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CrossWalk Music Ministry   Promotional Packet   Updated 2/26/2012
BIO

Penny Grasmick - Is married and has six children which keep her schedule very busy!
Her second daughter passed away unexpectedly at the age of 19 in October of 2000. This
loss was a tremendous blow to our entire family! Through the pain and through the
healing, CrossWalk was born! Penny has grown spiritually beyond comprehension and
has taken this sadness and turned it into glory for God! She teaches music at Fowler
Schools, K-12. Her husband Stephen is Superintendent for the Fowler Schools.
Penny has always loved music so “Crosswalk” is her heart’s desire. She is full of energy
and is a “fun” person to know and be around. She sings soprano and high harmony in our
group.


Melody Espey - Is married and has two grown sons and three grandchildren. Melody
and her husband John were in the restaurant business for 40+ years and were well known
throughout southeastern Colorado for “John’s famous southern smoked barbeque”! They
have recently retired but keep very busy. Of course their kids and grandkids are the
bonus! Melody is very tender-hearted and her love for the Lord flows, which is evident
as you watch her present her music! She sings soprano lead and alto in the group.


Deede Lowry - Is married to Tanky and they have three children and eight
grandchildren. She currently works for Sangre de Cristo Hospice where she is the
Director of Volunteer Services. Her job allows her to use her gift of ‘caring for others’
every day. The “over 120 volunteers” are wonderful and her work is a joy. Working for
hospice and serving the patients and their families reminds her every day how many
things there are in life to be thankful for! She sings low tenor, alto and at times low-
soprano. Singing is her “dessert of life”!


Tanky Lowry - The only man in the group! Tanky loves to sing; in fact he grew up
leading the singing in his home church at age 9! Tanky has always loved music and
performing! He continued through high school and college, active in the performing arts.
He is definitely at home on stage and doesn’t know a stranger. Tanky’s father was fatally
injured in an automobile accident when he was 19 years old. Again, through sorrow and
loss, God has given him the compassion and ability to help others in similar situations to
handle emergencies. He has worked as a Paramedic for the past 30 years and has always
felt that God has given him the gift of helping others.
Tanky’s greatest love after God, is his grandchildren! He loves his kids and grandkids…
and do they love him!!!! He is the greatest Papa Tanky in the world! Tanky also loves to
work on genealogy and has traced many of our family lines. Tanky sings bass, tenor and
lead in the group.




CrossWalk Music Ministry            Promotional Packet                   Updated 2/26/2012
REFERENCES

       La Junta Church of the Nazarene
       1111 W. 10th Street
       La Junta, CO 81050
       Pastor Andy Alright
       719- 384-4723 – Church


       Wild West Cowboy Church
       1025 S. Prairie
       Pueblo, CO 81005
       Dan Juba – contact
       719-547-8394 - Dan (H)


       Lonni Skinner, President
       Patriot Bible University
       Del Norte, CO 719-657-3330


       Gary Goodwin
       Calvary Bible Chapel
       Alamosa, CO 719-589-4515


       Billy & Donna Hale
       President, CGMA
       PO Box 5020
       Branson, MO 417-336-1919 or 870-365-5689




CrossWalk Music Ministry      Promotional Packet   Updated 2/26/2012
AWARDS

       2012 – Vocal Group of the Year, CGMA, Western Division
       2012 – Bluegrass Group of the Year, CGMA
       2011 – Vocal Group of the Year, CGMA, Western Division
       2011 – International Platinum Whistlers of the Year, CGMA
       2010 – International Vocal Group of the Year, CGMA
       2010 – Vocal Group of the Year, CGMA, Western Division
       2009 – International Whistlers of the Year, CGMA
       2009 – Drama of the Year, CGMA, Western Division
       2009 – Young Performer of the Year, CGMA, Western Division
       2009 – Whistlers of the Year, CGMA, Western Division
       2009 – Reciter of the Year, CGMA, Western Division
       2008 – International Whistlers of the Year, CGMA
       2008 – Vocal Group of the Year, CGMA, Western Division
       2008 – Whistlers of the Year, CGMA, Western Division
       2008 – Reciter of the Year, CGMA, Western Division
       2008 – Young Performer of the Year, CGMA, Western Division
       2008 – Recruiter of the Year, CGMA, Western Division
       2008 – Way-Maker Award, CGMA
       2007 – International Whistlers of the Year, CGMA
       2007 – International Reciter of the Year, CGMA
       2007 – Vocal Group of the Year, CGMA, Western Division
       2007 – Whistlers of the Year, CGMA, Western Division
       2007 – Reciter of the Year, CGMA, Western Division




