rally, where the "Music for the Soul" was located on August 1-8, 2015 was AWESOME! There were over 1 million bikers that descended on Sturgis, SD. No official attendance reported yet. We doubled the sound system, had more musicians, and gave out more cds (over 13,000). Talked to and shared God's Love with many people. Thank you for prayers and all who helped out in any way!! God Bless!!
We have a lease purchase agreement for the Sturgis S.D. Ministry House and we need to pay it off ASAP. Starting in 2008, thousand's of people's lives have been changed due to the ministry at that House and it continues to change lives!! The house is rented and will create an income for the ministry. Or if you feel led to purchase the house and allow us to come in for the 10 days during the Rally so we can continue the "Music for the Soul" Ministry, that would be great as well. If you feel lead to help in this situation, please contact us. Don & Rhea Overbey 620-924-8814. GOD BLESS YOU!! Check out Sturgis Music for the Soul LANDON SPRADLIN Don Overbey inducted Landon Spradlin into the Blues Hall of Fame as a Great Blues Artist and Ambassador from Virginia while at the 75th Daytona Bike Rally in Daytona Beach FL. BRUCE FRY At the 75th Daytona Beach Bike Rally, representing the Blues Hall of Fame, Don Overbey inducted Bruce Fry into the Blues Hall of Fame as a Great Blues Artist and Ambassador from Pennsylvania ERIC TURNER Representing the Blues Hall of Fame, Don Overbey inducted Eric Turner into the Blues Hall of Fame at the 75th Sturgis Bike Rally in Sturgis, S.D. GLENN KAISER Don Overbey had the privilege of inducting Glenn into the Blues Hall of Fame, with Shannon Coberly's help 8/4/15 on the "Music for the Soul" Stage, Sturgis, S.D. DANNY DANIELS While representing the Blues Hall of Fame, Don Overbey was honored to induct Danny Daniels into the Blues Hall of Fame at the Macksville Bikes & Blues. MARK MASON & PONTUS J. BACK While at the 2015 Daytona Bike Week, Don Overbey had the honor of inducting Mark Mason into the Blues Hall of Fame as a Great Blues Artist and Ambassador from Virginia and Pontus J. Back into the Blues Hall of Fame as a Great Blues Artist and Ambassador from Finland! WILL SEGRAVES Representing the Blues Hall of Fame, Don Overbey Inducted Will Segraves into the Blues Hall of Fame as a Master Blues Artist. He presented Will's 2 sons & widow with certificates in Phenix, AL. STEPHEN KING Don Overbey, representing the Blues Hall of Fame presented Stephen with his certificates on the "Music for the Soul" Stage during the Lone Star Rally, Galveston, TX. HARLEY LAMOUREUX & TONY LOEFFLER Don Overbey, representing the Blues Hall of Fame presented Harley Lamoureux & Tony Loeffler their certificates at the Hampton Inn, Colorado Springs, CO. SCOTT HAZEN & EDDIE DAY Johnny Mannion, representing the Blues Hall of Fame presented each with their certificates on the "Music for the Soul" Stage at 2014 Sturgis Bike Week!!
All are very deserving!! What a Blessing!!
When in Daytona we met Pontus J. Back from Finland. He is an Evangelist, Musician, Founder of the Ambassadors for Jesus Christ Motorcycle Ministry in Europe. He was with us again this year, as well as David Ekfors and some of the Ambassadors for Jesus Christ Motorcycle Ministry in the USA! We see them as a valuable addition to our "Music for the Soul" Ministry Team! While in Daytona Pontus video taped interviews, music and produced this awesome video for his Life in Him TV Program! Comments would be welcome!
2013 CONGRATULATIONS go out to the Rev. Jimmie Bratcher (Kansas City, MO.) and Don Overbey (Macksville, KS.) for being inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. Jimmie was inducted as a great Blues Artist from Missouri and Don was inducted as a Great Blues Promoter from Kansas. Both men were inducted as Ambassadors for their State. Johnny Mannion (San Diego, CA), representing the Blues Hall of Fame, presented their certificates on the "Music for the Soul" Stage in Sturgis, S.D. on Tuesday, 8/6/13.
We were blessed to have Pontus J. Back from Finland join us on our Stage during the 2013 Daytona Bike Week. Before he became a Christian, he toured the world with Rock Groups such as Whitesnake, Molly Hatchett and many others. He has a tremendous story to tell!! Thank God he found Jesus!! What a Blessing!! Welcome Truth Be Told Band from Portland, Oregon to the "Music for the Soul" Family in Sturgis 2013. Other Christian Blues Artists we have had the privilege of ministering with the past 5 years: Larry Howard Lakeland, FL, The Rev. Jimmie Bratcher Band Kansas City, MO, Glenn Kaiser Chicago, IL, Johnny Mannion San Diego, CA, Tony Loeffler Band, FL, Danny Daniels Arizona, Mark Mason Band & Matt Mason Virginia Beach, VA, Debbie Milligan Band Denver, CO, Skip Frye, Sr., Tampa, FL, Darrell Mansfield, CA, BFC Full Throttle Band with Eric Turner (Outreach of Bikers for Christ ), Southern CA, Stephen H. King Off 61 Band from Clinton, MS, Gerry McCann (now with BigG Mac Combo), Andover, KS., Rey Perez Richmond, VA. Hound Dog Mike Matney Charleston, W. VA, and Beyond The Walls from Springfield, MO. Most of these groups are all in full time ministry and Bless everyone with their music and heart for the Lord. Many of these groups will be working with us throughout this year. We are so BLESSED!!! Contact Don Overbey, Overbey Ministries, 620-924-8814, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information.
On June 29, 2012 the National Blues Hall of Fame inducted Larry Howard as a Master Blues Artist.
He is also a Blues Hall of Fame Ambassador in Georgia and Florida. CONGRATULATIONS, Larry!
Skip Frye, Sr. was inducted in to the Blues Hall of Fame in September 2012.
"Serve one another in love." Galatians 5:13b