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Tommy Watwood & Sharon at the Tannehill Opry 1 of 31Pleasant Ridge Baptist in Arab 2 of 31Lakeview Baptist in Lakeview, Alabama 3 of 31Danny, Charlie & Keith waiting in line for dinner at Lakeview Baptist 4 of 31Waylighters at Pleasant Ridge Bapt. inArab, AL 5 of 31The Frist Waylighters Quartet 6 of 31Gary's Grandaughters singing Jesus Will Lead Me at Lakeview Baptist, Lakeview, AL 7 of 31East Brookwood Missionary Baptist 8 of 31Sharon & Gary Fellowshipping 9 of 31Coffee Time! 10 of 31Gary and John 11 of 31The Preacher from Lakeview Bap. was the M.C for the gospel singing. 12 of 31Calvary's Way from Gordo Ala. We were gald they came to sing for us. 13 of 31Great harmony these woman have, they blessed our hearts.3 Voices + One 14 of 31We were happy to have our friend Keith Thomas, running our sound for the night. 15 of 31Singing at Tannehill on all gospel night,with Steve Bagget on bass. 16 of 31People's Church 17 of 31Serious practice at 3rd Baptist 18 of 31Rice's Chapel, Sypsey, AL Waiting for the door to open. 19 of 31charile at concord 20 of 31Singing at the Waylighters and Dotsons Christmas party 21 of 31Gary and Mary Adams 22 of 31Even the grand kids were singing that night at Concord 23 of 31Here's Sharron ,where she loves to be, playing her piano. 24 of 31Gary on '41 Harley 25 of 31 26 of 31Charlie & Danny enjoying Thanksgiving fellowship with the Dotson Family Quartet 27 of 31Keith Emery, Sharon's other half , just taking it easy after a long day working at the mines. 28 of 31Sumiton Gospel Barn 29 of 31Revival at Lakeview Baptist 5/4/08 30 of 31Sharon playing one with the guitar at Fieldstown Baptist Church on June 30, 2013 31 of 31
Sharon listening to cd to make sure that we are on our parts, Eric Bates and Sharon have a keen ear for music 1 of 37So many switches, I'll try this one. We are kiding about Eric, he has been doing sound recording for 27 year in Hueytown Ala and does a great job. 2 of 37Late hours in recording makes you tired 3 of 37Now what switch do I turn on next 4 of 37Sharon at recording ,at Bates Bro. 5 of 37Well Charlie was tired, now he's asleep. I think we need more coffee 6 of 37Gary and Mary Adams at Bates Bro.s Gary and Mary Adams 7 of 37This was Glenda's frist time to come to the recording studio, she was amazed 8 of 37Charlie's birthday party at the Bright Star In Bessemer Ala, Charlie turned 77. 9 of 37I look so good! 10 of 37Charlie and Glenda 11 of 37Gary and Mary having a good time with his brother Charlie on his birthday. 12 of 37 13 of 37Charlie,Sharon, Keith, it was good to see Keith that night, with his job in the mines, sometimes it's good to have time off. 14 of 37Zack at grandad's party. 15 of 37 16 of 37Now that's a cake! 17 of 37Glenda and Mary having a great day in West Blocton. 18 of 37 19 of 37 20 of 37When we mess up in pratice Charlie lets us know . 21 of 37Charlie Adams at Tannehill Opry 22 of 37Singing at Concord Community Center 23 of 37Oh the look on Sharon's face. "I can't believe I missed that last note!" 24 of 37Charlie doing what he loves best! Singing for the Lord! 25 of 37After a nine-month absence, Sharon is glad to be back with the guys. 26 of 37Sing that song Danny! 27 of 37A man who needs no introduction, Mr. Charles Adams, founder of The Waylighters Quartet at Tannehill Opry, January 29, 2011 28 of 37Danny, Sharon & Gary waiting to sing their part at Tannehill Opry 29 of 37Danny, Sharon and Gary singing heart out 30 of 37Sharon ,Charlie and Gary harmonizing on one. 31 of 37Charlie singing one of the most requested songs of his life, "Beulah Land" Charlie received a standing ovation on January 29, 2011 at Tannehill Opry in McCalla, Alabama 32 of 37The Waylighters Quartet at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church on February 20, 2011 33 of 37Have you ever heard of an encore performance AFTER the services? This is what we did when one of our good friends requested "The Old Ship of Zion" accapella at Mt. Moriah Church 34 of 37Another view of the group singing "The Old Ship of Zion" for our friends at Mt. Moriah Church on February 20, 2011 35 of 37Taken at Raimund Heights Baptist Church on March 8, 2011. 36 of 37Sometimes it's hard to see Sharon because of the pulpit. The guys tease her a lot. Raimund Heights Baptist Church, March 8, 2011. 37 of 37
Churches and You
Lakeview Baptist Church, January 23, 2011 1 of 71January 23, 2011 at Lakeview Baptist Church in Lakeview, Alabama 2 of 71The congregation of Lakeview Baptist Church getting ready for services on January 23, 2011 3 of 71"O.K., if we could just move some of you folks from the other side over here!" Lakeview Baptist Church on January 23, 2011 4 of 71Song director, Robert Adams and Pastor George Cooley getting services started at Lakeview Baptist on January 23, 2011 5 of 71The crowd at Tannehill Opry on January 29, 2011 6 of 71Charlie just sitting back and enjoying his group, The Waylighters 7 of 71Danny singing his heart out! at Tannehill Opry. 8 of 71John is our bass singer, and he does a fine job too! 9 of 71Gary before the service starts at Tannehill Opry, January 10 of 71Charlie and his group, The Waylighters taken at Tannehill Opry January, 29,2011 11 of 71Sharon, Gary and John. "Did we get that last note right?" 12 of 71Cane Creek Baptist Church in Jasper, Alabama on January 30, 2011 13 of 71Good to be back at Cane Creek afer a couple of year's absence. A great day was had by all. Brother Richard Bailey pastors the church 14 of 71Miss Sarah met us at the door asking if we would like some coffe. The next thing we knew, we were being served! All other churches, please take note (tee hee)Seriously, Thanks so much for the hospitality, Sarah! 15 of 71Our youngest member there that day at Cane Creek, miss Anastashia. What a cutie pie. 16 of 71After preaching service, John speaks with Pastor Richard Bailey 17 of 71The song leader and his son doing a fine job. It's always nice to see young people singing for the Lord 18 of 71Pastor Richard Bailey and his wife, Brenda listening to the group as they sing at Cane Creek Baptist 19 of 71Left Front: Pastor Bailey and his wife Brenda with other members of their congregation at Cane Creek Baptist in Jasper, Alabama 20 of 71Sing that song, Danny, sing that song! 21 of 71After a long night of singing on Saturday night, we were ready to go again the next morning at Cane Creek in Jasper, Alabama. 22 of 71 23 of 71Sharon's been singing since she was seven, but it's been a long time. She's anxious to get back to it! 24 of 71Gary has been with Charlie and The Waylighters for many years and has sang just about every part available. We appreciate Gary doing whatever he has to do to be a part of the ministry. We couldn't do without him. 25 of 71O.K. I'm not sure what to do now, so I'm just going to follow you! 26 of 71One of the best bass singers in the country. Mr. John Reiter. 27 of 71Which part do you want to do on this one, big John? (Just kidding!) 28 of 71Outside Shades Southcrest prior to the singing on February 5, 2011. We had a great time that night. 29 of 71Tow of our emcees for the night. The one to the right being Mr. Bill Riley 30 of 71Southcrest will be making some changes after starting this program five years ago. They will be adding more artists to the roster for everyone's listening pleasure and also extending into the month of November with the three groups that started off this year. Please make plans ahead of time now as it always fills up quickly 31 of 71What a beautiful day at Elvester Baptist Church on February 13, 2011 32 of 71Elvester Baptist Church, February 13, 2011 33 of 71Elvester Baptist Church on February 13, 2011 34 of 71I'n not sure if this is a good or bad sign. Actually I took this pic after the preaching service, so I guess we could blame Pastor Kyle Ellison (Just kidding brother Kyle!) We really enjoyed the morning worship service and being able to be with the folks at Elvester Baptist again. 35 of 71The congregation was so supportive and very responsive at Elvester. 36 of 71We always kid around with the folks that one side of the church is always a little fuller than the other. Some folks came in from other churches for the afternoon singing. 37 of 71Another view of the congregation that attended at Elvester on February 13, 2011 38 of 71Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, February 20, 2011 39 of 71Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church on February 20, 2011. 40 of 71First thought that comes to mind when you see Mt. Moriah is the song, "The Church in the Wildwood." A lovely church that is surrounded by acres of land only. It is so peaceful! 41 of 71Old Blue Creek Missionary Baptist Church at McCalla, Alabama on Mother's Day, May 8, 2011 42 of 71Old Blue Creek Missionary Baptist Church in McCalla, Alabama on Mother's Day, May 8, 2011. What a beautiful day to honor our mothers! 43 of 71God picks the most beautiful spots for His houses of worship. On May 8, 2011, we were blessed to be with the wonderful congregation of Old Blue Creek Missionary Baptist Church in McCalla, Alabama. 44 of 71We'were so happy that Glenda (Danny's wife) was able to be with us on this day. Her health doesn't always permit her to be. Please continue to remember Glenda in prayer 45 of 71Pastor Tommy Dennis was unable to attend due to recently being in the hospital. In fact, he has just been released on Friday. Fortunately, he wife, Rosemary was "Johnny on the spot" and filled in very nicely. Brother Reggie from Lakeview brought the morning message and there was LOTS of food to go around. 46 of 71Even though I didn't get her name, I admired this mother very much for having her three girls in attendance on this Mother's day. 47 of 71We always try to get pictures of the congregation at our singings. This way we tell folks that if other folks don't believe that they were in church, all they have to do is go to our web site and see for themselves! 48 of 71This is a young man that touched all of our hearts. We know him only as J.J. He is 16 years old and he welcomed every single person that walked through the church doors. J.J. lost his grandmother seven years ago and his grandfather(pictured beside him)said that he misses her just as much today as he did when she passed away. Please remember J.J. when you pray. If only all of us had such a tender heart! 49 of 71Charlie Adams and The Waylighters at Tannehiil Opry on Jauary 29,2011 50 of 71Still yet, another part of Parker Memorial Baptist Church from the outside. Taken on December 19, 2011 51 of 71Gary and a member of Camp Branch Baptist Church before the service starts. 52 of 71Some folks from Woodstock Baptist Church were on hand to listen to us at Camp Branch on January 29, 2012. We appreciate them coming out to be with us. 53 of 71See, even the little ones can like Southern Gospel Music! This was a precious little girl that we made friends with at Camp Branch Baptist Church. 54 of 71SMILE! You never know when we're going to catch you on film! We love taking pictures of our friends and putting them on our web site. 55 of 71Pastor Jodey Hogeland of Camp Branch Baptist Church brought the message from II Peter to the congregation on January 29, 2012, giving The Waylighters a much-needed break as they had ministered earlier in the afternoon at Hargrove Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, AL 56 of 71Liberty Baptist Church in Abernant, AL was the setting for a benefit for David and Lisa Murferson on February 25, 2012. David was involved in a head-on collision back a couple of months ago and has been disabled and doesn't know when he will be returning to work. If anyone is interested in contributing to the family in any form such as money, food, etc. it would be greatly appreciated. You may e-mail our site and we will see that it gets forwarded to the right people. 57 of 71Fellowship Baptist Church was the scene for the homecoming in Coker, AL on April 1, 2012. And what a grand day it was. The morning service was brought by Pastor Corey Kiziah (sp) and he had and awesome message to bring. We had an altar full at invitation that is what every Pastor and quartet wants to see 58 of 71Another picture of Fellowship Baptist church in Coker, AL on April 1, 2012. The crowd was great, even though the Blue Angels were in town. It's great to see that God's people still love assembling in His house on Sunday mornings. 59 of 71A sign of a growing church is always lots of little children and Fellowship was full of them. We caught this little one ready for a pose 60 of 71Another little one ready for the camera at Fellowship Baptist Church on April 1, 2012. 61 of 71Everyone getting ready for service at Fellowship Baptist Church on April 1, 2012 62 of 71We felt right at home at Fellowship on April 1. Everyone made us feel so welcome and at home and hugs were replaced by handshakes. We ALWAYS enjoy that 63 of 71We were concerned that we would have camera trouble on the day at Fellowship, but it came through for us after all. 64 of 71Everyone was very cooperative to have their picture taken at Fellowship. 65 of 71Another picture of one of the growing members of the church. 66 of 71We always tell people that if others ask where they were on Sunday, all they have to do is go to our web site and that will be the proof of where they were! 67 of 71What a beautiful day for a singing. The Waylighters were honored to be at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Randolph, AL on April 29, 2012 during both the morning and afternoon singings. We got in from Mississippi around 2:30 the previous morning, but we were all ready to go when we got up to sing. It's truly a joy singing for the Lord. 68 of 71Shady Grove was a beautiful church with great folks that we enjoyed singing to. Both the morning and afternoon services were well attended and we had a great time. 69 of 71Linda McDaniel - Porter Baptist 70 of 71Porter Baptist Children enjoying our music. 71 of 71
