The Golden Valley Crusaders were established in 1970 by Butch Cook and his brothers & sisters. Over the years, there have been several personnel changes, as you might expect with any group that travels extensively. The genre that fits the group best is Bluegrass Gospel. We also do several Country Gospel songs that tend to keep the performances interesting and refreshing. Most of all, we sing songs that uplift our Lord and share the hope of eternal salvation through Jesus Christ.
The group has traveled thousands of miles over the past 47 years and performed in several states. We have shared the stage with several major gospel groups including The Hoppers, The Talleys, The Perrys, The Inspirations, The Primitive Quartet, and more. We have also shared the stage with major country artists, such as Gene Watson, Marty Stuart, Rhonda Vincent, and more. We have performed at the world renowned Billy Graham Library several times, the Earnest Tubb Record Shop in Nashville, Tenn, and others.
The members of the group are Butch Cook, Gary Heavner, Harold Terry, Dennis Long, Angela Epley and Ron Epley. Christy Heavner handles our sound, takes care of the product table, and handles marketing for the group. You can contact us at the address below. You may call Ron Epley to schedule the group at the number below. If you are unable to reach Ron, you may contact Butch at the number listed below. We don't charge churches. However, we ask that you consider the costs of keeping the ministry going, so freewill offerings are accepted.
115 Gospel Music Dr.
Casar, NC 28020
(704) 614-8551- Ron Epley
(828)248-8355 -Butch Cook