The Gospel Music Association propels the Christian & Gospel Music Industry through Education, Advocacy, Research, and Preservation. We accomplish this through the efforts of various committees made up of a diverse group of leaders who represent all facets of our industry. See below for a full list of GMA’s Committees and the mission behind each of them.

Advocacy Committee

Mission

 

To assess, encourage, and provide accountability for diversity within the Gospel Music Association through education and communication.

 

 

Participants

 

Linda Bloss-Baum SoundExchange Chair
Ed Leonard Daywind Chair

Awards & Criteria Committee

Mission

 

To review the Dove awards process and procedures as it pertains to categories, submissions, and voting.

 

 

Participants

 

Celeste Winstead Gaither Southern
Chris Hauser Hauser Promotions Chair
Craig Adams Lifeway Worship/Musical
Dan Hays Franklin Theater Southern
Demetrus Alexander Open Door Entertainment Gospel
Eboni Funderburk EFG Promotions Gospel
Erica Boutwell Bethel Music Gospel
John Thompson TrueTunes.com Rap/Rock
Joseph Prielozny Curb Word Rap/Rock
Matt Ewald Centricity Pop
Paul Wright Producer Gospel
Rick Shelton Daywind Chair

Diversity & Oversight Committee

Mission

 

To assess, encourage, and provide accountability for diversity within the Gospel Music Association through education and communication.

 

 

Participants

 

Demetrus Alexander Open Door Entertainment Chair
Ed Leonard Daywind Southern Gospel
Zane King Compassion CCM/Southern
Melissa Chalos Pandora CCM
George Ross CCLI Worship
Derek Minor Artist Rap
Alexandria Davila Adarga Entertainment Group Latin CCM
Oscar Interiano Multitracks Latin CCM
Howard Gentry GMA Board Committee Advisor
Eboni Funderburk EFG Promotions

Gospel Committee

Mission

 

To assess, encourage, and provide accountability for the gospel genre within the Gospel Music Association through education and communication.

 

 

Participants

 

Eboni Funderburk EFG Promotions Chair
Bryant Scott Tyscot Records
Jojo Pada Ignition PR
Stephanie Andry Red Alliance
Demetrus Alexander Open Door Entertainment
Paul Wright 360 MusicWorx
Tia Smith Talented Soul Productions
Tracy Bethea iHeartMedia
Benita Bellamy Kelly The Bellamy Group
Ritz McCain Capitol CMG
EJ Gaines Motown Gospel
Omega George eOne Entertainment
Howard Gentry GMA Board
Melanie Pratt
Vannesia Darby Moxy Nashville
Anthony Brown Gospel Artist

Latin CCM Committee

Mission

 

To assess, encourage, and provide accountability for the Latin CCM genre within the Gospel Music Association through education and communication.

 

 

Participants

 

Henry Alonzo Adarga Entertainment Group Chair
Oscar Interiano Multitracks/Secuencias
Patty Lundy CCLI
Alexandria Davila Adarga Entertainment Group

Membership Committee

Mission

 

To assess member needs and develop services and activities that engage and grow the constituency.

 

 

Participants

 

Rod Riley Chick-Fil-A Chair
Chris Estes Bethel Music
Steve Blair Apple Music
Leslie Roberts BMI
Ed Harper The Harper Agency

Radio Committee

Mission

 

To assess the specific needs and desires of the CCM radio community and establish how the GMA can best serve them for the benefit of the entire industry.

 

 

Participants

 

Lloyd Parker Consultant Chair
Chris Hauser Hauser Promotions Chair
Matt Hahn Compassion International
Allen Henderson His Radio
Barry Copeland New Life Media