Family and Friends
1 of 59Keith and Sharon's first Grandson, Logan Verble at his Great-Grandmother Edith Tanner's house 2 of 59Keith and Sharon's only grand daughter, Bailey a.k.a. "Princess." 3 of 59The group, "New Dawn" from Cullman, AL. sings at The Tannehill Opry on January 29, 2011. 4 of 59Are you in the crowd? What a great night at Tannehill Opry on January 29, 2011 5 of 59Tannehill Opry on January 29, 2011. Just part of the crowd that attended 6 of 59Part of the crowd at Tannehill Opry in McCalla, Alabama on January 29,2011 7 of 59Carol Hutto and Christine Dotson of The Doston Family getting ready to sing at Tannehill Opry on January 29, 2011 8 of 59Archie Doston of The Dotson Family at Tannehill Opry. 9 of 59Bass player William for The Dotson's 10 of 59Tannehill Opry, January 29, 2011 in McCalla, Alabama 11 of 59"Make new friends but keep the old, they are silver, these are goldd" 12 of 59Grand daughter Emma singing, "He's Still Workin' on Me" with Poppa Gary! 13 of 59Gary and Mary's two grand daughters, Emma and Elizabeth, grand son, Joseph and Daughter, Sharon. 14 of 59Gary and Mary's grand children, Elizabeth, Emma and Joseph came to be with us on Sunday, January, 30, 2011 at Cane Creek in Jasper, Alabama. It was a really great day. 15 of 59Charlie's grandson Zach enjoying his present for his thirteenth birthday. This is "Taz", a seven-week old daschaund 16 of 59Sharon's sister-in-law, Amanda Emery Barnes and Julie Emery. There is always a big gathering on holidays since Keith (Sharon's husband) is in a family of seven children! 17 of 59Keith and Sharon's daughter, Brande. "What a true blessing she is to us!" Brande lives in Illinois with her husband, Kevin and son, Logan 18 of 59Keith and Sharon's son-in-law, Kevin Verble. Sharon says, "He's so shy, sometimes we aren't even sure if he's around!" 19 of 59Sharon's brother, Larry. "We are so blessed to still have Larry. He was in a serious mining accident in 1979. God is still in the miracle business folks!" 20 of 59Sharon's mom, Edith Tanner. "Mom and Dad sacrificed many things so I could take piano lessons. I'll never be able to repay them! Thank you Lord for my Christian home." 21 of 59Brodie Miles is Keith and Sharon's youngest grandson and son of Brian and Crystal Emery 22 of 59Who is that guy under that hat? Believe it or not, it's Keith (Sharon's husband.) Keith bought the cowboy hat when he and Sharon visited their son Brian and his family in Arizona last year. 23 of 59Sharon's son, Brian loves clowning around with her. There was no exception to the rule this day. 24 of 59Wonder what Joseph is thinking? If our group had about two percent of his energy, folks couldn't get us off the stage. This little guy is precious! 25 of 59Gary and Mary Adam's daughter, Sharon and grand daughter Emma. 26 of 59Our group is very blessed to have full support from each and every spouse. Pictured is John with his wife, Lana. We appreciate our spouses very much! 27 of 59Can you tell that Danny is a proud grandpa?! It's so uplifting to the group when our family can be there to support us. 28 of 59From time to time I go back and look through past pictures. Since I lost my dad two years ago, I wanted to share this picture with our friends and family. At my dad's funeral, his pastor made the comment that,"Sharon, you've lost your biggest fan!" My dad and mom have always supported me and my love for the Lord and gospel music and I thank them for that. I miss you dad! 29 of 59"It's bubbling, It's bubbling!" This is Mary and Gary's only grand son, Joseph pictured at Rice's Chapel in Sipsey, AL on June 19, 2011. Everytime we see Joseph, we talk about being able to bottle just a tenth of his energy! 30 of 59Mr. Kyle Dunham started the benefit singing at Hepzibah Baptist Church on July 9, 2011 with proceeds to benefit the Pleasant Grove Christian Ministry Center. Kyle did a beautiful job and we appreciate him taking time out of his schedule to help out! 31 of 59A wonderful crowd turned out for the relief singing at Hepzibah Baptist on July 9, 2011. All proceeds went to the Pleasant Grove Christian Ministry Center and over $3,000.00 was raised. God bless those of you who were able to help out for this wonderful and needy cause. 32 of 59Another photo of the relief singing at Hepzibah Baptist Church on July 9, 2011. 33 of 59Getting ready for the singing at Hepzibah Baptist on July 9, 2011 34 of 59Crowd at Hepzibah Baptist Church on July 9, 2011 35 of 59Do they look alike? This is our son, Brian Emery. We were purchasing some new clothes for him for his birthday when we visited Brian and his family back in February. And believe me, he's just like his dad in EVERY way. 36 of 59There is nothing better than having your spouse to support you when you are doing the Lord's work, and let me tell you, Danny's wife, Glenda is one of the best! 37 of 59The Waylighters were at Tannehill Opry on January 21, 2012 and sharede the stage with Southern Sounds and Gospel Harmony. Pictured here is part of the Southern Sounds band. 38 of 59Southern Sounds band pictured here at Tannehill Opry in McCalla, Alabama on January 21, 2012. 39 of 59Mr. Gary Adams(Baritone) singing his heart out at Tannehill Opry on January 21, 2012. Gary always puts so much feeling in his singing and the audience knows that. He is pictured here at Tannehill Opry on January 21, 2012. 40 of 59Sharon, Gary and John do back-up while Danny is over in the corner singing away. 41 of 59John doing a little emceeing getting the group ready to sing the next song. Tannehill Opry, January 21, 2012 42 of 59I can always tell when the song, "Jesus on the Main Line" is the song that we are singing because you will see Sharon, Gary and John in a "huddle." 43 of 59John Reiter singing, "Plan of Salvation." This song is special to all of us, but it especially touches John's heart when he sings it. 44 of 59You can tell by the look on Sharon's face that this was a wonderful night for her. She was able to visit with two of her best friends, Sandra Reach and Sandra's mother, Mrs. Nash. Sharon and Sandra first became friends through Tuscaloosa Christian School where Sharon taught music for two years. And it's easy to see where Sandra gets her sweet nature, from her mother! This is actually where Mrs. Nash attends church at Liberty Baptist Church 45 of 59Unfortunately, I failed to get this ladies name, but she spoke to me after the service. I told her that I noticed her smile during the whole service and that she didn't realize how much that means to a group. She told me, "Honey, I've been going to singings for years, and I know exactly how uplifting a smile can be for a group!" Anyway, thanks so much for the support you gave us during the service. 46 of 59Folks, let me tell you, be listening for more of this husband and wife duo, Judd and Lisa Cameron from Fosters, AL. They provided some absolutely beautiful music for the benefit at Liberty Baptist Church on February, 25, 2012. They've not sang outside of their own home church much, but I believe that is about to change. If you get the chance to hear them, please go. You will not be disappointed! 47 of 59Mercy Given shared the pulpit with The Waylighters at Fellowship on April 1, 2012. These are good friends that we first met at Rock Solid Church a few years ago. We look forward to being back at Rock Solid this year. 48 of 59Mercy Given is a group that can really sing and bring the message of the Lord. We always enjoy being with them. 49 of 59This young man was a little camera shy and stood a slight distance from the other handsigners, so I caught him while he wasn't looking 50 of 59The young lady at the end's name is Grace and my, oh, my could she sing. We had a chat after the singing and I told her to continue singing for the Lord and she never hesitated to tell me that she was planning on it. Grace is part of Mercy Given. This was taken at Fellowship Baptist on April 1, 2012. 51 of 59And talk about a singer!!!! This young lady is awesome. I am so sorry that I have forgotten her name, but she is also part of the Mercy Given family. When she started singing the first few bars of "Beulah Land", the hairs stood up on the back of my neck. This young lady has a real future! I pray that God uses her talent in a mighty way. 52 of 59John Reiter gets the program ready for a night of singing in Corinth, MS at the American Legion Hall. The Waylighters traveled to be with The Revelations, Unity Four and the Downs Family for a benefit singing to help The American Cancer Society. Brother Randy Black who represents The Revelations headed up the benefit. Over $500 was raised for the cause on April 28, 2012. 53 of 59It is rare when Sharon' husband, Keith gets to travel with us, so needless to say, she was thrilled when he was able to attend the American Cancer Society Benefit held in Corinth,MS on April 28, 2012. The event was sponsored by Randy Black and raised over $500. We will be going back to MS in September to an outdoor singing with several groups. 54 of 59Gary's wife, Mary, "touching up" his hair before the singing in Corinth, MS for the American Cancer Society Benefit. We always have fun wherever we go. 55 of 59Time out for a picture! The spouses of The Waylighters are very supportive. Here, Gary and Mary Adams take time for a picture before the singing in Corinth, MS. for the American Cancer Society Benefit held on April 28, 2012 at the American Legion Hall, sponsored by our new friend, Mr. Randy Black 56 of 59Our new friend, Mr. Randy Black took the time to put the benefit for The American Cancer Society on April 28, 2012. Randy is a great guy who is working for a great cause. We are looking foward to being back with him in September of this year for a big outdooor singing. 57 of 59Before the singing in Corinth, Ms. The Waylighters took a moment for a photo op 58 of 59One of the members of Unity Four, who come from MS. This is a great group and we look forward to being back with them in September. 59 of 59
Fellowship TimeThis album is pictrures taking during gatherings for lunches, dinners and get togethers in fellowship halls of churches.
The Pastor's wife leads the way for the rest of us to eat and enjoy ourselves; 1 of 21Shadescrest always has a good crowd for their singings and folks love to come early and enjoy a meal before the singing starts. 2 of 21John relaxing before getting ready to sing. 3 of 21Lots of tables were busy Saturday night at the church. 4 of 21Do you recognize yourself in any of these pictures? 5 of 21Bring on the food! Elvester is definitely a five on The Waylighters scale. These folks can sure feed you! 6 of 21This is just one of the benefits that a group receives when singing. We get fed spiritualy and physically 7 of 21Believe it or not, I think I missed Danny, John and Gary completely! Now what was I thinking?! 8 of 21Congregation at Elvester Baptist Church on February 13, 2011 9 of 21The Waylighters were delighted to be with the folks at Raimund Heights Church on March 8, 2011. We had a wonderful fellowship time and then assembled for some singing. This was the first time we have had the honor of being at Raimund Heights, but we hope it isn't the last. 10 of 21Some more pictures of fellowship at Raimund Heights Baptist Church on March 8, 2011 11 of 21It's always fun to sit around and fellowship with folks. Another photo of folks at Raimund Heights on March 8, 2001. 12 of 21New Hebron welcomed us with a brand new fellowship hall that is absolutely gorgeous. It's always good to see the Lord working and we were honored to be with the folks at New Hebron at West Blocton, AL on May 22, 2011 13 of 21Some more of our friends enjoying a wonderful lunch that was prepared by the ladies and gentlemen on the church. 14 of 21Our wonderful friend, Wanda, who for years ran American Diner. It was so great to see Wanda and her daughter and family there. Please pray for Wanda as she just informed me Sunday that she is battling lung cancer. But we know that we serve a God that heals. Good to see you, Wanda! 15 of 21There was more food there than you could shake a stick at. I think we could have sang all afternoon and had enough left over for supper. Great faolks at New Hebron. 16 of 21I caught Pastor Jimmy Weed right in the middle of a bite here! And it sure looks like he was enjoying it! New Hebron Missionary Baptist Church, May 22, 2011 17 of 21Fellowship time at Community Baptist in Brierfield, AL on October 16, 2011. We always have a good time with our friends at Community. 18 of 21Community Baptist Church in Brierfield, AL on October 16, 2011. 19 of 21We were especially happy to see our dear friend, Betty able to be out at Community Baptist on October 16, 2011. 20 of 21 21 of 21
Fellowship TimeMore pictures of folks just plain old having a good time around the table and also some shots of the group practicing at Sharon's house that you might never see again. Every once in a while a RARE photo of one of your favorite folks might just pop out during one of our hard practices! Lots of work has to go in to all of what you hear on stage during the year. And of course, lots of hard prayer!! But it's worth every trip and every mile.
