Rick & Phyllis Webb Awarded by Governor Pat McCrory

webbsRick and Phyllis Webb were honored with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from Governor Pat McCrory for their 40 years of ministry and service. The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award is the highest award given to a civilian who has a proven record of extraordinary service to the state of North Carolina. Rick and Phyllis Webb have ministered through music evangelism to nearly 3 Million people worldwide, logging over 2 million miles and witnessing scores of people make public decisions for salvation through Jesus Christ during their concerts. Beginning their musical journey in 1978 with Derric Johnson’s Re’Generation the goal of the Rick Webb Family is to reach the lost with the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and to encourage the saints.

Mr. Wayne King presented the award for Governor Pat McCrory who was assisting in the flood relief from Hurricane Matthew. Pictured with Rick and Phyllis is Pastor Brandon Ware (pastor of their home church, Green Street Baptist Church) and Mr. Wayne King (Deputy Chief of Staff/District Director for Congressman Mark Meadows).

Absolutely Gospel Music

Formed over 25 years ago by Founders Deon & Susan Unthank originally as became the most viewed Southern Gospel website on the Internet with over 1 million hits per month. The website is based out of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In April 2010, SoGospelNews changed its name to, allowing the site to cover all genres of gospel music. Before the passing of founder Deon Unthank in December 17, 2022, he arranged the sale of the site to a dear family friend, Bev McCann. The site is now run by Bev McCann and the Nashville 37201 media group.
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