Gene Triesch of Blanco has been elected President of South Texas Gospel Music Association (STGMA). STGMA is a Christian-based organization of gospel music singers, songwriters, fans and churches that promote gospel music.
Gene and his wife LaVada manage Menorah Music Ministry from their family farm outside of Blanco. Throughout the year, the singing duo perform country gospel music at churches, festivals, and other venues and have appeared on God’s Learning Channel, a satellite television network that broadcasts Christian programming internationally. As singers and songwriters, Gene and LaVada Triesch have been twice voted STGMA Gospel Duo of the Year and, in 2009, were named STGMA Songwriters of the Year. Their music has also been recognized by Christian Country Music Association (CCMA) and their recordings have been heard on radio stations in the United States, Australia, Ireland, Germany, and Holland. Gene is also an accomplished writer, having recently published, Truth or Consequences: The Battle for Beulah Land, a history of how the Christian church has related to the Jewish people over the past 2,000 years.
As President of STGMA, Gene Triesch has stated he plans to increase STGMA membership, promote STGMA’s Christian mission, and create new and exciting STGMA member services that will assist members in their individual ministries. In the first eight months of Triesch’s presidency, STGMA will sponsor eight gospel music concerts, two Bill Gaither-style Homecoming events, and its annual STGMA Gospel Music Convention & Music Showcase on April 28 at Oak Ridge Baptist Church in San Antonio.
Individuals, groups or churches who are interested in applying for membership in STGMA are invited to contact the Trieschs via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the organization’s website at www.stgma.org.