Churches and You-Part IIContinue to journey with us througout the year of 2011 as we visit churches from our past and new churches that we are adding each week that we've never been to before. Hope to see you there at one of them.
This shall continue to remain what church is about, Christ and the cross He went to Calvary for to bare our sins so that we may have everlasting life. 1 of 100Not sure of the reason, whether it was lighting or what, but I apologize for the quality of the pictures inside the church. This was a part of the congregation at Mt. Moriah on February 20, 2011. 2 of 100Some more of the congregation at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in West Blocton, AL on February 20, 2011 3 of 100Gary and Sharon speaking with a couple of our good friends Mr. Jack and Betty Reach. We had a lot of friends to come in for the singing that afternoon at Mt. Moriah. 4 of 100Our beloved leader, Charlie Adams speaking with Mrs. Thelma at Mt. Moriah on February 20, 2011 5 of 100Mrs. Betty Reach singing between our break. Betty has a powerful message in her music and a beautiful voice. 6 of 100Pastor Shane Cochran and Mrs. Thelma of Mt. Moriah Church singing a song in between our break. We thought we could catch pastor Shane using someone's glasses to see the music, but he never put them on. 7 of 100We were glad to be back at Good Hope United Methodist Church in Columbiana on March 19, 2011. We had a wonderful time. 8 of 100We were at Good Hope United Methodist Church on March 19, 2011. Anytime we're able to be with the folks there, they always make us feel like we are at home. 9 of 100 10 of 100 11 of 100 12 of 100Preparing to get started for the services at Stewart's Chapel on April 17, 2011 13 of 100Stewart's Chapel is very blessed to have musician's who are willing to share their talent's 14 of 100Making announcements of upcoming singings. 15 of 100The Waylighters are always excited to see folks ready to be sang to. 16 of 100The couple in the middle and far back seat have become very good friends and followers of The Waylighters and gave us the good news that they were to be married on the following Tuesday, May 10. We congratulate them and look forward to seeing them at future singings. 17 of 100Old Blue Creek Missionary Baptist Church on May 8, 2011 18 of 100The Waylighters were back at Tannehill Opry on June 11, 2011. The first group to perform was Mercy Revealed. Believe me, you will be hearing more from this group. 19 of 100Joey Maharrey and Mercy Revealed. I'm sure lots of folks will remember Joey's relatives, The Maharrey's from a few years back. 20 of 100Mercy Revealed is a group that has a five-piece band backing them up. In this day and age, this is a rarity 21 of 100Mercy Revealed's tenor singer. These guys do a fine job and cover lots of different material. Anytime they're in the area, make a point to go see them. You won't be disappointed. 22 of 100Joey Maharrey of Mercy Revealed. Joey sings lead and has a beautiful voice. Curtis Williams has made lots of improvements at Tannehill Opry in the last year. On Saturday night, June 11, we counted at least 175 people in attendance. Please continue to support Curtis and Gospel singing night at the Opry. 23 of 100When you have a full band with the group, it's hard to get everyone. Here is another view of the group, Mercy Revealed. 24 of 100Bright and early on Sunday morning, June 19, 2011, The Waylighters were getting prepared to sing at Rice's Chapel in Sipsey, Alabama. This is a beautiful church, but signs of the recent tornado in April of this year were evident. Please continue to pray for those who have lost their homes, but most important the lives that were taken way too soon. 25 of 100Located by the cemetary at Rice's Chapel in Sipsey, AL, stands a beautiful memorial to our military men and women who served and some who even paid the ultimate cost with ther lives. We were humbled to be standing there in its presence. 26 of 100On the memorial at Rice's Chapel the inscription of those in this area who served in each branch of the service. Also inscribed is the name of each war that they served in. 27 of 100If you will notice off to the left of the monument to honor the men and women in service, there stands three crosses. This is an honor made to the man who paid the ultimate sacrifice, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Let us as a nation never forget who we owe everything to! 28 of 100At each church we go to there seems to always be a few folks that just stand out and become instant friends to us. Pictured here is Victoria, who went out of her way to help us and see that we had tea glasses filled, desserts (we didn't need!) or anything else that she was more than willing to do to wait on us. Thank you Victoria for all your help. We look forward to seeing you again at Rice's Chapel. 29 of 100Pictured here is Pastor Nichols and his wife and Victoria. They lead the singing at Rice's Chapel. Thank the Lord for those who are willing to serve, and sometimes serve in more than one position of the church! 30 of 100Several guest singers and home church singers also helped out The Waylighters on Sunday afternoon at Rice's Chapel. Renee Walked from Ensley was able to be there and sang two. 31 of 100Now here is a gentleman that just blessed us all. His name is Daniel Campbell and he also sang a couple of songs. I'm terrible at remembering titles, but the second one talked about seeing mom and dad. I lost my dad two years ago and with this being Father's Day, the song just touched my heart. 32 of 100It was a scorcher the day we sang at Rice's Chapel, but we still had a good crowd to show up for the singing. We really do appreciate those who come out to be with us. 33 of 100Rice's Chapel on June 19, 2011. 34 of 100Thanks for your support folks! Rice's Chapel on June 19, 2011. 35 of 100Pictured here is Victoria's great aunt. We also enjoyed talking with her during lunch at Rice's Chapel 36 of 100Please forgive me when I forget names. One thing I do remember though that this gentleman was there bright and early at Rice's Chapel. I believe we were still setting up when he walked in. God bless you, sir for your enthusiasm. 37 of 100Rice's Chapel on June 19, 2011. 38 of 100Rice's Chapel, June 19, 2011 39 of 100Rice's Chapel on June 19, 2011. 40 of 100Thank you folks of Rice's Chapel for letting The Waylighters come and be a part of your service on June 19, 2011. It's churches like yourselves that keeps our ministry alive. 41 of 100Fieldstown Church of God was the place to be on June 26, 2011. Our good friends, Mercy Revealed were with us and helped in the benefit for the church for improvements. Much has been done since the last time we were there and they are still in need. Thanks to all who came and participated and gave! 42 of 100Crowds can sometimes be thin, but that doesn't mean that the Lord isn't in the service. And we always feel the Holy Spirit at work at Community Baptist. 43 of 100Some of the crowd at Community Baptist on October 16, 2011 44 of 100There was a funeral on the afternoon of the singing at Community, but we continued on with the service. 45 of 100This was our first singing with the new pastor at Community Baptist, but we realized quickly that he enjoyes Southern Gospel Music. We appreciated his support. 46 of 100On October 17, 2011, we received an invitation to sing at Maytown Baptist Church for their revival. This is the first time that we have been to Maytown and we hope that it won't be the last. We enjoyed the fellowship with the folks there and the wonderful preaching service. Pastor Joe Killian and Song Leader, Lee Majors made us feel right at home. 47 of 100More of the crowd at Maytown Baptist Church on October 17, 2011. 48 of 100Believe it or not, the senior citizens class had the most people at Maytown Baptist Churche's revival on October 17, 2011. I think this says a lot about the folks. The theme was focused that evening on Sunday School attendance and these folks did good! 49 of 100We thank singing chairman, Lee Majors for the invitation to come and be with the great folks of Maytown Baptist and hope to be able and be with them again sometime. 50 of 100Pastor Joe Killian of Maytown Baptist Church and singing chairman, Lee Majors on October 17, 2011. 51 of 100The evangelist for the evening was excellent. And even though I fail to remember his name, I do remember that he was from Prattville. The Waylighters hope to be in a service with him again. 52 of 100Possibly one of the oldest and certainly one of the most beautiful churches The Waylighters has the opportunities to witness in song to. Parker Memorial Baptist Church was founded 211 years ago and the sanctuary was actually built by people that were brought over from Germany. You will see the craftsmanship as you look as the following pictures. 53 of 100Another part of Parker Memorial Baptist Church taken on December 19, 2011. What a beautiful church, inside and out. 54 of 100Anniston, Alabama is a whole new area for The Waylighters, so Parker Memorial Baptist Church will hopefully open a lot of doors in that area for the group. We have already had an interest from another church wanting to book us and also, Parker Memorial has opened their doors for us to come back, we just need to book a time with them. The Lord truly does bless. 55 of 100This is the parlor at Parker Memorial Baptist Church, or I guess it could also be called the vestibule complete with a baby grand piano, at Parker Memorial Baptist Church. 56 of 100Being a keyboard and piano player, I couldn't pass up a picture of the grand piano that sits in the parlor at Parker Memorial. They also have a full-sized grand in the sanctuary. 57 of 100Being a keyboard and piano player, I couldn't pass up a picture of the grand piano that sits in the parlor at Parker Memorial. They also have a full-sized grand in the sanctuary. 58 of 100This stain glassed window was dedicated by the Parker Family in memory of past family members. What a beautiful way to honor the memory of past loved ones. Parker Memorial Baptist Church 59 of 100This is the front part of the Sanctuary at Parker Memorial where the choir assembles and you may also see the pulpit. 60 of 100A full view of the sanctuary taken from the back of the church. You can see the craftsmanship just by looking at how it is built. 61 of 100This young man was all set to go for the New Year's Eve service at Elvester in Warrior, Alabama. How good it is to see these youngsters bringing in the New Year the way it should be. 62 of 100"Hey folks, let's get this singing going!" I failed to get the young man's name, but he was very excited to be there! 63 of 100It's hard to remember everyone's name when you travel to different churches from year to year, but this was the singing chairman at Elvester Baptist Church with his wife. 64 of 100A good time was had by all at the New Year's Eve service at Elvester Baptist Church in Warrior, AL 65 of 100We like to show as much of the congregation as possible when we do a singing. We also try to get pictures of our time during fellowship, but since I have to get back to singing and I have to eat fast, it's sometimes not possible for me to get the folks pictures. I'm very grateful to Mary, Glenda and Lana for filling in for me at times while we are singing. 66 of 100More of the crowd at Elvester Baptist Church on New Year's Eve, 2011 67 of 100Elvester Baptist Church on New Year's Eve in Warrior, AL 68 of 100Wish we could get everyone everytime, but it isn't always possible. Elvester Baptist Church in Warrior, AL 69 of 100Elvester has some good singers of its own and we enjoyed siting back and listening to them. 70 of 100Sharon, Gary and John provide some back-up vocals to "Jesus on the Main Line." 71 of 100Some of the ladies from Elvester Baptist Church sang and gave The Waylighters a break. They did a beautiful job and gave us a much needed rest. 72 of 100What a wonderful time we had with the folks at Welcome Baptist Church in Pinson, AL. Several of the folks led in some shape-note singing, which is something that is rare these days. We look forward to being back with these folks sometime. 73 of 100The singing chairman opened up the service with a couple of songs and then we had about 20 minutes of singing from the congreagtion before The Waylighters took to the pulpit and brought the message in song at Welcome Baptist Church in Pinson, AL. 74 of 100The pianist did a wonderful job and the church at Welcome Baptist has added a new baby grand (which I just had to try out before the service) since we were last there. 75 of 100The churches usually have us at a disadvantage because they know our names, but because we are at so many different churches during the year, we fail to get theirs. This gentleman is from New Home Missionary #2 and we will be singing at their church in April. Come out and be with us if you can. 76 of 100If it wasn't for my buddy, Mary Adams (Gary, our baritone singer's wife) I wouldn't be able to have all of these great pictures on our web site. Here is another lady leading us in a shape-note song. 77 of 100A couple leads us in a song at Welcome Baptist Church on January 15, 2012 78 of 100The pastor and his wife even got in on the shaped-note song leading. We love the folks at Welcome Baptist Church. We've been there several times over the past eight years that we've been together and we hope to be with them again in the future. 