CrossWalk Music Ministry         Promotional Packet                 Updated 2/26/2012
SAMPLE NEWSPAPER RELEASE
        CrossWalk, “International Vocal Group of the Year” for the Country Gospel
Music Association (CGMA) has just been awarded the 2012 “Vocal Group of the Year”
and “Bluegrass Group of the Year” for the Western Division of the CGMA in Pueblo,
CO.
        CrossWalk along with gospel music fans and artist from the Western division
completed a week of fellowship, ministry and competition.
        The week-long convention is a place to have fun and get together with others to
share in the ministry of music. At the end of the week, CGMA members in attendance
vote in each category. There is approximately 6000 CGMA artist worldwide.
        This is the 5th time CrossWalk has been awarded the Western Divisional “Vocal
Group of the Year”. There were approximately 40 different categories at the
Convention, representing different, and some unique, areas of talent. Most performed
in several different categories.
        CrossWalk has been awarded 23 awards in the past six years by the CGMA
where singers from the U.S., Australia, Mexico, Canada, and the Philippine Islands
share their talents.
        CrossWalk is a family vocal group including sisters Penny Grasmick, Melody
Espey, and Deede Lowry along with Deede’s husband, Tanky Lowry.
        Our group chose the name “CrossWalk’ because God tells us to pick up our
cross and follow Him,” says Tanky, the only male singer in the group. “Therefore we are
on a journey, a walk if you will. CrossWalk! We dedicate our ministry first and foremost
to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
        CrossWalk was started due to a very special person and the way she touched
the singers’ lives. Meisha Rushton, Penny's daughter, passed away on October 5, 2000,
at the age of 19. She was in college pursuing a nursing degree. She became sick on
Monday and by Wednesday she was gone.
        “Words cannot express how wonderful this young woman was. Her joy was
passed on to everyone she met and her future was endless,” says Tanky. “As a family
we tried to make sense of this untimely death, but we were unable to understand”.
        “We held on to the promise that God causes all things to work together for good
to them that love the Lord. Out of this confused state came a calling for us to reach out
and make a difference in our lives which in turn has touched so many others”.
         “We never imagined that the path would be filled with so many depressing lows
and such exuberant highs. But through it all, the Lord has made ‘good’. Out of the
death of our little girl CrossWalk emerged as a ministry to help Brothers and Sisters and
to proclaim the “Good word” of Jesus Christ,” Tanky says.
This past year CrossWalk did over 80 performances and have been the opening act for
“The Isaacs” and the renowned “Blackwood Brothers Quartet” a family gospel group
that is celebrating their 77th anniversary this year!

CrossWalk will be sharing their ministry at the ___________on ___________ starting at
__:__am. The concert is free; but a Love Offering will be taken. If you would like
additional information please call ___-____.

If you would like to contact CrossWalk you can email them at crosswalk@ghvalley.net
or give them a call at 719-251-1730.

Check out their web page at; www.crosswalkmusicministry.com
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                                 Cross Walk
                       “Christian Music to Lift the Soul”

Let us take you back to the good ol’ days when there was nothing better than an
afternoon of gospel music...the sound of music that inspired the heart and lifted
the soul! Remember those old songs that had a “message”. The songs that we
seemed to find ourselves “humming” or “singing” without even thinking, because
they helped us focus on God and seemed to just make our day go better? Those
are the songs we grew up on and are the songs we love to sing; music with a
message...music that is sure to bring back the “hope” that only comes from God!
As an introduction, CrossWalk is a Christian Family Singing Group that originated
in southeastern Colorado. Presently, we are based out of Colorado City and
Fowler. We have presented our music to many congregations throughout the
region and are dedicated to the sharing of our testimony and music with anyone
who desires.
Originally, the “Eden Sisters” sang together as young girls, singing in
a cappella harmony. Over the years, with the addition of a husband, CrossWalk
was born! Our ministry began with many prayers and much faith that God would
use us to His purpose. Our music is carefully chosen with the desire to present
ourselves pleasing to Him, carrying His message to the lost and struggling, as
well as brothers and sisters who need encouragement and a renewed spirit!
Our group includes Melody Espey, Penny Grasmick, Deede & Tanky Lowry. All
are Bible believing, born again Christians and each loves the Lord. God has
brought us through personal trials and tragedies and has reshaped us into more
useful tools, proclaiming Jesus as the only “hope” for a troubled world!
We have been blessed with 23 awards from the Country Gospel Music
Association, including “International Vocal Group of the Year”.
If you enjoy the uplifting sound of Gospel Music (old and new) and feel that we
might be of inspiration to you and your congregation, please call us and set a
date for us to share our ministry with you. We are available for short programs
or for entire services... whatever your need may be.
CrossWalk requires no compensation to minister. Love offerings are accepted but
not required.
                              (719) 676-3191 / (719) 251-1730
                                 lowry@aculink.net
                                 crosswalk@ghvalley.net
                                 www.crosswalkmusicministry.com