79 of 100It's always good to see the younger generation involved in the service. 80 of 100It's so great to see so many people willing to participate in the service, and I'm sure Welcome Baptist Is proud of their folks. 81 of 100The Waylighters were once again priviledged to be with the congregation of Lakeview Baptist in McCalla, Alabama on January 22, 2012. Pastor George Cooley has recently had bypass surgery and the church had asked if our quartet would come and have a Sunday of worship in song. Also there that day were the motorcyle riders for Jesus from both the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa chapters. A great day was had by all and it would have been perfect if only Pastor Cooley could have been present. He is doing well though and is up and moving around already. Please keep pastor Cooley and his wife, Charlotte in your prayers, as well as the church. 82 of 100The Waylighters are praying that the year 2012 will be their best one yet. We already have several bookings as of now and also several new churches where we've never sang, so we are very excited about that! A good crowd was on hand at Lakeview Baptist in McCalla, Alabama on January 22, 2012. 83 of 100The Waylighters greeting folks and getting ready for services at Lakeview Baptist on January 22, 2012. 84 of 100Welcome to Lakeview Baptist Church in McCalla, AL. The Waylighters brought the message in song on January 22, 2012 85 of 100"Big John" Reiter doing what he does best, singing that low, low bass! Everyone likes to kid John, but he takes it all in stride and he really does do a fine job. 86 of 100From left to right, Danny Littleton (Lead), Sharon Emery, (Second Soprano), Gary Adams, (Baritone), and John Reiter, (Bass). The Waylighters, January, 2012. 87 of 100The Waylighters at Lakeview Baptist Church on January 22, 2012. 88 of 100The Waylighters finally got the opportunity to go to Tuscaloosa on January 29, 2012 and sing for the folks at Hargrove Baptist Church. What a wonderful day we had. The food was delicious and we feasted on the word brought by Pastor John Hatfield. 89 of 100The Waylighters were excited to be at Hargrove Baptist Church on January 29, 2012. The folks met us with hugs and smiles and made us feel so at home. We are already planning on being with them next year on September 30, 2013. 90 of 100One of the first things we like to do when we go to a church is take pictures of the auditorium and the congregation so that the folks can go and look at the pictures on our web site. We hope they enjoy them. 91 of 100This is one of the prettiest murals we've ever seen in a church. If you'll notice, Jesus' reflection is in the water. Someone has a wonderful gift. This was taken at Hargrove Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, AL. 92 of 100With only a 45-minute rest between singings on January 29, 2012, The Waylighters headed back to West Blocton, AL to be with the folks at Camp Branch Baptist Church. They have a beautiful place to worship as you will see in some of the pictures here. 93 of 100This is the new location of Camp Branch Baptist Church. The old church sits across the road from the new church building. God is good. 94 of 100Here sits the original Camp Branch Baptist Church which is now used as the "Stuff Hut." I'm not quite sure what that means, but I'm sure the building is put to good use! 95 of 100It's always nice to get pictures of the folks that we sing for. Danny always tells folks when he sings that one of these days when we get to Heaven, we will see folks and say, "Hey, I remember you, you were at Camp Branch Baptist Church!" 96 of 100Before the service starts at Camp Branch on January 29, 2012. 97 of 100A time of fellowship after the singing at Camp Branch Baptist Church in West Blocton, AL 98 of 100A little visitation before the singing starts at Camp Branch on January 29, 2012 99 of 100This dear lady, Winfred Goggins, has been a follower of The Waylighters almost from the time the group started. We appreciate her very much and thank her for her many years of following the group. 100 of 100
Let's Make Time for Each OtherIn this fast-paced world, it seems like we alwys have time for everything but each other. The Waylighters have made themselves a promise this year to try and slow down a little bit and make a little more time for themselves to be together. "Because of it just being Keith and myself here in Alabama, I feel like The Waylighters are our extended brothers and sisters," states Sharon Emery (keyhboard and singing) They are our brothers and sisters in Christ and I know that we could call on them at any time and they would be there.
Grant Street Baptist Church - March 2015 1 of 7Danny & Ann at Grant Street Baptist Church - March 2015 2 of 7Ricky & Gary at Grant Street Baptist Church - March 2015 3 of 7Ricky at Grant Street Baptist Church - March 2015 4 of 7Danny & Ann at Grant Street Baptist Church - March 2015 5 of 7Gary at Grant Street Baptist Church - March 2015 6 of 7Ann at Grant Street Baptist Church - March 2015 7 of 7
Waylighters Quartet #3A continuance of our singings throughout 2011. We hope you enjoy traveling with us through these photos., but we'd rather see you in person!
Danny and Gary doing a duet on the second verse of "I Can't Even Walk." Gary sings the second verse with Danny as a tribute to his brother, Charlie, beloved founder and member of The Waylighters." 1 of 100Getting ready for the second half of the program at Stewart's Chapel Methodist Church in Hayden, Alabama on April 17, 2011. 2 of 100Gary does a solo on "Glory Road." 3 of 100Enjoying the singing at Stewart's Chapel on April 17, 2011 4 of 100The Waylighters always enjoy coming to Stewart's Chapel because of the warm reception and the spirit they feel when they enter the doors. 5 of 100John's doing a little sound editing over there. Danny and John do a fine job operating the sound and music. 6 of 100Shuffling around a little. When the guys move too much, Sharon just gets lost amongst all the heighth! 7 of 100And then every once in a while, Sharon steps out in front so that everyone knows that it truly is a "quartet!" 8 of 100How does is sound out there? Sometimes you just can't help but have problems. 9 of 100Gary taking a solo part on "Glory Road." 10 of 100O.K., Where did Gary go? 11 of 100Singing time again at Old Blue Creek Missionary Baptist Church on Mother's Day, May 8, 2011. 12 of 100John is always "heads above" the rest of us! It's actually hilarious to watch John and Sharon when they sing together on one song in particular because of their heighth difference. 13 of 100Sharon in deep concentration on one of her all-time favorite songs, "Look for Me at Jesus' Feet." 14 of 100Danny Littleton always gives it everything he's got when he sings, and it shows! 15 of 100John sang so hard, he had to take his coat off. Anytime's a great time for singing for the Lord though. 16 of 100Sharon and Danny at Old Blue Creek Missionary Baptist Church on Mother's Day, May 8, 2011 17 of 100The audience gets a kick out of this song every time because John has to lean way over in order for Sharon to hear all of the parts. 18 of 100Another day of worshiping the Lord and being with God's people. It just doesn't get any better than this! We really enjoyed the day 19 of 100 20 of 100 21 of 100 22 of 100 23 of 100 24 of 100 25 of 100 26 of 100 27 of 100 28 of 100 29 of 100 30 of 100Danny singing lead. It's always good to be a New Hebron in West Blocton. 31 of 100Singing one of our new songs, "Look For Me At Jesus' Feet" at New Hebron on May 27. We hope this song blesses folks as much as it has blessed us. 32 of 100Gary and John singing their hearts out. We really do enjoy singing for the Lord and the church folks. 33 of 100New Hebron has lots of talent at the church. 34 of 100Another example of the talent at New Hebron on May 22. We will be with the folks next year unless the Lord comes to take us home before. Wouldn't it be great to be singing around the throne. 35 of 100The Waylighters are always honored to be a part of the program at Tannehill Opry. On June 11, we shared the program with Mercy Revealed and Southern Gospel Sounds. 36 of 100Tannehill Opry on June 11, 2011. Danny sings with so much heart. He is truly a blessing to the group. 37 of 100After missing the previous week due to surgery, Sharon was glad to be back in her spot. 38 of 100Danny getting the next song ready to sing to. We may not have a band, but there's a lot of work involved before the singing starts. 39 of 100We are constantly kidding Danny about his "lack" of hair, so when Sharon found this hat, she just had to get it for him. As usual, Danny took it all in good stride! He's pictured here outside of Rice's Chapel in Sipsey, AL on June 19, 2011 40 of 100The Waylighters are so blessed by the support of our spouses. Here Mary and Gary take a moment to pose for a picture before the program begins at Rice's Chapel 41 of 100Gary and Mary's youngest grand daughter, Emma, was able to be with them at Rice's Chapel on June 19, 2011 42 of 100On one of the hottest days we've had, the group decided to forego their usual jackets and also the guys took off their ties. Here they are pictured at Rice's Chapel on June 19, 2011 43 of 100The Lord has truly been blessing the group, opening doors. But we pray that more doors will open that we may spread the message of God in song. 44 of 100When Gary's brother, Charlie passed away earlier in the year, Gary had to switch to singing baritone for The Waylighters. Here he is featured on, "I Know A Man Who Can." And let me tell you, he has made the transition beautifully! 45 of 100O.K. guys, it was all in good fun. Joey Maharrey of Mercy Revealed had joked about "having his own dressing room." So John, (Bass singer for The Waylighters) gave him one! Little did Joey know that when he opened the door, it was a broom closet! Joey joined in on the laugh. Thanks for being a good sport, Joey! 46 of 100Before the relief singing for the tornado victimsat Hepzibah Baptist Church on July 9, 2011, John and Lana Reiter (Bass singer and his wife of The Waylighters) fed the singers. The food was great, the fellowship was wonderful and it gave all of the singers a chance of joining together before the service. Thanks John and Lana. Lana did practically all of the cooking and it was DELICIOUS! 47 of 100Geraldine Green, (Pianist for The Maharrey Family) and her husband were part of the group in attendance for the supper held at Hepzibah Baptist on July 9, 2011. 48 of 100John really singing out on his part at Community Baptist Church on October 16, 2011 49 of 100Sharon and Gary singing the harmony at Community Baptist on October 16, 2011. 50 of 100And Danny singing our Lead at Community Baptist Church on October 16, 2011. 51 of 100The Waylighters doing what they love, singing for the Lord, at Community Baptist Church in Brierfield, AL on October 16, 2011 52 of 100It's not often that we get the chance to sing with other folks, so we were very pleased to be able to sing with Gary Smitherman from Community Baptist on October 16, 2011. Gary does a great job. 53 of 100Gary Smitherman from Community Baptist Church 54 of 100I can't remember this young ladies name, but I sure remember her singing. Look out, we've got competition! Seriously, we love to see a child come forward and use their talents for the Lord. We hope she sees her picture here on the web site. This was taken at Community Baptist Church on October 16, 2011. 55 of 100Danny singing the lead part. What a blessing to serve the Lord in music 56 of 100Gary really enjoys singing, but he particularly likes the song, "I Know A Man Who Can." And when he sang the song at Elvester Baptist Church at their New Year's Eve service for 2011, you could tell the folks really received a blessing from the song also. 57 of 100Nothing pleases The Waylighters more than receiving a phone call from a church who wants to book them for a singing. This is a ministry to them. Here they helped Elvester Baptist Church ring in the New Year of 2012. 58 of 100Here we are at Elvester Baptist Church ready to start another year as we welcome 2012. 59 of 100A beautiful setting for a picture of the group taken on the staircase that leads to the balcony of Parker Memorial Baptist Church where we sang for the folks on December 19, 2011. 60 of 100It was kind of hard to find the right angle to take a good picture of the group, but we wanted you to see the craftsmanship that went into the church at Parker Memorial. 61 of 100This picture was taken in the parlor of Parker Memorial Baptist Church on December 19, 2011. We certainly had a wonderful time with the folks there. 