CrossWalk Music Ministry         Promotional Packet               Updated 2/26/2012
BULLETIN NOTICE

Let us take you back to the good ol’ days when there was nothing better than an
afternoon of gospel music...the sound of music that inspired the heart and lifted the
soul! Remember those old songs that had a “message”. The songs that we seemed to
find ourselves “humming” or “singing” without even thinking, because they helped us
focus on God and seemed to just make our day go better? Those are the songs we
grew up on and are the songs we love to sing; music with a message...music that is
sure to bring back the “hope” that only comes from God!

      (Insert Church Name) is pleased to welcome CrossWalk; CGMA’s “International
Vocal Group of the Year”.

      CrossWalk is a family vocal group whose members include Penny Grasmick,
Melody Espey, and Deede Lowry along with Deede’s husband, Tanky Lowry.

Penny Grasmick - Is married and has six children which keep her schedule very busy!
Her second daughter passed away unexpectedly at the age of 19 in October of 2000.
This loss was a tremendous blow to our entire family! Through the pain and through the
healing, CrossWalk was born!

Melody Espey - Is married and has two grown sons and three grandchildren. Melody
and her husband John were in the restaurant business for 40+ years and were well
known throughout southeastern Colorado for “John’s famous southern smoked
barbeque”!

Deede Lowry - Is married to Tanky and they have three children and eight
grandchildren. She currently works for Sangre de Cristo Hospice where she is the
Director of Volunteer Services.

Tanky Lowry - The only man in the group! Tanky loves to sing; in fact he grew up
leading the singing in his home church at age 9! Tanky has always loved music and
performing! He continued through high school and college, active in the performing
arts.

Our group chose the name “CrossWalk’ because God tells us to pick up our cross and
follow Him,” says Tanky, the only male singer in the group. “Therefore we are on a
journey, a walk if you will. CrossWalk! We dedicate our ministry first and foremost to
our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

CrossWalk stays active with over 80 performances each year! They have been the
opening act for “The Isaacs” and the renowned “Blackwood Brothers Quartet” a family
gospel group celebrating their 77th anniversary this year!




CrossWalk Music Ministry           Promotional Packet                   Updated 2/26/2012
BULLETIN NOTICE – Short Version
Let us take you back to the good ol’ days when there was nothing better than an
afternoon of gospel music...the sound of music that inspired the heart and lifted the
soul! Remember those old songs that had a “message”. The songs that we seemed to
find ourselves “humming” or “singing” without even thinking, because they helped us
focus on God and seemed to just make our day go better? Those are the songs we
grew up on and are the songs we love to sing; music with a message...music that is
sure to bring back the “hope” that only comes from God!

       (Insert Church Name) Church is pleased to welcome CrossWalk; CGMA’s
“International Vocal Group of the Year”.

      CrossWalk is a family vocal group whose members include Penny Grasmick,
Melody Espey, and Deede Lowry along with Deede’s husband, Tanky Lowry.

       Our group chose the name “CrossWalk’ because God tells us to pick up our
cross and follow Him,” says Tanky, the only male singer in the group. “Therefore we are
on a journey, a walk if you will. CrossWalk! We dedicate our ministry first and foremost
to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

CrossWalk does around 80 performances each year and has been the opening act for
“The Isaacs” and the renowned “Blackwood Brothers Quartet” a family gospel group
celebrating their 77th anniversary this year!




CrossWalk Music Ministry            Promotional Packet                  Updated 2/26/2012

								
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