62 of 100Danny(lead singer) and his wife, Glenda are two of the strongest Christian people I know. No matter what comes their way, their faith remains stong. They recently lost their son-in-law and we ask that you pray for their whole family. 63 of 100The Waylighters are pictured here with the singing chairman and his wife. They are a sweet couple and we hope to be able and come back to Parker Memorial Baptist and sing for the church again. 64 of 100After some good old shaped-note singing, The Waylighters were willing and ready to go with some Southern Gospel music at Welcome Baptist Church in Pinson, AL on January 15, 2012 65 of 100Sharon, Gary and John always get excited with their parts on "Jesus On The Main Line." You can see them really getting into it here at Welcome Baptist 66 of 100Here is a man who really lives what he sings about, Mr. Danny Littleton. Danny and Glenda (Danny's wife) has really been going through some trying times lately and we would ask that you remember them each time you pray. In spite of everything, they remained committed to God. 67 of 100A song that is near and dear to Gary's heart is, "I Owe It All To Him." He really does a great job on this song. Here he is featured singing at Welcome Baptist on January 15,2012 68 of 100Danny, Sharon and John stand back and do some harmony work while Gary sings, "I Know A Man Who Can." 69 of 100The Waylighters love singing for the Lord and the first thing they will tell you is they are not entertainers, they are in the music ministry. And the second thing they will tell you is that they are NOT professionals, they make mistakes. But they are on a mission and if one soul is saved through that ministry, then it was worth every minute! 70 of 100The Waylighters at Welcome Baptist Church in Pinson, Alabama on January 15, 2012 71 of 100Danny Littleton does a fine job singing lead and he sings each song with his whole heart. The Waylighters are truly blessed to have Danny. 72 of 100The Waylighters are always happy to be at Tannehill Opry. On this night, they were filling in for a group that had to cancel at the last minute. 73 of 100Big John had to "shuck" his coat before the night was over. Even though it wass January, it was unseasonably warm. 74 of 100Danny and Sharon pictured here at Tannehill Opry on January 21, 2012. Curtis Williams is the President of the board at the Opry and I would like to take the time to say that Curtis is doing a wonderful job. So many improvements have been made since he took over presiding and we appreciate Curtis very much. 75 of 100The Waylighters, taken before we began the afternoon program at Hargrove Baptist Church on January 29, 2012 76 of 100John taking the lead on the song, "Plan of Salvation." This is one of John's favorite songs that he does. 77 of 100The Waylighters at Camp Branch Baptist Church on January 29, 2012. 78 of 100Danny and Sharon at Camp Branch Baptist Church, January 29, 2012 79 of 100Gary and John singing their hearts out. 80 of 100Please make welcome our newest addition to the group, Mrs. Ann Littleton, wife of Danny Littleton. 81 of 100The Waylighters at New Life Fellowship in Jasper, AL. Doing a little five-part harmony. 82 of 100 A Proud grandmother with her grand-daughter at New LIfe Fellowship in Jasper, AL in March of 2013. These folks have become very dear to us through the years that we have been going on. 83 of 100Pastor Ed Frazer of New Life Fellowship on March 24, 2013. Pastor Frazier is a very dear friend of The Waylighters Quartet and we appreciate him very much. He is truly called of God 84 of 100New friends at Klondyke Gospel Music Center in Ozark, AL on February 23, 2013. We had a wonderful time 85 of 100Ann, Sharon, Gary and John doing a little back-up singing to Danny's, "Jesus on The Main Line at New Life Fellowship in Jasper, AL on March 24, 2013 86 of 100Ann and Danny Littleton at New Life Fellowship in Jasper, AL on March 24, 2013. Ann has been a blessed addition to the group and we are very happy to have her with us. 87 of 100More of our friends at Klondyke Gospel Music Center in Ozark, AL on March 23, 2013. 88 of 100We're getting a lot of nice compliments about the five-part harmony that we have added to our sound. 89 of 100We've added a little guitar picking this year and it seems to be getting good reviews. At times, people just want to hear a song done with a single instrument and good old fashioned harmony. 90 of 100Sharon Emery at New Life Fellowship in Jasper on March 24, 2013. 91 of 100Danny Littleton does a wonderful job on lead and has been with the group for 13 years. 92 of 100John Reiter has been singing Bass with the group since the group got its start. He is an original member of The Waylighters and has seen many group changes since its beginning. 93 of 100Gary Adams (Charlie's "little brother" has also been with the group since its start. Gary has sang every part since the group's beginning and does all of them well. 94 of 100Danny, Ann and Sharon singing, "Far Side Banks of Jordan." 95 of 100And MORE friends at Klondyke Gospel Music Center. Many big name groups have performed here at Klondyke and The Waylighters were very honored to be part of this tradition. 96 of 100Mrs. Turner of Klondyke Gospel Music Center. This lady wears so many hats and we appreciate the invite to come and be with them on March 23, 2013. 97 of 100Danny, Sharon, Gary and John performing at Klondyke Gospel Music Center in Ozark, AL on March 23, 2013. 98 of 100Sharon Emery sings a little bit of everything in harmony. Mainly she sings Second Soprano though. 99 of 100Sharon Emery & Gary Adams at Klondyke Gospel Music Center on March 23, 2013. 100 of 100
Charlie's Party - March 20, 2011On March 20, 2011, a surprise party was thrown for our founder of The Waylighters, Mr. Charles Adams. Needless to say, Charlie was surprised and the spirit was evident at Brooklane Community Center in Hueytown, Alabama. Charlie turned 79 on March 21!
Here are just a few of the many pictures that were taken during Charlie's birthday celebration on March 20, 2011 at Brooklane Community Center in Hueytown, Alabama. Charlie turned 79 on March 21. 1 of 60An appropriate cake decoration for Charlie. One of his favorite songs is "The Lighthouse." Mrs. Theresa Tanner did a wonderful job on the cake. 2 of 60This was a surprise party for Charlie, and we did a pretty good job right up until he got to the parking lot. Then, when he started seeing so many of his friends, he had a suspicion. 3 of 60So many friends came to pay their respects to a man who has given so much to his community. 4 of 60Charlie and his brother Gary pose for the camera. 5 of 60Chuck Tanner of The MissionHeirs checking out some stuff before the program. 6 of 60Lana Reiter, Charlie, and Charlie's grandson, Zach. Charlie is so proud of his grandson. 7 of 60Sharon (Gary's daughter) and her two daughters, Elizabeth and Emma. 8 of 60So many friends that we couldn't name them all, but we're sure Charlie could name every one if he seen the pictures. 9 of 60Dinah of The MissionHeirs and Zach before the festivities start 10 of 60More friends! March 20, 2011 11 of 60Brooklane Community Center in Hueytown, Alabama on March 20, 2011. 12 of 60Hueytown, Alabama at the Brooklane Community Center for Charlie's birthday celebration, March 20, 2011. 13 of 60Friends Robert Forbes and his wife from Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. 14 of 60Longtime friend, Betty Reach and Jack who attend Cedar Grove Church in West Blocton, Alabama. Betty has been there many times for Charlie when he needed a helping hand. 15 of 60More friends at the birthday celebration. 16 of 60More good friends. Tiny and the bass singer for MissionHeirs take a moment to pose. 17 of 60Charlie and his four brothers. I know Charlie, Gary, Robert and Roger. But I apologize for not knowing the fourth brother's name. 18 of 60It takes a lot of help to put on a birthday party. Thanks girls for all of your help! 19 of 60So many folks came to wish Charlie well and really made his day. 20 of 60And of course, it wouldn't be a party without refreshments. Lana, Mary and Sharon did a great job. 21 of 60I really tried to learn all of Charlie's relative's names, but with so many attending it was really hard. I do recognize Charlie's daughter, Amy in the middle and his niece, Sharon, on the right. 22 of 60Can you name these folks? If so, please notify me and I would be very thankful. 23 of 60Another view of friends at Charlie's celebration. 24 of 60Mr. Joseph was a ball of fire all afternoon. Joseph is Gary's grandson. 25 of 60Danny Littleton, lead singer of The Waylighters, poses for a picture before going on stage to sing. 26 of 60John and Lana Reiter's daughter, Jenny and her husband, Josh. We were so glad to see Jenny out on this day. She's had a rough couple of years. 27 of 60Gary with some of his good friends from his church. 28 of 60John and Lana Reiter's grandchildren, Brook and Chase. 29 of 60It was really hard to get around and talk to everyone, but Gary tried as hard as he could! 30 of 60It says a lot about a man who has so many good friends as Charlie does. 31 of 60Charlie's son, Michael and daughter-in-law. 32 of 60Brooklane Community Center in Hueytown, Alabama on March 20, 2011. 33 of 60Left to Right: Christine Dotson, Carol Hutto and Archie Dotson of the Dotson's. These folks have been good friends of Charlie's for many years 34 of 60More friends of Charlie's. 35 of 60More pictures will be added in the next few weeks. Please visit often and look for a picture of yourself! Here is John's wife, Lana with her daughter, Jenny, son-in-law, Josh and grand children, Brook and Chase. 36 of 60Brooklane Community Center in Hueytown, AL, March 20, 2011. A day of celebration for Charlie's 79th birthday. Pictured here are Charlie's brother, Robert and sister-in-law, Betty. 37 of 60It seems that everyone had a great time at Charlie's party. 38 of 60Assembled here are almost all of Charlie's grandchildren. Charlie was bubbling over when he introduced them to everyone. 39 of 60Charlie's daugther-in-law at the refreshment table. 40 of 60Charlie has truly been an inspiration to Sharon. She lost her dad two years ago and Charlie pretty much took her under his wing. Sharon will forevermore be grateful for this wonderful man. 41 of 60Gary and Sharon pose for the camera. 42 of 60There were so many folks there that I didn't know personally, but it was a joy meeting all of Charlie's friends. This group actually is a table full of Gary's friends from his church, St. Aloysius in Bessemer, Alabama. 43 of 60Charlie's brother, Gary and sister-in-law, Mary Adams. Gary and the rest of the group will be continuing the work that Charlie started with The Waylighters. 44 of 60Looks like Chuck Tanner and Terry of The MissionHeirs are having a serious discussion before performing for the crowd. 45 of 60Lana serving up some of the cake that was prepared by Theresa Tanner and another worker from Foodland Grocery Store in Woodstock. 46 of 60Theresa Tanner and son, Sawyer take a moment to pose for a picture. If you ever get a chance to hear Sawyer sing, your heart will be blessed! 47 of 60Chuck, Theresa and Sawyer Tanner. Chuck is the lead singer of The MissionHeirs who helped provide part of the music for Charlie's party. 48 of 60Danny and Glenda Littleton. Danny is the lead singer of The Waylighters. It was a blessing to have Glenda with us at the party. Please continue to remember her in your prayers as she has been battling health problems for some time now. 49 of 60More of Charlie's friends that attended the party in his honor. 50 of 60Gary greeting some of the folks as they enter the Community Center on March 20, 2011. 51 of 60Lana Reiter and her grand daughter, Brook. 52 of 60Sarah, who sings like an angel, is pictured here with Sawyer. Sarah is a member of The MissionHeirs 53 of 60Sharon, Gary and John take time to pose for the camera. 54 of 60Big John and Lana Reiter. John sings bass for The Waylighters. 55 of 60Lana Reiter, Mary Adams and Sharon Emery. 56 of 60A very rare opportunity to get these four ladies pictures together. After a year of much sickness, Sharon, Glenda, Mary and Lana were all able to attend Charlie's party. 57 of 60We just couldn't leave without a picture of our founder, Charlie and his group, The Waylighters. We are honored to carry on the work that Charlie started some 32 years ago. 58 of 60Here Charlie is pictured with his three children, Michael, Amy and Charlie Junior. 59 of 60Pictured here are Charlie and his children and grandchildren. Charlie will tell you that he considers himself a very blessed man! 60 of 60
The Waylighters #4As we continue on our journey to new churches and churches we have been to before, our photos continue to accumulate. We invite you to visit often as we add new photos of each and every singing and hope that you will be blessed and maybe even find yourself in here somewhere. Please come out and join us as we continue to minister in music.
John Reiter does an excellent job singing Bass at Klondyke Gospel Music Center on March 23, 2013. 1 of 84Danny Littleton singing his heart out at Klondyke Gospel Music Center on March 23, 2013. 2 of 84Sharon, Gary & John singing at Klondyke Gospel Music Center on March 23, 2013. 3 of 84The group singing at Klondyke Gospel Music Center on March 23, 2013. 4 of 84Klondyke Gospel Music Center on March 23, 2013. 5 of 84Gary Adams at Klondyke Gospel Music Center on March 23, 2013 6 of 84John Reiter giving a winning smile at Klondyke Gospel Music Center on March 23, 2013. 7 of 84Ann Littleton singing a beautiful added high part. We are so thankful for Ann and the added dimension to the group. Here she is singing with us at Klondyke Gospel Music Center on March 23, 2013. 8 of 84"Us ladies have to stick together. Sharon is so happy to have Ann in the group. 9 of 84Ann and Gary singing at Klondyke Music Center on March 23, 2013 10 of 84Danny, Ann, Sharon & John singing, "Far Side Banks of Jordan." 11 of 84Danny & Gary at Klondyke Gospel Music Center on March 23, 2013. 12 of 84Sharon Emery at Klondyke Gospel Music Center on March 23, 2013 13 of 84Danny & Ann together at Klondyke Gospel Music Center on March 23, 2013 14 of 84Sharon, Gary & John stopping long enough for a photo op at Welcome Baptist Church in January, 2013. This is the first singing of the New Year for the group. 15 of 84Danny, Sharon & Gary at Welcome Baptist Church in January, 2013. 16 of 84Big John at Welcome Baptist Church, January, 2013 17 of 84Sharon Emery singing at Welcome Baptist Church in January, 2013 18 of 84The Waylighters were honored to sing at Concord Highlands Baptist Church on May 5, 2013 on their 60th anniversary homecoming. The church was destroyed during the tornado that passed through on April 27, 2011. The Waylighters were scheduled to perform the week following that terrible storm that took lives and so many properties. But the Lord has blessed ten-fold and provided the congregation with a beautiful new church. 19 of 84Gary did an outstanding job at Concord Highlands Baptist on May 5, 2013. Everyone was emotional as this was the first service to be conducted in the new church following the tornado of April 27, 2013. 20 of 84The Waylighters singing at Concord Highland Baptist Church on May 5, 2013. 21 of 84In looking at the photos, I made a mistake on three previous pictures in saying that we were singing at Concord Highland Baptist Church, when actually we were singing at Elvester Church. Please forgive the mistake. This is indeed the Concord Highland Baptist Church on May 5, 2013 22 of 84Big John Reiter singing bass and Gary Adams singing tenor on a song at Elvester Baptist Church 23 of 84The group singing a song with only the guitar has become a big hit with the crowds that we sing to. There's just something about playing music live that speaks to the people's hearts. 24 of 84It's been said that the pulpit looks like it's singing when Sharon does a song. Now that I look at it, they are right! 25 of 84Brother Johnny Dunn, minister of music at Concord Highlands Baptist Church. 26 of 84A wonderful day at Concord Highlands Baptist Church. Pictured here is Danny Littleton (lead) of the group 27 of 84The Waylighters has added a new member to the group, Mrs. Ann Littleton (wife of Danny)In this picture, Sharon is hiding behind the flowers. 28 of 84Ann Littleton, Gary Adams and John Reiter of The Waylighters getting ready for service to start at Concord Highlands Baptist Church on May 5, 2013. 29 of 84Gary Adams (baritone) does a fine job for the group. 30 of 84Ann Littleton has been getting a lot of positive feedback on her solo, "I'll Tell It Wherever I Go." She has been a blessing to the group since joining the group this year. 31 of 84Gary Adams and John Reiter at Concord Highlands Baptist Church on May 5, 2013. 32 of 84Miss Joy who works at The Iron Skillet was also a guest singer at Concord Highlands Baptist Church on May 5, 2013. She did a wonderful job on, "Oh What A Savior." 33 of 84Sharon Emery sometimes takes a break from singing and plays the guitar for the group. 34 of 84Back in 2011 after the tornado hit Tuscaloosa and surrounding cities, The Waylighters hosted a benefit for the victims. Here, you see Lana, wife of our bass singer, John Reiter preparing to feed the groups before the singing. 35 of 84Glenda Littleton was one of the best supporters we had. We miss her terribly and think of her every day and especially at singings. 36 of 84Here are The Waylighters enjoying an afternoon at Fieldstown Baptist Church in Gardendale, AL on June 30, 2013. 37 of 84Sharon and Ann working on a song. 38 of 84Gary Adams, our tenor and baritone doing one of his most requested songs, "I Know A Man Who Can." 39 of 84It's been such a busy year for the quartet, I sometimes get behind on entering new pictures for the web. Hope you enjoy some of these, even though I may have forgotten exactly which church we were singing at. 40 of 84Sharon, Ann and Gary singing together. Ann has been a great addition to the group and has such a sincere heart and love for the Lord. She has quickly been a hit with the folks. 41 of 84Our lead singer, Danny Littleton singing from the bottom of his heart, pictured here with Sharon Emery. 42 of 84Ann has been singing a song entitled, "I'll Tell it Wherever I Go" and has been getting great reception from it. 43 of 84One of the groups favorite songs is, "Jesus On The Mainline," where we get tight on our harmony! 44 of 84Not only was Danny blessed when he married Ann, The Waylighters came out a winner too with her dedication as a fifth member of our group. Here she and Danny are singing one at New Providence Baptist Church in Adger, Al on June 23, 2013 45 of 84One of the best songs in our program is, "Winging My Way Back Home." Danny always kids that it took us 13 years to learn this song. Myself, I think we were just waiting for the right singer to come along in Ann to polish it. 46 of 84Gary and Sharon like to kid around with each other during the program. Most of the kidding is done right before we get ready to sing, "Moving Up To Glory Land." If you want to hear an awesome version of this song, listen to Gary when he sings it! 47 of 84No group would be complete without a bass singer and we have one of the best around, Mr. John Reiter! 48 of 84All right group, let's put our heads together and SING! I want to take this time to thank my good buddy, Mary Adams (wife of Gary Adams) for all of the great pictures she takes while we're up on stage singing. I appreciate you, Mary! 49 of 84A good time was had by all at Lloyd's on Highway 280 on December 13, 2013. Keith and Sharon celebrated their 38th anniversary with members of The Waylighters. 50 of 84Gary, Danny and Keith getting ready to enjoy some great hamburger steaks at Lloyd's restuarant on Highway 280 on December 13, 2013 51 of 84And on the other side of the table! Mary, Ann and Sharon also looking forward to great food at Lloyd's on December 13, 2013 52 of 84Mary doing a little "sneaky" photography catching Ann and Sharon off guard! 53 of 84Ann and Mary in deep discussion at the table at Lloyd's on December 13, 2013. 54 of 84Keith and Danny look like the cat that swallowed the canary, don't they? The quartet got together to help Keith and Sharon celebrate their anniversary on December 13, 2013 55 of 84It's hard to believe Keith and I've been married for 38 years. The time has really flown by. He's a wonderful man. 56 of 84The group gathered for our baritone, Gary Adam's birthday in September at Botang's in Bessemer and had a great time. If you're ever looking for a great place to eat, try Botang's 57 of 84Gary Adam's celebrating his 65th birthday with The Waylighters Quartet in Bessemer at Botang's 58 of 84Gary and his better half, Mary celebrating Gary's 65th at Botang's in Bessemer, AL. 59 of 84John(Waylighter's bass singer) and his wife, Lana joining in the celebration at Botang's in September, 2013 60 of 84Danny and Ann Littleton,(Lead and Second Soprano) also attended the festivities at Botang's in Bessemer, AL where we celebrated Gary's birthday. 61 of 84It's a rare occasion when Sharon's husband, Keith gets to attend either singing's or get-togethers with The Waylighters because of his work schedule. 62 of 84Gary and Mary just celbrated 45 years of marriage together and both will tell you that they are even more in love today than they were 45 years ago. What a testament! 63 of 84Mary Adam's and her grandson, Joseph, blowing out the candles on Mary's birthday cake. 64 of 84Gary with his grand-daughter, Emma and his daughter, Sharon at Gary's home before practice doing some celebrating for Mary's birthday. 65 of 84The Waylighters Quartet has started their new year, and my, what a great start. Pastor Jeff of New Hope Baptist Church in Jemison, AL gets the afternoon singing started, and let me tell you, these folks came for a Holy Ghost singing! 66 of 84Ann and Gary getting prepared for the singing at New Hope Baptist in Jemison, AL 67 of 84The Waylighters having a great time singing for the congregation at New Hope Baptist on February 2, 2014 in Jemison, AL. The folks were a group's dream to sing for. The Spirit was evident in every song that was sung by each and every person that performed. 68 of 84Sharon always has a good time when there is a singing. Each member of The Waylighters give all the glory to the Lord for allowing them to go out and do His will. 69 of 84Danny Littleton does an excellent job at singing lead for The Waylighters. He recently has added running the sound and cueing up our music to his list of many talents. We appreciate this gentleman and his genuine love for the Lord! 70 of 84I failed to remember this gentleman's name, but he is a the churches instrumentalist and I thoroughly enjoyed talking with him after the service. We spoke about age and that it should never be a factor when giving your talent to the Lord! He has recently just started learning the guitar and he did an excellent job! 71 of 84I believe that this talented lady's first name was Sue and she sang, "This Is Just What Heaven Means To Me" and you could tell she sang it from her heat. Wonderful folks at New Hope Baptist! 72 of 84This young man enjoyed the afternoon and was a blessing to watch as he worshiped the Lord. 73 of 84I failed to get everyone's name, but this brother and siter was visiting from another church in the area came prepared to sing for the church and did a great job. 74 of 84This was Pastor Jeff's grand-daughter and I heard from Gary's wife, Mary the most wonderful story of her miracle coming home from the singing. This young lady wasn't given much hope of living past the age of three, due to a problem with her heart. But here she is, singing for her Lord! She sang the most wonderful song about an unborn child speaking to her mother. Lots of tears shed when she sang! We pray for her continued health and the Lord's blessing on her life. 75 of 84I had a really nice talk with this young man after the service. His first name was Tim and I could tell by speaking with him that he has a genuine love for the Lord and really believes in using what talent the Lord gives you! He sang a beautiful version of, "Amazing Grace." Keep singing for the Lord my brother! 76 of 84Another musician that does a really good job and helps out at New Hope Baptist, and also sings. This young man sang both in the a.m. and p.m. services and did a wonderful job 77 of 84The sweet lady on the left is Pastor Jeff's wife. I have to start getting more names when we go out. They sang three songs, one of them being a beautiful Dunway's song, "Didn't I Walk On Water," and did a great job on it. With each person that sang, you could tell that their singing was anointed! 78 of 84It was so easy to sing to the crowd at New Hope Baptist. Each and every member of The Waylighters had a great time being with the church. 79 of 84We always try to add a couple of songs with Sharon playing just the guitar. The song, "A Beautiful Life" features our bass singer, Gary, and he really does a great job! 80 of 84I'm sure at this particular time, Gary was ribbing Sharon a little bit! We have a lot of fun when we sing also. The Lord wants happy Christians, and believe me, The Waylighters are one of the happiest bunch of folks you will ever want to meet! 81 of 84Danny and Ann Littleton are such a blessed part of our group! They have recently released a duet CD and I can tell you from a personal view point, it is awesome! It is available at our singings. Drop by the table and pick one up and support their ministry. 82 of 84The Waylighters never end a service without an altar call. Here the group stands and sings while Pastor Jeff prays and waits for the possibility that someone will come to know Christ as thier personal Savior. This is what our whole ministry is based around. Without the Lord, we are nothing! If you don't know the Lord as your personal Savior, please come to Him before it's too late! 83 of 84It's always hard to close a service when the Lord is speaking to hearts. We so enjoyed being with the folks at New Hope Baptist in Jemison, AL on February 2, 2014 and were thrilled to make new friends! Our prayer is that the Lord will bless these wonderful folks and we look forward to hopefully being back with them soon. 84 of 84
Churches and You - Part III
Please continue to travel with us through the following pages of the photo album as God continues to bless The Waylighters.
The beautiful church of Concord Highlands Baptist. The congregation's church was destroyed in the April, 27, 2011 tornado. But God has richly blessed the church by allowing them to rebuild. The Waylighters were honored to be the first group to perform in the new auditorium. 1 of 14A new church to sing at for The Waylighters was Little Vine Baptist in Empire, Alabama on April 21, 2013. 2 of 14A wonderful singing at Little Vine Baptist Church on April 21, 2013. Ann was especially excited to see the folks since she had attended the church at one time. 3 of 14A cool but beautiful day at Little Vine Baptist Church in Empire, AL on April 21, 2013 4 of 14Across the road from the NEW Little Vine Baptist Church sits the OLD Little Vine Baptist Church. Both churches sit in a beautiful location in Empire, AL 5 of 14I failed to ask who painted this beautiful sign for Little Vine Baptist Church, but what a beautiful job they did! 6 of 14A picture taken of the auditorium of Little Vine Baptist Church where we had a wonderful day! 7 of 14John and I visited with one of the ladies of the church before setting up for the singing at Little Vine Baptist 8 of 14A member of the congregation led a devotion at the beginning of the services at Little Vine Baptist on April 21, 2013 9 of 14A portion of the congregation at Little Vine Baptist Church on April 21, 2013 10 of 14The choir did several songs before the singing started at Little Vine Baptist in Empire, AL 11 of 14More of the congregation of Little Vine Baptist on April 21, 2013 12 of 14More members of the choir at Little Vine Baptist Church in Empire, AL 13 of 14 14 of 14
The Waylighters #5
Please join The Waylighters in welcoming in the year 2014. Even though this year has already brought about changes in the groups look and sound, we continue to serve our Lord and Savior in song. We hope somewhere down the road during this coming year, you might be able to join us in one of our song services. But if you are unable to do so, please take a moment to visit our web site and browse through our photo albums.
Curtis Williams who does a wonderful job of running Tannehill Opry, getting ready to introduce The Waylighters Quartet from Bessemer, AL on February 15, 2014 1 of 100Danny and Ann Littleton waiting on the sideline of Tannehill Opry and more than ready to start the night on February 1 5, 2014 2 of 100And while Danny and Ann were holding down one side of the Opry, Gary and Sharon were getting ready to step on stage on the other side. 3 of 100The Waylighters always love singing for the folks at Tannehill Opry. They have become our second family there. This is our second singing of the new year. 4 of 100Ann Littleton(Soprano) and Gary Adams (Bass) performing at Tannehill Opry on February 15, 2013 5 of 100Left to right, Danny, Sharon and Ann at Tannehill on February 14, 2013 6 of 100Gary Adams (Bass) is really loving his new position at Bass and does a great job! We keep telling him that is the sinigng position that he was born for! 7 of 100Ann Littleton has proved time and again to be a very talented lady and we are so glad to have her in the group! (And it never hurts to have another lady in the group too!) (LOL!!!) 8 of 100Danny has been singing lead for the group since joining 14 years ago. But lately, he has also added some harmony singing to his resume. He does a great job! 9 of 100O.K. everyone, let's tighten up the group and sing that four-part harmony! 10 of 100Ann and Gary listening to each other so they can harmonize! 11 of 100Ask Sharon what her favorite past-time is and she will quickly tell you that it is singing gospel music! 12 of 100Danny, Ann and Gary singing harmony on "Goodbye Egypt." This is just one of the nine new songs the group introduced at The Tannehill Opry on February 15, 2014 13 of 100Every once in a while, the group switches both parts and positions in line. 14 of 100The Waylighters at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in West Blocton, AL on February 16, 2014 15 of 100Gary is thoroughly enjoying his new job as Bass for the group and we're enjoying listening to him! 16 of 100O.K., I think we need to shorten the pulpit just a little! Sharon and Ann performing at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church on February 15, 2014 17 of 100Danny Littleton giving it everything he's got at Mt. Moriah on February 16, 2014 18 of 100Pastor Shane Cochran leading the congregation in a word of prayer during the afternoon singing service at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in West Blocton, AL 19 of 100Danny sings lead for the group, but his duties also includes operating the sound system and programming our music, at which he does a great job! 20 of 100Danny and Ann Littleton are a vital part of The Waylighters. I'm sure it's great to have a spouse who not only supports you, but also shares the stage with you almost every weekend of the year. The Waylighters has always been blessed with supportive spouses. I'm sure any group will tell you how important it is to have a spouse thattravels with you and supports your ministry 21 of 100Every once in a while, we get to go and see some of our favorite groups. One of those such groups is The Kingsmen! Recently, Gary and Mary Adams and Sharon Emery traveled to Springville, AL to see The Kingsmen perform at Friendship Baptist Church. And as usual, they did an outstanding job! 22 of 100As Danny gets ready to introduce the next song, Sharon, Ann and Gary listen for their cue to start! 23 of 100Danny does most of the introductions of songs, etc. The Lord called Danny to preach several years ago, and Danny never passes up a chance to tell the folks about the Lord! 24 of 100The group has recently added several new songs to the program, and one of those songs is, "Did I Mention." A beautifully written song that is also performed beautifully by Ann Littleton. Sharon sings harmony with her on this song. 25 of 100The Wayighters has had the pleasure of being with this gentleman in several services, and he always blessed our hearts with his music! 26 of 100Lots of the folks that come to listen to The Waylighters have supported the group's ministry for years. We appreciate these folks! 27 of 100Gary and his lovely wife, Mary during a break for the group, listening to some of the church talent. 28 of 100Miss Thelma is the church pianist, books the groups and also sings in the church at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist in West Blocton. Thank you for booking again for the year 2015, Miss Thelma! The group looks forward to being with you all again! 29 of 100Pastor Shane Cochran also does double duty and sings a special during a break for the group. 30 of 100One of the groups new songs features Sharon Emery doing the lead. 31 of 100And while Sharon is doing the lead, look at this fine bunch of folks doing the back-up vocals. What a great bunch of folks to work with! 32 of 100Another one of our new songs features Ann Littleton singing the lead. Here she is doing a great job on, "Jesus, Hold My Hand." 33 of 100Gary decided to "throw" us a curve and did the last chorus of, "Winging My Way Back Home" acapella! Fortunately, everyone was on their toes! 34 of 100Ann and Sharon were both surprised to be smiling after that last song! 35 of 100Even Danny was smiling! 36 of 100And no service is ever complete for The Waylighters Quartet without an altar call. Here, Pastor Shane stands ready to pray while the group finishes with the song, "He's Alive!" 37 of 100Taylor's Chapel Church of the Nazarene was the setting for The Waylighter's Quartet singing on February 23, 2014. Taylor's Chapel is a beautiful church sitting in a gorgeous area of country on the outskirts of Moundville, AL. 38 of 100We were at Taylor's Chapel back in September of 2013 and had a wonderful time with all the good folks of the church. We were honored to have been asked back so soon! 39 of 100Before the singing, Gary Adams (Bass) chats with one of the ladies of the church at Taylor's Chapel. 40 of 100I wish that I would have taken a picture of all of the wonderful food that the ladies of the church cooked! The Waylighter's gives Taylor's Chapel the highest rating of 5! Acturally, I think they would rate more of a 5+! Thanks ladies (and gentelmen) for the great food! 41 of 100Danny also had some extra time to visit with the folks before the service at Taylor's Chapel on February 23, 2014. 42 of 100Ann and Sharon checking out the food before the service. Ann was saying that it was a good thing that we ate after the singing, because we wouldn't be able to sing if we ate first! So much good good! 43 of 100Hershel(left)gets ready to start the service with a congregational song at Taylor's Chapel. 44 of 100Several youth were present at the service at Taylor's Chapel. Here, they bow their heads in prayer before the service gets started. 45 of 100I didn't get some of the names of those present at Taylor's Chapel, but the sweet lady on the right always had a smile every time I looked back at her during the singing service. 46 of 100Everyone was so supportive of the group. It's hard to tell sometimes whether the folks are enjoying themselves or not, but it was obvious at Taylor's Chapel. 47 of 100Another picture of some of the folks that attended the singing at Taylor's Chapel in Moundville, AL on February 23, 2014 48 of 100Pastor Patsy Tant of Taylor's Chapel Church of the Nazarene reading scripture from Psalms 67 and leading the congregation in prayer before the singing service gets started! 49 of 100Brother Herchel lading the congregation in singing with the great old song, "I Would Not Be Denied" at Taylor's Chapel in Moundville, AL 50 of 100Left to Right: Danny Littleton (Lead), Sharon Emery (Alto) Ann Littleton, Soprano and Second Soprano), and Gary Adams (Bass) starting the program with the song, "Blue Skies Coming." 51 of 100Ann has gotten so much more comfortable with her position with The Waylighters. This is the official start of Ann's second year with the group. 52 of 100Sharon, Ann and Gary doing the back-up vocals behind Danny. 53 of 100Danny has sang lead with the group since he started with the group over 14 years ago. He does a great job and you know the old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" 54 of 100Gary started singing the bass on New Year's eve after John Reiter decided to spend more time with his family. It shows that Gary clearly loves the part and he is doing an awesome job of it! 55 of 100One of the new (old) songs that the group has added recently to the line-up is, "O Come, Angel Band." The song is getting lots of good response from the congregations. Sometimes the best songs, are the old songs! 56 of 100Ann and Gary wait for the next song to get started! 57 of 100Another new song that the group has added to the line-up is, "Did I Mention," a song made popular by The Perrys. These song features Ann on the Soprano part, with Sharon backing her up with the alto part. This song is also getting good reception at our singings. 58 of 100Sharon sings the catchy little song, "Goodbye Egypt" made popular by The Blackwoods. 59 of 100And the song, "Goodbye Egypt" wouldn't be nearly as good of a song without the back-up vocals provided by Danny, Ann and Gary. The group thoroughly enjoys this song! 60 of 100The Waylighters traveled to Jemison, AL on March 16, 2014 to be with the congregation of Burning Bush Baptist Church for their homecoming. 61 of 100This gentleman played the guitar for the congregation at Burning Bush Baptist Church on March 16, 2014 62 of 100Everywhere they go, The Waylighters always enjoy themselves. Here they are getting ready to sing for the congregation of Burning Bush Baptist Church in Jemison, AL. 63 of 100Danny and Sharon singing for the folks at Burning Bush Baptist Church. 64 of 100Ann Littleton has become a very important member of the group this past year. She is a fine singer and a great lady. 65 of 100Danny Littleton has filled the lead position for 14 years and he just keeps getting better as the years go on! 66 of 100Sharon and Ann wait as Danny introduces the next song at Burning Bush Baptist Church. 67 of 100Ann Littleton and now singing the bass part, Gary Adams. Gary is doing a great job singing the bass. 68 of 100Sharon Emery and Ann Littleton have added a new song to the line-up called, "Did I Mention?" and it's getting good response. 69 of 100Danny, Sharon and Ann singing, "Mercy Walked In." 70 of 100One of the new songs that the group has introduced to the congregations is a song called, "Goodbye, Egypt," sung by Sharon Emery. 71 of 100And as Sharon sings the verses of, "Goodbye, Egypt," Danny, Ann and Gary sing the back-ups of the song, and do it very well! 72 of 100Gary Adams not only does a great job singing bass, he is very versatile as he takes the lead on one or two songs in the program. 73 of 100The pastor at Burning Bush Church made the group feel very welcome, as did the whole congregation. We enjoyed the day with them. 74 of 100The Waylighters take a break while some of the church talent sings at Burning Bush Baptist Church in Jemison, AL. 75 of 100Some more of the talent at Burning Bush Church. Churches are so blessed when they have folks that can sing and play for the Lord. 76 of 100And yet, more talent at Burning Bush Church in Jemison, AL. 77 of 100O.K., you know why Ann is smiling? Because Gary REALLY enjoys singing his part! 78 of 100The Waylighters always enjoy being with folks when they sing. We believe firmly that the Lord receives all the glory and has truly put this group together. 79 of 100It's always great to witness young people using their talents for the Lord. 80 of 100The Waylighters Quartet were honored to be with the folks of Mulga Baptist Church on March 16, 2014. The congregation gave the group a warm welcome. 81 of 100The Mulga Baptist church from the outside. 82 of 100The group usually sets up a table in the vestibule of the church where they have CD's, schedules and business cards available. 83 of 100The pastor of Mulga Baptist Church made us very welcome and we appreciate the invite to come and share God's message in song. 84 of 100One of the members of Mulga Baptist Church in Mulga, AL on March 16, 2014. 85 of 100Part of the congregation of Mulga Baptist Church on March 16, 2014. 86 of 100Isn't it funny how the song book becomes so interesting when someone starts to take your picture! 87 of 100The pastor gets ready to lead the congregation in prayer and introduce the group at Mulga Baptist Church. 88 of 100Always enjoying the moment! The Waylighters Quartet of Bessemer, AL on March 16, 2014 at Mulga Baptist Church. 89 of 100And more of the congregation of Mulga Baptist Church. 90 of 100Danny gets ready to introduce the next song. 91 of 100Sharon is always in her element when she's singing. 92 of 100We're so happy to have Ann in the group. She's sang most of her life and her talent is a welcome addition to the group! 93 of 100Ann and Sharon do a duet called, "Did I Mention" that is getting lots of good feedback. 94 of 100Sharon Emery singing, "Goodbye, Egypt." 95 of 100Danny, Ann and Gary love singing the "doo-wop" part to, "Goodbye, Egypt." Believe it or not, when we first started practicing this song, we thought it would never come together. But, lo and behold, God always works things out! 96 of 100The Waylighters were on the road again on March 30, 2014 to be with pastor David Turner and his congregation a Bluff Springs Baptist Church in Sylacauga, AL. 97 of 100The group joined the church in their Sunday School services before pastor Turner brought the morning message. 98 of 100A congregational song before the group is announced to sing at Bluff Springs. 99 of 100This young lady was having a birthday this week and the congregation sang, "Happy Birthday" to her. 100 of 100
The Waylighters in 2014Please join the group as we continue to visit both new churches and those that we have been to in previous years. We hope you enjoy looking that the photos and hope you will find the time to come and be with us in a service in your area.
This sweet couple were celebrating their 48th wedding anniversary at Bluff Spring Baptist Church. God bless and we pray that God gives you many more years together. 1 of 86Enjoying the day with the congregation of Bluff Springs Baptist Church on March 30, 2014. 2 of 86As you may notice, Danny was sans his tie during the morning service. We had tried to call someone from the church earlier in the week, but were told the number had been disconnected. The singing had been booked a year ago, so we weren't sure if we were even still singing. When we got there, we found out that we would be singing a couple of songs in the a.m. So we had to do some quick shuffling to set up the equipment. So quick, in fact, that Danny didn't have time to put on his tie. Don't know what Gary's excuse was for not wearing his jacket! (LOL!!) 3 of 86Pastor David Turner went out of his way to make the group feel welcome. We really enjoyed the day with the folks at Bluff Springs. 4 of 86Very seldom does the group have time to pose for pictures, so when one of the ladies of the church asked for a photo opportunity, we had Gary's wife, Mary to snap one also. Can you believe that she caught us all smiling at the same time!? 5 of 86Gary has introduced a new song in the program entitled, "If You Only Knew" and it is getting wonderful response. Of course, it's mainly because Gary puts such feeling into the song! 6 of 86Danny Littleton is probably one of the most well-liked people around. He's a very humble and modest man. We are so glad to have him as a member of the group. 7 of 86Ann Littleton is also a kind-hearted individual that really enjoys singing with the group. We are very blessed to have her. 8 of 86Ann and Sharon enjoy singing the song, "Did I Mention." 9 of 86"Goodbye, Egypt," is probably one of Sharon's most favorite songs that she has ever done with the quartet. It has a catchy little tune with a great meaning. 10 of 86While Sharon take the lead, Gary, Ann and Danny get ready to sing back-up. 11 of 86Pastor, David Turner came up to sing, "I'm Winging My Way Back Home" with the group. Later, Brother David went on to tell us that we are the first group that he ever felt comfortable enough to come up and sing with. We were very honored! 12 of 86Gary kept trying to let Pastor David know where we were at on the song. 13 of 86Pastor David enjoying him with The Waylighters at Bluff Springs Baptist Church in Sylacauga, AL on March 30, 2014. 14 of 86Danny and Ann Littleton's grandson, Skyler, was able to be with us at New Home Missionary Baptist Church on April 27, 2014 in Oneonta, AL. Skyler helped Mary set up the product table and helped carried equipment! We enjoyed having him with us and hope he will be able to attend some more singings in the future . 15 of 86A part of the congregation that included the pastor leading the singing at New Home Missionary Baptist Church on April 27, 2014 in Oneonta, AL 16 of 86Part of the congregation at New Home Missionary Baptist Church in Oneonta, AL 17 of 86This young lady sang a song and when she finished, there was another young lady that was standing by her who had also been singing with her. We could here her, but the camera didn't pick up her picture because she was hidden 18 of 86If you happen to notice anyone missing, it's Sharon behind the pulpit. The group likes to tease her about being short and this is a prime example! 19 of 86A little better view of Sharon, but still almost completely hidden! New Home Missionary Baptist Church on April 27, 2014 20 of 86Danny was a trooper at New Home Missionary Baptist. He had taken a new blood pressure medicine that morning and had a reaction to it. Later on, it was found out that they actually prescribed him the wrong medicine! God is always in control! 21 of 86Ann and Sharon doing their duet, "Did I Mention." This song continues to get good response everywhere we sing it. 22 of 86Gary is really liking his new part as bass. Every singing, he keeps getting more and more assured of his singing. 23 of 86Like Gary, Ann continues to get even better at each and every singing. She seems to be more comfortable with each week that we sing. 24 of 86While Danny takes the lead verse, Sharon,Ann and Gary add back-up vocals. 25 of 86Danny and Gary do an outstanding job on, "I Can't Even Walk." This song was originally sung by Gary's brother, Charlie Adams. We have continued to keep it in the program from time to time. 26 of 86Sharon is really enjoying her new addition of, "Goodbye Egypt." 27 of 86Danny, Ann and Gary doing the "doo-wops" on the song, "Goodbye, Egypt." This is a catchy little tune that you just have to hear to realize what we're talking about! 28 of 86The pastor stands at the altar during the invitation while the group closes out the singing service. The Waylighters never leave a service without an altar call! 29 of 86Brother Mike getting ready to introduce The Waylighters Quartet at Sylvan Springs Community Center on May 2,2014. This was the kick-off of a three-singing weekend for the group. 30 of 86Mary says to never let two Sharon's get together! Here, Mary and Gary Adam's daughter, Sharon Waits and Sharon Emery have a little fun at Sylvan Springs Community Center. 31 of 86I guarantee, you ask any member of The Waylighters what they enjoy the most, and they will tell you it's going out and singing for the Lord. Here, they start another signing service at Sylvan Springs Community Center on May 2, 2014! 32 of 86Danny does a great job at lead. Here, Sharon is listening intently while he sings the verse of a song. 33 of 86Ann waiting for the introduction of the next song at Sylvan Springs Community Center on May 2, 2014 34 of 86Ann and Sharon singing a duet at Sylvan Springs Community Center in Sylvan Springs, AL on May 2, 2014. 35 of 86Gary is beginning to be more comfortable with the bass position. He truly loves the part and he's such a sincere guy! We are blessed to have him! 36 of 86Another photo of Danny doing what he does best! 37 of 86Ask Sharon these days what's on her mind, and she will tell you that it is the dread of leaving The Waylighters Quartet. Sharon and her husband Keith will be moving to Arizona in the fall to start a new career with their son, Brian. Please pray for them as they start another phase of their lives. 38 of 86Danny usually does the introductions of the group. Ask him sometime about his intro of his wife, Ann at Sylvan Springs Community Center. It's a funny story! 39 of 86Just as Ann and Sharon have a duet, Danny and Gary also do a beautiful version of, "I Can't Even Walk." 40 of 86Sharon Emery doing what she loves! 41 of 86O.K. everyone, smile for the camera! 42 of 86"And-a-one, and-a-two, and-a-three!" 43 of 86"O.K., let's change parts! Danny, you sing lead on this one!" 44 of 86Gary got a little warm during the singing and decided to shed his jacket. 45 of 86Gary and Mary Adam's grandson, Joseph Waits enjoying his water after practicing on the baseball field that is right by the Sylvan Springs Community Center on May 2, 2014. 46 of 86On May 3, 2014, The Waylighters Quartet traveled to Clanton, AL where they were joined by several other groups and individual singers to raise money for a five-year old young lady whose name is Alicia. Alicia will be having spinal surgery on July 31. Please remember her and her family in prayer! 47 of 86Part of the crowd that attended the fundraiser in Clanton, AL for Alicia. Alicia suffers from Cerebral Palsy and will be having spinal surgery in July. 48 of 86If you look at the two folks in blue, that is Gary and Mary Adams. A canopy was later assembled over this section of chairs because of the heat. 49 of 86Nikki Ellison from Jemison, AL was the first singer to kick off the fundraiser in Clanton, AL on May 3, 2014. 50 of 86Gary McGee was just one of the featured singers in Clanton, AL on May 3, 2014 51 of 86The crowd enjoys one of the local youth groups of Clanton. 52 of 86The local church youth group performs for the crowd at the benefit singing in Clanton, AL on May 3, 2014. This group was very talented and you could tell that they were doing it for the Lord. 53 of 86Steve Robertson was another of the featured singers at the benefit singing in Clanton, AL. But it was hard to get him to pose for a photograph! 54 of 86The youth group even got Danny (lead singer) involved in their program. I think Danny rather enjoyed himself. 55 of 86The pastor of the church where the singing was held brings a short message. I really enjoyed his message. 56 of 86And this is the young lady that the benefit was being held for. Since I've been involved in about four other sings since the benefit, I have forgotten her name. But the Lord knows who she is. Please be in prayer for this sweet child as she undergoes serious spinal surgery on June 30. 57 of 86Another picture of this sweet young lady. It touched all of our hearts when during the service, she started picking flowers by one of the buildings! 58 of 86A few of the young men that were associated with the youth group also sang a few songs during the benefit at Clanton, AL on May 3, 2014 59 of 86The Waylighters were proud to be a part of the benefit for such a worthy cause. As you can tell, this was a very casual affair and we really enjoyed the day. 60 of 86Ann and Sharon do a duet while the guys get a short break! 61 of 86Ann Littleton has became a vital part of The Waylighters Quartet and a big hit with the folks that we sing to. 62 of 86Gary not only sings bass for the group now, but every once in a while he goes back and grabs a tenor part. Talk about versatile! 63 of 86Danny dons his cowboy hat while he sings lead for the group at Clanton, AL on May 3, 2014. 64 of 86The year is quickly passing for Sharon Emery. This will be her last year with the group, as she and husband, Keith will be re-locating to Peoria, AZ for a job change and to be closer to their son, Brian and his family. Sharon cherishes her time with The Waylighters Quartet and states that this has been the best group she has ever had the honor to be with. Continue to pray for both Sharon and the group as they continue to minister in song. 65 of 86The group tightens up to sing a harmony song in Clanton, AL on May 3, 2014. 66 of 86As Sharon takes the lead on a song, Danny, Ann and Gary get ready to sing back-up vocals. 67 of 86The host group, Dixon Todd starts their first song of their program at the benefit singing for Alicia in Clanton, AL on May 3, 2014. It was a great day with almost $800 dollars being raised for Alicia's surgery. Please continue to remember this sweet little girl when you pray. 68 of 86The other "half" of the group, Jason Todd plays and sings for the benefit singing on Clanton, AL 69 of 86After the singing in Clanton, AL, the group stopped off for a meal. Danny and Gary decided to try the "special" hamburger. You had to eat it with a knife and fork. So we decided to get a picture of them "chowing down!" 70 of 86On May 4, 2014, The Waylighters traveled to Ragland, Alabama to be with the congregation of Fairview Baptist Church. It was a great day and we made many new friends and the group looks forward to a return visit next year! 71 of 86We have been called, "Uplifted," "The WaySiders," and many other names of different variations, but I believe this is the first time we've been called, "The Way Lighters." Danny always tells the congregation, "As long as you call us!" 72 of 86The choir of Fairview Baptist Church sings a couple of hymns before The Waylighters sing. 73 of 86Another area of the choir at Fairview Baptist Church in Ragland, AL 74 of 86A portion of the congregation at the beginning of the service at Fairview Baptist in Ragland, AL 75 of 86A couple of gentlemen lead the congregation in a hymn before the group starts their program in the morning. 76 of 86The Waylighters started the service with three songs in the morning at Fairview Baptist Church, followed by a wonderful sermon by the pastor. 77 of 86Ann sings, "Did I Mention," which is getting very good response from every church that we sing in. 78 of 86Sharon joins Ann on the song, "Did I Mention," at Fairview Baptist Church in Ragland, AL 79 of 86And of course, it wouldn't be fair if the ladies didn't give the guys equal time! Seriously, Danny and Gary sing, "I Can't Even Walk" during the program. This was always one of Charlie Adam's wife, Mikki's favorite song. We recently added it back into the program. 80 of 86Sharon Emery continues to sing, "Goodbye Egypt" which features Sharon on the lead part, but the group does an awesome job with back-up vocals. It's a catchy little tune and the folks seem to like it wherever we sing it. 81 of 86Ann Littleton sings soprano, second alto, and just about anything else when needed. 82 of 86Ann and Sharon enjoy singing, "Did I Mention." This also gives the guys a break and a breather. 83 of 86Danny and Gary in Sylvan Springs, AL 84 of 86Sharon singing the lead at Fairview Baptist Church in Ragland, AL. 85 of 86Danny, Ann and Gary sing back-up for Sharon on, "Goodbye, Egypt" in Ragland, AL at Fairview Baptist Church. 86 of 86
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